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Reefer Trucking Jobs in Tennessee Experienced OTR Truck Drivers Wanted

Brakebush Transportation prides itself on delivering quality poultry products. Our fleet of 73 trucks and 230 trailers are fuel-efficient and equipped with modern features to keep drivers safe and comfortable. Join us for unmatched benefits including the opportunity to earn over $100,000 annually (your mileage may vary), extensive insurance packages, and guaranteed time at home with family.

We are looking for experienced, professional Tennessee OTR drivers with excellent driving records and a valid CDL-A license to join us. We only ask you to treat employees, suppliers, and other motorists on the road with respect.

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About Our CDL Trucking Company

As a family-owned trucking company, Brakebush Transportation has delivered industry-leading chicken throughout the continental US since 1925. We're a privately-owned company with no obligations to shareholders, and we pass the savings on to our drivers. See more reasons why you might be a good fit with us along with our full pay structures and benefits below. Apply now 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 Tennessee counties including:

Shelby County | Davidson County | Knox County | Hamilton County | Rutherford County | Williamson County | Montgomery County | Sumner 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

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


  • $76,853 average truck driver salary (2022)


  • +6% projected job growth of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2018-2028)


  • 61,090 estimated heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (2020)


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

Reefer driving jobs (starting location) Distance to our closest HQ (North Carolina) Driving distance in hours
Nashville 416 miles 6.5 hours
Memphis 627 miles 9.6 hours
Knoxville 237 miles 3.7 hours
Chattanooga 384 miles 5.4 hours
Clarksville 462 miles 7.3 hours
Murfreesboro 416 miles 6.5 hours
Franklin 432 miles 6.7 hours
Jackson 544 miles 8.4 hours
Johnson City 144 miles 2.9 hours
Bartlett 613 miles 9.5 hours
Hendersonville 420 miles 6.7 hours
Kingsport 193 hours 3.2 hours
Collierville 617 miles 9.5 hours
Smyrna 411 miles 6.4 hours
Cleveland 291 miles 5 hours
Brentwood 421 miles 6.4 hours
Spring Hill 446 miles 6.9 hours
Germantown 615 miles 9.6 hours
Columbia 455 miles 7.1 hours
Gallatin 407 miles 6.4 hours