Benefits

Company Driver Pay

Company drivers are an important part of Mid Seven’s family. Company drivers enjoy a set of guaranteed benefits and can expect:

  • Base pay starting at $.40 cents per mile on all dispatched miles, loaded AND empty
    Expected total pay starting at $.57 cpm with stop off, detention, and bonus pay
  • Higher starting pay based on previous drop deck and flatbed experience
  • Sign-on Bonus ($1,500)
  • Health insurance available
  • 401(k) retirement program
  • Vacation pay (after the first year)
  • Recruiting bonus for qualified drivers hired
  • Home weekends for drivers in certain areas
  • No slip-seating
  • The stability of working with a company which has been in business since 1947

Many companies will play a shell game on pay, promising a lot of money for one thing, but getting in your pocket to get it back somewhere else. It’s the total pay that is important to you and your family. Our company drivers are earning +$.47 cents per mile in total compensation. We are proud of their hard work and are pleased to pay at the top of the scale nationwide.

Mid Seven Transportation is a flatbed carrier based in Des Moines, Iowa, serving mainly the agricultural and building industries. We use conventional flatbed as well as drop deck and RGN trailers. Our main service area has been in the Midwest, but as a member of the Boyd family of companies our service area now extends into the southeast, Atlantic, and northwest regions as well.

Owner Operator

Independent contractors have been a critical part of Mid Seven’s success for two generations. As the owner of your business, you have the freedom of choosing your loads, and the benefit of high revenue pay on all loads. As an independent contractor, you can expect:

  • 70% of the line haul revenue on all loads (true line haul, not a percentage-of-a-percentage)
  • 100% of the fuel surcharge collected from customers - it’s your fuel, you should get all of the FSC
  • Stop off pay on all in-route deliveries
  • Sign-on Bonus ($2,000)
  • Home when you choose
  • Tags and insurances available if needed
  • The stability of working with a company which has been in business since 1947

Many companies will promise high percentages of revenue, but base it on a long list of deductions that they out take first…some even try to take part of the fuel surcharge. Mid Seven pays a straight-up percentage of the true revenue, and we pass along all of the fuel surcharge collected. Paying you a clear, understandable amount - it’s a better way of doing business. Since there is no forced dispatch, it’s our job to have load choices for you. You’re running a business. You shouldn’t have to wait while all of the company trucks get loaded first, only to take whatever is left over. Mid Seven’s contractors stay here because they have the freedom to make their own decisions, and they are paid very well for their hard work.

Mid Seven Transportation is a flatbed carrier based in Des Moines, Iowa, serving mainly the agricultural and building industries. We use conventional flatbed as well as drop deck and RGN trailers. Our main service area has been in the Midwest, but as a member of the Boyd family of companies our service area now extends into the southeast, Atlantic, and northwest regions as well.

Lease Purchase Opportunity

Independent contractors have been a critical part of Mid Seven’s success for two generations. The economy has been tough and many contractors have retired. It is hard for many new drivers to buy their own trucks, so Mid Seven is here to help. We offer the same pay and compensation plan regardless of your owner operator program (why would some companies pay their lease purchase drivers differently than their other contractors?), so refer to the Owner Operator Settlement information to determine how you will be paid. For contractors getting stared in your new career, our lease purchase plan offers:

  • $0 down-payment
  • $0 up-front costs
  • No balloon payment - you make your last payment, you get the clear title (NO LIENS)
  • Tags, permits and insurances available
  • Late model, fleet maintained conventional tractors
  • All remaining OEM warranties
  • No trailer rental fees or maintenance costs
  • Early pay-off option (get the title to your truck faster, penalty-free)
  • The stability of working with a company which has been in business since 1947

Beware of programs that inflate their costs or tie your compensation to the type of contract that you sign. What difference does it make where you get your truck (whether you already own it, lease purchase it, or your rich uncle gives it to you)? Your pay and compensation should be independent of how you got the truck. At Mid Seven, all of our independent contractors are just that…independent contractors. Our lease purchase drivers are not second-class or “almost” owner operators. They are either just starting their businesses or are replacing older trucks and deserve equal treatment based on their business ownership, not a truck purchase plan. It’s just a better way. If you have the desire to take your career to the next level, we know how to partner with owner operators of all kinds.

Mid Seven Transportation is a flatbed carrier based in Des Moines, Iowa, serving mainly the agricultural and building industries. We use conventional flatbed as well as drop deck and RGN trailers. Our main service area has been in the Midwest, but as a member of the Boyd family of companies our service area now extends into the southeast, Atlantic, and northwest regions as well.