Arkansas Truck Driving Jobs - CDL
Arkansas Trucking Jobs
Start Driving Toward Opportunity in Arkansas!
If you've started looking into truck driving jobs in Arkansas, you may have started to discover that there are many types of jobs to consider. Some of the most popular choices in this state include:
- Over-the-road: In many areas, trucking companies have the greatest demand for people who are willing to drive over-the-road. With this type of job, you may spend one to two weeks away from home per trip. It often involves driving out-of-state.
- Regional: Regional jobs require less time away from home than over-the-road jobs. While driving on a job, you may stop to spend one or two nights on the road.
- Local: If you want to stay in your city while driving and spend time at home every day, a local job may be of interest to you. These jobs may be harder to come by, since drivers often wish to spend more time at home.
- Dedicated: If you prove yourself to a certain client or on a specific route, you may find CDL jobs that permit you to drive the same route every day.
Job availability depends on what employers you consider. Some of the largest companies with jobs in trucking include Heartland Express, Con-Way Regional, and Barr-Nunn Transportation. If you want to start talking to the trucking companies that are hiring in Arkansas, use our list below to get started!
Learn the Requirements and Career Outlook for Arkansas Truckers
In the state of Arkansas, you must have a commercial driver's license to drive vehicles of certain sizes and to carry certain loads. To get a commercial driver's license, you can contact the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles.
Arkansas is one state that does not require you to get a learner's permit before you get your license. The first step involves taking a Class A knowledge test, plus any relevant exams for tank, passenger, hazardous materials, or double/triple trailer endorsements. After passing the knowledge test, you can take your skills test right away. You begin with a vehicle inspection and then demonstrate various skills on an off-road course. The final part of your exam is the on-the-road test. If you earn satisfactory scores on this exam, you receive your commercial driver's license.
Arkansas tractor-trailer drivers report a wide variety of salaries, so your income may be dependent on your endorsements and how much experience you have. According to O*Net, the average salary for an Arkansas tractor-trailer driver is $33,200 per year. Reported salaries go up to $57,000 per year (O*Net, 2015).