What We Do
Chances are, if you are reading this right now then you’re probably a truck driver and you might be looking for a new truck driving job. So what are your options? How do you find a new truck driving job that suits your needs the best?
CDL truck drivers have been searching for truck driving jobs that same way for the last 15 years and nothing has changed. It shouldn’t be a surprise anymore that qualified truck drivers can go work at virtually any trucking company they desire as long as the driver meets the companies’ minimum qualifications. Due to the current truck driver shortage most qualified drivers can get approved within 24 hours after submitting an application to a trucking company. Recruiting departments at many trucking companies are required to consistently hire new drivers to maintain their companies’ fleet size due to the increasing turnover within the trucking industry. Since the trucking industry is so competitive trucking companies need to stand out so most trucking companies spend thousands of dollars a month in advertising to attract new truck drivers to their company. Many trucking companies claim to offer great home time, the highest pay, new equipment, the best lease purchase programs, huge sign on bonuses, etc, etc. The truth is that not everyone can be the best and many times the driver is left trying to decipher between all the junk that gets thrown their way. We think this is a big problem because many drivers will not take enough time to research a trucking company prior to accepting an new job offer.
So what’s the Answer?
How does a commercial truck driver find the best local, regional, dedicated, team, or OTR driving jobs without spending hours doing research?
How do truck drivers find the best trucking companies, get the honest truth, get paid what they are worth, and settle in with a company so they are not constantly job jumping?
We’re here to help!
Connecting CDL Drivers with the Best Trucking Companies
OTRDRIVING.COM is a one stop resource that connects local, regional, dedicated, team, student, and OTR (Over-The-Road) truck drivers with the best trucking companies in the marketplace today. We do this by researching a trucking company, collecting information about them, and compiling a broad overview of the company so job seekers and quickly and easily compare trucking companies against each other. Our desire is to showcase only the best truck driving jobs within the industry today. We also have an extensive trucking company review directory where CDL drivers are able to further their research on a potential trucking companies by reading trucking company reviews submitted by other drivers.
We offer 2 different ways to connect you with a trucking company
Contact All Carriers
One of the fastest ways to start finding your next truck driving job is to submit a general contact form that will go to all of the trucking companies within our carrier directory. This option will give you access to recruiters from many different trucking companies. When the recruiters call just let them know what you are looking for, but more importantly, research what they are offering to make sure that their job offer matches up with your needs. Make sure you reference our 100 questions to consider asking your driver recruiter when speaking to your driver recruiter so you do not forget to ask the right questions.
Contact Only the Carriers you Choose
If you want to be in more control you have the option to submit your information to only the trucking companies that you want contacting you. To do this visit our carrier directory page and find the trucking companies that you are interested in. Once you are within the carriers profile page you you will find a link that will direct you directly to the trucking companies career website.
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Highest Paying Trucking Jobs
If you are looking for the highest paying truck driving jobs or the top paying trucking companies then be prepared to spend a lot of time doing research. It may seem very easy to compare different pay packages, but the truth of the matter is that there are so many different pay packages out their within the trucking industry that not all trucking jobs are created equal. OTR driving jobs are easy to find, but sometimes comparing companies to each other can be challenging. For example, one trucking company advertises .50 CPM while another company advertises .45 CPM. Which company is giving the truck driver the best offer? At face value the company paying .50 CPM looks like they are offering the highest pay. However, the truth is in the details. Do the different CPM rates include fuel bonuses, safety bonuses, or sign on bonuses? Does the driver’s pay fluctuate based on sliding scales or banded pay zones? Does the rate of pay change based off of home time? To find out what the trucking company is truly paying we need to dissect the pay package down to the base rate. The company paying .45 CPM may in fact be the higher paying job if the.50 cpm offer includes a total of .10 cpm in various bonuses that the driver could potentially lose.
When searching for your next job be cautious about what the trucking companies advertise. Many times, the pay package that is advertised by the trucking company takes into account all bonuses, and assumes best case scenarios. We do not believe that trucking companies are intentionally trying to mislead potential truck drivers and we do not want to paint truck companies in a negative light. Many trucking companies are just trying to compete with their competitors so they intentionally advertise the highest rate of pay. They leave it up to driver to ask questions about the specifics.
Finding the best paying trucking jobs is hard to do, but by asking the right questions and comparing the job offers the right way can help driver decided what offer is best for them. OTR drivers should be able to find the best truck driving jobs with patience and proper research.