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Midwest Refrigerated Services

Today’s job of the day comes from Midwest Refrigerated Services

MRS logoMidwest Refrigerated Services (MRS) is hiring CDL A drivers to haul fresh and frozen temperature-controlled freight. Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, Midwest Refrigerated Services is a growing leader in LTL refrigerated transportation and storage. Our team takes pride in the role we play in putting food on the table for millions of Americans every night. Our team of professional drivers represent our customers well, set high standards for themselves and are safe, confident, and independent. Discover the MRS difference!

Currently, Midwest Refrigerated Services is hiring CDL A OTR Company Drivers and Owner Operators in most states; Full time Local Drivers in Milwaukee, WI and Pleasant Prairie, WI; and Local Part-time Drivers in Milwaukee, WI.

Company Drivers

Midwest Refrigerated ServicesCompensation:

  • OTR Drivers
    • Average weekly pay: $1,400 – $1,680 gross per week; depending how you like to run
    • Mileage pay and a weekly minimum guarantee of $1,200 as long as you are available for 5.5 days of work
      • Base $.50 CPM practical miles with an average of 2,000 – 2,500 per week
      • All miles paid, loaded and unloaded
      • $240 for each day worked beyond 5.5 days
      • Opportunities for Drop and Pick and Detention Pay
    • OTR Bonuses:
      • Sign-on Bonus: $4,000; paid upon completion of service – $500 after 90 days, $750 after 6 months, $1,250 after 9 months, and $1,500 after 12 months.
      • Recruiting Bonus: $1,500 ($500 at 30 days, $500 at 60 days, $500 at 90 days)
      • Clean Inspection Bonus: $50

Benefits & Perks:

  • Great company benefits, eligible the 1st of the month after 60 days:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy – Free!
    • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage – Free!
    • 401(k) with 3% company match; eligible after 1 year of service
    • 8 Paid Company Holidays; eligible after 90 days
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)and Paid Vacation
      • See job post for details!
  • Paid Orientation!
  • Perks:
    • IPass provided
    • Personal Cell Phone Bill Credit: $46.16 per month
    • Weekly Comdata card supplied: $300
    • Headquarters terminal with brand new driver amenities: drivers lounge, TVs, pool table, kitchen, new washer and dryers, mailboxes, copier, showers, etc.
  • Rider Program:
    • Spouse or companion: 18 years or older
    • Child: under 18 years old, approval required
    • Pets: No breed or size restriction; $500 security deposit required
  • Take The Truck Home Program; approval required (OTR & Regional)

Home Time, Route, and Schedule:

  • Home Time:
    • OTR Drivers can be home weekly (34 hr. reset at home) or choose to stay out (earn 1/4 day off for each day on the road)
    • Regional Drivers will be home 2-3 nights per week
    • Local Drivers will be home every night
  • Level of Touch: Varies by position
  • Route: Varies by position

Equipment:

  • Late model 2019 & 2020 Freightliner Cascadias
  • All automatic transmissions with a fridge, APU, inverter, dinette, heated/cooled driver’s seat, tv hook-up, and free SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Governed speed: 65 mph

Owner Operators

midwest refrigerated servicesCompensation

  • No Forced Dispatch!
  • Consistent steady outbound lanes; driver manager coordinates backhaul
  • Paid 85% of your gross line haul revenue when pulling your own 53 foot reefer trailer
  • Paid 75% of your gross line haul revenue when pulling a MRS company trailer
  • Additional Pay:
    • Drop Pay: $100 per drop, after the 1st drop
    • Detention Pay
    • Layover Pay
    • Lumper or driver unloaded – all paid!
  • Bonuses:
    • Recruitment Bonus: $1500, $500 at 30 days, $500 at 60 days, $500 at 90 days.
  • Competitive fuel surcharge schedule: see post for details
  • Fuel tax calculated by MRS and credited or deducted monthly
  • Weekly pay settlement via direct deposit or check

Benefits & Perks

  • Discounted MRT Group insurance offered
  • Perks:
    • Fuel cards with huge fuel discounts; all fuel discounts passed through to Owner Operator
    • Base plates & Permits: IFTA Permit, NY HUT, and other permits supplied
    • Washout and spotting charges are reimbursed
    • Company paid inspections
    • $400 Weekly Comdata card for advances, lumpers

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time: Home weekly
  • Route: Over the road across the lower 48 states
  • Level of Touch: 50% drop and hook, 50% load and unload. Lumper or driver unloaded; Live unload

Job Requirements (All Positions):

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must have a valid CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience; minimum of 1 year refrigerated experience is preferred
  • Must be capable of driving extended periods of time, up to the maximum allowable times, safely, under a variety of conditions, including night driving, mountain driving.
  • No DUI/DWIs or reckless driving charges in the last 5 years
  • 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
  • Hiring Radius: Varies by position

Midwest Refrigerated Services

Interested in applying?

Midwest Refrigerated Services is hiring CDL A OTR Company Drivers and Owner Operators in most states, full-time Local Drivers in WI, and part-time Local Drivers in WI.

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quality custom distributionToday’s Job of the Day is from Quality Custom Distribution

Quality Custom Distribution is hiring CDL A Local Refrigerated Drivers in Greenwood, IN and Albuquerque, NM. The driver will haul multi-temperature control (frozen, refrigerated and ambient) goods 200 miles around Greenwood. Quality Custom Distribution focuses on paying competitively, providing reliable home time, and offering great benefits.  Come join the QCD family today!

quality custom distribution logoEstablished in 2006 as a division of Golden State Foods, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) provides custom distribution services to iconic customers throughout the United States. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, QCD is values-based and services thousands of restaurants throughout the U.S. Today, QCD provides over 17,000 deliveries a week from 29 Distribution Centers strategically located throughout the country. The company and associates also supports the GSF Foundation for kids, a non-profit organization to help children and families in need.

Quality Custom Distribution is hiring CDL A Local Refrigerated Drivers in Greenwood, IN and Albuquerque, NM.

Greenwood, IN

Compensation

  • Average annual pay: $75,000
    • $26.45 per hour.  If you work on the weekends, you’ll earn an additional $1.00/hour.
    • Overtime available after 40 hours worked
    • 45-50 hours per week on average
  • Bonuses include:
    • $1,000 Referral Bonus
    • $2,000 Sign-on Bonus (paid in 2 installments)
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits starting on the 1st of the month following 15 days of employment:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance – additional coverage available for purchase
    • Disability Insurance
    • 401K with 5% company match available after 6 months
    • Time and 1/2 Paid for Company Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training and paid orientation
  • Perks: Free uniforms

Home Time, Routes & Schedule

  • Home every night
  • Scheduled for four 10-hour shifts per week
  • Shifts start between 12PM and 3PM
  • Route: 200 miles around Greenwood, IN
  • Level of Touch: Unloading Freight at each drop off location

Local & Regional Equipment

  • Leased Penske/Ryder trucks
  • Automatic or manual
  • Lift gates

Albuquerque, NM

Compensation

  • Average annual pay: $60,000 – $70,000
    • Daily route pay starts at $255 per day
    • 45-50 hours per week on average
    • Time and 1/2 paid for working company holidays
  • Bonuses include:
    • $1,000 Referral Bonus
    • $1,000 Sign-on Bonus (paid in 5 installments over the first year)
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits starting on the 1st of the month following 15 days of employment:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance – additional coverage available for purchase
    • Disability Insurance
    • 401K with 3% company match available after 6 months
  • Paid training and paid orientation
  • Paid Time Off: 1 week vacation after 1 year; 4 sick days; 3 personal days per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Perks: Free uniforms

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home every night
  • Scheduled for five 8 to 10 hour shifts per week
  • Shifts start between 4PM and 9PM
  • Route: 100 miles around Albuquerque, NM
  • Level of Touch: Unloading Freight at each drop off location

Equipment

  • 2016 and newer Volvos
  • Automatic or manual
  • Lift gates – rear and side

All Drivers: Qualifications

  • Drivers must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
  • No more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • Must be able to frequently lift/handle cases ranging from 5-50 pounds.
  • No DUI/DWIs in last 10 years
  • 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
  • Greenwood, IN Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 45 minutes of driving distance/30 miles to Greenwood or be willing to relocate for this position
  • Albuquerque, NM Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 45 minutes of driving distance/30 miles to Albuquerque or be willing to relocate for this position

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Quality Custom Distribution is hiring CDL A Local Refrigerated Driver in Greenwood, IN and Albuquerque, NM. Join their team!

Greenwood, IL Albuquerque, NM

vine line trucking

Today’s Job of the Day comes from Vine Line Logistics

Vine Line Logistics is A Higher Calling —Eat Better and Live Healthier!

Vine Line Trucking is currently recruiting for a motivated individual to join our team as full-time CDL A Local Refrigerated Driver. Qualified candidates will have an excellent work ethic, solid attendance record, and safe driving history. The driver must follow all local, state, federal, and transportation regulations.

Our people are the secret ingredients that make Vine Line Trucking’s promise for delivering healthier fresh foods a reality every day. Our people embrace change and thrive in a dynamic environment that’s shaped by Mother Nature. With an eye toward the future, our team never rests on yesterday’s accomplishments. If you’re passionate about contributing to a healthier lifestyle and are inspired by a challenging environment, contact us, and discover the impact you can make!

Vine Line Logistics is hiring a CDL A Local Refrigerated Driver in Comstock Park, MI.

Compensation:

  • Average annual pay: $50,000 – $60,000
  • Pay is based off several components:
    • Daily pay
    • Stop pay
    • Mileage pay
    • Overtime hours
  • 40 hours on average per week.  Overtime pay available after 40 hours.
  • Bonuses include:
    • Referral bonus – $700
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits starting on 1st of the month following 60 days.
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance – $50,000
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401K with 4% company match
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vine Line pays for training and orientation

Home Time, Routes, & Schedule

  • Home Daily
  • Weekend work required regularly with overtime
  • Route: 200 miles around Comstock Park
  • Level of Touch: Load & Unload

Equipment

  • Box truck or Class A 53-foot tractor-trailer
  • Automatic or manual
  • Governed speed: 70 mph

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • CDL A license required
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience with a clean driving record
  • MVR and criminal history will be evaluated.
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Drivers must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 35 miles of Comstock Park or be willing to relocate for this position. 

Vine Line Logistics

Interested in applying?

Vine Line Logistics is hiring a CDL A Local Refrigerated Driver in Comstock Park, MI.  Learn more about the job requirements, benefits, pay and more. Join the Vine Line Logistics team!

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sunrise transportToday’s Job of the Day is from Sunrise Transport

Sunrise Transport Inc., the private fleet of Four Seasons Produce Inc. is hiring CDL A Local and Regional Refrigerated Drivers in Ephrata, PA. Sunrise Transport drivers make next-day deliveries of refrigerated freight, including produce, natural meats, dairy products, and more to grocery store chains, independent grocery stores, health food stores, warehouses, and more across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Serving hundreds of customers from street deliveries in major cities to dock deliveries at a warehouse, our drivers get it done, safely, on time, and with exceptional service! Our drivers understand the complexities and expectations of delivering perishable products and go above and beyond to provide personalized service to our customers.

sunrise transport four seasonsFor three consecutive years, Sunrise Transport is named one of the Women In Trucking Association’s Top Companies to Work. Sunrise Transport was built on core values that define our culture and illustrate our commitment to our customers, associates, and suppliers. If you are motivated by hard work, passionate about delivering exceptional service, and want to be part of a team doing meaningful work – you will thrive and grow with a career at Sunrise Transport. Apply today and experience the difference!

Sunrise Transport is hiring CDL A Local and Regional Refrigerated Drivers in Ephrata, PA.

Local Drivers

Compensation

    • 80% Class A drivers made over $70,000 annually  60% Class A drivers made over $80,000 annually – 25% Class A drivers made over $100,000 annually
    • Hourly pay based on experience with Overtime after 40 hours
    • Incentive Pay:
      • NYC = $35 per day
      • On Call = $50 per day
      • Saturday = $40 per day
      • Sunday = $50 per day
    • *1.5x incentive rate if working over 40 hours
    • Bonuses
      • Safety:
        • $300 each quarter no preventable accidents, no citations (parking excluded), or violations of any STI safety policy or established workplace safety rule.
        • Year-end $800 award after completing a full safety calendar year
      • Scorecard:
        • Up to $2,000 annually meeting the requirements of MPG, Idle, Over Speed, Sudden Stop and Hours of Service. See job description for details.

Home Time, Routes & Schedule

  • Home Time: Home every night
  • Schedule:
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday OR Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Shifts typically begin between 1:00 am and 5:00 am lasting an average of 10 – 14 hours and generally makes 5 stops per day
  • Route: up to 150 miles radius from Ephrata, PA
  • Level of Touch: Loading and unloading is required
    • The palletized, refrigerated product is unloaded by the driver, wherever possible, with electric pallet jacks and lift gates to assist
    • At each customer location, the driver will perform inventory counts to verify correct deliveries and accept any product returns

Regional Drivers

Compensation

  • Average annual gross pay: $70,000 – $85,000
  • $0.45 – $0.49 per mile
  • Additional Pay:
    • Unloading pay, Stop pay, Meals, NYC, On Call, Detention Pay, Per diem, Weekend Premium, and more
    • See job description for complete details
  • Bonuses
    • Safety: $300 each quarter no preventable accidents, no citations (parking excluded), or violations of any STI safety policy or established workplace safety rule.
      • Year-end $800 award after completing a full safety calendar year
    • Scorecard:
      • Up to $2,000 annually meeting the requirements of MPG, Idle, Over Speed, Sudden Stop and Hours of Service
  • Paid via direct deposit biweekly

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time: Home every other day. Will complete overnight deliveries with scheduled home time after each route. 3 routes per week.
  • Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Shifts typically begin between 8:00 pm and 12:00 am; drivers will typically drive 5 hours and make deliveries for 4-5 hours and return the following day with a back-haul load.
  • Route: up to 300 – 400 miles radius from the hiring location
  • Level of Touch: combination of touch and no touch freight; jobs require loading and unloading
    • The palletized, refrigerated product is unloaded by the driver, wherever possible, with electric pallet jacks and lift gates to assist
    • At each customer location, the driver will perform inventory counts to verify correct deliveries and accept any product returns
    • After the final delivery, drivers contact dispatch to verify if a backhaul needs to be picked up before returning to Four Seasons

Local and Regional Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits, eligible after 90 days
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability Coverage
    • 401(k) with up to 4% company match; eligible to enroll after 90 days eligible for company match after 1 year
    • 6 Paid Company Holidays; effective immediately
    • 40-80 hours PTO; eligible after 90 days. Allocation based on start date
  • On-site maintenance shop with wash bay and fuel island
  • Live dispatchers available 24/7/365
  • Tuition/education reimbursement
  • Paid training and paid orientation: $15/hour, Overtime after 40 hours
  • Perks: wellness, uniform, company sponsored events, etc.
  • Slip Seating: No
  • Rider Program: Spouse or companion: 21 years or older, only with prior approval & verification of age

Local & Regional Equipment

  • Well maintained late model Freightliner
  • Local: Day cab or straight truck
  • Regional: Sleeper
  • All automatic transmissions
  • Electronic logs with built-in GPS
  • Governed speed: 68 on cruise, 65 on pedal
  • No cameras

Qualifications for Local & Regional Drivers

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Class A license
  • Prefer 1 or more years of verifiable CDL driving experience, experience with perishable goods is a plus
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Minimum requirements on driving record
    • No more than any combination of 2 preventable accidents and/or moving citations in the last 3 years
    • No reckless or careless driving convictions within the last year on the MVR
    • Drivers may not have failed or refused any drug testing within the past three years
    • No DUI convictions in the past 15 years. Must provide a complete employment history for a minimum of three years, plus an additional seven years of driver employment history
  • Must provide all accident and traffic violation history for a minimum of three years on the employment application (previous employers will be contacted as required by 49 CFR 391.23(d) and (e))
  • Drivers must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must pass a post-offer DOT physical examination, lift test, and drug screen from a company-approved provider
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers can live up to 40 miles of Ephrata, PA or be willing to relocate for this position

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Sunrise Transport is hiring CDL A Local and Regional Refrigerated Drivers in Ephrata, PA. Join their team!

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US TransportToday’s Job of the Day comes from US Transport

Are you a Truck Driver who wants to sleep in your own bed?

Are you an early morning Truck Driver?

Join a growing company that’s reinventing the trucking business. You’ll work with the latest technology, our extensive customer base, and have the demand to keep you busy. We will provide you the tools, training, and support to be successful in a job hauling dry bulk products in a pneumatic tanker (no endorsement necessary).

These are the BEST opportunities for Regional and Local Truck Drivers!

US Transport is hiring qualified CDL A Regional Dry Bulk Drivers in Albuquerque, NM and Farmington, NM and CDL A Local Dry Bulk Drivers in Front Range, CO.

Compensation

  • Regional Jobs: Average weekly pay: $1,100 to $1,300
  • Local Job: Average weekly pay: $1,100 to $1,200
  • Minimum Base Pay (safety net for the weather, truck breakdowns, customer issues)
  • Layover $22/hr
  • Referral Bonus: $1,250
  • Paid Orientation and Training ($22/hr)
  • Monthly KPI Bonus (up to $300-$400)
  • Monthly Safety Bonus ($100)
  • Paid via direct deposit every Friday

Benefits & Perks

Great company benefits starting after 45 days:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • $25,000 in company paid Life Insurance
  • 401K with up to 6% company match
  • HSA or FSA
  • 7 Paid Company Holidays
  • Paid Time Off starting at 1 week in the first year

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time
    • Albuquerque, NM: Home 3-4 days a week (utilize a sleeper 3-4 nights per week)
    • Farmington, NM: Home 2-3 days a week (utilize a sleeper 4-5 nights per week)
    • Front Range, CO: Home every night
  • Regional Schedule & Routes:
    • Monday-Friday with rotating Saturday schedule (Day Shift).
    • Shifts start between 1AM and 5AM; 10-13 hours a day. Get home early!
    • Albuquerque, MN: Mostly out and back all over New Mexico and to El Paso, Amarillo, and other Texas destinations averaging 300 – 500 miles per week
    • Farmington, NM: Hauls to Pueblo, Colorado and back 5 x per week averaging 500-600 miles
  • Local Schedule & Routes:
    • Monday-Friday with rotating Saturday schedule (Day Shift).
    • Shifts start between 2AM and 5AM
    • Around Denver Metro Area averaging 250 miles per week, Terminals are in Penrose, Colorado Springs and Denver
  • Level of Touch: Unload (connecting houses)

Equipment

  • 2014 and newer Kenworth T680s or Freightliner Cascadias with:
  • Cummins ISX engines
  • Automatic and manual
  • Bendix disc brakes, and roll stability systems

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Drivers must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience with a clean driving record
  • Regional Routes: Doubles endorsement is helpful, but tanker endorsement is NOT necessary
  • No DUI/DWIs in last 5 years
  • Drivers should have no more than 1 preventable accident in the last 3 years
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • 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 and physical
  • Albuquerque, NM Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 40 miles of any of Albuquerque, NM or be willing to relocate for this position
  • Farmington, NM Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 40 miles of Farmington, NM or be willing to relocate for this position
  • Front Range, CO Hiring Radius: Drivers must live within 30 miles of any of our 3 terminals in: Penrose, Colorado Springs and Denver

US Transport truckJoin the US Transport Team

US Transport is hiring qualified CDL A Regional Dry Bulk Drivers in Albuquerque, NM and Farmington, NM and CDL A Local Dry Bulk Drivers in Front Range, CO.​ Start your next job with US Transport!

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Wolverine TruckingToday’s Job of the Day comes from Wolverine Trucking

Wolverine Trucking is hiring qualified CDL A Local Dry Bulk Drivers in Buffalo, NY area. Drivers will haul frac sand to various well sites outside of Buffalo in set locations. Drivers start and end their shift at Wolverine Trucking’s Buffalo site, allowing you to be home every day! This is a night driving position that starts in the evening, approximately at 4 p.m.

Wolverine Trucking focuses on paying competitively, providing reliable home time, and offering great benefits. Come join the Wolverine family today!

Wolverine Trucking is hiring qualified CDL A Local Dry Bulk Drivers in Buffalo, NY area. 

Compensation

  • 34% of revenue per load
    • Hourly rate equivalent is up to $30 per hour based on a 10-hour shift
  • Earn an additional $75 per load for shifts on the weekends
  • Weekly pay
  • Direct deposit

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits starting after 90-day probationary period
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • 401K matching program

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home daily
  • 6 days a week with 1 weekday off
  • 10-12 hours
  • Evening/night shifts; starting approximately at 4 p.m.
  • Route: 380-450 miles round trip per shift
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Crate

Equipment

  • Automatic Mack trucks
  • Tractor-trailer

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Drivers must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 1-year verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
    • Experience with sand box hauling preferred
  • Air brake endorsement preferred
  • Comfortable with off-road driving/conditions
  • 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, physical, and background check
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers should live within 40 miles of Buffalo, NY.  If you are located out of state, don’t hesitate to contact us directly for other opportunities.

Wolverine TruckingJoin the Wolverine Trucking Team

Wolverine Trucking is hiring qualified CDL A Local Dry Bulk Drivers in Buffalo, NY area.  Start your next job with Wolverine Trucking!

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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. 

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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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K-Way Express

Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from K-Way Express

As a second generation family-owned business, K-Way Express provides exceptional transportation services to the greater Minnesota area—offering 48-state pick-up and delivery services.

Currently, they are hiring the following CDL driver positions:

K-Way Express requires applicants to have their CDL A license. Also, they must have their Hazmat and Tanker endorsements. In addition, candidates must be at least 22 years old and have at least 1 year of experience.

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J&M Tank Lines

Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from J&M Tank Lines, Inc.

J&M Tank Lines is a family owned trucking company that has been in business since 1948. They have terminals located in Alabama, Georgia, and Texas. The company operates 550 pneumatic tanks, 50 food grade tanks and 25 flat beds to make transportation efficient.

JM Tank LinesThey are currently seeking CDL A Regional Truck Drivers in Richburg, SC and in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is searching for drivers who want to expand their professional driving careers and haul dry-bulk in pneumatic trailers. Also, no endorsements are required and no previous pneumatic trailer experience is required.

Overall, J&M Tank Lines offers great guaranteed weekly pay and bonus opportunities for referrals, weekends, and overnight. Also, they offer medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401k, and more.

In addition, J&M Tank Lines asks that applicants be at least 25 years old, already have their CDL A license. They also ask that applicants have had at least 18 months of verifiable tractor-trailer experience.

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Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from Serta Simmons Bedding

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Serta Simmons Bedding is the largest distributor and manufacturer of mattresses in the United States. In addition, Serta operates 39 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and employs more than 6,000 team members.

Currently, Serta Simmons Bedding is hiring Local and OTR/Regional Drivers in WI, AZ, NY, GA, and TX.

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Serta offers competitive wages, a great benefits package, fantastic home time, and a great culture.

Overall, Serta Simmons asks that applicants have their High School diploma or GED equivalent. In addition, they ask that applicants have at least 2 years of experience driving tractor trailers and are at least 21 years old.

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