The Truth about Driving for Meadow Lark

As a driver, you’ve got your priorities aligned and know what it takes to lead the life you need. With that it is necessary to join a company that fits well into that. Whether you are a veteran driver or a bit greener, the following is important to consider when choosing a company for you and may offer insight if driving for Meadow Lark could be your next move.


One of the most crucial pillars to making a decision is making sure that the pay is not only an adequate amount but how it is made as well. There are different types of way to earn the money made on the road including cents-per-mile, daily salary, and percentage. With Meadow Lark, there are many compensation benefits for both company drivers and owner operators.

Company Drivers:

·        Industry-leading pay, paid weekly

·        .01 CPM anniversary pay based on safety and KPI’s

·        $100, 1-day orientation

·        $25 extra stops, $75 layover past 24 hours, $75 NYC

·        $20 detention per hour after 3 hours, if Paid by Customer

·        Tolls paid

·        Dry Van: Paid on TMS Miles (similar to Rand HHG)

·        Paid truck washes

·        More home time


Generous percentage of line haul. Rates vary depending on:

·        With or without trailer rental

·        Region

·        Specific lanes

Home Time:

Since every driver has a different needs and situations, home time requirements can differ. When looking to join Meadow Lark, you can expect our team to work with you on your home time needs. With multiple lanes, terminals, and hubs across the country, we work with our drivers to make sure your home time needs are being met.


New equipment, tractors and trailers can look sleek going down the road but there’s more than just looks. With newer equipment, that makes for safer trips. Meadow Lark has teamed up with Ryder, MHC, Bruckner Leasing, Penske, and Paclease to make sure our company drivers are well taken care of with new models and benefits to help keep them moving. Learn more about how we keep our drivers sitting pretty, here.

We also have invested in state-of-the-art software to keep drivers updated and communication open so that we can be here whenever they need us.

General Benefits & Bonuses:

Meadow Lark strives to offer benefits that are more than just perks and can truly help the driver reach their goals.

Benefits & bonuses for company drivers:

·        Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options

·        Drive our beautiful, late-model trucks

·        Drop and hook, 100% NO TOUCH freight

·        OTR apparel

·        Platinum Mileage Bonus

·        5,000 Sign-on and Stay

·        $2,500 Driver Referral – No limit!

·        Quarterly Safety Jackpot

·        Pet and Rider friendly

Benefits & bonuses for owner operators:

  • Choose your lanes and home time
  • Personal dispatcher
  • 24/7 support
  • Discounts on tires, fuel, and more
  • Platinum Mileage Bonus
  • 5,000 Sign-on and Stay
  • $2,500 Driver Referral – No limit!
  • Quarterly Safety Jackpot
  • OTR apparel
  • Pet and Rider friendly

·        Drop and hook, 100% NO TOUCH freight

If you’re looking for a change for the better, contact us today and ask all of the questions you need to be sure we are the right move for you. Until then, take it from our own drivers and what they have to say!

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