Ultimate Guide to Truck Driving Jobs


Truck Driving Jobs

The trucking industry is always looking for drivers and because of this truck driving jobs are everywhere. From your Facebook feed to job boards, there are a wide variety of trucking jobs to choose from. At first, the wide range of options can feel overwhelming. That doesn’t mean you should choose the first job you come across. Start by identifying any must-haves for your new truck driving job.

How to Narrow Your Options

Do you want to drive team? Can you bring your pet on the road? Are you looking for someone to sponsor your CDL training?  Writing out what you’re looking for can prevent you from jumping at the highest paying trucking jobs you see. While the dollar signs can be tempting, you should make sure the truck driving job you choose meets all your expectations. Once you’ve got a list of must-haves, you’re ready to narrow in on the perfect truck driving job.

Here are a few things you should consider before searching for truck driving jobs.

  • Type of Position – Dedicated? Local? Single or Team Driver? There are LOTS of truck driving positions to choose from. Make sure the job you’re applying for will meet your expectations. Don’t apply for a regional position if you’re hoping to stay local. Apply for a dedicated truck driving job if you want a consistent schedule.
  • Pay Package – Let’s not pretend this isn’t important. Of course, it is! Make sure the position you’re applying for has consistent amounts of work. Look for companies who reward you for your tenure. This is a clear sign they invest in their drivers because they want them to stay on board.
  • Pet Policy – For all the animal lovers out there, this is a big one. If you have a furry friend, make sure the company you’re applying for will allow them on the road with you.
  • Driver Benefits – What does the company offer their drivers that others don’t? Find out how drivers are treated. Find out about their vacation plan and make sure the benefits match your needs.
  • Location – Is there a region or part of the country you’d like to run in? Make sure the company or position you’re interested in has routes in the area you’re interested in.
  • CDL Training Sponsorship – If you don’t have your Commercial Driver’s License, you’ll need to go to training before starting your truck driving career. Look for a company that will assist you or reimburse you for the cost of your training.

Know the Requirements

Each trucking company is different and hiring requirements vary from company to company. There isn’t one set of requirements for all truck driving jobs. Be prepared to be asked about things such as your driving experience, personal and professional background, and driving record.

Talk to a Recruiter

While company websites, job boards, and social media are great resources for initial research on available truck driving jobs, the best way to get your questions answered is by speaking directly with a recruiter. Once you’ve narrowed in on a handful of positions you’re interested, give the company a call to make sure you’re a good fit for what they have available. You might even discover other benefits or newly available positions not posted online yet.

Truck Driving Jobs with Celadon

Now that you’re ready to hit the road, don’t forget to check out Celadon! We’re confident we can meet your must-haves and exceed your expectations. With a variety of positions available across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, we’re confident you’ll find the location you’re looking for. Not to mention our new and improved pay AND vacation package for qualified drivers puts us above the competition. Finally, if you’re looking for CDL training, we are proud to offer tuition sponsorships and reimbursements.

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