Truck Driving Jobs in Iowa

Truck driving job demands will increase over the next decade as the demand also grows for transported goods as our economy boosts. Being a truck driver in Iowa is extremely rewarding, paid generously, and offers many opportunities to see the open road and beautiful landmarks. Being a company driver is perfect for those fresh out of driving school because you will be able to experience all aspects the truck driving job industry has to offer and see which one fits you. While searching for truck driving jobs in Iowa keep in mind being able to visit Okoboji, Burlington and Des Moines Botanical Center! Truck companies across the nation are constantly searching for dry van, dry bulk, and reefer drivers; no matter how bad the economy, there will always be loads that need to be delivered!

What to expect in an Iowa truck driving job

The average salary for a company driving job in Iowa is 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. While working for a large truck driving company you may also be given the flexibility to switch the type of driving run, if desired. For example, if a driver has been doing local runs for a few years but desires to go over-the-road; that driver just needs to apply for the position, no need for getting an Iowa company driving job elsewhere. Truck driving jobs offer great benefits for not only yourself but also your family such as: 401K, paid vacations, notable insurance, and a certain level of job freedom.

However, be aware that the background checks can be very time consuming. Previous employment needs to be verified along with your driving record from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, each company you worked for must provide a DOT report from either human resources or the safety department. Trucking companies looking to hire drivers also need to be aware that they will most likely have to undergo a physical exam prior to driving. All of these things could take a few weeks from the day you apply until you are offered a Iowa truck driving job.

Benefits of a company driver

  • You pick your route; local, regional, or over-the-road
  • Working with a company provides steady work; owner operators may have to wait on contracts
  • If there are certifications or endorsements needed, sometimes a company will pay for it
  • Being a company driver means you are eligible for bonuses
  • You are not financially responsible for repairs and maintenance to the truck

Types of Endorsements

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:

  • HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials Endorsement)
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Air Brake Endorsement

Keep in mind that other certifications may be necessary to haul certain items.

Helpful Links

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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Shaffer Trucking - IA
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Dry Van truck drivers to join their national fleet in Iowa....
Posted 9 days ago
J&R Schugel - IA
J&R Schugel Holiday Pay! Whether you are on the road or at home spending time with family, J&R Schugel Company Drivers receive holiday pay! Don’t miss out on being part of...
Posted 12 days ago
Covenant Transport - IA
Team drivers now earn more money per mile and guaranteed home time on OTR runs. Covenant Transport has exciting driving opportunities in Iowa and a NEW pay increase for Teams! We’re...
Posted 11 days ago
Swift Transportation - IA
CDL Drivers: Your Experience Earns You a $4,000 Sign-On-Bonus When You Join Swift Transportation! No Gimmicks, No Contracts, No Run-Around. Just open road and a career path you can meet head-on....
Posted 9 days ago
Ruan - Muscatine, IA, IA
We are now hiring for all shift for Spotters and Shuttle drivers at our Muscatine, IA location! This position is dedicated to our customer HON. End times and pay do
Posted 11 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - IA
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Reefer truck drivers to join their national fleet in Iowa.  Crete Carrier...
Posted 20 hours ago
Shaffer Trucking - IA
Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. Shaffer Trucking is currently hiring over the road Reefer truck drivers to join their national fleet in Iowa. On...
Posted 20 hours ago
F & M Transport, Inc. - IA
F & M Transport, Inc. is looking for Company Drivers to run hopper bottom trailers and service customers in Iowa. Hopper bottom experience preffered, but not necessary! We run 42...
Posted 2 days ago
Indian River Transport - IA
The premier food grade tank carrier is hiring OTR SOLO & TEAM company drivers in your area! Now Offering a NEW PAY INCREASE and a Driver Referral Bonus!! Operating throughout the 48...
Posted 9 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Carter lake, IA
Position: Local Pick-Up and Delivery / City Company Driver CDL Class A with HazMat. Terminal will pay to obtain HazMat! Salary: $17.50 / hour + Full Benefits  Schedule: Full-time, Monday – Friday....
Posted 16 hours ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Council bluffs, IA
Position: Local Pick-Up and Delivery / City Company Driver CDL Class A with HazMat. Terminal will pay to obtain HazMat! Salary: $17.50 / hour + Full Benefits  Schedule: Full-time, Monday – Friday....
Posted 16 hours ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Indianola, IA
Position: Local Pick-Up and Delivery / City Company Driver CDL Class A with HazMat or must be willing to obtain HazMat within 90 days Salary: $17.50 / hour + Full Benefits  Schedule:...
Posted 16 hours ago
West Side Transport - Ames, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Iowa City, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Cedar Falls, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Mason City, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Des Moines, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Waterloo, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Cedar Rapids, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
West Side Transport - Marshalltown, IA
Pay: Up to $70,000 annually Job Description:West Side Transport created a division of dedicated CDL drivers to specifically handle a mixture of short haul and regional freight. Home weekends - Friday to MondayClose...
Posted 2 days ago
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