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Working at Keller Logistics Group

Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates Keller trucking, Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing, Keller Freight Solutions, and Hydrofresh HPP take pride in fostering a positive work environment where Our employees are empowered and trusted as experts in their field of work. We value transparency and encourage our staff to be their best through our culture of “Responsive, Resourceful, Reliable People in Logistics”.

We value teamwork, collaboration, and respectful interactions with each other. Our people hold themselves accountable for a job well done, with high standards of integrity. We look for ways to continually improve our processes to make us more efficient for ourselves and our clients. Finally, we value safety among all else. Time is money, but life is priceless!

We take pride in our people and the way we support them through wellness programs, our philanthropy, Operation K.A.V.I.C., and fundraising events throughout the year. When you work for Keller, expect a company that is as unique as you. We offer a health goal rewards program where you receive a bonus via payroll for completing a yearly annual health exam and biometric screening. Run a few laps around our track during your lunch break or reserve a time slot on the Peloton bike and enjoy a ride!

We take care of our employees by giving back to the communities in which they live by gathering a group of volunteers to clean up the road where we are located. There are plenty of ways to get involved outside regular business hours.

When you join the Keller team there are many ways to make connections with the people you work with each day. Enjoy lunch onsite by a local food vendor, participate in the next wellness challenge, and trivia night are just a few ways our employees establish and grow lasting friendships.

Keller Logistics Group is an asset-based third party logistics (3PL) provider headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. We got our start in 1978 as Thomas E. Keller Trucking and have since evolved into four affiliate companies: Keller Trucking, Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing, Keller Freight Solutions and Hydrofresh HPP.

Inc. 5000 named us among the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, we have consistently been named a Top 3PL by Food Logistics magazine, and the Truckload Carriers Association has recognized us numerous times on their list of Best Fleets to Drive For.

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Careers at Keller Logistics Group

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Keller Logistics Group is an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider with 4 affiliate companies: Keller Trucking, Keller Warehousing & Co-PackingKeller Freight Solutions, and Hydrofresh HPP.

Headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, we started as a trucking company, Thomas E. Keller Trucking, in 1978 and have spent the last 40 years growing into what we are today.

Interested in learning more about Keller’s history? Check out the Company History page.

 

Below we’ve listed a variety of careers available at each affilate along with where that company is located. If you are a professional driver with a Class A CDL looking for a career change, please visit our Drive For Keller website to learn more and apply. Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer.
  DEFIANCE, OHIO Finance Human Resources Information Technology Internships Logistics Development Program Marketing Safety Sales
  DEFIANCE, OHIO Account Managers Driver Recruiting Fleet Managers Internships Maintenance Crew Class A CDL Drivers  
  DEFIANCE, OHIO Carrier Procurement Internships Sales
  SEE CURRENT WAREHOUSE LOCATIONS Forklift Operators Clerks Internships Shift Supervisors Warehouse Managers
  DELPHOS, OHIO General Laborers Shift Supervisors Maintenance Crew

Employee Testimonials

I started with Keller through their Logistics Development Program in 2014, providing me a great opportunity to expand my knowledge base and see what each area of logistics is really all about. Since then, I’ve been given countless opportunities to continue to learn and grow in our business and work my way up to my current role as Director of Operations. I’ve had great leadership support throughout my career here and am thankful for all the amazing  people I’ve met and worked with along the way. It’s an exciting time in Warehousing and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!

Heather May

Director of Operations, Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing

I have been with Keller Trucking for over 10 years, it has been quite a ride.  We have more than doubled in size since I started and have no intentions of that growth slowing down in the future.  I began as an intern and have grown through 4 different positions in those 10+ years to now President of our Trucking Division.  With this significant growth and high level of focus on developing our people from the top down the career advancement opportunities at Keller are endless.

Jonathan Wolfrum

President, Keller Trucking

My career with Keller began right after college. At that time I was working in Sales for Keller Freight Solutions – a fast-paced and dynamic position where I learned all about the transportation industry. After a time in Sales, I saw an opportunity in the scope of my degree – Human Resources. As I moved into our corporate company, Keller Logistics Group, I had the support of my manager and that continues today. With the opportunity for advancement, I have recently moved from HR Coordinator to my new role as HRIS and Benefits Administrator gaining a holistic view of the HR functions. There are many stories similar to mine where employees have moved throughout Keller into new roles, a unique characteristic of any company.

Mariah Hurst

HRIS and Benefits Administrator, Keller Logistics Group

Keller Logistics Group, Inc. and all of its affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Keller Logistics Group company culture

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A company’s culture affects everything – so, in many ways culture is the real bottom line. A company with a well-developed meaningful culture, easily out performs competitors with a less developed culture, where people are less involved and committed to success.

At Keller Logistics Group, we want to maintain a value system which serves as a guide for how we function in our daily work life. As with many aspects in business, you’re always striving to be better, be LEAN-er, grow and as an individual and a leader. It’s very similar to what Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” We are always on a path – or TRAIL – to becoming the best person we can be, the best co-worker we can, and the best business we can be.

Our defined corporate culture for Keller Logistics Group, which really strikes at the core of who we are, is defined by the acronmyn T.R.A.I.L.S.

 

Keller Logistics Group employee benefits

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Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance

Our major medical health plan starts paying coinsurance once you reach your annual deductible.

  • Employee only – $25/week | $3,000 deductible
  • Spouse, children and family coverage levels available
  • Effective on the 31st day of employment

Our VSP Choice Plus vision insurance includes an annual eye exam with a benefit to purchase contacts or glasses.

  • Employee only – $1.64/week
  • More coverage levels available
  • Effective on 31st day of employment

Our DentalGuard PPO includes two preventative visits annually. You pay 50% after deductible for major services and orthodontia.

  • Employee only – $3.00/week
  • More coverage levels available
  • Effective on 31st day of employment

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great way to save money and budget for qualified medical expenses.

  • It saves you money. HDHPs have lower monthly premiums, meaning less money is being taken out of your paycheck.
  • It is portable. The money in your HSA is carried over from year to year and is yours to keep, even if you leave the company.
  • It is a tax-saver. HSA contributions are made with pre-tax dollars. Since your taxable income is decreased by your contributions, you’ll pay less in taxes.
Employees and their families covered under the health plan have free access to Everside Health for convenient and comprehensive primary care, delivered by experienced healthcare providers. Services include:

  • PREVENTATIVE CARE – annual wellness exams, preventative screens such as hypertension, metabolic health, diabetes, and more.
  • PRIMARY CARE – infections, cold & flu, digestive issues, sprains & strains, rashes and minor procedures such as mole and wart removal, minor wound treatment and stitches and splinting.
  • CONDITION MANAGEMENT – Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrol, asthma, arthritis, coronary heart diseas, COPD, sleep apnea, and more!

Save money with:

  • No out-of-pocket costs for medical visits for you and your covered family members
  • No-cost generic drugs when prescribed by the on-site clinician and dispensed at the clinic
  • No charge for commonly ordered labs performed at an Everside Health Center.
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Vacation, PTO, and Holiday Pay

Vacation – Paid vacation time is available to eligible employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxatio nand personal pursuits.

PTO – Full time employees are eligible for Personal Time Off (PTO) for personal reasons such as doctors appointments, personal emergencies, or when employees need to leave early or come in late due to children’s activities or any other event outside of work. PTO is avialable after 1 year of employment.

Holiday Pay- Holiday pay is granted for full-time employees for New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Employees are eleigble for holiday after 90 days.

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401k with company match

Your 401k retirement savings plan is one of the best ways to save for retirement. Our company 401k plan is managed by Premier Bank through John Hancock and dedicated wealth management representative is readily available to assist with your retirement planning. All 401k eligible employees will receive a company 401k match equal to 50% of the deferrals into the employees plan up to the first 6% of your eligible. New employees will be eligible for the plan the first pay of the month following their 90-day introductory period.
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Company Paid Benefits

Life Insurance Keller provides full-time employees with $15,000 in group life and $15,000 in accidental dealth and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. Additional voluntary term life insurance is available to purchase for yourself, spouse, and dependent children. Short-tern Disability Keller provides full-time employees with short-term disability insurance which pays 66.7% of your weekly salary, to a maximum of $1,000/week, while you are unable to work due to accdient or illness.
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Wellness Initiatives

Employee wellness is a big part of the culture at Keller Logistics Group. As an employee, you’ll have access to our Wellness Coordinator, Renae, who creates individual and group physical challenges as well as offering group and personal traning sessions. Recent challenges have improved the wellness of our employees through a focus on weight loss, nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management and much more. Our headquarters in Defiance has an on-site gym with treadmills, elliptical, weight machine and Peleton bike. Employees are also encouraged to use the 1.1 mile track around the complex.
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Employee Assistance Programs

All employees have access to 24/7 counseling through WorkLifeMatters. WorkLifematters provides guidance for personal issues that you might be facing and information about other concerns that affect your life, whether it’s a life event or on a day-to-day basis.

  • Unlimited free telephone consultation with an EAP counselor available 24/7
  • Referrals to local counselors – up to three sessons free of charge
  • State-of-the art website featuring over 3,400 helpful articles on topics like wellness, training courses, and legal and financial center.
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Teladoc

Virtual doctor visits through Teladoc are available to all employees, regardless of medical plan enrollemtn.  Teladoc can be a great alternative to visiting your normal doctor or urgent care, when you are suffering from one of many common, non-emergency medical conditions.

With 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors, you can access medical care at no cost to you, from home or on the road – and in some caes, doctors can write a prescription to a local pharmacy neare you.

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Tuition Reimbursement

Keller will reimburse eligible employees for pre-approved tuition expenses paid to accredited schools, colleges, and universities as set forth in the policy. To be eligible for tuition reimbursement, an employee must:

  • Be a full-time employee
  • Have completed a year of service
  • Be on the payroll when the course is completed
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Prepaid U.S. Legal Services

Family defender & CDL defender through U.S. Legal Services is available for interested employees. Family Defender: estate planning, real estate, divorce, child support, traffic violations, criminal law, ID theft and moe! CDL Defender provides coverage for your CDL license while on the job or in your personal vehicle and pays 100% of your attoney’s fees for covered services including but not limted to: moving violiations, DOT violations, Financial coaching, DOT Inspections and Suspension and Recovation of license.