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Reefer Trucking Jobs in Kentucky Experienced OTR Truck Drivers Wanted

Join the Brakebush family, and experience the unique benefits and services we provide. Since 1925, Brakebush Transportation has valued the hard work of our truckers and has done what's possible to show appreciation. Our recent moves? An increase in base pay rates and a new progressive stop pay schedule. While your mileage may vary, many of our drivers are now making over $100,000 annually.


Every vehicle in our 73 truck, 230 trailer fleet comes fully upgraded with modern features that make life on the road more efficient and comfortable. We also provide superior benefits for all employees, including guaranteed regular time at home.

We are looking for experienced, professional Kentucky OTR drivers with excellent driving records to join us. All we ask is you treat our employees, customers, and other motorists on the road with respect.

Reefer Trucking Jobs in Kentucky

About Our CDL Trucking Company

Brakebush Transportation is family-owned and operated. We've been industry leaders in frozen chicken production and delivery since 1925. Our pay is better than many industry leaders because we have no obligations to shareholders. See additional reasons why this might be a great fit for you below along with our pay structures and benefits. Apply online or contact us with questions—we'd love to hear from you.


Additional Reasons to Drive for Brakebush

  • Private fleet with newer trucks
  • Driver-friendly amenities including sleeper cabs, scale & toll bypass, and more
  • Top-rated logistics support
  • Offered regular time home of at least 36 hours
  • Rider and pet policies
  • & more!


Brakebush is hiring in all Kentucky counties including:

Jefferson County | Fayette County | Kenton County | Boone County | Warren County | Hardin County | Daviess County | Campbell County

Pay Rate:

  • Base Rate: $.60 per Practical Mile
  • Team Base Rate: $.33 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Performance Incentive: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • Plus Per Diem: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • East Coast Premium: $.10 per Practical Mile
  • Team East Coast Premium: $.05 per Practical Mile
  • Paid Weekly

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+ Bonuses:

  • $15 per hour detention pay after two hours
  • $12.50 per hour layover pay with a 24 - hour maximum of $165
  • Quarterly Safety Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Miles
  • Quarterly Fuel Mileage Bonus: top achievers generally earn more than $500.00 per quarter
  • PC Miles Bonus: up to $.01 per Practical Mile
  • Annual Safety Bonus: After driving 250,000 safely, drivers can receive an additional $.001 per mile for all safe driving miles driven in their career at the company.


NEW Progressive Stop Pay Schedule:

  • 1st Stop Single - $30
  • 1st Stop Team - $15
  • 2nd Stop Single - $50
  • 2nd Stop Team - $25
  • 3rd Stop Single - $100
  • 3rd Stop Team - $50
  • 4th Stop & Additional Single - $150
  • 4th Stop & Additional Team - $75


Brakebush received National Health Care Award for 2019 by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

  • Health Insurance Health Saving plan & FLEX plan available
  • Life Insurance Basic term - company will provide coverage of $10,000 with option to purchase more
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • DOT Physical Reimbursement
  • Wellness Center for employees and family on medical plan
  • Paid Benefit Time (Vacation/Sick Days) 0 - 2 years: 13 days/yr
    2 - 10 years: 18 days/yr
    10 - 18 years: 23 days/yr
    18+ years: 28 days/yr
  • 401k - Company match
  • Holiday Pay Eight paid holiday per calendar year
  • Optional add-ons: Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    Short Term Disability & Illness Plan
    Long Term Disability & Illness Plan

Kentucky Trucking Facts

Now is a great time to be a long-haul truck driver, especially at Brakebush Transportation. Many of our team members make well above the average annual earnings for Kentucky truck drivers. And with a growing inventory, we're continuing to hire more qualified drivers from across the state.


  • $82,519 average truck driver salary (2022)


  • +8% projected job growth of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2018-2028)


  • 27,660 estimated heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2020)


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Driving Distance to our Nearest HQ for Reefer Trucking Careers in Kentucky

Reefer driving jobs (starting location) Distance to our closest HQ (North Carolina) Driving distance in hours
Lexington-Fayette 407 miles 6.4 hours
Bowling Green 442 miles 7.2 hours
Owensboro 510 miles 8.4 hours
Covington 423 miles 7 hours
Richmond 382 miles 5.9 hours
Georgetown 412 miles 6.4 hours
Florence 427 miles 7 hours
Hopkinsville 485 miles 7.5 hours
Nicholasville 409 miles 6.4 hours
Elizabethtown 457 miles 7.4 hours
Henderson 555 miles 8.7 hours
Jeffersontown 464 miles 7.2 hours
Independence 427 miles 7 hours
Frankfort 432 miles 6.7 hours
Paducah 549 miles 8.6 hours
Radcliff 467 miles 7.6 hours
Ashland 293 miles 4.9 hours
Murray 532 miles 8.4 hours
Erlanger 426 miles 7 hours
Madisonville 518 miles 8.1 hours