Where to Find a Local Truck Driver Job

March 15, 2022

Are you finding the right Truck Driver Job?

This series will explore the different kinds of Truck Driving Jobs available to you, hoping that we will help you find the best trucking job that fits your needs.

There are four main driver jobs to choose from:

Local, Dedicated, Regional, and OTR Truck Driver Jobs. Each route has it’s perks and drawbacks, so you’ll want to choose what best fits your lifestyle. Some drivers prefer staying close to home, while others enjoying being on the road longer.

We will start this series focusing on Local Truck Driver Jobs.

Local Trucking jobs are very sought after because they will allow the driver to get home daily, while having a predictable schedule.

A Local Truck Driver will transport goods to and from specified locations within a designated geographic area.

Delivery Truck Driver

Local truck drivers work within a set regional area instead of driving long hauls overnight to deliver cargo or goods—this kind of position benefits from a more traditional schedule where the driver can be home every night.

The hours you work as a local driver depend heavily on your company. However, for many drivers, days last 10-14 hours. In addition, local drivers may start at any time of the day. For example, it’s common for a work shift to begin at 4:00 AM.

Local routes are typically within a 50–200-mile radius and consist of an 8-14 hour workday.

The average pay for a Local Truck Driver:

Local Driver Salary

In 2022 the average Local Truck Driver salary is $56,748 per year or $27.28 per hour.

How to find a Local Driving Job:

A quick Google search is one way to find a local driving job near you. However, to get a more in-depth review of all local driver jobs in your area, you may want to search on trucking specific job boards. The goal of these jobs boards is to allow you to review multiple local driving jobs and find the one that offers you the best pay and benefits.

One trucking job site that focuses exclusively on Local and Dedicated home daily driver jobs is LocalTruckDriverJobs.com . You can search by location, job type, and desired pay.

The local driving job category on HiringDriversNow.com is also a great place to find Local Truck Driver Job postings updated daily. View new home daily positions here: Local Driving Jobs

Be sure to come back and learn more about the next job type we will discuss in this series: Dedicated Truck Driver Jobs.