Truck Driver Jobs

Truck Driver Overview


There's more to Truck Driver jobs than driving tractor trailers all over North America and being away from home for weeks at a time. While this is one version of the job, other Truck Drivers have regular delivery jobs driving smaller trucks, allowing them to come home every evening. Others drive a regional route that only requires on-the-road travel every few days. Truck Drivers are responsible for picking up cargo, loading it into their truck, driving it to its next destination and then unloading it. The position requires drivers to spend long hours behind the wheel, navigating often congested roadways in order to make deliveries on schedule. Depending on the type of job you choose, the hours can be flexible, although Truck Drivers rarely work a fixed schedule.

Truck Driver Education Requirements


A high school diploma is the basic requirement for Truck Driver jobs. You will need basic reading and math skills to fill out logs, complete bills of lading, calculate truck weights and manage driving schedules. Because you'll be delivering goods to a large geographic area, a valid driver's license is also a necessity. Depending on the weight of the truck and cargo you'll be driving, you may need to obtain a commercial driver's license, which will require additional vocational training. You may not be required to have previous experience, but people skills and customer service skills are extremely useful for Truck Drivers because you'll be representing your employer to clients as you complete deliveries.

Truck Driver Job Market


Because statistics lumps data for Truck Drivers together with sales and delivery workers, it's difficult to estimate how open the job market is for new positions. Looking at the extended job field, statistics estimate that more than a million people are employed in delivery and sales, and opportunities exist in all regions. A similar position would be a Motor Vehicle Operator Job.

Truck Driver Salary


The median salary for Truck Driving jobs in the U.S. is $27,530. Over-the-road and regional Truck Drivers are generally paid per mile driven while local delivery drivers are usually paid on a salary or hourly.
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Job Description Open the door to a career opportunity that is just right for you! TRUCK DRIVER JOB FAIR * Hiring Class A Drivers * Regional Positions (11 Western) * MONDAY 09/22/2014 from 9AM …1PM! * Location: 1409 Sportsman Dr, Compton, CA 90221 * 4 to 5 Days out / Steady Position * Great Equipment (2014 Volvo…s) / 2000 + miles weekly Bilingual Dispatch 24/7 * Constant Work Year Round / ...
This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No problem! We will help you acquire the equipment you need. Eligible CDL Driver App...
This Regional Owner-Operator truck driver position features an earning potential of up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul minimal touch freight and average 2,300 - 2,500 miles per week within a primary travel area of the 11 western states. Build your business with the support from regional dispatchers who know the area and your business. Schneider will provide the tools to help you run your own...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000BK This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No probl...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000BK This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No probl...
Local Intermodal Owner-Operator Truck Driver - $3,000 Lease-on Incentive - Home Daily - Gary, IN-140000002L This Local Intermodal Owner-Operator position features an earning potential of up to $150,000 per year. Truck drivers haul no-touch, mostly drop-and-hook freight with 130 miles of Gary, IN - excluding Michigan. Daily home time, familiar routes, and a flexible schedule are a few of the featu...
Truck Drivers, Yard Truck Drivers, Yard Hostlers, Yard Goat Drivers – Large distribution center seeks 6 experienced Yard Truck Drivers to work at their Carson facility. There are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $14 to $15 an hour, based on your experience. There is free on-site parking available and you’ll enjoy an on-site employee lunchroom with a microwave, refrigerator, a...
Truck Drivers, Yard Truck Drivers, Yard Hostlers, Yard Goat Drivers – Large retail distribution center seeks 3 experienced Yard Truck Drivers (Hostlers) to be responsible for moving trailer containers around their very large facility in Miramar, California. There are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $12.00 an hour, to start. Plus, after a 90 day probation period, you may be h...
Truck Drivers, Yard Truck Drivers, Yard Hostlers, Yard Goat Drivers – Large distribution center seeks 6 experienced Yard Truck Drivers to work at their Carson facility. There are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $14 an hour. There is free on-site parking available and you’ll enjoy an on-site employee lunchroom with a microwave, refrigerator, and vending machines available for...
Job Description Open the door to a career opportunity that is just right for you! TRUCK DRIVER JOB FAIR * Hiring Class A Drivers * Regional Positions (11 Western) * MONDAY 09/24/2014 from 9AM …1PM! * Location:10700 Jersey Blvd, Suite 705, Rancho Cucamonga * 4 to 5 Days out / Steady Position * Great Equipment (2014 Volvo…s) / 2000 + miles weekly Bilingual Dispatch 24/7 * Constant Work Year...
This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No problem! We will help you acquire the equipment you need. Eligible CDL Driver Applicants ...
Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Pick Your Freight-140996 This Percent lease Owner-Operator truck driver position provides you total control of your business and your bottom line. You select and manage your loads and decide when and where you want to run. Plus, take advantage of 24-hour business support, extensive resources, and complete access to our freight network. Schneider gives you the support...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000GZ This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you'll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We'll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equip...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000GZ This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you'll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We'll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equip...
Dedicated Owner-Operator Closed Loop Team Truck Driver - $15,000 Lease-On Incentive per Team - Dallas, TX-140401 This Dedicated closed loop team driver position features a predictable work schedule and weekly time at home! Drivers will deliver 100% no-touch freight on the same route every week and average 5,500 miles per week traveling from Distribution Center to Distribution Center. Get great we...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-10000000K9 This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you'll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500 miles per week. We'll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? ...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-10000000K9 This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you'll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500 miles per week. We'll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? ...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-10000000K9 This Mileage lease Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you'll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500 miles per week. We'll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? ...
Regional and Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - $5,000 Lease-On Incentive - Lease Option Available-10000000BL This Regional Owner-Operator truck driver position features an earning potential of up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul minimal touch freight and travel within California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Build your business with the support from regional...
Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Lease Option Available-09000000BK This Over-the-Road (OTR) Owner-Operator truck driver position features up to $0.92 per mile*. Plus, you’ll haul 70% drop-and-hook freight and average 2,500-2,700 miles per week. We’ll optimize your utilization to keep you moving, racking up miles and money. Set your business up for success! No equipment? No probl...

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Truck Driver

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $63,440.00
Typical Salary for Truck Driver
(743 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

High School
38.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
23.9%
Vocational
10.2%
Associates
9%
Certification
8.4%
Bachelor's
5.5%
Some High School Coursework
3.7%
(490 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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