This company was established in 1986 by four brothers who came from a family well experienced in the business of trucking. Their grandfather, Robert Hill, started work in the industry in 1932. Their father, John Hill, also worked in trucking and began the forming present company in 1977 together with his wife and older children. It is still a family owned business.
Hill Brothers does business in all 48 states and Canada with 325 late model tractors and 800 trailers. There are 53-foot vans and reefers. They use company drivers and vans, owner operator, owner operator reefer, and van, company and owner operator teams, and have a lease purchase program.
Their terminals are located in Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and California, but they hire in other locations as well. They are proud that they achieve an average of 95% of the loads on time. In addition to company-owned trucks, they also hire owner-operators.
Site listed requirements to drive for this company are:
23 years old
Valid CDL with Haz-Mat endorsement in state where living
Two years recent ORT T/T experience or 12 Months OTR + truck driving school
No speed convictions in the past two years of 15mph+
No DOT reportable, preventable accidents in last 12 months
No DUI/DWI in previous 5 years
No Narcotic of other drug related convictions
No driver road side out of service order in last 24 months
Able to perform essential functions with and without reasonable accommodation
TWIC cards required
Their pay scale depends on the length of time employed by their company and runs from .34/mile beginning to .3725/mile when employed from 54-60 months (for company drivers). In addition, there are Pick Up and Stop pay in the amount of $20.00 after the first stop. There are also accident free, compliance, and productivity bonuses as well as loading and unloading allowances.
Owner-operator pay covers a wide area and varies with or without Hazemat Endorsement as well as if it is a solo driver or a team. For example, a solo driver with a Hazmat Endorsement is paid $.945cpm for 351+ loaded miles, $.955 for 151-350 loaded miles, and $1.1125pm for up to 150 miles. Empty miles are $.87cpm. There is also a longevity bonus after the first year and a performance bonus annually. For owner operators, the truck must be 5 years old or newer with a 275″ wheelbase and other requirements.
They allow six paid holidays of $130 per day after l year and $150 per day after 2 years. Vacation pay starts at one year and increases according to years of employment. There is also a $1000 bonus for referring a qualified driver and per diem pay at .10 per mile. There is a fee if you want to have a passenger or pet in the tractor. They have a medical plan and there are a 401K plan and other types of insurance available via payroll deductions.
Truckers reviews: A search of the review sites on this company found most reports favorable with a couple that were not. This would seem to be a company that works well with its drivers.