Texas Truck Driving Jobs - CDL
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Texas is one of the largest states in the country, so it should come as no surprise that the state has a booming trucking industry. Right now, as the state expands its manufacturing industry and its retail sectors, truck drivers are in high demand. If you're looking into trucking jobs in Texas, learn more about what it's like to be a driver in Texas. Scroll below to start looking at jobs available right now ï¿½ apply from right here!
If you earn your CDL in this state, you may qualify for jobs at major employers like Covenant Transport, Western Express, and K&B Transportation. These jobs provide a range of benefits to drivers, from health and dental insurance to tuition reimbursement and safety bonuses. However, you do have to choose a company that offers the right truck jobs for you! There are four main types of truck driving jobs to consider:
- Local: Involves driving in your city and nearby cities, typically allows you to go home each night
- Regional: May require interstate driving, but only amounts to one to three nights away from home per trip
- Over-the-road: Trips may be as long as one to three weeks
- Dedicated: Often requires you to drive the same route for the same client every day
Salary and Job Requirements
The Texas Department of Public Safety requires drivers to earn a Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL before beginning their careers. The license class you pursue depends on which type of vehicle you want to drive.
If you plan on driving interstate, which many CDL jobs require, you'll need to fill out the Qualifications of Interstate Driver Certification form, available through the Department of Public Safety.
There are many restrictions that may be applied to your license; to lift these restrictions, you may need to get a higher class of license or pursue an endorsement. Common restrictions include:
- Must use corrective lenses
- Daytime driving only
- Vehicles without airbrakes only
- Intrastate driving only
- Ignition Interlock required
- Outside mirror required
- Hearing aid required
Requirements for Texas Trucking Jobs
Texas has one of the most successful truck driving industries in the entire country. With dozens of companies calling Texas home, it should be no surprise that there are lots of truck driving job openings in this state. You can do your part to fix the truck driver shortage by applying for Texas driving jobs.
A commercial driver's license is a requirement for any job involving a commercial truck. This process is fairly straightforward in Texas, especially if you have already finished your training. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles administers a Class A licensing test, plus one additional test for each endorsement you want on your license. Popular choices include hazardous materials and multiple trailer. Once you pass all the written tests, you can take your driving test. Passing this test earns you a CDL.
Across the board, truck driving salaries in Texas are on par with national averages. Texas tractor-trailer drivers earn a median income of $37,400 per year (O*Net, 2015).