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Arfsten Transfer, Inc. Mission Statement

To become an extension of our customers and their customer’s business.  We are here to serve.  We are here to serve by creating a pleasant, profitable, and expanding work environment for our employees and contract associates.  We are here to serve the public by being responsible, and by maintaining a moderate profitable growth.  This growth allows the opportunity to SERVE.


I am happy to inform you that we will be increasing your pay scale as of December 1st.  The first load you take out bound in December will reflect the new 2 cent per mile rate increase.


We are doing this to remain viable in today’s competitive driver market.  I believe we have some of the very best drivers in the country.  Our safety score reflects your skill and professionalism.

  You are paid for a lot of the extra things you do.  Our goal has always been to get the most money into the best driver’s hands through bonuses and paying for extra things that you are expected to perform.  Most carriers that we compete with in cents-per-mile do not pay the extras.  You are compensated for every delivery you make.  This benefit alone can easily be $200 per week.  We also have the $8 per week phone reimbursement.  Those 2 items spread over your weekly miles can be additional 7 cents per mile.  Retirement match, vacation pay, health insurance, disability and life insurance which can be an additional 8 cents per mile.  We can also figure the possible 3 cents in fuel and safety bonus and you are being paid nearly 60 cents per mile.  

Don’t be fooled by advertisements in the trade magazines that their base pay is in the high 40’s or low 50’s per mile.  You are already earning more than most of the advertised rates.  

Have a safe and prosperous December.   

Best Wishes,

Dennis Arfsten 

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DRIVERS WANTED Join our great team!
Arfsten Transfer, Inc. is looking for OTR truck drivers.
We are in need of regional (home weekly) and long-haul (out 3 – 10 days) drivers. Must have at least 2 years of verifiable tractor/trailer experience.
Many perks include retirement plan, health insurance, safety bonus, fuel bonus, life insurance, and short term disability for OTR drivers. Must have good driving record, be able to pass a DOT physical, and pre-employment drug screen.
Come work for a company that will value your service.
Call Dennis at 320-774-0036. Please complete a preliminary application on the Career Opportunities page of this website.
We're Proud of Our Million Mile Drivers
Don B. - 2.2 million miles
Phil C. - 1.1 million miles
Gary F. - 3.1 million miles
F David J. - 1.3 million miles
Kevin L. - 1.8 million miles
Dan P. - 2.2 million miles
Doug P. - 2.2 million miles
Randy R. - 2.3 million miles
Red S. - 1.0 million miles
Wayne S. - 1.3 million miles
Mike S. - 2.9 million miles
Gerald W. - 1.2 million miles
SmartWay Transport Partner

Arfsten Transfer, Inc. is an official SmartWay Transport Partner. SmartWay is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to encourage truck carriers to work toward more cost-efficient and environmentally efficient freight transportation. The methods used to save fuel and create less pollution include; more efficient diesel engines, low rolling resistance tires, and tractor and trailer “aero” equipment.