Types of Trucking Jobs
There are several types or sub-categories of truck driving jobs, and each offers advantages and disadvantages depending on the individual truck driver.
For some, local driving jobs may be perfect, particularly if home time is important since they generally offer set routes, days and hours. Other truckers will prefer the ability to make more money as an over the road (OTR) truck driver, particularly if they want to move up to an owner operator. Of particularly interest right now is team driving, especially for inexperienced drivers and because of the new hours of service regulations. Some more good information can be found here, especially following the types section.
For more details on each type of position, click on one of the links below. Bear in mind that all of the trucking companies listed on this site are hiring for many types of trucking job positions. So when you fill out the detailed part of the online application, be sure to specify not only application type but also put any specific interests and/or needs in the comments section.
A company driver is an employee of the trucking company they drive for.
An owner operator is a trucker that owns or leases their own rig.
General he Road drivers will have several options in the coming years from regional to long-distance hauls.
Local truck driving has its good and bad sides.
Team truck driving could be the answer to many issues.