Local Truck Driver

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Local truck drivers can work for small businesses or for major freight companies such as UPS. They can drive anything from a small van to a semi, depending on how you define "local." They often work for a business and are rarely independents. They are generally paid by the hour and are usually eligible for benefits such as health insurance, and in some cases, even for retirement plans.

Local drivers generally drive the same truck every day, but that is not always the case and depends on the type of company they work for. Their hours are fairly consistent, although, in the case of freight delivery companies, they may work late some evenings and may occasionally work on Saturdays. In addition, they have a certain level of job security that other drivers may not have.

Local Truck Driver Jobs

Finding a job as a local driver usually entails a search through newspaper ads or going through a local agency. It can also be effective to network with other drivers and put the word out that you're available so they can tell you about jobs that may not even be advertised yet. It may surprise you that you can even look for local driving jobs on the Internet.

In order to get any local driving job, you should have an excellent resume ready at all times. If you need help with its layout and design, you will find businesses in your town that offer those services. Make sure you include all of your experience, your CDL license number, and any specialized training you might have taken. Mail copies of your resume to any company that interests you, but make sure you include a cover letter that explains a little about what is on your resume. Make several copies of your resume to keep in your car, just in case you need one. You never know where you're going to hear about a great job.


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