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 CDL-A TEAM CAREER OPPORTUNITY in LITTLE ROCK, AR * MULTI STOP ROUTES * $.46 PER MILE SPLIT - STOP PAY $14.44 SPLIT - LAYOVER PAY AFTER 8 HOURS * TEAM AVERAGE OF 4,500 - 5,500 MILES PER WEEK * DEDICATED RUN - STEADY WORK - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 901-566-5116 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thou...
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Local Asphalt Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local driving opportunities hauling Asphalt. These drivers will be hauling asphalt traveling within a 250 to 300 mile radius. These drivers will get home on a daily basis and parking will be in the surrounding area. Work is mainly Monday through Friday however some weekend work will be required. Call today to...
Driver - Part time CDL Class A Local Runs! The Tampa Bay Times has immediate part time openings for drivers with CDL Class A license to drive Times vehicles to and from Distribution Centers adhering to standard routes in place. Driver is responsible for loading and unloading carts and/or bundles of newspaper. Opportunities are between the hours of 11 PM to 5 AM. Must be able to work throughout the...
Job Description CDL-A TEAM DRIVERS / CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in HOUSTON GOOD WEEKLY PAY & BENEFITS & HOME EVERY 3 DAYS GOOD TRUCKS / STEADY DEDICATED TEAM RUN / X Endorsement Required APPLY NOW and CALL 713-781-0948 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We have...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A or B CAREER OPPORTUNITY in WHITE MARSH & SURROUNDING AREAS CDL A or B DRIVER FULL OR PART TIME: * $17.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS & HOME DAILY * 5 DAY WORK WEEK * MUST BE ABLE TO USE A PALLET JACK AND UNLOAD CDL A YARD JOCKEY: * $17.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS & HOME DAILY * 5 DAY WORK WEEK - 2ND SHIFT 3:30 P.M. - 12 A.M. * SOME WAREHOUSE WORK * TANKER ENDORSEMENT A PLU...
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– Growing Logistics Company seeks 2 CDL Truck Drivers to make deliveries of parcels and packages from their Indianapolis, IN facility. To be considered, you must: Have at least 5 years of prior delivery driving experience. Have valid driver’s license with a clean DMV record. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs., as needed. Consent to a background check. Prior convictions may not necessar...
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...

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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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