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Transervice

Dixon, IL
Dixon, IL
3 days ago
Class A Driver OTR:
Weekend Home Time
100% Employer Paid Health Insurance for EE and Family
401K w/20% Match
$5,000 Sign on Bonus
Transervice Logistics awarded Winner of 2021 Best Places to Work.
Drive a diesel powered tractor trailer combination and deliver garage door panels, parts and supplies to dealerships.Inspect truck and t...
3 days ago
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Tanker Driver

Groendyke Transport

Ludowici, GA
Ludowici, GA
6 days ago
OUR MISSIONSetting the Standardof Excellence.At Groendyke Transport, we’ve set the standard of excellence in the tank truck industry since 1932. We’re the only carrier in history to win 8 Heil Trophies for the nation’s best overall safety record and program. It’s proof we care about our drivers, the motoring public and the envir...
6 days ago
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Tanker Driver

Groendyke Transport

Southport, FL
Southport, FL
6 days ago
OUR MISSIONSetting the Standardof Excellence.At Groendyke Transport, we’ve set the standard of excellence in the tank truck industry since 1932. We’re the only carrier in history to win 8 Heil Trophies for the nation’s best overall safety record and program. It’s proof we care about our drivers, the motoring public and the envir...
6 days ago
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Driver OTR

Transervice

Freeport, IL
Freeport, IL
3 days ago
Class A Driver OTR:
Weekend Home Time
100% Employer Paid Health Insurance for EE and Family
401K w/20% Match
$5,000 Sign on Bonus
Transervice Logistics awarded Winner of 2021 Best Places to Work.
Drive a diesel powered tractor trailer combination and deliver garage door panels, parts and supplies to dealerships.Inspect truck and t...
3 days ago
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CDL Driver

First Student

Fenton, MI
Fenton, MI
2 days ago
Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers for Lake Fenton!At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors!We are proud to offer: $18/HR$1,000 - $2,000...
2 days ago
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Live Trucking

Baldwin Park, CA
Baldwin Park, CA
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
3 days ago
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Placentia, CA
Placentia, CA
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
3 days ago
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Bethel, CT
Bethel, CT
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
3 days ago
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Terryville, CT
Terryville, CT
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
3 days ago
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CDL-A Driver

Nussbaum

Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA
26 days ago
Drive Nussbaum.Unstoppable Earning Potential. Earn $80k+ your first year. $84k+ your second.We’re different and we like that. Our drivers do too.Nussbaum Transportation Services was founded in 1945, with a single truck by Alden Nussbaum. Over the last 75 years, we’ve been building solid relationships with people and we owe our s...
26 days ago
About Truck Driving

Truck-Driving Jobs Overview

Roaring down the open roads—the highway-tendons crossing the nation—truck drivers keep the pace, assert control, and skillfully transport various goods. That sense of freedom and the thrill of driving a mammoth-vehicle are major pulls for those drawn to truck-driving jobs—an expression of grace through heavy machinery. Are you big on mechanical know-how, and can you maintain focus for extended periods of time? Do you have a robust work ethic, and can you be reliable for the long haul? Then truck-driving jobs may be for you.

Although many transportation companies have dispatchers providing specific routes, independent truck drivers can plan their own journeys, enjoying the challenge of figuring out what roads allow large trucks and making time for mandated rest periods. Tasks you can expect to perform as a truck driver include loading, unloading, and recording cargo deliveries; refueling and cleaning your vehicle; and keeping your dispatcher updated and reporting any incidents.

If driving generally lifts your spirit, you should scout the many options you have in the broader category of transportation jobs. Or you can tailor your search to the following related roles:

Truck Driver Training and Skills

To become a truck driver, you'll first need your high school diploma (or equivalent), and it's important that you have a clean driving record. Then, you'll need to attend a professional truck-driving school, where you'll learn how to steer a large truck through busy streets; how to handle accidents or any difficulties on long-distance routes; and federal regulations on interstate truck driving. After that, you can obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL)—those requirements will vary, depending on the state you live in.

High-level hand-eye coordination and self-motivated responsibility are critical elements for you to succeed as a truck driver. You also want to be self-sufficient. Plus, if you don't have personal obligations that tie you down and can spend prolonged stretches away from home, you'll have a leg up on finding better-paying truck-driving opportunities. Get an insider's view before you hit the road with Monster's truck driver job description sample and this article on how to become a truck driver.

Update Your Truck Driver Resume

Itching to hop into your semi and start delivering freight or consumer packages? Then rev-up your resume to spotlight any truck-driving experience and track record you may already have, along with relevant schooling and licensure details. You can zone in on any specializations too, such as your ability to work with hazardous materials (HAZMAT) or to maneuver pneumatic bulkers. Review Monster's truck driver resume sample for additional suggestions. Then, take a look at this example of a truck driver cover letter to ensure a smooth ride when you have to write one.

How Much Do Truck-Driving Jobs Pay?

Salaries for truck drivers differ based on the kind of truck-driving job you qualify for. As an example, the median pay for an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver is $64,353. Those truck-driving jobs pay more because they involve long-distance freight runs, where you'll potentially be gone for weeks at a time. A flatbed truck driver should make around $63,290, while a general tractor-trailer truck driver averages about $46,717. For details on truck-driving in any particular location, make use of Monster's handy Salary Tools, then go over our other resources on salaries and benefits.

Want to Learn More About a Company You're Interested In?

Monster knows how powerful it can feel behind the wheel of a semi, and we want to make sure you find the trucking or transportation company that fits your needs. To help you roll out, we have company profiles that highlight:

  • Jobs for major transportation companies, including FedEx Ground and Schneider.
  • Location-specific information and number of employees.
  • Transportation industry trends and top companies that are hiring right now.

Are You Already Fueled Up to Find Truck-Driving Jobs?

Let freedom reign when you score the truck-driving job you've always wanted on Monster. First, create a profile so that you can crush the competition and get noticed by the big boys of transportation.

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Driver OTR

Transervice

Dixon, IL
Dixon, IL
3 days ago
Class A Driver OTR:
Weekend Home Time
100% Employer Paid Health Insurance for EE and Family
401K w/20% Match
$5,000 Sign on Bonus
Transervice Logistics awarded Winner of 2021 Best Places to Work.
Drive a diesel powered tractor trailer combination and deliver garage door panels, parts and supplies to dealerships.Inspect truck and t...
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Tanker Driver

Groendyke Transport

Ludowici, GA
Ludowici, GA
6 days ago
OUR MISSIONSetting the Standardof Excellence.At Groendyke Transport, we’ve set the standard of excellence in the tank truck industry since 1932. We’re the only carrier in history to win 8 Heil Trophies for the nation’s best overall safety record and program. It’s proof we care about our drivers, the motoring public and the envir...
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Tanker Driver

Groendyke Transport

Southport, FL
Southport, FL
6 days ago
OUR MISSIONSetting the Standardof Excellence.At Groendyke Transport, we’ve set the standard of excellence in the tank truck industry since 1932. We’re the only carrier in history to win 8 Heil Trophies for the nation’s best overall safety record and program. It’s proof we care about our drivers, the motoring public and the envir...
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Driver OTR

Transervice

Freeport, IL
Freeport, IL
3 days ago
Class A Driver OTR:
Weekend Home Time
100% Employer Paid Health Insurance for EE and Family
401K w/20% Match
$5,000 Sign on Bonus
Transervice Logistics awarded Winner of 2021 Best Places to Work.
Drive a diesel powered tractor trailer combination and deliver garage door panels, parts and supplies to dealerships.Inspect truck and t...
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CDL Driver

First Student

Fenton, MI
Fenton, MI
2 days ago
Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers for Lake Fenton!At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors!We are proud to offer: $18/HR$1,000 - $2,000...
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Baldwin Park, CA
Baldwin Park, CA
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Placentia, CA
Placentia, CA
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Bethel, CT
Bethel, CT
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
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Truck Drivers

Live Trucking

Terryville, CT
Terryville, CT
3 days ago
Hiring CDL drivers in your area. Apply once and choose a trucking job that works for you. Get home when you want to, and get paid what you deserve!Available Trucking Jobs:Dedicated Lane - Regular routes & consistent milesDedicated Account - Regular routes & customers + consistent milesRegional - Great work/life balance, ...
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CDL-A Driver

Nussbaum

Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, IA
26 days ago
Drive Nussbaum.Unstoppable Earning Potential. Earn $80k+ your first year. $84k+ your second.We’re different and we like that. Our drivers do too.Nussbaum Transportation Services was founded in 1945, with a single truck by Alden Nussbaum. Over the last 75 years, we’ve been building solid relationships with people and we owe our s...