Browse available Truck Driver Jobs. A trucker is more than just someone earning his bread by driving a truck. Trucking is a serious business and it is something more of a passion to the veteran truck drivers out there. They take pride at getting whatever is to be hauled from point A to point B within time and safely. Life is not easy for one trucker with destinations sometimes more than few hundred miles apart. Staying overnight at highway motels and leaving at dawn only to drive till dusk- this is something which a professional trucker needs to accept and take in his stride.
Industrialized countries are all about raw materials, finished products and delivery to consumers. And rarely are these 3 points of an industry are located adjacent to each other. Transportation is vital to make sure that production and revenue run on schedule and in sync. And this is exactly where truck drivers come in at. They are the ones responsible for transporting large amounts of goods between points. These drivers are the life and blood of industries.
Not only are they responsible for transportation but also to any and every other happenstance which might come in during this period. They also need to know about the machine they are using, the truck itself. Any snags or technical issues in between are something that a trucker is expected to solve keeping in mind the schedule and routine.
There’s much more to being a trucker than just driving truck from one point to another. There are given schedules within which the trucker has to deliver the goods in the same condition in which it was taken. This time-frame is relaxed only in cases of definite obstacles in the way such as rough terrain or weather. Another aspect which needs to be kept in mind is that driving a truck is not like driving a min-van or any vehicle whatsoever. Especially if a trucker is driving an articulated truck instead of a simpler straight truck. Articulated trucks are the ones which are able to carry more loads over and require just that much more expertise and skill.
There are many other facets to being a trucker, some of which you need to know and understand beforehand. Following are some of the features and hazards which a professional trucker does on every assignment:
Every trucker needs to account for dire situations and factors. One of the most important aspects which they need to keep in mind is the truck itself. Veterans will say that a pro trucker is only as good as the machine he drives. One can only ask Alaskan truckers to learn what can happen if someone does not have the right expertise to deal with a dire situation.
Other than having high-school diploma or GED, there are a few other things which you will need to make sure that you end up on the right side of the lane. These are:
If you want to be a truck driver, you need to have the right licenses first. Trucks are what are known as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) and you’ll need a CDL to drive one. A CDL is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCDA) in USA. Considering that you already have a high school diploma, you can get a CDL after:
There are different types of licenses too, viz.
With the median pay for a trucker around $38,000 per annum or $18 per hour, you can expect something above $25,000 if you have a year or more of on-job training to show. With experience, you can expect to earn above $45,000 or more if you maintain a good record throughout.
Truckers are one of the most important parts of the suburban American society. With registered truck drivers amounting in more than 1,800,000 and an expected 10% growth in the years to come, you might be looking at quite a nice time to start becoming a trucker yourself.
LMI | San Antonio, TX
This position is full-time, benefits eligible, and based at LMI’s Southwest Regional Office in...
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Henderson Trucking | Cape Girardeau, MO
BECOME A CDL-A TRUCK DRIVER THROUGH HENDERSON TRUCKING S TRAINING PROGRAM!Henderson Trucking, founded in 1978 and based near St. Louis, MO, has openings for recent CDL-A graduates. We invite you to ta...
CDL-A Truck Driver – Train with Henderson – Cape Girardeau
Hub Group Trucking | Dallas, TX
One of the Nation s Top Carriers, Hub Group Trucking, now has a variety of driving opportunities for CDL-A Owner Operators. As one of the largest intermodal/drayage carriers in North America, Hub Grou...
Intermodal CDL-A Owner Operator | $4,000 Sign On Bonus [DAL] Dallas – Hub Group Trucking
A&S Kinard | Philadelphia, PA
A&S Kinard has a NEW Northeast Pay Package!Let s face it, you’re not getting the miles you need in the Northeast, or the appreciation you deserve. A&S Kinard wants to change that! We have the miles, d...
Regional Truck Driver – Dedicated Account – Philadelphia
Averitt Express | San Antonio, TX
CDL-A Local Truck Drivers with Averitt are the champions of the local area, earning the opportunity to develop long-term relationship with the customers they serve. As a local driver, you’ll enjoy in-...
Cdl-A Local Truck Driver – San Antonio
Western Flyer Express | New York, NY
Detention Pay * Varies Multi-Stop Pay * $25 for each drop excluding the last drop...
Detention Pay * Varies Multi-Stop Pay * $25 for each drop excluding the last drop.
CKJ Transport | San Antonio, TX
New Braunfels, or Marble Falls, Texas hiring locations.If you are 23 years…...
CDL-a Company Truck Driver opportunities – Olmos Park
Saia | San Francisco, CA
Class A Truck Drivers, are you or somebody you know looking to advance your driving career?Saia s Core Values: Customer First, Safety, Taking Care of Each Other, Dignity & Respect, Do the Right Thing,...
Local CDL A City Truck Driver – $5,000 Sign On Bonus – Earn Up to $28.62/Hr – San Francisco
84 Lumber | Ruskin, FL
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one...
Oldcastle Materials | Liberty Hill, TX
Must maintain current driver’s license that meets state requirements, i.e., CDL, Class A and/or B Driver with air brake endorsement, possible hazmat and tanker endorsements...
Transport Designs | Detroit, MI
At Transport Designs, we treat our drivers with respect and dignity, like a member of our extended family. We hire professional drivers and we don t micromanage them, ever! We don’t tell you when and ...
HeartLand Express | Ada, MN
Heartland Express is hiring Class A CDL Truck Drivers for Over the Road (OTR), Regional, Dedicated, Team, Temperature Controlled (Refrigerated), Heavy Haul and Short Haul truck driving jobs. Heartland...
HydrochemPSC | Houston, TX
HydroChemPSC is now hiring CDL A&B Tanker Truck Drivers! What We Offer:Home Every Night!Weekly Pay!Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance401kPaid Vacation DaysPaid HolidaysReferral Bonus Driver Requirements:...
Schneider | Washington, DC
Check this great job opportunity, Team Truck Driver | $20,000 Sign-on Bonus per Team | Up to $0.51 cpm | Western Washington in Washington, DC. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great s...
USA Truck | Detroit, MI
USA Truck is Hiring CDL-A Drivers Drive Proud. Drive USA.Earn Up to $.52 CPM – Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! As a part of our renewed commitment to drivers and their continued success, we are accelerati...
Digital Media Communications | Hecla, SD
Drive your career forward and embrace an exciting new challenge! We need a Feed Truck Driver in Hecla. If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please give us a call at 605-725-6906. Take ad...
Class A Recruiting | Purchase, NY
CDL A Lease Purchase – Own the truck in as little as 2 years! No Money Down – No Credit Check – Walk Away Lease – All runs are south of I-40!Weekly Truck Payments Only – $145! We have 2015-2019 freigh...
GoPenske | Rock, KS
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver - Hiker/ Vehicle Transporter/CDL – Part Time in Rock, KS. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
C.R. England | Pelican Lake, WI
We Train, We Hire Guaranteed! At C.R. England, we train new drivers and hire experienced drivers. We are seeking truck drivers that have a safe and clean record and can handle 12 Gears, 18 Wheels, 40 ...
J&B Materials | South San Francisco, CA
J&B Materials is hiring Local CDL Class A Driversout ofConcord, CAJ&B Materials serves both commercial and residential customers and offers the largest inventory of construction supplies in California...