Truck Drivers Jobs in Kentucky

Truck driving jobs in Kentucky are extremely gratifying, pay generously, and offer many great chances to see the open road and check out the scenes. Being a company driver is perfect for those fresh out of driving school because you will be able to experience all aspects of the truck driving job industry and see which one is best for you! While searching for truck driving jobs in Kentucky keep in mind being able to also visit Mammoth Cave National Park, the Kentucky Horse Park, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, and much more! Trucking companies across the nation are vigorously 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 a Kentucky truck-driving job

Be conscious that the background checks can be very time consuming. Previous employment must be verified along with your driving record from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, each company you have worked for needs to provide a DOT report from either human resources or the safety department. Companies seeking 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 Kentucky trucking driving job.

Trucking jobs in Kentucky 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. The salary of a company driver can range anywhere from $40,000 to upwards of $70,000 a year, 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. Larger companies also give drivers the freedom to switch the type of run they want to do. 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, they do not need to seek employment elsewhere.

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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J.B. Hunt - KY
Enjoy the freedom of the open road and make the right turn, by joining the J.B. Hunt team! Our over the road truck driving jobs include a strong freight base...
Posted 1 day ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Hazard, KY
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Frankfort, KY
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Elizabethtown, KY
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Bowling green, KY
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 2 days ago
Forward Air Transportation Services - Bardstown, KY
Division Overview: TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes...
Posted 2 days ago
Wild West Express - KY
Wild West Express is hiring qualified experience drivers. Miles Respect Home Time.  Go to wildwestexpress.com and apply.    $1,000 Sign On Bonus  Direct Deposit Paid Vacation Health Insurance Rider program Pets welcome  All trucks are equipped with
Posted 6 days ago
Wild West Express - KY
HOME TIME RESPECT MILES WILD WEST EXPRESS will be the last company you will drive for. If Home Time, Respect and Miles is what you want then Wild West Express is...
Posted 6 days ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
Earn more with Barr-Nunn in Kentucky as a Company Driver Today! At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Match from Day 1, Blue...
Posted 16 hours ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
Regional Company Drivers in Kentucky are home every weekend!! At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Match from Day 1, Blue Cross...
Posted 14 hours ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
Regional Company Drivers in Kentucky are home every weekend!! At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Match from Day 1, Blue Cross...
Posted 16 hours ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
TEAM Drivers- $0.63 ALL MILES- Hazmat loads = $0.67/mi At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Contribution from Day 1, Blue...
Posted 2 days ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
TEAM Drivers- $0.63 ALL MILES- Hazmat loads = $0.67/mi At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Contribution from Day 1, Blue...
Posted 16 hours ago
Quality Carriers - Frankfort, KY
CDL-A Company Tanker Truck Drivers - Dedicated & OTR Runs CDL-A Company Driver Opportunities with Quality Carriers Dedicated & OTR Truck Driver Opportunities ...
Posted 19 days ago
Quality Carriers - Brooks, KY
CDL-A Company Tanker Truck Drivers - Dedicated & OTR Runs CDL-A Company Driver Opportunities with Quality Carriers Dedicated & OTR Truck Driver Opportunities ...
Posted 19 days ago
Quality Carriers - Louisville, KY
CDL-A Company Tanker Truck Drivers - Dedicated & OTR Runs CDL-A Company Driver Opportunities with Quality Carriers Dedicated & OTR Truck Driver Opportunities ...
Posted 19 days ago
Quality Carriers - Radcliff, KY
CDL-A Company Tanker Truck Drivers - Dedicated & OTR Runs CDL-A Company Driver Opportunities with Quality Carriers Dedicated & OTR Truck Driver Opportunities ...
Posted 19 days ago
Barr-Nunn Transportation - KY
Earn more with Barr-Nunn in Kentucky as a Company Driver Today! At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. All company drivers enjoy Practical miles paid, fantastic 401k Match from Day 1, Blue...
Posted 5 days ago
Crete Carrier - Lexington, KY
Crete Carrier is currently hiring professional Dry Van truck drivers near Lexington, Kentucky to join our Midwest Regional Fleet.  As a driver on this fleet, you will primarily operate in a five...
Posted 12 hours ago
K&B Transportation - Louisville, KY
NEW INCREASED SIGN ON BONUS! EARN $1650 OVER YOUR FIRST THREE CHECKS! ($900 in first, $500 in second, $250 in third) Looking to fill openings in our dedicated fleet running the
Posted 5 days ago
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