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.
GoPenske | Grand Rapids, MI
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver - Hiker/ Vehicle Transporter/CDL – Part Time in Grand Rapids, MI. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Oldcastle Materials | Spanish Fork, UT
Must possess a valid state commercial driver’s license (CDL) Class A with appropriate endorsements...
Schneider | San Bernardino, CA 92401
John, Schneider driver. "After working for several little companies, I've been with Schneider for 17 years because Schneider means what it says."...
Full Time Experienced
Republic Services | Cheshire, MA 01225
Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer...
Contract Employee Two years experience
CVS | South Carolina
Must be at least 21 years of age One (1) years over-the-road driving experience as well as city driving experience required Current CDL (Commercial Driver's License) Ability to pass all Department of ...
High school diploma or equivalent preferred 1 years experience At least 21 years old ...service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make...
City of San Diego | San Diego, CA
This listing closes on 6/25/2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana...
$18.06 - $21.78 Hourly Phone: (619) 236-6400
Knight Transportation | Charlotte, NC
Description Regional- East of 135 -Runs North East, South East, Midwest- No NYC -2,500+ miles weekly -Home time- 10-12 out home 2-3 -If you live East of I95, must be willing to commute back and forth...
Ryder | West Sacramento, CA
Ryder is HIRING Full Time Class A CDL Support Drivers. This experience must be verifiable & the driving experience must be in a Tractor Trailer, Combination Unit. Ryder drivers earn excellent mone...
Full Time 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years Minimum 22 years of age some weeks will be out for up to 5 days (home 2 consecutive days per week)
SYSCO | Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Sysco Associate Apply - Click Here. Sysco is the #1 foodservice supplier in North America. It takes a special kind of driver to work for Sysco...
Full Time Associate Level Exempt, Travel Required At least 21 years old ...route schedule various products to an assigned route schedul
Safety-Kleen | Spokane, WA
For more information about driver career opportunities, please call us at 1-833-32-DRIVE (1-833-323-7483), Monday - Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm CST. Please have this 5 digit job ID ready...
XPO Logistics | North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Logistics done differently. What you need to succeed at XPO:. The XPO Logistics Freight (LTL) Driver Sales Representative Student (DSR Student) Program is an...
To be at least 21 years old you will work as a dock worker for a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of classroom training
84 Lumber | Newnan, GA
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one...
US Xpress | Montgomery Village, MD
Must have CDL A & 21 years or older, Veterans must meet VA qualifications - call for details, Paid orientation - upon completion & hired, Must live within 45 miles of Baltimore, MD. 68 MPH, Fl...
Experienced Newer Trucks - average 2 years old
Pilot Flying J | Sacramento, CA 95833
Pilot Flying J is the nation's leader in the Travel Center industry. As a Pilot Driver, your schedule allows you to be home daily with two consecutive days off...
Experienced Travel Required your schedule allows you to be home daily with two consecutive days off each week
Sunbelt Rentals | Longview, TX 75605
Sunbelt Rentals strives to be the customer's first choice in the equipment rental industry. If a current Sunbelt Rentals employee has referred you for an...
High School Diploma 2 years’ experience preferred
Perfect CDL Jobs Inc | San Antonio, TX
Call or text 719-225-1004 for more information or quick apply below –...
CropMobster | Merced, CA
With farmers, waste warriors, hunger relievers, and other good folks. For Season 2, Nicky Bobby is on an...
City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita, CA
Irrigate trees within the public right-of-way/parkway by driving the City's Water Truck along a pre-planned route...
Part Time Temporary,Seasonal Employment Department: Neighborhood Services Phone: (661) 284-1418
State of North Carolina | Granville, NC
This listing closes on 6/19/2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)...
Full Time Permanent Employment $30,280.00 - $45,420.00 Annually Department: Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
County Times Newspapers | Great Mills, MD
Wanted Class B CDL Drivers for Dump Trucks, also wanted Equipment Fuel & Lube Truck Driver. All Drivers must have valid DOT Physical and be able to pass Goverment Background Check...