Florida

Find a variety of CDL trucking jobs in Florida. Large and small companies alike are hiring and the one requirement for most of the jobs is that you have a CDL.

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Benefits of a Trucking Career

Take advantage of the many benefits of a trucking career. One benefit is that you can obtain a hefty salary without attending a two-year or four-year degree program and no student loans have to be taken out. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the annual salary for truckers in Florida is an estimated $36,310. This can be higher with experience, endorsements and longer hours.

Another benefit of a trucking career is job stability. Growth is higher than many other career fields around the nation at 21 percent, as estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More businesses are turning to trucking as the mode of transportation for their goods because it is the most affordable option. Various industries exist to choose from, providing you with more opportunities.

Driving in Florida also has benefits because there is no state income tax. This can dramatically affect your cost of living to the positive. You will find sales tax to be less than it is in other states as well. Ultimately, this means that your paycheck will go further.

As a trucker, you never have to worry about being stuck behind a desk or at a computer. Your office is the highway and you are your own boss in many ways, even when you work for a company. There will be times when you don’t have to come face-to-face with an actual boss for days or weeks at a time, which can be a perk of the job.

Laws and Regulations in Florida

Traffic laws must be abided by at all times. While points are not as severe in Florida as they are in some states, there are points added with many citations. If you collect 12 points or more in a 12 month period, you could be looking at a minimum of a 30-day suspension. Some employers check your driving record at random, too, which can have a negative impact on your career.

Rubber studded tires are permitted on the roads of Florida. These are often needed in the rainy season to gain the necessary traction on the roads. Metal studs and chains are not permitted on Florida highways.

Florida falls under federal regulations with the DOT. You are not permitted to work more than 60 hours in a 7 day period. You are also not permitted to work more than 70 hours in an 8 day period if you drive every day. Further, after driving 14 hours consecutively, you have no choice but to stop and rest for 10 hours before getting back on the road. You can have an on-board recording device or you can submit reports manually to the DOT.

There are no idling laws in place throughout the state of Florida. You will need to be cautious about any city laws, however, as to where you can park your truck when you are idling. Truck stops are found throughout the state, though other places are not as lenient.

If you’re ready to get on the road and start your next job, use our listings to apply for the positions that interest you!

CDL Requirements in Florida

To get a CDL in Florida, you will need to meet various requirements. This includes showing the following items:

  • Proof of being 18
  • State issued driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate

You will also need to pass the following exams:

  • Health
  • Written
  • Driving

Explore the CDL trucking jobs in Florida and find out what benefits are offered by each employer. In addition to year-round sunshine, you can determine your pay and schedule by choosing various types of jobs.

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