straight truck jobs
While Straight Truck Driving might not be what you think when you hear the word “trucking,” straight truck drivers make up a very large part of the industry. The ATA reported that in 2020, over 3.97 million class 8 trucks were registered for business purposes in the U.S, up 1.5% from 2019. With this increased need for straight truck drivers, it’s important for prospective drivers to have all the facts. Here’s everything you need to know about what it’s like being a straight truck driver. 

What is a Straight Truck?

A straight truck is any truck that has a cab and trailer that cannot be detached from each other. Straight trucks are also smaller than your traditional semi-trucks and come in under the important threshold of 26,000 pounds. Depending on the make and model, straight trucks are between 10- and 26-feet length and 6 and 8 in height.  

What are they used for?

While it’s possible that straight trucks can be used for regional or OTR work, the vast majority are used for local deliveries. The most common use for straight trucks is furniture and home appliance deliveries. The U-Haul trucks that people use for moving are also straight trucks. These trucks are perfect for any freight that is too small for a semi and too big for a sprinter van. 

What do you need to be a straight truck driver?

As it stands right now, a CDL is not needed to drive a straight truck, as long as the truck is under 26,000 GVWR. But that doesn’t mean every company will hire someone without a CDL for a straight truck position. That’s why it’s a good idea to have your CDL B before applying, even though it’s not a federal requirement. 

What companies hire straight truck drivers?

Any company that utilizes a delivery service will employ straight truck drivers. Retailers that sell furniture and home appliances often offer delivery services via straight truck. Building product companies also employ straight truck drivers to deliver materials to and from worksites. 

Expedited freight servicers may be the biggest employer of straight truck drivers. These companies specialize in getting freight from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Businesses typically utilize them when their plan A for getting their freight to where it needs to go didn’t work out. These companies may work an entire region of the country as opposed to working locally. Courier servicers may also employ straight truck drivers, but it’s unlikely as their freight is usually too small to require a straight truck.  

What are the pros?

The biggest benefit to driving a straight truck is the consistent home time. Unlike OTR trucking, drivers are rarely, if ever, gone for more than a day. They usually get nights and weekends off as well, following standard business hours for delivery.  

Since Straight Truck Drivers rarely need to travel across state lines, it’s a great position for drivers under 21 who are looking to get valuable hours behind the wheel before they can do OTR work and cross state lines. Also, classes to earn your CDL B will generally be less expensive than those for a CDL A, making it a good option for drivers looking to start earning without putting down such a large investment.  

What are the cons?

One thing to know about straight truck driving is that there’s probably more to the position than just driving. Manual labor is present in a lot of straight truck jobs. Aside from just touching freight, many times it will be the driver who is responsible for delivering the product to someone’s door and maybe even setting it up inside the home or business.  

Another possible con is the customer interaction part of straight truck driving. Aside from delivering products to people, you may have to deal with an unhappy customer from time to time. While this won’t be a problem for some, many drivers got into trucking to avoid these types of interactions.  

Like with all driving positions, straight truck drivers are in heavy demand. This means that there’s a lot of variety out there for prospective drivers when deciding who they choose to work with. Straight truck driving is also a great steppingstone for young drivers who want experience before doing OTR or regional work.  

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Final Mile Delivery has always been a part of the logistics chain, but thanks to large retailers like Amazon, it’s become more and more important over the past ten years or so. Now, it’s not just specialty products and large furniture getting delivered to front doors. Customers are relying on Final Mile Drivers to bring everything from fast food to lifesaving medication.  

With all this emphasis on the Final Mile, companies everywhere are looking to bring in more drivers to help with the influx of online orders that seem to be growing every day. For drivers considering Final Mile, here are the pros and cons of the position, the companies that hire Final Mile drivers, and the different types of Final Mile jobs available right now.   

What is Final Mile Driving?

Final Mile Driving is any time that all-important last step of the logistics chain is completed, when the product finally goes from the warehouse to the customer’s front door. 

Final Mile Drivers can drive anything as large as a straight truck, down to their own personal vehicles. While we mostly think of Final Mile drivers as just delivering Amazon packages, there’s way more types of Final Mile driving than just that.  

What Do You Need to be a Final Mile Driver?

Final Mile Drivers may or may not need to hold a CDL, depending on what vehicle they drive. Straight Truck drivers will need to hold their Class B CDL. If you’re driving a sprinter van, you won’t need a CDL, but a few states do require you to have a chauffeur license.  

Who Hires Final Mile Drivers?

Big Box Retailers

Amazon, Walmart, and Target are always looking for Final Mile drivers. In recent years, Amazon started contracting smaller delivery companies as DSPs (Delivery Services Partners) to get Prime orders out even faster and create a better delivery experience for the customer.  

Courier Services

Unlike retailers who stock, store and ship their products directly to consumers, courier servicers only transport cargo. While this cargo is usually consumer items, courier services are trusted with transporting VIP cargo, like hardcopy legal documents across town and medical specimens and samples between hospitals. Courier services will usually deliver within 50 miles and their cargo is 150 pounds or less. Think of them as standard parcel delivery.   

Expedited Freight Services

Expedited Freight Servicers specialize in same day or next day LTL solutions for businesses who need to get freight from point A to point B as fast as possible to avoid further delays and disruptions. Businesses typically utilize them when plan A for getting their freight to where it needs to go didn’t work out. Expedited freight drivers travel within an entire region, and their cargo can be much larger than what a courier service will handle. 

Are There Different Types of Final Mile Services?

There are two main types of Final Mile services. The first is Ring & Run, which is exactly what it sounds like. You drop the package off at the customer’s doorstep, give a ring or knock, and then you’re off to the next stop. 

White Glove service, on the other hand, is all about going the extra mile for the customer. This is usually done when delivering large furniture, appliances or other heavy products that could be easily damaged in transit. Instead of ringing and running, the driver (or sometimes a technician) will come into the home or business and install or set up the product.  

We talked to Kevin, a driver with over 20 years of tractor-trailer experience. He currently works for Need It Now Delivers and shared what a typical day looks like as a Final Mile Driver. 

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Kevin, Need It Now Delivers

“A typical day will begin at 6:00 am. The drivers will gather, talk about routes and anything other drivers may need to know. We’ll pre-trip our tractors and trailers and fuel the trucks if necessary. Generally, by 7:00-7:15 we’re beginning our relays. We have anywhere between 2-10 pickups on our individual relay for the day, which may take between 3-10 hours to complete. It’s a strictly no touch, drop and hook operation. Unless you find opening and closing swinging doors strenuous… It’s not physically demanding. At the end of the relay, you return to the terminal, check the trailer in, dock it, post trip it, turn in your paperwork, and park. Then, it’s homeward bound,” shared Kevin. 

What are the Pros?

The biggest benefit to Final Mile driving is the home time and consistent shifts. While Final Mile drivers may work long hours, they’re able to go home and sleep in their beds every night. Most smaller Final Mile companies won’t deliver on Sundays, giving drivers one guaranteed day off a week. Another plus to this line of work is that many companies are looking for part-time drivers, making it ideal for students or people looking to pick up extra cash during the holidays. 

“An important aspect of this job that applicants and employees must realize is the teamwork. It’s been my personal experience that there’s a definite sense of everyone pulling on the same end of the proverbial rope. While there’s a focus on the individual, there’s an overall theme of being ‘in this thing together’ and that’s not always the case at a lot of employers. Especially in the trucking business,” shared Kevin.

For Wilson, who’s been with Need It Now Delivers for over 6 years, the training opportunities the company provided were the biggest benefit. 

“The opportunity that Need It Now Delivers provided was a big reason I came on board. I was originally a box truck driver, but with the help of the company, I was able to move up to a CDL A Driver. Other perks are the great pay and friendly work environment,” shared Wilson. 

What are the Cons?

A lot is expected of Final Mile drivers, especially those working for retailers like Amazon or Walmart. In addition to being the driver, they’re also the deliverer, unloading the product and bringing it to the door. The deadlines are also very tight. Drivers are expected to deliver close to 300 packages per shift. While some might enjoy this fast-paced environment, it definitely isn’t a role for everyone. 

Choosing the Final Mile Driver Job That’s Right for You

When considering a job as a Final Mile driver, the most important thing to keep in mind is that there’s a ton of variety in this position. Final Mile drivers are in heavy demand across a lot of industries, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. You have a good chance of finding the perfect job to meet your current pay, schedule, and benefit needs, just like Kevin did. 

“I chose a position with Need It Now Delivers based on my discussions with the recruiters. After several conversations, I felt very comfortable choosing the Final Mile Driver position here over other opportunities I had open. The pay was right. The hours were right. It was the type of driving job I had been seeking. I was confident in my decision, and looking back, I know I made the right choice,” shared Kevin. 

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truck driving jobs for 18 year olds

Looking to get into trucking but think that you need to wait until you’re 21? That’s not the case! In most states, drivers can earn their CDL and begin driving at 18.  Because of this, there are a ton of truck driving jobs for 18-year-olds that pay well, give great experience, and will give you a leg up when you turn 21. 

Why Won’t Some Companies Hire 18-Year Old Drivers?

While it’s a myth that you can’t start driving until you’re 21, it is more difficult to find the kind of high-paying work that older, more experienced drivers can. There are two reasons for this. The first and biggest is that you can’t carry freight across state lines. There have been pushes to do away with this requirement over the past few years, but nothing has happened yet. Since most OTR routes will take you beyond your home state, larger companies won’t even consider hiring you until you hit 21. The second is insurance. Many of the large insurance companies that specialize in trucking insurance won’t even consider insuring a driver until he or she is 21 (even 25 in some cases).  

What Kind of Trucking Jobs Am I Able to Land?

Since you won’t be able to drive across state lines, your work is limited to intra-state. This isn’t a bad thing by any means. Many of these jobs will help you learn the essential skills you’ll need when you turn 21. While some of these jobs will require a CDL, there’s a good number that don’t, depending on the type of truck you’ll be driving and the state you’re in. 

1. Furniture Delivery

Large retailers are always looking for drivers to deliver large furniture to customers. These jobs are great for young drivers since all deliveries are within state lines and you’ll get straight truck (think of a large U-Haul) experience. Be aware though, these jobs are more than driving, you’ll most likely be doing the labor of moving the furniture as well.  

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2 Repo/Tow

You’re probably familiar with the concept of repo/towing. This job entails towing wreckage from an accident, or a perfectly good car from a driver who chooses not to make their car payments. Either way, this job is a great way to not only get you driving experience, but learning worthwhile mechanical skills that will help you further along in your career.  

3. Dump Truck

This is another example of a Class B vehicle that almost never crosses state lines, making it a prime option for 18–year-old drivers. Dump truck drivers can either work for a company or be owner-operators, but if you’re under 21, you’ll most likely be going the company route. This work can also be a gateway into a career specializing in construction equipment. If you tend to be more social, that’s another reason dump truck driving might be for you. This line of work will have you working with the same crew on a consistent basis.   

4. Livestock Hauling

Hauling livestock isn’t the easiest job on this list, but if you’re young, want driving experience and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, it may be the job for you. Because of the extra sanitation and safety concerns present when hauling live animals, livestock haulers are considered “specialty” drivers and are usually compensated as such. If you live in a rural area with a lot of farmland, chances are there will be some sort of livestock hauling work near you. 

5. Beverage Delivery

While larger beverage carriers may require you to have a Class A, many smaller beverage companies and regional beer makers may use smaller trucks that only require a Class B. Hiring requirements for this job will vary from company to company, it’s a great way to get valuable hours of experience behind the wheel before you turn 21. Be warned, like furniture, beverage delivery will have you not only driving, but unloading and even stocking product in stores and restaurants.  

6. Truck Driver Assistant

This job is perfect if you’re interested in trucking but want to make sure it’s right for you before spending time and money earning your CDL. Truck driver assistants mostly help with the loading and unloading of cargo and getting documents signed from customers upon delivery. More importantly, you’ll be getting firsthand experience inside a truck, observing the ins and outs of what it takes to be a driver and ultimately seeing if the position is right for you.  

Donald Wedington-Clark is a trucker out of Phoenix who started driving when he was 18. He had the following to say about starting your trucking career early,

“Just starting out, I was lucky enough to have an old time driver teach me what he knew. He accepted nothing short of excellence.  During my first year OTR, I was teamed with a driver who loved his job and passed on so much information on how to do all the little things that make the job great. The best thing in my training was being teamed with an experienced driver and staying as a team for an entire year.” – shared Donald.

Many young people think that trucking careers start at 21. Don’t make that mistake. There are plenty of truck driving jobs for 18-year-olds that will help you earn valuable driving experience as well as some good money. 

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Eagle Transportation

Today’s Job of the Day comes from Eagle Transportation

Eagle Transportation is hiring CDL A OTR Dry Van Drivers from around the country and CDL A Local Tanker Drivers in Tuscan, AZ. OTR drivers for Eagle Transportation are responsible for delivering freight across the contiguous 48 states. This OTR position keeps drivers load availability and mileage potential open ended. While life over the road can be rewarding, we understand the importance of home time and make our best efforts to get our drivers home for all important events!

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Local tanker drivers for Eagle Transportation are responsible for delivering fuel in the Tucson, AZ area. We’re dedicated to keeping local drivers home daily! Come join our team – Like Family, Welcome Home!

Eagle Transportation is hiring CDL A OTR Dry Van Drivers from around the country and CDL A Local Tanker Drivers in Tuscan, AZ.

OTR Dry Van Compensation & Benefits

  • Up to .45 CPM depending on experience averaging 2,500 – 2,700 miles a week
  • Annual salary ranging 45-70K depending on experience
  • Paid every Friday via direct deposit
  • Unlimited $1,000 referral bonus
  • Anniversary pay
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance after 60 days
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Rider and Pet Policy – at no cost
  • Paperless Logs

Local Tanker Compensation & Benefits

  • After Training – Pay per load averaging 50k annually
  • Training is normally between 3-5 weeks depending on experience with hauling fuel. Paid at $120 a day.
  • Bi-weekly pay via direct deposit.
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance after 90 days
  • Drivers Accrue PTO after 90 day probation period.
  • Holiday Pay- Loads are paid out the regular amount plus half of that.
  • Paperless logs

Routes & Schedule

  • OTR home time: bi-weekly for 2 days
    • Running all 48 states or options to run in the West Region only (West of Mississippi)
  • Local: Home daily!
    • Schedule: Night Shift starting between 4pm-6pm. Typically 10-12 hour shifts
    • Off 2 consecutive days excluding weekends to start.

OTR Dry Van Equipment

  • Late model Freightliner, Kenworth, and Peterbilts with sleepers
  • 53 ft dry van
  • No touch freight drop and hook
  • Automatic
  • Governed at 65mp

Local Tanker Equipment

  • Late model Volvo
  • No touch freight – Connecting houses
  • Options for automatic and manual
  • Governed at 65mph

OTR Dry Van Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Minimum of 3 months of OTR experience or will take recent CDL school graduates that will spend time with a mentor for OTR training. (pay will depend on experience)
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Have terminals in Tucson and Phoenix Arizona
  • Hiring nationwide excluding: Oregon, Idaho, New York, Wisconsin, Maine, Oklahoma

Local Tanker Requirements

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Minimum of one-year verifiable experience within the past four years or six months tanker experience within the last two years.
  • Valid Commercial drivers license with Tanker and Hazmat endorsement or willing to get.
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Prefer to hire drivers within 45 miles radius of Tucson, AZ or willing to make the commute

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Local Truck Driving Jobs

So you’re looking at local truck driving jobs? Great choice. Local trucking is a good fit for many drivers. Remember, as with any job, there are pros and cons to local trucking jobs. Before you make the switch, get to know the benefits and drawbacks of local trucking, and decide whether it’s a good fit for you. 

The Pros 

family life 1. Home Time

Many drivers are drawn to local truck driving jobs because of the home time. It’s for a good reason. Local jobs typically get drivers home every night. If not every night, drivers can expect to be home almost every night. For drivers with a family, that’s hard to beat. 

2. Frequently Off on the Weekends

In addition to being home every night, many local drivers are off on the weekends. This does depend on your company and what you’re hauling, but many local drivers have weekends off.

Weekends off are much more likely in a local position than for OTR drivers.

Attending social gatherings or events on the weekends becomes much more possible with a local truck driving jobs. 

3. Health Benefits

In addition to more home time, local truck drivers pick up some serious health benefits. Local drivers tend to spend less time behind the wheel than regional or OTR drivers. As a result, local drivers are less exposed to the safety risks of being on the road for long periods of time. They are also usually more active. Because local drivers make more stops, there are more opportunities to move around throughout the day. 

4. A Set Routine

If you like to have a fixed schedule, local trucking is for you. Drivers generally have a set hourly schedule that they can count on. That’s great for planning things outside of work. It also gives you a little extra peace of mind to know when you’ll be home and when you need to leave. 

work life balance of Local Truck Driving Jobs5. Excellent Work/Life Balance

Work/life balance is a huge consideration for local drivers. Local truck driving jobs are hard work, but they also help drivers be present for the day to day relationships at home. Local drivers still have to find a balance with their loved ones, but the rewards can be great. If you value being physically present for life’s little moments, local truck driving jobs are for you. 

The Cons

There’s a lot to love about local truck driving jobs. At the end of the day though, they’re just not for everyone. There are a few downsides to consider when you are deciding whether to become a local driver. 

6. Lower Pay

On average, local truck driving jobs pay less than the average OTR position. According to Ziprecruiter, local drivers in the United States earn an average of $51,355. Consider your personal budget and whether the finances work for you in the short and long term. For many drivers, the lower wage is worth the extra work/life balance, but pay is an important consideration.

7. Positions are Competitive

Local truck driving jobs are often extremely competitive. Trucking companies can afford to be choosy because they have a lot of interested candidates.

A good position may require drivers to have some experience first. In addition, there will likely be lots of applicants, so you have to make a strong positive impression when you apply.

If you don’t get offered a position right away, keep getting more experience to help you stand out from other candidates. 

load unload Local Truck Driving Jobs8. Loading and Unloading

Some local truck driving jobs make frequent stops and require physical labor. This depends heavily on your company and type of haul. In some positions, drivers may need to load and/or unload their trucks. Think of it as a built-in weight lifting workout! This might be minor for some drivers, but if you are only interested in no-touch freight, read the job descriptions carefully.

9. Long Hours

The hours you work as a local driver depend heavily on your company. However, for many drivers, days last 10-14 hours. In addition, local drivers may start at any time of the day. For example, it’s not uncommon for a work shift to begin at 4:00 AM. The good news is, many companies offer overtime pay. Longer hours can help bring in a bigger paycheck. With such long days, some drivers find home time a challenge during the week. While local drivers are home every night, there may not be a lot of downtime between shifts. Some drivers feel like they finish work just in time to go home, eat dinner, sleep, and wake up to do it all again. 

Additional Factors

Some parts of local truck driving jobs aren’t exactly pros or cons. It all depends on your preferred work experience. Here are a few additional things to think about.

Are you a People Person?

Some local jobs require more customer interaction than regional or OTR positions. Others don’t ask drivers to interact with customers regularly. Also, local drivers tend to communicate very frequently with their coworkers and dispatchers. This can be a huge plus for some drivers and a downside for others. It’s really about personal preference. Decide for yourself whether you want more interaction with others. Then, seek out jobs that fit your preferences. 

CDL B licenseCity Driving

Like more regular communication, city driving isn’t necessarily a pro or a con. If you don’t mind spending more time in cities and towns, local driving is a good fit. If you strongly prefer to drive on highways as much as possible, consider whether the benefits of local truck driving jobs outweigh the downsides.

Choosing Your Company

You’ve heard it a million timesgood employees don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses. It’s true for local truck driving jobs too.

For any trucking job you’re considering, read the details carefully. When talking to recruiters, try to get a sense of the company culture.

Each fleet traits drivers differently. Look for a fleet that matches your professional qualifications and your personal lifestyle preferences.

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Today’s Job of the Day is from DuBois Chemicals

DuBois Chemicals develops, manufactures, distributes and supports proprietary chemical and equipment products for a broad range of industrial and commercial applications, fulfilling mission-critical customer needs.

DuBois Chemicals is hiring Dry Van, Tanker, and Flatbed Local Drivers in Shelbyville, IN.

Drivers transport various goods from warehouse to customer’s locations using various sized power units ranging from class A to one ton flat bed and goose neck trailers.

This transporting follows DuBois policies and DOT guidelines for the safe operation of a motored unit. Following safety procedures to transport hazardous materials is a must for DuBois Target Zero safety initiative, for driver and for public safety.

Position Details:

  • An average hourly rate of $20/hour with the opportunity to earn safety bonuses
  • Runs are 75% local with some overnights, around 300 miles from Shelbyville
  • The schedule is Monday through Friday with some weekends.
  • Drivers load and unload and use a pallet jack and fork lift.

DuBois offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability. In addition, drivers receive PTO and 401K effective after 90 days. Hazmat, Tanker, and Doubles endorsements are required for hire.

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air ground xpress

Today’s Job of the Day comes from Air Ground Xpress

Air Ground Xpress is a asset-based trucking company headquartered just outside of Pittsburgh PA that has been providing 1st class service to our customers for over 35 years. Our late model company fleet (automatics) is professionally maintained by Penske both at AGX terminals and on the highway 24/7/365 providing our drivers with the peace of mind necessary to get the job done timely and return home safely.

Air Ground Xpress is hiring Regional CDL A Drivers in Cleveland, OH, Regional CDL A Drivers in Clarion, PA and Local Class B & C Straight Truck & Tractor Drivers in Western, PA.

The job highlights for the Regional Driver position include:

  • Nightly routes depart from Clarion, PA or Cleveland, OH between 10-11 pm Sunday – Friday
  • Routes are to: Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Newark and Dulles (radius of 10 miles of the respective airports) and average 2500 – 3000 miles/week.
  • 10 hours off
  • Come back on duty, make airline/company pick-ups and drive back to Clarion, PA or Cleveland, OH
  • Stops vary based on the shipment/volumes
  • JJ Keller Logging (paper log until trained as needed)
  • 53 foot dry van & Various Flatbed (minimal flatbed freight) configurations
  • For the most part these routes are NO TOUCH freight. Driver will observe the loading & unloading of the trucks
  • Equipment: Sleeper cabs, Drivers are assigned a truck, Automatic, Freightliners, Penske leased/maintained ~ newer vehicles
  • Flexible work schedule with annual earnings of 55K – 70K/yr

The job highlights for the Local Driver position include:

  • Shift is 8 – 9 hours a day Monday thru Friday.  OT after 40 hours. Saturday work available, if interested.
  • Hourly rate range from $14.00 to $19.00.  Actual starting wage based on MVR, experience, HazMat endorsement and Hiring Manager. Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance as well as short/long term disability coverage after 90 days. Direct deposit and Company uniforms provided.
  • Day shift: Start times vary by location 7:00am, 8:00am, or 10:00 AM  (typically 8 – 9 hour routes)
  • Afternoon shift: 2:00pm – 10:30pm
  • 10 hours off
  • Stops vary based on the shipment/volumes, Dedicated & Hot Shot Routes

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distillata cdl b driver job

Today’s job of the day comes from Distillata

The Distillata Company, a small family-owned company, is looking for a Class A Route Driver to deliver bottled water to local homes and businesses. The company trusts this person to be independent and allows flexibility to complete their route daily.

The best part? You will be home every night and on weekends to spend time with your family and friends! This role is commission-based and typically pays $40,000+ per year and includes an excellent health package. This job requires you to join a union as well.

What’s required to apply?

  • 1 year of experience as CDL A driver required.
  • Valid and current CDL A license required.
  • High School diploma/GED preferred.
  • Tanker endorsement is a plus!
  • Meet all Federal Motor Carrier D.O.T. requirements and safety qualifications.
  • Current D.O.T. medical card.
  • Must be able to pass D.O.T. and Worksteps pre-employment physical.
  • Flexibility in schedule and ability to work weekend shifts on occasion.
  • CDL certification from accredited driving school and one year of similar driving experience; experience may be substituted.

This position works a 40+ hour work week, Monday through Friday. Distillata offers competitive pay, commission based and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Today’s Job of the Day comes from Santmyer Companies

Santmyer Companies is a growing fuel transport company that has been family owned and operated since 1952. They transport commercial fuel products regionally throughout the Midwest.

They have openings for CDL A Local Fuel Drivers out of multiple locations in Ohio.

This is a tanker position with company-provided equipment, and runs within a 100 miles of pickup origin. In addition, the position offers great pay and benefits, and drivers are home daily!

Santmyer asks that applicants are at least 23 years of age, have a minimum of 2 years of Class A tractor/trailer experience, and have current Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements.

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FoodlinerToday’s job of the day comes from Foodliner

Foodliner, Inc. is one of the largest bulk food carriers in the country and a Transport Topic Top 100 carrier. We are looking for Professional Class A CDL truck drivers to join our team. In this fast-paced, high-tech world, Foodliner takes the time to make our drivers feel like the valued team members they are. We treat each truck driver like a person, not a number.

Foodliner logoBe part of a growing transportation organization that goes the distance for customers and is committed to the careers of its employees. While you “Go The Distance” for our customers, we “Go The Distance” for you! We offer a variety of opportunities to support your growth and changing lifestyle needs throughout your career

Foodliner is hiring CDL A Regional and Local Liquid/Dry Bulk Truck Drivers in various locations. 

Job Opportunities:

Regional Liquid/Dry Bulk Truck Driver

Local Liquid/Dry Bulk Driver

  • $1,200 a Week Guarantee Pay!
  • Location: Fargo, ND
  • Paid Time Off: 80 hours in the first year
  • $65,000 – $75,000 / year
  • $3,000 Sign-on Bonus, $6,000 if you have bulk (Liquid or Dry) experience!
  • Additional bonuses for seniority ($2,750 annual), performance (quarterly – up to 5.5% of gross earnings), driver referrals ($5,000)
  • Paying Practical Miles
  • Home daily
  • Medical, prescription, dental, vision, short and long term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • $50,000 Life insurance policy


  • Freightliner Cascadias
    • 10-speed manual transmission
    • 2015 and later

Experience & Qualifications

  • Class A CDL
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Tanker endorsement preferred
  • 12 months recent Tractor-Trailer driving experience (with a truck driving school certificate preferred) or
    24 months Class A Tractor Trailer Driving experience
  • Must pass all DOT requirements, physical exam and drug test
  • Good MVR and safe driving record

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