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Reefer Trucking Job in Kentucky Join a Military Supporting Trucking Company

Be rewarded for your skillset and dedication on the road with reefer trucking jobs from Brakebush Transportation. With great pay, full driver benefits, a generous bonus structure, and regular time at home, you’ll be a valued member of our team and be rewarded as such. Every truck in our fleet comes fully upgraded with modern features that make life on the road more efficient and comfortable. And while your mileage may vary, many of our drivers are now making $100,000 annually.

Experienced CDL-A licensed drivers with excellent driving records are encouraged to apply. 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 an industry leader in the transportation industry since 1925. We’re able to offer better pay and benefits over competitors since we have no obligations to shareholders. If you want to work for a company that values your skillset and will support you every step of the way, a job as a driver for Brakebush could be your next gig. 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
  • $15 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 $25,000 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 Ten paid holidays 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 statewide drivers. And with a growing inventory, we're continuing to hire more qualified drivers from across the state.


Note: metrics from Indeed and O*NET OnLine update frequently.


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

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

Kentucky over the road jobs from Brakebush Transportation

OTR Jobs for Kentucky Truck Drivers

Brakebush can help you elevate your over-the-road driving career out of Kentucky. While you may travel 24 to 27 days per month, we work with our drivers to ensure that they have regular time at home. Enjoy additional driver incentives such as east coast premiums (10 cents per practical mile) and quarterly safety bonuses (1 cent for every practical mile).


Solo Trucking Jobs For the Open Road

Brakebush Transportation offers the best solo trucking jobs in Kentucky. Solo trucking at Brakebush Transportation comes with a host of perks and benefits aside from the great pay. If you want to experience what sets Brakebush apart from the competition, apply today! 

Team Driving Jobs With Brakebush

Brakebush offers a full team driving program. Whether you're a husband and wife trucking team looking to supplement your income or a solo driver looking for a co-driver, our team driving jobs can get you there. Check out our pay schedule, which includes a base rate of 33 cents per practical mile and a 5-cent per mile east coast premium.

Team driving jobs from Brakebush

Trucking Jobs for Military Veterans

Searching for a rewarding career on the road? Brakebush is honored to employ veterans from across the country. Apply online to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Kentucky Trucking Jobs


How much does a trucker make in Kentucky?

Truck drivers in Kentucky make on average $85,140 per year, according to Indeed.

How long does a CDL last in Kentucky?

A CDL in Kentucky lasts for 8 years.

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