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.
Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; developing sales; maintaining records. Applicant must have Class A License Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, p...
CDL Truck Driver / Shipping Clerk Job Label:CDL Truck Driver/ Colorado Springs-2 Springs Fabrication is searching for a CDL Truck Driver / Shipping Clerk for our Colorado Springs location. About Us: Since 1986, Springs Fabrication, Inc. has been serving the needs of companies nationwide with quality machining and fabrication services. A commitment to delivering high-end engineered metal products t...
Welch Packaging has Truck Driver positions available. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals that enjoy the challenge of working in a customer focused and FAST paced environment. Come see why we’re ranked as one of Toledo’s Top Places to Work! Good Pay, Benefits, and a Positive work environment as well as the comfort of knowing you will be home every night! Not familiar with us? View a s...
JOB POSTING Ready Mix Truck Driver Titan America is looking for high energy women and men to fill our openings for Ready Mix Delivery Professionals at our facilities in the Northern Virginia area. Titan America offers excellent wages and benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401k savings plan, paid vacation, and holidays. Responsibilities Include: · Safely operate truck in accordance with al...
Land Clearing Company is looking for Lube Truck Driver, that will be responsible for maintaining company equipment in a safe and cost efficient manner. The lube truck driver performs routine maintenance, servicing, repairing and fueling of company's equipment. Technicians must be able to complete all fleet maintenance processes and ensure that units meet company specifications at all times. Must h...
JHE Production Group, a Harrisburg NC based company, is looking for a CDL Driver to join our fast paced, energetic organization. Experience in Event Marketing and Mobile Touring, preferred. Job Purpose: To transport company assets to and from scheduled events and assist with loading, unloading, setup and tear down of display(s) at each event. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Safely operat...
Full-Time, Overnight Line Haul Driver (CDL Not Required, but is PREFERED) Compensation: $10.00/hour plus Four Pay Increases 1st Year Lone Star Overnight Lubbock, Texas (Overnight) Shift- Must be available 9PM-6:00AM Local area line haul driver. Your shift will begin and end at home base. Visit www.lso.com/Jobs.aspx to print your application. Resumes alone will not be accepted and application must...
CDL Class B Driver (Naperville, IL) Construction material supply company is looking for a full time CDL Class B driver to start immediately. Must be dependable with a good work ethic and attention to detail. Clean driving record and DOT physical/drug test required. You will be responsible for loading and unloading your truck with some heavy lifting of 50# or more. Position pays $14/hour with paid...
*OTR Flatbed Truck Driver Wanted* *OTR Flatbed Truck DriverS Wanted. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS.WITH NO 'STALLING' / LENGTHY TRAINING, OR 'PENDING APPLICATION' TIME, AT LEAST NOT FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE(S).* *$1000-$1200 Avg. Weekly Pay- W/$1000 Signing Bonus payable after successfully COMPLETED 90 day probationary period* SMALL BUT GOOD FLATBED OUTFIT LOOKING FOR Experienced Over The Road Commercial Trac...
Basic Information: · Regional Carrier - Class A CDL Driver · No East Coast/No West Coast! · Weekly Payroll / Vacation / 401K / Benefits Package / Yearly Raises · Assigned Truck - No Slip Seating · Up to 42 CPM starting pay · Home Every Weekend · 99% No Touch · Dry Van Our Requirements · Must be at least 23 years old · At least one year of driving experience · Experience must be in like equipment (...
Trench Plate Rental Company, a growing multi state construction, equipment rental, traffic control service company, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic Driver / Crane Operator with a valid class A license. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivery and pick up of large equipment for local customer routes. Make deliveries and pickups in a timely manner. Safely moves and positions...
MATERIAL HANDLER / TRUCK DRIVER : Great opportunity to work for an established company in Central Indiana. We are looking for an experienced Warehouse Associate / Truck driver. Two, plus years of Fork lifting experience. Truck Driving: Class A or B license. We offer competitive wages, Health Insurance, and 401k/ Profit Sharing. This is a full time opportunity, all year long....
Class A CDL Drivers Wanted NOW… We are looking for Professional Class A Delivery Truck Drivers to join our team Established Local company with national roots for over 25 years. Local and NW Regional Some overnights required, max out of town is 2 nights in a row. Stable long term employment Paid by hour, or mileage, drops and picks, and per diem. Summer, Safety and Winter bonuses also available for...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in ROMULUS, MI * $850 - $1,000 Weekly Average + Weekly BONUS + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - 2nd or 3rd Shift * Must be able to go to Canada with a Passport, Enhanced License or Fast Card * No-Touch Automotive Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 313-388-4900 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransFo...
Job Description CDL-A DRIVERS - Local Career Opportunities in N. TONAWANDA, NY. $18.00 Per Hour + Steady Overtime Pay & Benefits / Home Daily! Monday thru Friday / Good Trucks / No Touch Freight - One local position running to Syracuse and back daily, start time 2AM. - Two local positions running within Buffalo and some Canada work. Must be eligible to enter Canada either with an enhanced license...
JOB SUMMARY: Transport biosolids from dewatering facilities to land application sites. Operate dump truck with pup trailer and/or end dump truck in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and safety precautions. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Operate dump truck with end dump truck to transport treated sludge to land application sites. Complet...
Company Confidential White Bear Lake, MN, 55110
Distribution Company is in need of a Class A truck Driver/Warehouse Worker This position will be primarily focused on Warehouse-Material Handeling, and Class A Truck Driving duties. Experienced Class A driver, for local deliveries. NO OTR, you will be home at nights, and weekends. You will “touch Freight”. This will be about 50% of yout time. Material Handeling- Current Forklifting Experience a mu...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Local – Home Daily) At Harvest Meat Company we deliver an array of packaged protein products to more than 4,000 retail and foodservice customers, including independents grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, food manufactures, and club stores. Customer across the map look to Harvest to meet their product needs in beef, pork, poultry, seafood, veal, lamb, p...
Class A Delivery Drivers (WBX-Portland, OR) At Western Boxed Meat, as sister company of Harvest Meat Company we deliver an array of packaged protein products to more than 4,000 retail and foodservice customers, including independents grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, food manufactures, and club stores. Customer across the map look to Harvest to meet their product needs in beef...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Kansas City, KS) At Harvest Meat Company we deliver an array of packaged protein products to more than 4,000 retail and foodservice customers, including independents grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, food manufactures, and club stores. Customer across the map look to Harvest to meet their product needs in beef, pork, poultry, seafood, veal, lamb, proc...
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Typical Salary for Truck Driver
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Follow appropriate safety procedures when transporting dangerous goods.
Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes, in order to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
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