Driver Options | Hiring WEL Company Drivers in Wisconsin


Company Driver at WEL Companies


How do you want to drive?

Drive local, maximize pay per mile, or go over the road (OTR); you’re in the driver’s seat. And, as your career evolves, WEL Companies will be here with support and benefits you’ll truly appreciate.

Great things are in your future!

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We strive to provide benefits

that matter most to you

Home Time We get you home, no matter what it takes.
High Pay We take great care of our drivers, period. (36% above industry avg.)
Low Turnover Our drivers stay because it’s that good.
Bring Rover One dog can ride with you. Or, a family member.

Company Driver

Since we’re truckers, too, we understand the challenges and rewards of a career behind the wheel. That’s why we invest in advanced in-cab technology and equipment, we’re focused on driver safety, and we put our drivers first.

Feel the camaraderie of being on the WEL’s team and enjoy steady miles and great pay. Plus, the SSA (safety, service, availability) Performance Incentive is a simple way for you to add an additional 5 cents per mile to your pay.

  • Over-the-road (OTR) drivers are usually on the road for weeks at a time. This gives you the most time to experience the country and enjoy the adventure.
  • Regional drivers are home more frequently and are paid steadily.
  • Dedicated drivers are home weekly (or more)!
  • Local drivers have out and back freight with daily home time.

Student Driver

Starting your CDL truck driving career on the right foot. Our driver trainers help recent CDL graduates transition to meet our stringent professional standards. During WEL’s training, you’ll log valuable miles and get the tools and resources to develop skills you’ll use the rest of your career.

Student driver benefits:

  • Paid training
  • Pay increase after 90 days solo
  • Tuition reimbursement (for approved driving schools)
  • Hands-on with qualified trainers

Team Driver

Driving teams offer solid advantages. From the perspective of WEL, a team helps keep loads moving consistently with alternating shifts. From your point of view, a team means companionship, logistical options, and all the same benefits, including excellent pay and home time.

Full-Time Benefits


Health Insurance Options

H.S.A. Qualified

Dental and Vision Options

401(k) With Company Match

Company Paid Life Insurance

Voluntary Benefits to Protect Your Income


Critical Illness

Short- and Long-Term Disability

Free Onsite Wellness Clinic (Corporate Office)


Retention Bonus

Safety Service Availability (SSA Incentive)

5cpm on all miles every 28 days – up to 13 payouts per year

Breakdown Pay

Layover Pay

Detention Pay

Stop Pay

Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit

Per Diem

Comdata Card

Earned Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Referral Bonuses


Best Pass for Tolls

Discounted Hotel Rates

Rider Program (bring your friends, family, or even your dog along!)

24/7 Driver Amenities at company terminals

  • Washer/Dryer
  • Showers
  • Company Car Availability at Corporate Office


Late-Model Fleet


Double Bunk

Toll Transponders

Dave McGowan

Dave McGowan has been a member of the WEL Family since May 1989. He is a husband and father of two children. Dave is also a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam in 1971-1972, and he attended driving school soon after he was released from the military in 1974.

While he found it difficult to get his foot in the door with a trucking company initially, his persistence paid off. Dave has driven approximately six million miles so far in his career. He was an owner/operator for 22 years, and also worked as a driver trainer with WEL Companies. He continues to be a friend, mentor and positive role model for other drivers in the company.

Dave has received numerous safe driving awards and has also been recognized as a finalist in the TCA Driver of the year three times.

We are proud to call Dave a member of the WEL Companies family.

Philip Keith

During his career with WEL, Phil has worked as a driver, dispatcher, terminal manager and customer service manager. He says he always was a driver first, though non-driving jobs taught him financial management that helps him as an owner-operator.

“Being a driver helped me in the office with having the driver’s perspective,” he says. “I was able to take my experience in customer service from the office out onto the road to help build relationships with customers.”

Phil was named the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year. The award recognizes safety, efforts to enhance the industry’s image and contributions to the community. To be eligible for the contest, one of the criteria applicants had to have had is one million consecutive accident-free miles.

Phil, leased to WEL Companies, has driven more than 5 million accident-free miles.

“I’m proud to share the road with my fellow professional drivers,” he shares. “And I hope to inspire other drivers to be more like us.”