How Much Does a Local Truck Driver Make?

July 7, 2022

How much does a Local Truck Driver make? This is an important question to ask when considering becoming a new truck driver, or switching to a local only route as a seasoned driver. How does a local route influence pay potential and benefits?

As drivers are looking for a better trucking job to fit their needs, a few key factors shoot to the top of the list:

  • Home-Time
  • Pay
  • Benefits


An overwhelming number of drivers desire to be home more often and in turn, many carriers are changing their routes and adapting to these needs by offering more Local/Dedicated Home Daily truck driving jobs. There is a big shift in the trucking industry for local drivers. The demand has grown and the interest from drivers has grown exponentially. Local positions are some of the most sought after jobs in transportation.


Does a local route mean you must sacrifice a good paying job? In 2022, a local truck driver can make on average $40k – $70k + per year. There is a potential for growth with local driving jobs, and you certainly don’t have to sacrifice pay to get home daily. Pay will vary based on experience level. Below are a few current local jobs, with real pay potential for local drivers:


Many drivers think that you will have to sacrifice benefits for home time.

Let’s look at some pay & benefits of a few carriers hiring local truck drivers:


We found a home daily driving job out of Summerville, SC offering the following:

  • All drop n hook
  • Paid time off, including 8 paid Holidays
  • Most benefits effective after 30 days
  • Medical, Prescription, dental, vision, and hearing for as low as $88.90/ wk-family-$34.15/wk-individual
  • (as of 6/29/22)

Kenan Advantage:

We found a home daily tanker driving job out of Houston, Texas, offering the following:

  • Available health, Dental, & Vision
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid training and Product handing & incentives for safe driving.
  • (as of 6/29/22)

Red Classic Transit:

Red Classic is a dedicated carrier and wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola consolidated inc.

We found a job a local Class A Trucking job out of Cleveland, TN, offering the following:

  • New 4-week Minimum guarantee: $4,300
  • $1,300 in the first week with $1000/week for the following 3 weeks. No guaranteed min based on requirements
  • (as of 6/29/22)


We found a Local CDL-A Truck Driving job out of Goodlettsville, TN offering the following:

  • $1,100+/week
  • Bonus opportunities for Clean inspections, extra stops & extra pick-ups
  • Breakdown, detention & Layover pay.
  • 2 day paid orientation($200 per day)
  • 7 paid Holidays ($150 per day, paid the same as office staff)
  • (as of 6/29/22)


We found a Local driver position out of Corbin City, NJ offering:

  • Consistent Weekly Pay
  • Drivers Avg $20 Per Hour
  • Early Morning Starts
  • 5,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Day Shift    

World Fuel

We found a Local CDL-B job out of Albert Lea, MN offering:

  • Daily home time (day shifts: Monday – Friday)
  • $10,000 Sign-on bonus
  • Starting pay: $23/hr plus overtime with regular increases
  • Earn Your First Year
    • Day Shift Average with 1 year fuel experience – $960 Weekly / $60,920 Annually
  • Performance Bonus $5,000

We see that you CAN earn top pay with a local truck driving job!

If you are looking for a local driving job near you, has you covered. First, search “Local” in the search bar and input your location(State or Zip code). Once you have found the local driving job that fits your needs, apply directly to the carrier. Your application will be sent to the recruiter in real time as soon as you apply. The carrier will contact you in 24 hours or less.

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