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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 Description NEW REGIONAL / OTR CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in DAYTON, OH * $.46 Per Mile / Stop pay is between $10 and $20 / Detention after 2 hours at $25 per hour. * $1,200+ Weekly Average + Benefits & Home every weekend * Significant increase after probationary period and will average between $1,300 and $1,800 Per Weekly Average * Flatbed Experience is a Plus but Not Required * Must be willin...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in VANDALIA, OH. $.40 PER MILE / $14.00 PER STOP / $14.00 PER HOUR DETENTION / AVERAGE $850 to $1150 PER WEEK / 1st SHIFT Very little touch - occasionally need to assist at a stop. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-780-9495 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SEATTLE, WA * $18.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Flatbed Maxi Trailers - Tarping Required * Most Common Areas You Will Drive OR, WA, ID, Some of Montana * Great Pay - Very Steady Work - Great Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 909-987-6829 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousa...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-B OPPORTUNITIES in CICERO / BERWYN AREA * $16.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay + Benefits & Home Daily * Tuesday - Friday * Chicagoland Straight Truck Driver * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Driver...
Job Description CDL-A TEAM CAREER OPPORTUNITY in JACKSON, MS * $.46 Per Mile Split + Benefits * Dedicated Run from Jackson, MS or Hattiesburg, MS to Laredo, TX hauling automotive parts * Good Pay - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 769-300-2985 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch O...
Job Description Our Drivers are Proud to be on the TransForce TEAM! Safety is our number one priority. $14.16 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY and BENEFITS -- STEADY WORK *HOME DAILY* CAREER OPPORTUNITY for CLASS A CDL DRIVERS for YARD SPOTTING in GREENVILLE, OH. Class A CDL Yard Spotter needed immediately in Greenville, Ohio! Sun - Thurs 9p-6a, $14.16/hr with OT after 40 hrs WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A ...
Job Description LOCAL DRIVING CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SWEDESBORO, NJ * $20.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5 Day Work Week - 1st Shift * Must be willing to hand unload and drive into surrounding states (NY, PA) * All are Temp to Perm positions * Steady Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 856-931-8101 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join th...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in HAYWARD, CA * $22.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5-6 Day Work Week - 1st Shift * Must Be Able To Lift, Push and Pull Over 50lbs * Driver Will Be Required To Use A Manuel Pallet Jack & Hand Truck * Must Have Food Delivery Experience * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - Great Pay APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION ...
Job Description NEW LOCAL & REGIONAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in SOUTH CHICAGO, IL * $18.00 - $21.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay & Benefits * Monday thru Friday **Flatbed Experience Is A Plus But Not Required** * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands ...
Job Description NEW CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in CHATTANOOGA, TN ** LET US PUT YOU IN THE DRIVERS SEAT ** *WE MATCH YOUR NEEDS TO THE DRIVING POSITION* * $750-$950 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * $850-$1200 Weekly Average + Benefits with overnight runs * Local drivers must be able to stay overnight on occasion * Monday thru Friday with occasional weekend work * Great Pay - Steady...
Job Description CDL-A FLATBED CAREER OPPORTUNITY in RICHMOND, CA * $.45 Per Mile + Benefits * Flatbed Experience A Plus * Line Haul Drivers * Good Equipment - Great Pay - Steady Work APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We h...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TURKEY, NC * $700 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Steady Work - Great Pay - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 980-321-4273 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We have an excellent reputation...
Job Description STEADY LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in THE BAY AREA "OAKLAND, SAN JOSE and HAYWARD, CA" * $17.00 - $18.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS & GREAT HOME TIME * GOOD WEEKLY PAY & BENEFITS & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Office...
Job Description HOME DAILY CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in ALLENTOWN, PA * $18.00 - $19.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS * 5 DAYS PER WEEK - 1st or 2nd Shift * STEADY WORK - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - NO TOUCH FREIGHT APPLY NOW or CALL 610-683-3110 FOR MORE INFORMATION Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals....
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in LOS ANGELES, CA * $19.50 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5 P.M. Start Time * Requires TWIC Card * No touch Freight * Great Pay - Good Quality Equipment - Very Steady Work APPLY NOW or CALL 562-864-8779 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Bra...
Job Description REGIONAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in MIDDLETOWN, DE * AVERAGE of $1,400 to $1,500 Per Week + Benefits & Good Home Time * Picking up used batteries at each location and delivering new. * Multiple stop deliveries average 15-25 per load. Hand delivered by power jack to dock * 1600-1900 miles per week average 2 loads per week. * Drivers leave on Sunday if first stop is greater th...
Job Description LOCAL CDL A & B POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN CHESAPEAKE & SURROUNDING AREAS * FULL TIME, PART-TIME AND CAUSUAL DRIVERS NEEDED * PAID FOR THE HOURS WORKED OR THE RUNS COMPLETED * WHETHER YOU WANT TO WORK FROM 1 TO 5 DAYS A WEEK, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WAITING FOR YOU. * MOST JOBS ARE NO TOUCH APPLY NOW or CALL 703-823-8113 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Profe...
Job Description ***YARD SWITCHERS, SHUTTLE DRIVERS, AND HOT TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED in CANTON, MS*** 1st, 2nd, and 3rd SHIFTS AVAILABLE! THESE POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED QUICKLY, PLEASE APPLY ASAP! STEADY LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES $14.50 PER HOUR + BENEFITS and YOU WILL BE HOME DAILY! GOOD STEADY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 901-566-5116 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce ...
Job Description NEW CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in EDISON, NJ * Opportunity To Make Up To $1,500 Per Week * $.53 Per Mile * 2,500 to 3,000 per week average * Must Be Available for Any & All Shifts * Home 2 or 3 Nights A Week - Home Every Weekend * 100% no touch * MUST have a CLEAN MVR **Hazmat Endorsement, TWIC and Tanker Endorsement a Plus** * Great Pay - Steady Work - Good Equipment AP...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in EATON, OH. GREAT PAY! / 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / ANY SHIFT Drivers needed to run shuttles from Eaton to Marysville, East Liberty, & Greensburg. Typically 2 loads a day. Must be willing to be assigned to any shift. Drivers will average $120 to $150 per day. NO Touch. All drop and hook. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-78...
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$24,960.00 - $63,440.00
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.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
Drive trucks in order to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
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