North Carolina Truck Driving Jobs - CDL
Driving Jobs Available in North Carolina
Do you want a job that allows you to work independently or as part of a team? Would you like to put your clean driving record to work for you in a new career field? There are many truck driving jobs in North Carolina that may have room for new drivers. If you're ready to start looking for job opportunities in North Carolina, scroll down to view listings and apply today!
After earning a CDL and proving yourself on the road, you may be able to work for major North Carolina companies like Con-way, Barr-Nunn Transportation, and Tango Transport. These trucking companies and other employers in the state offer a range of benefits like the following:
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Disability and life insurance
- High pay rates for regional and OTR drivers
- Bonuses for signing on as a team driver or solo driver
If you're not sure which trucking jobs you're interested in, it's important to learn more about each job type and figure out which is best for your lifestyle:
- Local: May be a good fit for drivers that want to spend lots of time at home; drivers typically get daily home time
- Dedicated: Permits drivers to drive the same route each time they work
- Regional: Can involve driving to other cities or nearby states, usually only requiring one or two nights away from home
- Over-the-road: Offers trips that often last one to three weeks
Requirements and Career Outlook for Truck Drivers
A truck driving job can expose you to all sorts of new opportunities, particularly if you are willing to drive to other states or other parts of the country. In North Carolina, for example, you may be asked to drive to Southern states, New England, or the Midwest.
It's important to make sure you have your commercial driver's license before you actually begin your job. In North Carolina, you can apply for your license via the North Carolina Department of Transportation, specifically the Division of Motor Vehicles. The first step is applying for a learner's permit, which allows you to practice with licensed drivers. Once you have gotten enough practice, you can take your written tests and your skills tests to get your license. Multiple tests are required for those who wish to add endorsements to a license.
As a driver, you may get paid an hourly rate plus a per mile rate. In North Carolina, that works out to an average of $37,100 per year for tractor-trailer drivers ( O*Net, 2015).
Discover what employment options are available by looking at North Carolina truck driving jobs below.
As a new driver, you may want to join the North Carolina Trucking Association. This group is meant to support people at different stages of their careers, from those finding their first truck jobs to those that have had truck driving jobs for decades. They advertise themselves as "Trucking's Voice in North Carolina." In addition to advocating for drivers, this group aims to improve highway safety for all drivers.
Whether you want to drive long or short distances, there may be a trucking job for you in North Carolina. Find out what local employers want by contacting employers from our listings below!