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.
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Republic Services | Richmond, VA
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...
Full Time Seasonal,Temporary Employment
Finding Drivers | Las Vegas, NV
Job Description Apply today, looking to hire immediately!!!!! We value our Drivers Pay: * Up to $65,000 per Year * Up to $1,2500 a week * Sign on Bonus Varies Job Description: * Predictable work...
ProDrivers | Bridgeton, MO
Check this great job opportunity, CDL A Yard Dog Truck Driver SAINT LOUIS, MO in Bridgeton, MO. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Waste Management | Bridgeport, WV
Check this great job opportunity, Energy Services Water Truck Driver in Bridgeport, WV. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
GoPenske | Edison, NJ
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver - Hiker/ Vehicle Transporter/CDL – Part Time in Edison, NJ. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Ryder | STOCKTON, CA
To apply for this position please call the recruiter, Brandy, at 1-209-273-9174 and ask about "stockton home daily job"...
J.B. Hunt Transport | WINDSOR LOCKS, CT
Sysco | Alma, AR
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Double and Triple Trailer Hazardous Cargo Previous experience at Sysco...
High School Diploma or GED 1 year experience At least 21 years old
Uber | Round Rock, TX
You're friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule!...
Roehl Transport | Greenfield, IN
Get the largest sign-on bonus in trucking when you join our one eligle fleets. Customer demand is strong - we have freight and more is coming, so we're also offering a sign-on bonus to experienced dri...
CRH-Oldcastle | Austin, TX
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily...
Waller Truck CO | Kansas City, MO
18 months driving experience w/CDL certificate or 24 months without. An acceptable driving record without any drug or alcohol related incidents in the last 5 years...
84 Lumber | Houston, TX
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information to others one-on-one...
CRST Dedicated | Kernville, CA
CRST Dedicated is hiring Team Class A CDL Truck Drivers. With this Dedicated CDL A Truck Driving job each truck driver can earn $58,000 plus a year and will get home weekly. Apply now for a CDL-A tr...
ProDrivers | Commerce, TX
Check this great job opportunity, CDL A Truck Driver Commerce City, CO in Commerce, TX. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
GoPenske | Grand Prairie, TX
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver – CDL Class A/Touch Freight – Penske Logistics in Grand Prairie, TX. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Ryder | COLUMBIA, SC
Full, Comprehensive Benefit Package. Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program & much more!...
Sysco | Brunswick, GA
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come...
High School Diploma or GED 2 years experience At least 21 years old
Uber | Cedar Park, TX
You're friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule!...