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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Description *$500 SIGNING BONUS* Job Description: This position will be working daytime hours during the week. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Pens...
Best Logistics Group Florence, SC, 29501
When you choose to join Best Logistics Group, you will quickly see that we offer more than a driving career. We offer a lifestyle that will fit your needs! Truck Driver (Regional CDL Class A Drivers) Earn a wage based on performance! This freight is 70% drop and hook, no-touch freight. Be home some during the week, and home on the weekends to spend time with your loved ones. Two day paid Orientati...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Class A CDL Truck Driver – Regional (Gary, Indiana) Freshway Logistics, Inc., a division of Freshway Foods is seeking Class A CDL Drivers for our service area east of the Mississippi River. We are seeking a relay driver in the Gary, Indiana area. Our customer base is growing so we are expanding to meet the increased volume. · $0.46 Practical per Mile Starting Pay for experienced drivers · Pay Incr...
Company Confidential Paoli, PA, 19301
Job Purpose: Go to customer sites to collect and shred confidential information; perform loading, and unloading duties, operating, and keeping truck clean and in good working order. Duties: * Prepare truck for operation by performing pre and post trip DOT inspection; checking fluid levels and insuring proper performance of machinery. * Delivering items on assigned route; operating shredding equipm...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Con...
City: Easton State: Maryland Postal/Zip Code: 21601 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...
Truck drivers earn up to $65,000 per year* and have flexible scheduling options in this Over-the-Road CDL position. OTR truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 600 miles per haul. If you want to hit the open road, explore the country and rack up the miles, there’s no better way than jumping behind the wheel as an Over-the-Road driver for Schneider. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL D...
Truck drivers earn up to $65,000 per year* and have flexible scheduling options in this Over-the-Road CDL position. OTR truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 600 miles per haul. If you want to hit the open road, explore the country and rack up the miles, there’s no better way than jumping behind the wheel as an Over-the-Road driver for Schneider. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL D...
Truck drivers have a predictable work schedule, weekly time at home and earn an average of $51,000 per year*, with top drivers earning $66,000 per year. Regional truckers haul 95% no touch freight within a primary travel area of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Enjoy engineered routes, predictable lanes and patterns, with Sears and Kmart! As a Regional driver, you’ll enjoy th...
This Regional truck driver position features earnings up to $0.40 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-600 miles per length of haul. You’ll be out on the road on a bi-weekly schedule, 11 days on and 3 days off. You will travel between the states of Minnesota, Texas, Ohio and Georgia. Plus, take advantage of “Home Run” pods which will al...
This Regional truck driver position features earnings up to $0.40 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-600 miles per length of haul. You’ll be out on the road on a bi-weekly schedule, 11 days on and 3 days off. You will travel between the states of Minnesota, Texas, Ohio and Georgia. Plus, take advantage of “Home Run” pods which will al...
Truck drivers earn up to $57,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no touch freight and average 150-350 miles per length of haul. As a Regional driver, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: the freedom of the open road while staying close to home. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL Driver Applicants Exper...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS B CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in GRAND RAPIDS, MI * $15.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay + Benefits & Home Daily * Sunday thru Thursday - 3rd Shift - 11 P.M. Start Time * Must have Hazmat Endorsement or willing to obtain a Hazmat Endorsement * Must be able to off load using a pallet jack & 2 Wheel hand cart * Excellent Quality Equipment - Very Steady Work APPLY NOW or CALL 616-2...
Job Description LOCAL PART-TIME CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in GREENVILLE, SC * $500 - $800 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Set YOUR own Schedule * Work When YOU want to * Steady Work - Great Pay - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 864-528-5072 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 42 Branch Of...
This Dedicated truck driver features daily time at home, up to $53,500 per year* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul and unload multi-stop loads for a multinational automaker, Nissan, and benefit from consistent miles primarily within the Baltimore, MD area. It's all about consistency when you join Schneider's Dedicated division. By pulling freight for one customer, you'll enjoy co...
Truck drivers earn up to $0.46 per mile* as an Over-the-Road Tanker CDL Driver, and they’re among the highest paid in Schneider’s fleet - averaging $6,000 - $10,000 more per year. Tanker truckers also enjoy a flexible time off program - selecting six preferred days off each month. Plus, Schneider Tanker truck drivers enjoy a small company feel with the advantage of large company benefits! Schneide...
Truck drivers earn up to $0.46 per mile* as an Over-the-Road Tanker CDL Driver, and they’re among the highest paid in Schneider’s fleet - averaging $6,000 - $10,000 more per year. Tanker truckers also enjoy a flexible time off program - selecting six preferred days off each month. Plus, Schneider Tanker truck drivers enjoy a small company feel with the advantage of large company benefits! Schneide...
Finzer Roller seeks a safe, dependable driver to transport product primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Responsibilities will include: Drive tractor-trailer with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Secure cargo for transport Use EOBR to maintain hours of service and vehicle inspections Develop strong working relationships with internal and external custo...
This Dedicated truck driver position features weekly time at home, up to $0.39 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul multi-stop, no touch reefer and dry van loads to a multi-billion dollar global retailer, Costco, and benefit from consistent miles with a primarily traveling in intrastate Texas. It’s all about consistency when you join Schneider’s Dedicated division. By pull...
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Truck Driver

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $63,440.00
Typical Salary for Truck Driver
(743 Respondents)
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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)
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