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Galena Park, TX, US, 77547
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Friendswood, TX, US, 77546
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Wallisville, TX, US, 77597
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Seabrook, TX, US, 77586
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Raywood, TX, US, 77582
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League City, TX, US, 77573
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Mont Belvieu, TX, US, 77580
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Dayton, TX, US, 77535
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Webster, TX, US, 77598
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Pasadena, TX, US, 77502
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More about truck driving jobs

Truck drivers are the backbone of the trucking industry and play a vital role in moving freight from one place to another. It's a job that's full of variety and opportunity and offers fair pay and benefits. Truck driving jobs usually involve working for trucking companies that provide both long-haul and short-haul services. Driving a truck requires a special license, and most drivers have long-haul or short-haul licenses. Companies hiring truck driving jobs usually prefer candidates with a high school diploma and a commercial driver's license (CDL). Every year around 231000 new job openings for truck drivers are available in the US, and the job outlook for 2020-30 predicts a 6% job growth.

Most Common Truck Driving Jobs
  • Dry Van Hauler: One of the most common trucks driving jobs, dry van hauler, involves loading and unloading shipments. They operate a rectangular trailer pulled through semi-trucks. The dry van hauler usually needs a CDL A license and at least one year of experience driving flatbed or tractor-trailers.
  • Tanker Hauler: A tanker hauler job is one of the most demanding and highest-paying truck driving jobs. The job involves transporting liquids/oil to designated sites. Apart from a CDL license, most tanker haulers have a tanker endorsement.
  • Freight Hauler: The freight hauler is responsible for the transport of goods from one location to another. They are in charge of scheduling the appropriate vehicle with the proper cargo. They also coordinate with logistics to ensure that the goods are loaded and unloaded on time.
  • Refrigerated Freight Driver: The refrigerated freight driver is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of refrigerated merchandise to its destination. Carriers should know to set their truck temperature to the customer's specifications and monitor it regularly. They should also know how to store items for optimum temperature maintenance.
Average Salary of Truck Driving Jobs

Commercial truck drivers' earnings vary depending on the type of truck and merchandise along with the payload. The BLS Occupational Handbook reports a median annual wage of $47130 for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers.

  • A heavy truck driver earns an annual salary of $57,460 (including bonuses, commissions, and other employment benefits).
  • The average annual salary of a (fuel) tanker driver is $65,512.
  • The overall average annual wage of a commercial truck driver is $61,500.

The potential income from truck driving jobs also depends on experience and ownership of the vehicle. Overall, heavy haul truck drivers and tanker haulers receive higher wages but have various responsibilities, such as coordinating with professionals for safe routes.

Truck Driving Jobs Licenses and Skills Requirement

Most transport employers prefer a driver with at least a high school diploma and a commercial driving license. However, the license and training requirements can vary depending on the type of truck and transportation merchandise.

CDL and Training Requirements
  • A commercial driver's license is required for all long-distance truck drivers. State-by-state requirements for obtaining a CDL vary; however, passing a knowledge test and a driving test is almost always necessary.
  • Tanker drivers or those transporting hazardous material need endorsements on their commercial vehicle licenses. It requires passing an additional knowledge test to receive an H, hazardous materials endorsement.
  • Many aspirants join a 3-6 months private training before appearing for a federal commercial driving license test.
Physical Fitness Requirements

Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMSCA) regulations prohibit aspirants with poor health from becoming commercial truck drivers. They must be in good physical health with the following attributes:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • 20/40 eyesight with a 70-degree visual field
  • Perfect hearing ability
Trucking and Personal Skills
  • Keep a clean driving record
  • Update accurate records in the logbook
  • Time management
Truck Driving Jobs Interview Tips

The employer seeks a candidate with knowledge of current federal regulations and appropriate licenses with a clean driving record. Before appearing for a truck driving job interview, brush up on your skills and knowledge to remain confident during the selection process. Prepare yourself with frequently asked questions such as:

  • You're late with delivery due to heavy traffic. Would you go faster or slower?
  • Why is it crucial not to use stimulants when driving a commercial truck?
  • Can you tell me the essential federal commercial driving laws?

Lastly, recommendations and endorsements on your license can boost your chances of getting hired as a commercial truck driver.