Drive With Us

Welcome to Van Eerden Trucking, we hope that the information we have provided is informative and helps you make the right decision to come and DRIVE WITH US!

We pride ourselves in:

The quality of our equipment

  • Refrigerators

The level of service our fleet mechanics dedicate to keeping our drivers’ equipment safe

We provide our drivers with the latest models of equipment.

Our tractors are on average 1.8 years old  and our trailers are on average 3.2 years old.

Tractors are either Kenworth or Peterbuilt and are equipped with all the driver amenities:

  • Refrigerators
  • NiteSystem to provide heating and cooling with minimal idle
  • Nav System with Sirius Radio (driver must provide own Sirius subscription)
  • Omnitracs for satellite on board communication
  • Omnitracs E-Logs which minimizes driver paperwork and saves time
  • And more!

We are partnered with and recognized as a National Account with all major manufacturers to help ensure minimal break down time.

Our drivers make round trips; our main outbound and inbound customers are located in the Grand Rapids, MI area. This ensures our drivers with consistent miles and home time.

Van Eerden Trucking looks for drivers that have a minimum of two years over the road driving experience, a good driving record, and the ability to pass a DOT physical and drug screen. We will review drivers that have at least one year over the road driving experience. Drivers that have produce experience are preferred.

Not enough experience?
Ask about our Driver Training Program!

Pay Structure

  • Excellent pay for team and solo drivers – Based upon experience and driving record.
  • PCMiler Practical Miles
  • All miles paid loaded and empty miles
  • Paid weekly
  • Drivers average $76,000 annual total compensation per driver.
  • Top 10 average over $94,000 per driver.
  • Expected Miles – 144,000 Solo/244,000 Team (or more!)

Average Weekly Pay: Teams – $3,000-$3,800+  Solos – $1,400-$2,000+

Our over-the-road professional drivers start at minimum per mile and up to weekly rates including base and trip activity performance pay.

Base Pay Breakdown

  • Team Driver Base Pay
    Average rate of $0.54 starting pay and over $0.60 per mile for more experienced drivers (including Produce Premium Pay Per Mile on applicable loads)
  • Solo Driver Base Pay
    Average rate of $0.44 starting pay and over $0.50 per mile for more experienced drivers (including Produce Premium Pay Per Mile on applicable loads)
  • Produce Premium
    Additional CPM paid weekly on all produce miles driven.
  • Earned Quarterly Safety / Performance Bonus
    Additional CPM paid weekly (team split) on all miles.
  • Annual Mileage Bonus
    Three Tier Level - payout based upon miles ran for each year, between $2,200 to $10,000+ per driver.
  • Earned Quartlery / On-Time Bonus
    Three Tier Level - Additional CPM paid weekly (team split) on all miles.
  • Breakdown Pay (Mechanical)
    Paid Hourly

Additional Pay 

  • Stop Pay
    Stop Off Pay $20.00 (team split) excludes first pick up and final delivery
  • Blanket Fold Pay
  • New York City Pay

Additional Pay

  • Stop Off Pay $20.00 (team split) excludes first pick up and final delivery
  • Blanket Fold Pay
  • New York City Pay

Vacation

  • 1 week – 1 Year
  • 2 weeks – 2 Years
  • 3 weeks – 5 & 6 Years (if minimum company miles met)
  • 3 weeks – 7 Years
  • 4 weeks – 10+ Years (if minimum company miles met)

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts

Popular Questions

What are the minimum requirements to drive for Van Eerden?
Van Eerden Trucking looks for drivers that have a minimum of two years over the road driving experience, a good driving record, and the ability to pass a DOT physical and drug screen. We will review drivers that have at least one year over the road west coast experience. At this time we are not taking drivers out of CDL school. *Drivers that have produce experience are preferred.
What kind of pay can I expect at Van Eerden?
Van Eerden Trucking offers some of the top pay in the industry. Our average drivers earn $76,000 annually while our top performers earn $100,000+!
What kind of equipment does Van Eerden use?
We provide our drivers with the latest model of Kenworth Tractors (under 3 years) equipped with all the driver amenities; 86 inch Studio Sleepers, Refrigerators, NiteSystem to provide heating and cooling with minimal idle, Nav System with Sirius Radio (driver must provide own Sirius subscription), Omnitracs for satellite on board communication, Omnitracs E-Logs which minimizes driver paperwork and saves time. We are partnered with and recognized as a National Account with all major manufacturers to help ensure minimal break down time.
Does Van Eerden allow passengers?
Yes we do. Please contact us to fill out the rider application prior to inviting your guests.
Does Van Eerden allow pets?
Yes, we do! We understand pets are part of the family, that’s why we charge ZERO pet deposit. Bring your little buddies along and drive with us!
More than a driving job. WE OFFER A CAREER!
  • Family owned for over 35 years
  • Consistent Home Time
  • Great Pay and Excellent Benefits
  • Matching 401K and Finanical Planning
  • Earned Paid Time Off
  • The Industry's Best Equipment
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Years of experience? (required)

Current Hiring Lanes
If you live in the following locations, you are in our hiring area:
  • Michigan, Washington, Florida, Areas of Mid to Southern California, Areas of North West Indiana, Most Areas of Illinois.
  • Also the I80 & I40 Corridors

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