Different Types of Truck Driving Jobsotrdriving
Company Driving Jobs
The most common type of CDL truck driving jobs within the transportation industry is company driving positions. Company drivers typically get consistent pay, access to employer sponsored benefits, and steady home time. Most truck drivers start their driving career as a company driver. If you are looking for trucking companies that are hiring company drivers visit our company driving jobs page.
Lease Purchase Driving Jobs
Once truck drivers get some experience and they want to venture out to try something new they can look into lease purchase programs. Lease purchase trucking jobs are designed for truck drivers who want the opportunity to be considered an owner operator, but might not have the credit or available financing to purchase a tractor on their own. There are many trucking companies that offer lease purchase programs. Our recommendation is to research each company thoroughly to make sure that the lease program is going to match up with the need of your lifestyle. We have provided several resources to help educate drivers on what questions to ask your recruiter and to showcase the differences between company driving jobs vs lease purchase programs.
Owner Operator Jobs
If you are a professional truck driver and you already own your tractor then congratulations. This means that you are one of the most sought after drivers in the transportation industry. Owner Operators are typically among the highest paid truck drivers in the industry. There are 2 types of owner operators. The first type is called power only owner operators. These are owner operators who only own the tractor. These owner operators will lease their equipment onto a transportation company. Power only owner operators will normally run under the DOT authority of the company they are leased on with. The second type of owner operator are made up of an even smaller segment of truck drivers that own both the tractor and the trailer. These owner operators most often run their own authority and they broker freight from various transportation companies and 3rd party brokers. If you are an owner operator and you are looking for trucking companies that are interested in working with you visit out owner operator jobs page.
Local Truck Driving Jobs
Truck driving is a demanding profession. The work life balance for the typically OTR driver is poor because most truck drivers spend the majority of their time on the road and away from their family. Many truck drivers simply cannot work over the road due to family constraints so their only viable alternative for working in the transportation industry is to find trucking jobs that can get the driver home every day. If you are CDL driver looking for local driving jobs visit our list of trucking companies that offer local truck driving jobs. Many transportation companies have local truck driving jobs, but most companies have limited hiring areas for local drivers so if you need local work research the companies that have terminals close to where you live. Chances are if the company has a terminal near your address then they might have local work within your area.
Dedicated Driving Jobs
Dedicated driving is desirable because it normally provides routine miles, steady pickup and delivery times, consistent pay, and even regular home time. Many trucking companies reserve their dedicated driving jobs for current drivers that have proven themselves and some companies will only assign senior drivers to their dedicated accounts once the driver demonstrates a good record of on time deliveries. Even though this is the case for many companies we have found several companies that offer dedicated driving jobs to new hires as a way to attract them to their company. If you are looking for a dedicated driving job visit our dedicated driving jobs page.
Team Truck Driving Jobs
Team driving is when 2 drivers pair up in a single tractor and drive together to haul freight. Team driving allows companies to haul high mile freight and get it delivered quickly since the truck rarely has to stop moving. Many times, expedited freight is hauled by teams. Customers who operate with just in time or exactly on time manufacturing processes will typically employ teams to move freight quickly and efficiently. Team drivers are extremely difficult for companies to recruit and due to the increased competition between companies team drivers usually demand the highest pay and largest sign on bonuses. If you are a team and want to explore team driving opportunities visit our list of companies that offer team truck driving jobs.
Student Truck Driving Jobs
If you are new to the transportation industry or you are researching the career path of new entry level driving then you have come to the right place. Visit our FAQ page for a list of questions that you should know the answers to when researching future trucking companies. Typically, new drivers have 2 options for obtaining their CDL. Option 1 is to go through a community college of truck driving school. This option normally requires tuition and can get expensive for people who do not have the funds needed to pay for the costs of the training program. Option 2 is to sign on with a transportation company that has an established truck driver training program that is designed to teach the driver how the driver a commercial vehicle in addition to providing full time employment with the company at the end of the training program. If you go the truck driving school route please keep in mind the some truck driving schools do not guarantee employment with a carrier at graduation so it may be safer to partner with a trucking company that has a student training program. Visit our student truck driving jobs page for a list of employers offering entry level training programs.