Truck Driver Position

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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There are several types of truck driver positions that you can work at. For most of them, you should first take a truck driving course so that you can get your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) which will enable you to drive trucks throughout the United States. At driving school, you will learn about some of the types of positions you will be able to get.

You can, for example, become a local driver. Local drivers generally work for delivery companies or large freight companies such as UPS. They work regular hours for a specified hourly rate. They also enjoy such perks as company-paid benefits and holidays off. They often make numerous stops each day to offload items that were loaded onto their truck by dock workers.

Getting a Truck Driver Position

Over the road (OTR) truck drivers drive long hauls and often spend nights away from home. They usually drive tractor trailers and may make only one stop at the end of their ride (other than for personal reasons). There are also owner operator drivers who own their own rigs and take only those loads they want to take. They plan their own schedules, and their job is actually a small business.

If you are looking for a driver position, you will have the opportunity to view significantly more jobs if you use the Internet as your job search tool. There are several good websites that post jobs and loads daily. You can view available loads but will not be able to access contact information without paying a minimal monthly fee. Finally, these websites will allow you to post your resume online where hundreds of trucking company recruiters will be able to see it.


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