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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Shaffer Trucking - LA
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 Louisiana.  Crete Carrier...
Posted 3 days ago
Shaffer Trucking - LA
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 Louisiana. On...
Posted 3 days ago
Averitt Express - Lake Charles, LA
Now hiring Experienced Drivers, Trainees and Driving School Grads! HIRING EVENT When: December 10, 2016 Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Wingate Hotel,300 Arena Rd. Sulphur, LA70665 Why Choose Averitt: - Leading transportation provider since...
Posted 3 days ago
Werner Enterprises - LA
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Bulk Company Drivers in Louisiana. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 4 days ago
Werner Enterprises - LA
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Bulk Company Drivers in Louisiana. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 3 days ago
Werner Enterprises - LA
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Van Company Drivers in Louisiana. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 4 days ago
Werner Enterprises - LA
Werner is seeking qualified Dry Van Company Drivers in Louisiana. New Pay Packages - Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonuses available (available in certain areas) and accounts  available to get you home...
Posted 3 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! At Design, we treat our drivers like part of the family.  You are welcome to come into the office to talk with...
Posted 5 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! At Design, we treat our drivers like part of the family.  You are welcome to come into the office to talk with...
Posted 5 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Deisgn Transportation is a Dry Van Company based in Dallas, TX looking for Class A OTR Drivers! We could include a lot of "fluff" about how great we are and how you...
Posted 11 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers like family, and will give you the respect...
Posted 14 days ago
Crete Carrier - LA
Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have always been a leader in the industry when it comes to driver pay and benefits. For the past ten years, the National Transportation Institute...
Posted 6 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers like family, and will give you the respect...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Deisgn Transportation is a Dry Van Company based in Dallas, TX looking for Class A OTR Drivers! We could include a lot of "fluff" about how great we are and how you...
Posted 11 days ago
Design Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Design Transportation is Looking for Class A OTR Drivers! Don't get lost in the shuffle!  Come see what it feels like to work for a smaller company that treats its drivers...
Posted 12 days ago
Design Transportation - Monroe, LA
Deisgn Transportation is a Dry Van Company based in Dallas, TX looking for Class A OTR Drivers! We could include a lot of "fluff" about how great we are and how you...
Posted 11 days ago
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