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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Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Drivers, Yard Truck Drivers, Yard Hostlers, Yard Goat Drivers – Large distribution center in Carson seeks 6 experienced Yard Truck Drivers to move trailers to docks, secure and lock trailers in position, and return trailers to yard areas. There are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $14 to $15 an hour, based on your experience. Some Overtime is available at $21 to $22.50 ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to get home o...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to get home o...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to get home o...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...

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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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