Make $.95 Loaded or Empty + $50 per stop!

Owner Operators


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Why Koch?

We pay both loaded and empty miles! Make $.95 without Hazmat or $.96 with Hazmat and earn your worth every haul, every direction!

Base plate and all authorized Tolls, Scales and Permits are paid for you, keeping your costs to a minimum.

Koch pays 100% of billed and collected fuel surcharge (loaded miles based on national average) because we want you to make money, not spend it!

Drive forward with Koch

We’re celebrating 40 years of consistent growth and a stellar reputation among drivers and customers. Our motto is “Family Owned, Driver Focused,” and we want you to experience what that means! With top of the line pay, equipment, and fleet managers, you will FEEL the emphasis on our most important asset – YOU, the driver. For starters, our VIP orientation is nothing but the best in housing, food, and a thorough introduction to what it means to represent Koch as a driver. Call a recruiter today to see how your best miles are ahead!


Company Drivers and Owner-Operators are both more than welcome to apply.

The Benefits of Driving with Koch


Sign On Bonus

+ $50 Cash in Orientation ($450 at first dispatch, $1,500 at 12 months)


Referral Bonus

Friends are priceless. But we'll pay you $3,000 to bring them with you to Koch! ($1500 at first dispatch, $1500 at 6 months)


Every Week

Consistent, accurate paychecks are as important to us as they are to you, which is why you'll get paychecks every Friday.



Koch keeps you on the road, offering 24/7 road service assistance. We'll also set you up with a maintenance account that's accessible every minute of every day of the year.


Shop Rates

We offer all owner-operators highly competitive shop rates billed on work hours as well as parts at 10% over cost.



Want to share time on the road with family? Bring them along! Our Rider Program welcomes all riders 12+ years of age.



Driving safe is common sense and our incentive program is dollars and cents! Ask for details.



Don't worry about in-cab technology; we provide you with
a TripPack and in-cab scanners free of charge!

“I enjoy being independent, but I also like knowing the company I drive for has my back. Koch is always there for me when I need them.”

VIP Orientation

Paid VIP Orientation

Earn While You Learn!

Your time is money – VIP Orientation is paid! We’ll help you get to our most convenient location where you’ll have your own accommodations in an upscale hotel and receive $50 cash when you arrive. At orientation you’ll learn everything you need to know to have the best Koch career.

Orientation Locations: Roseville, MN; Dallas, TX; Augusta, GA

After orientation, we’ll put you on the road in a newly detailed, late-model truck, equipped with an APU and a power invertor, so that you are able to outfit your truck with some of the comforts of home. Koch has some of the best maintained trucks on the road! We do this to show our drivers we appreciate them and to welcome them to the Koch family.

Lease Purchase Program

Koch proudly offers qualified applicants a no-money down Lease Purchase program! You can own a late model Volvo and/or International with an APU, extended equipment warranty and parts at 10% over cost as well as our competitive shop rates billed on work hours. Typical length of lease purchase is 42-48 months with no payments due until week three (3). Ask us for more details!

We're social!

You're on social media and so are we! Follow us for up-to-the-minute information and to participate in our weekly contests. You'll find us on Facebook (@KochTrucking) and Instagram (@KochTrucking).

Four Divisions Strong

We have routes and trucks for all types of hauls - OTR, Dedicated, Specialized and Flatbed. Start in one division and move to another if you'd like. There's plenty of room for all kinds of career growth at Koch.

40th Anniversary: 2018

Stan Koch, our founder, purchased his first truck in 1978 and that means this year we'll be celebrating our 40th Anniversary. We hope you'll be here to help us make this year the best one yet - and for the year-long party!

Special Olympics Truck Convoy

Koch was proud and honored to participate in the Special Olympics MN Truck Convey (2017). Thanks to our great drivers, we had 15 trucks with six Special Olympians in our passenger seats at this 2-day celebration, which helps raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

New Koch Trucking Pet Policy!

  • Dogs only, must be 30 lbs or less
  • Non-aggressive breeds only
  • Must bring papers for 3 required current vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella)
  • Dog must be 12 months or older
  • Nonrefundable pet fee and weekly fee
  • Certain fleets may not allow dogs on the truck (talk to a recruiter to see if you are eligible)
  • NO dogs in orientation. You may pick up your pet at your home once you’ve been assigned a truck.

Your Health & Wellness
Matters at Koch

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision

  • 401(k) - Company Match

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Disability Insurance:
    Long- & Short-Term

  • Paid Vacation