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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Paschall Truck Lines Inc - New Iberia, LA
Truck Driver - Teams Earn Great Pay & Ownership in Company!Lots of Miles, Paid Vacation & Sign-On BonusDon't Wait, Call Now! 888-902-5584High Paying Team Jobs!  Ask about our sign on...
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Swift Transportation - LA
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
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Swift Transportation - Robert, LA
Looking for stability with predictable pay? Swift’s dedicated local routes driving positions offer just that. With a consistent customer base, you’ll know where you’re going and establish relationships with customers...
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Swift Transportation - LA
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Swift Transportation - LA
GET MENTORED BY A PRO WHILE GETTING PAID We have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL Truck Driving Trainees. If you are a CDL trainee in one of eleven...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Swift Transportation - LA
Join Swift’s Driving Force. Swift values the years of experience under your belt and wants you to join the most powerful fleet on the road. To be a powerful force, you...
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Averitt Express - Saint Rose, LA
Working at Averitt Express isn't about punching the clock. It's about working with people who trust you, serving people who depend on you, and getting home to people who love...
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J.B. Hunt - Metairie, LA
We Have The Best OTR Job In The OTR Business! J.B. Hunt, one of America’s leading trucking companies, is now hiring truck drivers in Louisiana! Only 3 months of recent tractor...
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Quality Carriers - Lake Charles, LA
CDL-A COMPANY DRIVERS AND OWNER OPERATORS Regional & OTR Tanker Truck Driver Positions Celebrating over 100 years of solid success, Quality Carriers has built a legacy of success for shippers and truck...
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Averitt Express - Saint Rose, LA
Shuttle drivers play an integral role in serving our customers by transporting LTL freight overnight between service centers throughout our network. Since you never have to touch the freight itself,...
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CRST Expedited - LA
Start Here, Stay Here. Call for details! 866-906-7461 A career, not just a job. Congratulations - you’ve made the first step! With our tuition reimbursement program, we will help cover the cost of...
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CRST Expedited - LA
Start Here, Stay Here. At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your team needs. What else? Call for details! 866-230-4174 Lease Purchase Also Available: 866-308-7316 High Miles – High Pay! Lead Drivers...
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CRST Expedited - LA
Start Here, Stay Here. At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your team needs. What else? Call for details! 866-230-4174 Lease Purchase Also Available: 866-308-7316 High Miles – High Pay! Lead Drivers...
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CRST Expedited - LA
Start Here, Stay Here.  Recent Graduates - Tuition Reimbursement! Experienced - Earn more as a Lead Driver and Train your own partner! Students - Sponsored Class CDL A with job placement! Military Veterans -...
Posted 21 hours ago
CRST Expedited - LA
Start Here, Stay Here. Call for details! 866-906-7461 A career, not just a job. Congratulations - you’ve made the first step! With our tuition reimbursement program, we will help cover the cost of...
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