Smithway Motor Xpress

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Company Profile

  • Description: Regulated motor carriers which operates nationwide throughout the USA and Canada.
  • Headquarters: Fort Dodge, IA
  • Number of Terminals: 17
  • Number of Trucks: 4000
  • Number of Owner Operators: 0
  • Type of Freight Hauled:
  • Operating Area:
  • Equipment Type:

Hiring Area

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


  • Minimum Age: 23
  • Type of Experience: 1 year minimum
  • Endorsements: None

Other Compensation

  • Pay Cycle/Periods: weekly
  • Direct Deposit: Yes
  • Layover Pay: Yes
  • Breakdown Pay: N/A
  • Loading/Unloading Pay: N/A
  • Tarp Pay: N/A
  • N.Y.C. Pay: N/A
  • Stop Off Pay: Yes
  • Paid Lumpers: N/A
  • Per Diem: Yes


  • Medical Plan: Yes
  • Waiting Period for Medical Benefits:
  • Dental Plan: Yes
  • Vision Plan: Yes
  • Retirement Plan: Yes
  • Profit Sharing: N/A
  • Bobtail Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Worker's Comp. Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Physical Damage Insurance (owner operators): N/A


  • Sign On: N/A
  • Safety: Yes
  • Performance: Yes
  • Fuel: N/A
  • Longevity: Yes
  • Recruiting: Yes

Additional Information

  • Slip Seating: N/A
  • 24x7 Dispatch: Yes
  • Rider Program: Yes, for spouse;12 yrs &
  • Pet Policy: Yes, small dogs
  • Paid Orientation: Yes
  • Orientation # of Days: 0
  • Free Training: N/A
  • Lease Purchase Available: Yes
  • Home Time: Yes
  • Unloading Required: N/A
  • If yes, specify::
  • Take Truck Home: Yes

Additional Comments

Smithway Motor Express can put your career in THE RIGHT DIRECTION!

Since 1958, Smithway Motor Xpress, Inc. (SMX) has been helping drivers head THE RIGHT DIRECTION with top pay, steady freight and excellent opportunities. Smithway has offered professional drivers some of the best driving careers in the nation for more than 40 years and continues to grow stronger.

A regulated motor carrier operating nationwide and in Canada, Smithway utilizes a late-model fleet of air ride conventional power units, both owned and permanently leased. The trailer fleet consists of flatbeds, single drops, specialized, and enclosed dry vans -- that's almost 4,000 pieces of equipment and a network of 13 terminals with the corporate office located in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Both company drivers and independent contractors, who primarily haul building materials, steel, and general commodities, enjoy top, quick, straightforward pay with a direct deposit system. They also receive safety and referral bonuses, a rider program, and customer referral programs. Independent contractors are offered:

• First-in, first-out dispatch

• Group rates on health, life, dental, optical, physical damage, worker's comp and bob tail insurance

• Fuel card program

• Paid cargo insurance

• 100% of all pickup and drop off charges

• Longevity bonuses

• And more

Company drivers appreciate Smithway’s outstanding equipment that they are allowed to take home if they choose. That eliminates the need for a driver to relocate to work for a better carrier such as SMX. Company drivers also receive:

• Life insurance

• Competitive health insurance

• Prescription drug plan

• Paid vacation

• 401K retirement plan

• Per diem pay

• Production bonuses

• Guaranteed home time Owner operators and company drivers ready to head in THE RIGHT DIRECTION with a premier carrier with their needs in mind, don’t let another minute go by without calling Smithway Motor Express at 800-247-8040 or visit

**** Don’t forget to vote for SMX’s ALISON PARSON as your Next American Superstar! Vote online at or call 1-800-DRIVERS