Minnesota carrier raises driver pay again


Kottke Trucking, a Minnesota-based provider of dry freight, refrigerated and dedicated services, today announced its second driver pay increase in the past six months.

According to a statement from the company, effective Aug. 14 the second increase in driver pay in the past six months will apply to all existing and new drivers:

  • Single drivers will earn from 46 to 54 cents per mile and can earn up to 61 cents per mile with achievable performance bonuses
  • Team drivers will earn from 29 to 33 cents per mile and can earn an additional4 cents per mile with achievable performance bonuses.

“We are proud to be able to continue to focus on the importance of drivers in our ongoing success and make sure that the gains we are realizing in the marketplace are shared equally,” said Kyle Kottke, general manager and co-owner at Kottke Trucking. “We have one of the best and safest fleets in the trucking industry and we are honored to work with our drivers every single day.”