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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Kenan Advantage Group - Lake Charles, LA
Kenan Advantage Group is North America's largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, industrial gases, and food-grade products. KAG is the only independent fuels delivery carrier with a...
Posted 14 days ago
Decker Truck Line - LA
CLASS A COMPANY REEFER AND FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED***Now Hiring Lease Purchase Drivers***Looking for a company to call home?  Does a sign on bonus sound good?  Decker Truck Line has been...
Posted 9 days ago
Decker Truck Line - LA
NOW HIRING FLATBED DRIVERS!Minimum requirement of 3 months OTR driving experience in a Class A vehicle. Lacking Flatbed experience? Don't worry, we can train you.  Up to $2,000 sign-on bonus. State...
Posted 9 days ago
Decker Truck Line - LA
NOW HIRING FLATBED AND REEFER DRIVERS! JOIN OUR TEAMUp to $2000 Sign On Bonus! State of the art equipment, facilities, and staff. Great stability, in business since 1931. Consistent miles and
Posted 9 days ago
Montgomery Transport - LA
Experienced drivers earn weekend home time & premium pay with Montgomery Transport Montgomery Transport is currently seeking flatbed truck drivers with at least 1 year flatbed experience for company driving opportunities...
Posted 14 days ago
TMC Transportation - LA
TMC Transportation is seeking recent graduates of a CDL-A training program for an over-the-road, tractor-trailer combination flatbed position. These drivers will be delivering freight such as steel products, lumber, wallboard,...
Posted 12 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.  Crete Carrier...
Posted 14 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 in Louisiana to join their national fleet.  On this fleet,...
Posted 7 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.  Crete Carrier...
Posted 14 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 14 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 12 days ago
Covenant Transport - LA
Experienced Covenant Transport teams receive 52-56 CPM It pays to team up at Covenant Transport, where experienced team truck drivers earn 52-56 CPM to run OTR freight! Our teams are GUARANTEED...
Posted 23 hours ago
Covenant Transport - LA
OTR TEAM TRUCK DRIVING JOBS FOR EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS. Covenant Transport guarantees $1000 weekly minimum for your driving experience! Over-the-road truck driving opportunities are available for experienced driving teams at Covenant...
Posted 23 hours ago
Transport National - Zachary, LA
We are a specialized carrier with an established specialized freight base and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service.  Our Drivers are individuals; a name not a number AND a...
Posted 6 days ago
Hunt Transportation - Shreveport, LA
Do you enjoy the freedom of the open road? Hunt Transportation has the perfect opportunity for you! Hunt is actively seeking professional truck drivers to join their national, over the...
Posted 5 days ago
Transport National - Zachary, LA
We are a specialized carrier with an established specialized freight base and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service.  Our Drivers are individuals; a name not a number AND a...
Posted 6 days ago
Transport National - Zachary, LA
We are a specialized carrier with an established specialized freight base and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service.  Our Drivers are individuals; a name not a number AND a...
Posted 6 days ago
Transport National - Zachary, LA
We are a specialized carrier with an established specialized freight base and a reputation for delivering excellent customer service.  Our Drivers are individuals; a name not a number AND a...
Posted 6 days ago
Hunt Transportation - Alexandria, LA
Do you enjoy the freedom of the open road? Hunt Transportation has the perfect opportunity for you! Hunt is actively seeking professional truck drivers to join their national, over the...
Posted 5 days ago
Highway Transport - Geismar, LA
2017 never looked so good for tanker drivers! As a family-owned company with over 65 years of experience, Highway Transport continues to be a leader in the chemical hauling business,...
Posted 12 days ago
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