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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You must enable Javascript to apply to this posting. * 80% RETENTION RATE!!! * Medical and Life Insurance * 401(k) Matched * Monthly Safety Bonus Award * Paid Vacations and Holidays * Housing Assistance Available Pilot Logistic Services is a multi-state fuel and oil distributor. We are currently seeking experienced Fuel Transport Drivers with an excellent driving record. The right candidate will h...
City: Arlington State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 76011 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions ac...
City: Roosevelt State: Utah Postal/Zip Code: 84066 Burdick Materials, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construct...
City: Arlington Heights State: Illinois Postal/Zip Code: 60005 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqu...
Company Confidential Sterling Heights, MI, 48312
Truck Driver w/exp. for Concrete ready mix. CDL req’d Macomb County 586-264-5380 Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Vining Oil Company/Clark Gas Station is now hiring a Bulk/Propane Truck Driver for Devils Lake & surrounding areas. Call 1-800-532-8669....
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Baltimore, MD $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic logg...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Philadelphia, PA $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic l...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Greensboro, NC $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic log...
Regional Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Minooka, IL $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electr...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Conyers, GA $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic loggin...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Columbus, OH $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic loggi...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – North Bergen, NJ $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. Keystone Freight Corp.’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic l...
City: Reno State: Nevada Postal/Zip Code: 89502 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions across...
City: Bakersfield State: California Postal/Zip Code: 93308 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisit...
CDL VACUUM TRUCK DRIVER Lots of Overtime & Great Benefits Email or fax resume ***** or 708-479-6890...
Yard Switcher/Spotter Company CDL Truck Driver – North Bergen, NJ $15 Per Hour Home Nightly Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. National Retail Transportation’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic logg...
Description DISH's Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. The Truck Driver drives diesel tractor and trailers in the local a...
Description PENSKE LOGISTICS IS A WORLD LEADER IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY DEDICATION AT EVERY TURN – COME JOIN OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM! Average $55K – $60K a year / Activity based / Paid Weekly / Great Benefits Sign-on Bonus - $3,000 -Class A Drivers needed for Local Route deliveries in the Romulus, MI area - No layovers Previous Food and Beverage route experience is a plus 100% Touch Freight,...
Yard Switcher/Spotter Company CDL Truck Driver – North Bergen, NJ $15 Per Hour Home Nightly Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Our drivers are ALWAYS our first priority. National Retail Transportation’s 60+ years of success is built on the performance of our skilled drivers. We provide performance equipment and the latest in-cab technology, including: voice-guided GPS, electronic logg...

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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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