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South Dakota Truck Driving Job Experienced OTR Truck Drivers Wanted

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 the lifeblood that keeps Brakebush going. Join us and get a career with full benefits, a generous bonus program, and the potential to make over $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 at our family-owned company. Apply below to get started.

We are looking for experienced South Dakota OTR drivers with excellent driving records and a valid CDL-A  license to join us. 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. Working here is like family and we make sure the schedules for our drivers match their needs. 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
  • $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

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 South Dakota truck drivers. And with a growing inventory, we're continuing to hire more qualified drivers from across the state.


  • $56,575 average truck driver salary (2022)


  • +9% projected job growth of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2018-2028)


  • 6,850 estimated heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2020)


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

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