Truck Driving Jobs in Louisiana

Being a company driver is the perfect job for those who are fresh out of driving school, it allows you to experience all aspects of the truck driving industry to see which angle fits you! Truck driving jobs in Louisiana are rewarding, generously paid, and offer many chances to see the open road and beautiful landmarks. While seeking a truck driving job in Louisiana keep in mind the opportunity to visit French Quarter, the Marti Gras Tour, Avery Island and many more! Truck driving companies across the nation are vigorously searching for dry van, dry bulk, and reefer drivers; no matter how bad the economy gets there will always be loads that need to be delivered.

What to expect in a Louisiana truck-driving job

Truck driving jobs in Louisiana will increase over the next decade as the demand also grows for transported goods as our economy boosts. The average salary for a company driving job 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. 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. Truck driving jobs in Louisiana 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, stay 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 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 Louisiana 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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J.B. Hunt - LA
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Heartland Express - Baton rouge, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Eastern United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Averitt Express - Choudrant, LA
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Averitt Express - Rayville, LA
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Averitt Express - Tullos, LA
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Heartland Express - Baton rouge, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Western United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Lafayette, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Eastern United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Alexandria, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Eastern United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - New orleans, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: 48 States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so you can start earning the paycheck you deserve! We offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Kenner, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Eastern United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Bossier city, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: Eastern United States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so start earning the pay you deserve. We also offer starting pay up...
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Averitt Express - Pioneer, LA
EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through Dec. 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!)Now hiring drivers with...
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Averitt Express - Sikes, LA
EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through Dec. 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!)Now hiring drivers with...
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Averitt Express - Simsboro, LA
EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through Dec. 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!)Now hiring drivers with...
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Averitt Express - Sterlington, LA
EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through Dec. 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!)Now hiring drivers with...
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Heartland Express - Bossier city, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: 48 States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so you can start earning the paycheck you deserve! We offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Baton rouge, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: 48 States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so you can start earning the paycheck you deserve! We offer starting pay up...
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Heartland Express - Alexandria, LA
HEARTLAND EXPRESS Class A CDL Driver | OTR: 48 States We recently raised driver pay across all divisions so you can start earning the paycheck you deserve! We offer starting pay up...
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