Steve's Livestock

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Why Drive with Steve's Livestock?

Our Story

When Steve Brandt founded Steve’s Livestock Transport in 1987, his vision was to make a living and support his family while working in an industry he was passionate about – and to do it in a way that would align with his core values and his faith.

From that young entrepreneur and a single truck and trailer, Steve’s Livestock Transport has grown to become the largest commercial livestock carrier in North America – and a leader in the transportation industry. Through nearly three decades of growth, the company’s vision has expanded but has always stayed true to the values that started it all.

Who You Are 

You’re someone with grit who thrives in a highly physical environment. You’re someone who lives by your word, acts with integrity, is a flexible problem solver, will represent the company well with customers, cares for the animals, is open and honest, has a strong work ethic and is resilient when facing tough loads and cold days. If this is you, we encourage you to apply today!

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Our pay structure is primarily based on mileage with some revenue based loads to ensure profitability for your business. For more information on our pay arrangements, to discuss in more detail, request a call from our Driver Recruiter. Our Owner Operators are averaging $2.76-3.08/mile across all our terminals.

We will work with you to meet your mileage expectations! On the Owner Operator fleet, you can expect 8,000-10,000 miles per month. Our recruiting team works with you to understand your needs coming on to the fleet – we know it’s not ‘one size fits all’. Open board availability and flexibility with your schedule help us to maximize your mileage potential!

To be licensed on our fleet, tractors must meet the following specifications:

· Wheel Base: Maximum 244″

· Fifth Wheel Height: 46-48″

· Weight: Maximum 20,000 lbs (9,071 kgs) full of fuel

· Front bump: Minimum of 6 inches of ground clearance

· Pre-emissions or functioning emissions system. Cannot be deleted.

· Must be able to run an ELD

Our process is outlined here, get started today by reaching out to us at 1-800-667-8869 or by filling out our Quick Application Form.

Yes! We provide new drivers with 5-weeks of in-cab training. Experienced drivers (more than 1 year OTR) will be partnered with an in-cab trainer for 2-weeks to train on Animal Handling.

Owner Operators are only required to provide a tractor that meets our specifications. Company trailers are used for all loads at no cost to the Owner Operator.

We’d be happy to discuss that option with you! Additional drivers and tractors must be pre-approved by the company and will go through our standard hiring evaluation process. We have multiple Owner Operators who successfully run with additional tractors and drivers on our fleet.

Yes! We have a quarterly safety bonus paid out to all drivers who meet eligibility criteria. We pay the bonus out to drivers who are incident/accident free, citation free and who aren’t speeding in the quarter. An at-fault accident would forfeit 100% of the bonus for a quarter.

We have 24/7 Logistics support! You will have a dedicated Dispatcher during business hours and access to our on-call dispatch team after hours so you always know who to reach out to.

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