Truck Driving Jobs
Our goal is to help students get the training they need to pass the CDL exam in their state and secure a well-paid truck driving job.* Truck drivers are in demand and there are numerous career opportunities available.**
The lifeblood of the U.S. economy, the trucking industry is a $875 billion industry that continues to grow steadily. Without the trucking industry, retailers would struggle with supplying the public with the goods that are needed every day. That means secure and lucrative opportunities for professional drivers with the right CDL training and experience. No matter what happens, if you bought it, it was brought by a trucker.
TRUCKING INDUSTRY BENEFITS
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Variety of Driving Types
- Growth & Advancement Opportunities
- 401k Retirement Savings Plan
- 4 Week Training Time
- Health Insurance
- Job Security**
- Life Insurance
- Job Paid Vacation & Sick Time
- Bring Your Pets on the Road
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Truck Driving Opportunities
Over the Road
As an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver you will travel the country, covering thousands of miles a week. OTR truck drivers are typically away from home a week or more at a time. OTR drivers may be paid more as they travel longer distances. As an OTR driver you may haul a variety of freight.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) drivers generally operate locally, making multiple deliveries during the day. LTL drivers earn less than other types of CDL jobs as they travel a shorter distance. However, they enjoy variety in their day and more time at home.
Driving on a dedicated account means that you haul freight for one customer. Dedicated drivers will travel similar routes, hauling the same type of freight. Home time can vary by the customer and company you drive for, but typically dedicated drivers are home more consistently than OTR drivers.
As a regional or local driver, you may haul a variety of freight types over a shorter distance. Regional drivers will travel within a set region and typically get home more often than OTR drivers. Most regional drivers are home each weekend and a few times during the week as scheduling allows. Local drivers will be home daily, delivering freight within a few hundred miles of home. Local drivers typically work a set shift.
As a team truck driver, you will share driving responsibilities with another person. You will work together to deliver freight. Team drivers work in shifts which allows the truck to cover more miles. Teams are typically over-the-road and are away from home for one or more weeks. Many friends, siblings, and couples, enjoy team driving. Team drivers earn more than solo OTR drivers because they are delivering expedited freight and their truck is very productive.
Hotshot haulers typically drive medium duty trucks, pulling flatbed trailers. They specialize in delivering small, time-sensitive loads. Hotshot drivers may travel across states lines or stay locally. Hotshot driver pay is typically high due to the time sensitivity of the loads.
As a CDL driver your day-to-day activities and pay can also vary by the type of freight you haul. For example, the work you do as a regional flatbed driver varies from what you do day-to-day as a regional refrigerated driver. Read on to learn more about these types of CDL driving jobs.
One of the most common truck and trailer combinations on the road, dry van haulers operate semi-trucks pulling enclosed trailers. As a dry van driver, you may transport a variety of goods, such as food, medical supplies, as well as consumer goods like clothing.
Certain types of freight like perishable food items must be transported at a specific temperature. As a refrigerated driver you must know how to set and check the temperature of your trailer. This additional skill can result in higher pay for refrigerated drivers than dry haulers.
Large raw materials like lumber, steel and machinery require an open-air trailer. Flatbed drivers are required to know how to secure and tarp numerous types of freight on their trailer. Being a flatbed driver is one of the most physically demanding driving jobs. As a result, flatbed drivers require additional training and typically earn more than refrigerated and dry van.
Tanker drivers transport hazardous and non-hazardous liquids. To haul a tanker trailer you must get a tanker endorsement added to your CDL. In addition, to haul hazardous materials like fuel, you must have a hazmat endorsement added to your CDL. Drivers with both tanker and hazmat endorsements can expect to earn more. Depending on the company, most tanker positions are limited to experienced drivers
The construction industry has numerous position available for CDL holders, including dump truck and cement truck drivers. Schedules vary, but most positions are locally based.
With a CDL, you will be qualified to drive charter buses, school buses and city buses. With the exception of longer charter bus routes, these positions require you to travel less miles, and as a result the pay may be lower than most other CDL driving jobs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the highest paid truck driving job?
You are probably wondering what is the highest paid truck driving job? Well, that depends on the company your drive for and your years of experience. The more specialized the driving type and the more endorsements you have, the higher your pay will be.
What is the easiest truck driving job?
Each truck driving job has its own unique set of challenges. However, many believe that dry van is the easiest. This type of driving requires no additional endorsements or securement training and is typically drop and hook.
Who is the best trucking company to work for?
It is difficult to determine which company is the best. We are proud to work with many of the nation’s leading companies. You must determine which company is best for you. We recommend comparing each company’s benefits package, as well as reviews from employees.
Professional truck driver is one of the few well-paid careers that don’t require a college degree. Truck drivers are in-demand and enjoy high pay and benefits making it a great career choice. In this blog you’ll learn all about what makes truck driving a good career.
You can make good money as a truck driver. First-year drivers can expect to earn between $69,000 and $85,000.* As you gain experience and/or add endorsements to your license you will earn more. Check out this blog to learn how much money you can make as a truck driver. *Pay information based on ATA Compensation Study.
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