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Verified Pay $19.00 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis Fruit, A FreshEdge LLC company, is hiring CDL B Local Reefer Drivers in Indianapolis, IN. Drivers will haul freight within 400 mile radius of Indianapolis then return home; 10 hour rests will often keep drivers overnight with an immediate turn home. Drivers are out two overnights during the week are home multiple days each week.

Since 1947, Indianapolis Fruit has been delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to valued retail partners with the goal of feeding the Midwest. Indianapolis Fruits focuses on offering great opportunities for self-motivated and ambitious driver no matter how long you've been driving within the industry. With competitive pay and reliable home time, it's no wonder Indianapolis Fruit is such a desired place to work! We value our people, we value development and we value strong, open and transparent relationships. In an industry where transparency is desired, you'll find your home here!


  • Average Annual Earnings: $60,000 - $70,000+
    • Base Rate: $19.00/hour with 55-60 average hours per week
      • Overtime paid after 40 hours worked
      • Scheduled annual increases
    • Additional Pay Incentives:
    • Referral Bonus
    • Loyalty & Performance
  • Referral & Loyalty Performance Bonuses are available
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks:

  • Great company benefits starting 90 days of employment:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401K with 4% company match available after 1-year of employment
  • Paid: 4 working Holidays & 2 non-working Holidays
  • 2-Weeks’ paid vacation for every calendar year and 3 PTO days per year (prorated during first year of employment)
  • Paid training and paid orientation
  • Perks: uniforms, anniversary gift cards, appreciation grab bags, etc.

Home Time, Route & Schedule:

  • Home Time: Out & Back runs with 10-hour rest often keeping drivers out overnight. Drivers are out two overnights a week with multiple days home each week.
  • Schedule: Dispatch Monday - Saturday with schedules varying 5-6 days per week. Work week starts Sunday night / Monday morning
  • Shift: Typically starts between 12am - 5am. Workday is typically 12-14 hours per day.
    • Some weekend/holiday work will be required (Everyone is off Thanksgiving & Christmas)
  • Route: Drivers will drive throughout the Midwest surrounding the Indianapolis area
    • Must be flexible with route changes
    • Routes can have 3-10 stops per day
    • Palletized freight, dock deliveries to grocery warehouses and retail chains in IN, IL, KY, OH, MI, MO, TN, WI & WV
  • Level of Touch: unload pallets using manual pallet jack; some pallet breakdown and hand unload
    • Must be able to use a manual pallet jack / occasional hand unload


  • Freightliner M2 Reefer Trucks
    • All trucks are late models, never older than 5-years as new inventory is always added
    • Transmission: Automatic
  • If drivers are not in a sleeper cab, hotel accomodations will be arranged



  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have CDL B license
    • Drivers with a CDL A license are still encouraged to express interest - our team has opportunities for you that we would love to discuss with you!
  • Must have 12-months of verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
  • Drivers cannot have more than 6-points on their driving record at one time
  • Air-brakes endorsements required 
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations 
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen 
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 60 miles of Indianapolis, IN or be willing to relocate for this position

Physical abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to grasp, manipulate or feel objects.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.