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About Buchheit Logistics, Inc.


If being part of a family and being home with your family are what is important to you, then Buchheit Logistics is where you want to be!

YES! We are hiring!

We are always seeking to add both company drivers and Independent Contractors (Owner Operators)!

“We pay for safe experience, $6,000 Sign-on Bonus, based on qualifications!”

  • $1000 base sign-on bonus for being hired.
  • Additional bonus of $1000 per year of recent verifiable experience with safe driving history (up to 5-years, with no accidents or violations based on MVR and PSP).
    • *Must have a Hazardous Materials Endorsement to qualify.

Buchheit Logistics is a stable, family-oriented company that offers decades of experience and understands what it means to be part of a team.

Buchheit Logistics offers Company Drivers and Independent Contractors a home with a wide variety of truck driving options, a sense of stability, and a team that is committed to you and your family’s success, for the rest of your truck driving career.

Join our award-winning family of professional drivers, and drive the best equipment with the latest technology.

Buchheit Logistics has four fleets with both local and OTR positions available:

  • Dry-van
  • End-dump
  • Hopper-bottom
  • Flatbed

Our Dry-van fleet primary operates from the Rocky Mountains east, with some lanes that occasionally take us into the northwestern states.

Our End-dump fleet primarily operates along the I-44 corridor with some customers that take us as far west as I-25, and south into Alabama and Florida.

Our Hopper-bottom fleet primarily runs up and down the I-55 corridor with some customers that take us down to Texas and into Canada as well.

Our Flatbed fleet operates primarily within a 7-state region around southeast Missouri.

Buchheit, Inc was founded in 1934 by Rudy Buchheit and grown from a small store into a chain of 8 large retail outlets, Buchheit Logistics, Inc. – trucking and warehousing, Buchheit Feed Mill, fertilizer plant, and Central States Repair.

With over 500 team members, we are financially strong with a clear vision as to where we are going in the future.

Our Drivers are our greatest assets!!!

Company Drivers:

As a local driver, you can earn $800 – $1000+ per week (most local positions are paid an hourly wage starting at $18 and hr.), while being home every night, or as an OTR driver earn $1000 – $1200+ per week and be home most weekends!

  • Our top performing drivers earn $65,000 – $75,000+ annually!
  • Guaranteed pay increases for the first 3 years, with 3 pay raises in the first year!
  • 5¢/mile on ALL MILES for Hazardous Materials loads!
  • Top Miles – drivers earn up to an additional 2¢/mile high mileage bonus.
  • Paid detention, breakdown, and layover.
  • Weekly Safety and Performance bonus.
  • Sign-on bonus and Paid Orientation!
  • Driver Referral Bonus – Spread the word and earn extra cash for every driver you refer.

As a company driver, you can expect:

  • You are always treated with respect, never a treated as a number!
  • Steady, year-round work,
  • Great Benefits (we pay 60% of your premiums) including: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, Critical Illness/Cancer.
  • Paid vacation and holidays,
  • 401(k) with company match,
  • Bi-weekly direct deposit payroll,
  • Numerous employee recognition programs,
  • APU on every OTR Truck for driver comfort,
  • Rider Program and Pet Policy available day 1!
  • PeopleNet with ELDs, LoadDocs document scanning, and Pre-Pass Elite!
  • Scholarship program,
  • Buchheit Retail Store Discounts,

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 23 years of age.
  • Current Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (TWIC card optional).
  • Possess a valid DOT Medical Certification registered with state of residence.
  • Verifiable experience or training as applicable.
  • OTR positions minimum of 3 years’ Class A experience.
    • End-dump and Flatbed require 6-months trailer specific experience.
    • Local positions minimum of 2 years’ Class A experience.
  • Acceptable MVR/CDLIS, PSP, DAC, and criminal background.
  • Pass a DOT Pre-employment Controlled Substance Test and company Worksteps Test.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards/requirements.

Buchheit Logistics is an equal opportunity employer.

Independent Contractors and Owner Operators:

To join our award-winning team; have a Class A – CDL with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement, 3 years’ verifiable experience, a safe driving history, and a tractor that is at least a year 2000 or newer. Buchheit Logistics offers no forced dispatch, regular home time, steady year-round work, and much more.

  • Up to $6,000 Sign-on Bonus available.
  • 100% of fuel surcharge paid every week, up-front with freight bills.
  • Settlement checks direct-deposited every week!
  • Company provided fuel cards and access to our network of discounts!
  • Physical Damage, Non-trucking Liability, Occupational Accident and Passenger Insurance options available.
  • PeopleNet ELD solution provided (we pay for the unit and installation).
  • Access to the PrePass program.
  • Home most weekends!
  • We need drivers with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement, TWIC, and passport for Canada.

Bulk Fleets (Hoppers and Dumps), and Flatbed:

  • 78% of Freight Charges pulling a Buchheit Trailer!
  • 88% of Freight Charges pulling your trailer!

Dry-van Fleet:

  • $1.05 per dispatched mile (loaded AND empty)
  • Get an additional $0.05 per mile on HazMat/HazWaste loads.
  • We pay for your Base Plate and cover your Public Liability and Cargo Insurance free of charge!

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 23 years of age.
  • Current Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (TWIC card optional).
  • Possess a valid DOT Medical Certification registered with state of residence.
  • Verifiable experience or training as applicable with a minimum of 3 years’ Class A experience.
    • End-dump and Flatbed require 6-months trailer specific experience.
  • Acceptable MVR/CDLIS, PSP, DAC, and criminal background.
  • Pass a DOT Pre-employment Controlled Substance Test.

Testimonials - Ask a Buchheit Team Member!

Here is what some of our team members have to say:

“I have worked for Buchheit for over 5 years. I have enjoyed my time driving for them in their van division. Buchheit Logistics treats you like family – not a number. You are home almost every weekend, and I get great miles. I average about 3000 miles a week! It is a great company to work for, and I hope to meet some new drivers soon.”

– Tom Tinnin, Company Driver

“The reason I like working at Buchheit is they are a well-established, solid foundation, family-oriented trucking company. Not only do they conduct business at the highest industry standards, they also care about their drivers as well – both professionally and personally. The management and office personnel are also top shelf, second to none and always willing to help no matter the reason. I am just thankful to be part of a growing company! In today’s economy and society, that means a lot.”

– Dan Felchlia, Independent Contractor

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Reviews


Review
September 18, 2017

OTR Dry-van Driver

By Don Thieret
“Buchheit, a great company to work for. They go extra mile to help the driver. You are not treated like a number. Everyone is on a first name basis. Very good equipment; the shop is always willing to solve mechanical problems. I look forward to going to work every day.”
August 9, 2017

Independent Contractor

By Bill McKinley
“After 5 years with Buchheit Logistics, I have been a company driver in both the van and end dump fleets and now an owner/operator with 2 trucks. I would have to say this is one of the best opportunities that I have ever been privileged to be a part of. Having been nominated by Buchheit, and chosen by the Missouri Trucking Association as a Missouri State Driver of the Month was not only an honor, but goes to show how being here at Buchheit Logistics is being part of a true family run operation. I would recommend Buchheit Logistics to anyone looking for a long-term opportunity in this industry.”
August 9, 2017

Driver

By Richard Jordan
“Like this company; good people to work for. Good miles on the OTR side, good pay too. They do treat you like family; I don't feel like a number, but a member of a family. Buchheit's listen to the drivers and just don't throw away your concerns as a driver like most companies do. I enjoy my home-time and can have a good family life with Buchheit. Dispatch is wonderful and lets the driver be what he is: A Driver.”
August 9, 2017

Driver

By Donald Stratton
“I've been driving a truck for 24 years, and when I got this job at Buchheit, I knew right away that it was going to be different from any other job I've ever had, and it wasn't long before I knew it was the best job I've ever had in my trucking career. I don't think you’re going to find better people to work with that will actually be the same people after two years as they were when you started. I plan on making this the last job I’ll ever have until I retire.”
July 18, 2017

TOR van

By Keith Schwent
Been with Buchheits for 18years.excellant company to work far.here you still a name Not a number,they are always willing to listen to your concerns.we grew when many companies went broke. Great Pay and benefits, good equipment great team to work with
Buchheit Logistics, Inc.
600 Daugherty St
Scott City, MO 63780
http://www.buchheitlogistics.com/

COMPENSATION

Company OTR Fleets : $1000 - $1200 a week
Company Local Fleets : $800 - $1000 a week
Owner Operators : $3500 or more + Fuel a week

GENERAL

Type of Runs: Local, Regional, and OTR
Time Away from Home: 5-10 Days
Lease Purchase Available: No
Paid Orientation: Yes
Rider Programs - Spouse: Yes
Rider Programs - Child: Yes: 12 Years and up
Pets: Yes: Under 60lbs w/ Deposit

BENEFITS

Cost Driver Benefits: Call for Details! We pay 60% of your premium.
Cost Family Benefits: Call for Details! We pay 60% of your premium.
Medical: Yes
Dental: Yes
Vision: Yes
Retirement: Yes: 401K with company match
Profit Sharing: No
Stock Purchase: No

BONUSES

Bonuses: High Mileage, Safety and Performance
Lay Over Pay: Yes
Breakdown Pay: Yes
Loading/Unloading: Yes: Detention
Tarp Pay: Yes
Extra Pickup: Yes