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 | Loveland, CO
We are looking for a qualified CDL A Professional Driver interested in a contract opportunity! Responsibilities: * Making local deliveries across the front range. * Equipment: 48 foot reefer...
Hogan Transportation | Munster, IN 46321
Chicago, IL Dedicated Operations Manager - Trucking Hogan Respected Transportation Company in search of a tenured Operations Manager with Transportation and Dispatch experience servicing an establishe...
Goodwill | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pick-up and delivering donations. CDL Class A or B plus two years experience. Knowledge of Miami-Dade, Broward county roadways and area is nessary. Ability...
Full Time CDL Class A or B plus two years experience
AAA | Honolulu County, HI
Pass a driver's license check. Extensive training is provided for all incoming Fleet Service Drivers. Minor mechanical repair. AAA Hawaii is seeking applicants for a Fleet Service Driver on the island...
Part Time High School diploma/GED preferred Part time employees should work no more than an average of 28 hours per week
GoPenske | Wichita, KS
Check this great job opportunity, Truck Driver – CDL A or B/Touch Freight –LOCAL Penske Logistics in Wichita, KS. You will work in a nice and warm environment with great salary and compensation...
Schneider | Atlanta, GA
Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Full-time CDL truck drivers are eligible for:. Eligible CDL Driver Applicants. New Class A CDL holders...
Full Time Experienced Travel Required Flexible scheduling available
Sunbelt Rentals | Pelham, AL 35124
Sunbelt Rentals is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Sunbelt Rentals strives to be the customer's first choice in the equipment...
High School Diploma Travel Required 2 years’ experience preferred On Call
WTI TRANSPORT | Southaven, MS
WTI Transport is NOW HIRING company drivers, lease purchase and owner operators for flatbed driving opportunities! Flatbed truck drivers new CDL-A jobs available at WTI Transport Company drivers, owne...
1 year experience
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores | Midland, TX
Soft Skills: Good written and oral communication skills, team player, exceptional customer service, attention to detail, self motivated, strong leadership skills ability to work between a variety of g...
Bachelor's Degree Required Category: Transportation
Transport America | Tobyhanna, PA
This is a solo route where you will be hauling freight for Wal-Mart throughout a 48 state operating area. This customer is looking for experienced drivers who have their hazmat endorsement and are wil...
Experienced 6 Months of recent OTR experience Minimum of 21 years old
Coca-Cola | Gainesville, FL
Must have a valid Commercial Class A driver's license. Major moving violations include, but are not limited to, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Dri...
6 months experience PRN
Knight Transportation | Plainfield, PA
Northeast 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
Navajo Express | Cedar City, UT
99% No-Touch Freight Requirements to Apply Class A CDL 6 months verifiable experience in the last 3 years Good MVR and driving record no more than 4 preventable accidents in the last 3 years No D.O.T...
Experienced 6 months experience At least 12 years old Guaranteed Home Time Earn 1 day off for every 1 week out Ask about our new pay scale
Uber | Lawton, OK
You're friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule!...
SYSCO | Mounds View, MN
Self-certified as a non-exempted interstate driver with the state licensing agency that issued the CDL (commercial driver license) (Please note:. 21+ years of age Valid Class A Commercial Driver Licen...
High School Diploma or GED 1-3 months experience
UPS | Hillsboro, OR
Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more locations. ...
Full Time ...coming to work every day with the... Must be able to work flexible hours
Forward Air | United States
Hiring Both Class A and Class B Independent Contractors for Local. Hiring Both Class A and Class B Company Drivers for Local. Our OTR Division - Class A TEAMS. Additional $.02 per mile loaded and empt...
High School Diploma 2 years experience weekend and extended hours)
carlisle carrier | Carteret, NJ 07008
Must hold a valid CDL from the state in which you reside. CDL-A Hourly Driver – Truck Driver – Northeast Regional Positions. Reasonable driving record. Benefits of CDL-A Hourly Driver for Carlisle:...
Bachelor's Degree 0 to 1 year experience
Pilot Flying J | Ogden, UT 84405
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
Ryder | Virginia
Part Time, Solo Class B Driving Position Great Pay:. Ryder is Hiring A Part Time Class B Driver. As a driver , you're important everywhere you go. Provide appropriate CDL and endorsements for the posi...
Full Time Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Degree Intern