Truck driving jobs in Arkansas are extremely rewarding, pay generously, and offer many chances to hit the open road and see an abundance of beautiful landmarks. The field of truck driving will grow in demand over the next decade as the demand heightens for transported goods as our economy boosts. Being a company driver is perfect for those fresh out of driving school. As a company truck driver, you will experience all aspects of the truck driving job industry and see some awesome places in Arkansas. While searching for truck driving jobs in Arkansas keep in mind being able to visit Hot Springs National Park, Riverfront Park, and Garvan Woodland Gardens and many more! Now is the time to try the different aspects of the driving industry to see which one is right for you. Companies throughout the country are always looking for dry van, dry bulk, and reefer drivers; no matter how bad the economy, there will always be loads that need to be delivered!
The average salary for a company driver job in Arkansas can be anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000 depending on the type of driving, experience, and endorsements. Company drivers, unlike owner operators, have the option to work a local, regional, or over-the-road run. If working for a larger truck driving company you may also be given the flexibility to switch the type of driving run, if need be. For example, a driver has been doing local runs for a few years but is ready to go over-the-road; that driver just needs to apply for the position, no need for seeking a truck driving job elsewhere. A company driving job offers great benefits for not only yourself but also your family such as: 401K, paid vacations, notable insurance, and a certain level of job freedom.
While hunting for an Arkansas company driving job, be aware that the background checks can be very time consuming. Previous employment has to be verified along with your driving record from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. In addition, each company you worked for has to provide a DOT report from either human resources or the safety department. Companies looking to hire also need to be aware that they will most likely have to undergo a physical exam prior to their driving start date.
Benefits of a truck-driving career:
In order to land a truck-driving job, you must begin by training to get your CDL. Truck driving training can be done in as short as 4-6 weeks. Depending on what kind of company driver job you want, you may need more than just your CDL. Here is a list of common endorsements:
Keep in mind that other certifications may be necessary to haul certain items.
If you have specific questions, call your states Department of Transportation or visit their website. Here are a few other helpful links for CDL and other information:
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