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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Empowering people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic, compassionate, and responsible learning experiences. Title: Truck Driver Trainer/Instructional PlannerGrade: SAFLSA: Exempt Date:May 29, 2014Reports to: Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math ___________________________________________________________________ Purpose of Position Under the directionof the Dean...
Builders, contractors and remodelers across the country trust Norandex, a division of Saint-Gobain, and for good reason: We’re one of the leading distributors of exterior building products in the United States. Since 1946, we’ve been dedicated to searching out new and innovative ways to improve the quality of our products and services. We are an industry leader because we are a team of many with o...
Truck Driver Requirements include: Class A drivers license with 21 yrs of age and forklift experience. Job Duties are loading truck and making deliveries to customers. Must have current copy of MVR for last 3 yrs. call 828-328-1886 As Posted in the Carolina Classified Marketplace...
Pier Company CDL Truck Driver – Los Angeles, CA Competitive Per Round Trip $500 Sign On Bonus 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,...
Regional Company CDL Truck Driver – Columbus, OH Up to $55,000 Salary $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, electronic l...
HAGERSTOWN, 21740
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
LEBANON, 17042
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
PHILADELPHIA, 19154
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
WILKES BARRE, 18704
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
WILLIAMSTOWN, 17098
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
CAGUAS, 00725
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
EDGEFIELD, 29824
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
Truck Driver Natl Distributor seeks a driver in Queensbury Some whsenside sales duties; pre drug test nec. Reply to ***** EOE...
REISTERSTOWN, 21136
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
SALISBURY, 21801
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
BANGOR, 04401
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
CALAIS, 04619
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
SANFORD, 04073
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
AUGUSTA, 49012
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
BAY CITY, 48706
Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to go, either by supervising the transportation team or by operating the vehicle. This is the way the Guard Truck Driver plays an essential role in the accomplishment of many Guard missions and the skills you learn in the Guar...
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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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