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Reefer Trucking Job in South Dakota Join a Military Supporting Trucking Company

Brakebush Transportation doesn’t skimp on quality, from the hard-working drivers we employ to the superior chicken products we transport nationwide. The over-the-road drivers who work for us are our lifeblood. Join us and get a career on the road with full benefits, a generous bonus program, and the potential to make $100,000 annually.


You'll drive a truck equipped with some of the most modern, driver-friendly features on the market. Sound like your next gig? We'd love to have you. Apply below to get started.

Experienced drivers with excellent driving records and a valid CDL-A license are encouraged to apply. Our closest location is in Wells, Minnesota, with many of our drivers traveling across the nation to our 3 additional locations.

South Dakota OTR Reefer Trucking Jobs

A Rewarding Trucking Job

Brakebush Transportation has been delivering industry-leading Brakebush chicken products nationwide since 1925. Because we’re family-owned, we have no obligations to shareholders - passing the added benefits onto our drivers and staff. We only ask you to show respect to our customers, products, and other drivers. Apply online or contact us with any questions.


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 South Dakota counties including:

Minnehaha County | Pennington County | Lincoln County | Brown County | Brookings County | Codington County | Meade County | Lawrence 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

South Dakota 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 truck drivers in the state. 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 SD

Reefer driving jobs (starting location) Distance to our closest HQ (Minnesota) Driving distance in hours
Sioux Falls 163 miles 2.5 hours
Rapid City 501 miles 7 hours
Aberdeen 313 miles 5.5 hours
Brookings 212 miles 3.1 hours
Watertown 258 miles 3.7 hours
Mitchell 227 miles 3.4 hours
Yankton 241 miles 3.7 hours
Huron 279 miles 4.2 hours
Pierre 378 miles 5.4 hours
Spearfish 545 miles 7.6 hours
Box Elder 491 miles 6.9 hours
Vermillion 224 miles 3.3 hours
Brandon 152 miles 2.3 hours
Sturgis 526 miles 7.4 hours
Harrisburg 170 miles 2.6 hours
Madison 206 miles 3.1 hours
Belle Fourche 552 miles 7.8 hours
Tea 173 miles 2.6 hours
Dell Rapids 173 miles 2.6 hours
Milbank 212 miles 4 hours

South Dakota over the road jobs from Brakebush Transportation

OTR Jobs for South Dakota Truck Drivers

Brakebush Transportation can help you take your over-the-road driving career outside of South Dakota to the next level. While it's common for you to travel between 24 and 27 days each month, we give our drivers regular time off at home. Take advantage of extra driver incentives like east coast premiums (10 cents for every practical mile) and quarterly safety bonuses (1 cent for every practical mile) that make the long miles even more worth it.


South Dakota Solo Truck Driving Open Positions

Brakebush Transportation has been family-owned since 1925 and is not your average transportation company. We are looking for solo truck drivers in South Dakota and are offering great pay, full benefits, and bonuses. Apply today!

Available Team Driving Jobs

Brakebush Transportation hires team drivers including husband and wife teams. Enjoy a base pay rate of 33 cents per practical mile with added east coast premiums of 5 cents per practical mile. Ask about our rider policy for added comfort on the road.

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 South Dakota Trucking Jobs


How much does the average trucker make in South Dakota?

The average trucker makes $137,317 per year or 13% above the national average, according to Indeed.

How long does a CDL last in South Dakota?

A CDL lasts for 5 years in South Dakota.

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