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.
ProDrivers | Weston, FL
ProDrivers is looking for qualified CDL A Truck Drivers with reefer experience. This full time opportunity that will pay $17 per hour plus OT and will start immediately. Delivery drivers will be...
Full Time ASAP Start
Republic Services | San Angelo, TX
A Residential Truck Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a...
InfraStaff | Columbus, OH
MILLCRAFT IS A GREAT WORKPLACE AND WE'RE HIRING! We have an immediate need for Class A CDL Drivers for our Columbus, Ohio Division...
State Department of Education | Allentown, PA
Eligible CDL Truck Driver ApplicantsAll Class A CDL holdersCurrent team truck drivers...
Hours: Day Shift
GoPenske | Denver, CO
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver – CDL Class A/Touch Freight – Penske Logistics in Denver, CO. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Knight Transportation | Biloxi, MS
Southeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has stayed true to one common...
1 YEARS experience At least 40 years old
WTI TRANSPORT | Lockhart, TX
Lease purchase and owner operator truck driving opportunities at WTI Transport give you every chance to succeed as a flatbed professional! FLATBED OWNER OPERATOR AND LEASE PURCHASE TRUCK DRIVING JOBS ...
UPS | Leesburg, AL
Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz-Mat endorsement. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight t...
Full Time Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
AAA | Scarborough, ME
Pass a driver's license check. Extensive training is provided for all incoming Fleet Service Drivers. Tow Truck Driver - Greater Lewiston-Auburn. Minor mechanical repair...
Full Time High School Diploma/GED preferred
Ryder | Oxnard, CA 93031
As a driver , you're important everywhere you go. Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines Detecting and eliminating or...
Part Time 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years Minimum 22 years of age
Koch Trucking | Gurnee, IL
Class A CDL, 1 year OTR experience Koch Trucking is a place to call home. Family Owned, Driver Focused. Chicago, IL to Minneapolis, MN - $3000 Orientation Completion Bonus - HOME WEEKENDS! Late Model ...
1 year experience
MC EXPRESS | Arkansas
Our commitment to the quality process is reflected in the state of the art systems, equipment and drivers we employ. Satisfactory driving record and work history. Must have Valid CDL-A. Company Driver...
1 Year experience
Digital Media Communications | West Palm Beach, FL
Does driving trucks for a living making rewarding pay sound like your next dream job? Then look no further here is your chance! Palm Beach Metal is now hiring a Truck Driver here in the West palm beac...
Schneider | Alaska
Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Eligible CDL Truck Driver Applicants:. Full-time CDL Team truck drivers are eligible for:. No employment contract - we don't lock you in, but you'll wa...
Full Time Experienced
84 Lumber | Cartersville, GA
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one...
CVS | North Augusta, SC
Operate tractor-trailer and/or straight truck to deliver merchandise from distribution center to stores in a timely manner and pick up and return merchandise/empty totes from stores to the distributio...
High school diploma or equivalent required 1 years experience At least 21 years old ...service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make...
Missouri School for the Deaf | Kansas City, MO
This Dedicated truck driver position features weekly time at home, up to $85,000 per year* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul and unload multi-stop freight to one of the fastest growi...
Full Time Travel,Contract Employment Degree required - High School Diploma Shift: Day Schedule: Not Specified
Doane Family Enterprises | Harrisburg, PA
Commonwealth Disposal Inc is searching for hard-working, motivated individuals to fulfill our full-time and part-time truck driver positions at our Shermans Dale and Harrisburg terminals. This positio...
Full Time/Part Time
Pilot Flying J | Midland, TX 79706
The right candidate will have a Class A CDL, 2 years of driving OTR/Fuel, Hazmat and Tanker endorsements. We are currently seeking an experienced Fuel Transport Driver with an excellent driving record...
Experienced Travel Required your schedule allows you to be home daily with two consecutive days off each week
Averitt Express | Slidell, LA
Drivers have the opportunity to change their driving preferences as their careers progress, including opportunities in operations and leadership. That's all it takes to get on the road to a rewarding ...
Full Time Associate Level 1 year experience