Top Paying Trucking Jobs...At Roehl

By Tim Norlin January 14, 2020

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, heavy haul and tractor trailer drivers earned $43,680 per year, at the median, in 2018. That’s well above the national average for all occupations, which was $38,640 per year in 2018. Many of those just starting out in the truck driving industry can earn as much as $750 per week and, over time, $45,000 a year or more. We have taken the time to outline the highest paying truck driving jobs here at Roehl, with many being some of the highest paying truck driving jobs in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at the list of highest paying trucking jobs:

#1: Job Title: Flatbed Specialized RGN Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,100.00 to $1,600.00

Average Annual Earnings: $57,200.00 to $83,200.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 Cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: This position involves pick up, and delivery of over-dimensional and specialized freight loads on flatbeds. This elite fleet utilizes the most experienced and safest flatbed truck drivers in the industry, requiring at least six months of experience with a preference for those who have over a year of experience. Drivers need to be able to travel into Canada and have the necessary skills to tarp loads. To qualify, drivers must be a Class A licensed professional with at least six months of driving experience, though more than a year of experience may be necessary.

#2: Job Title: Chicago Van Local Average

Weekly Earnings: $1,060.00 to $1,900.00

Average Annual Earnings: $53,040.00 to $98,800.00

Job Details: Ideal for truck drivers looking for local Chicago truck driving jobs, this position allows you to be home every night. This CDL driver position require at least six months of driving experience. The dry van truck driver will need to haul within a 200-mile radius in the region, starting and ending the day in Gary, Indiana. This position offers many weekends off, with the pay being a combination of productivity pay and pick-up and drop pay.

#3: Job Title: Kraft Northeast Dedicated Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,020.00 to $1,700.00

Average Annual Earnings: $55,120.00 to $88,400.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: This truck driving position offers a minimum of 34 hours of home time per week. It includes regular and regionalized runs for drivers, driving for a dedicated customer, Kraft. This dedicated fleet position provides regular routes with no-touch freight. Drivers will spend 5.5 to 6 days a week driving for this fleet. Most drivers will be on long-haul freight, though there are also freight runs that include short repositioning loads. To qualify, drivers must be Class A certified with a minimum of four months of driving experience. Most runs are through CT, Eastern NY, ME, NJ, MA, OH, and SC. Additionally, a backhaul freight route to the Winchester, VA, and Baltimore, MD locales is possible, along with some areas of FL.

#4: Job Title: Marshfield Local

Average Weekly Earnings: $990 to $1,090.00

Average Annual Earnings: $51,100.00 to $56,650.00

Job Details: This hourly position allows Marshfield-local drivers to be home each night and have most weekends off. The position, which is available as both full and part time hours, offers a variety of haul types and allows for operating different types of equipment on each haul. Training is available for this position though experienced drivers who want to stay close to home will also benefit from it. Shifts start and end in Marshfield, Wisconsin. During the summer, this nearly every night home position requires traveling driving a dump truck, which can provide $1 and hour more with a daily meal allowance and hotel room coverage during the week.

#5: Job Title: Chicago Flatbed Local

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,100.00 to $1,400.00

Average Annual Earnings: $57,200.00 to $72,800.00

Job Details: This local Chicago job allows drivers to be home every night and have weekends off. Drivers operate out of Chicago, Illinois, hauling mostly tubing and coiled steel throughout the area, with a radius of up to 400 miles. Drivers are paid for the miles they drive and for other work-related activities performed. Drivers are also able to become a Driver Trainer or refer others for additional pay. The position is available to those who are Class A CDL drivers with four months of experience or more.

#6: Job Title: Kraft Midwest Dedicated Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $900.00 to $1,100.00

Average Annual Earnings: $46,800.00 to $57,200.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: For those truck drivers who want to remain mainly in the Midwest with regional routes, this dedicated trucking driving job is available. Class A CDL holders will qualify for dedicated routes through IL, WI, IN, OH, MI, KS, IA, MN, KY, AR, TN, AL, MS, TX, OK, and LA. You may have the opportunity to deliver freight to CO. Drivers will have weekly home time. Drivers can expect to drive 2,500 miles a week, though some drivers may drive for up to 3,000 miles per week. This position is 75 percent drop and hook and has consistent customers and lanes for drivers.

#7: Job Title: Great Lakes Flatbed

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,100.00 to $1,300.00

Average Annual Earnings: $57,200.00 to $67,600.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: Truck drivers with the Great Lakes Flatbed fleet enjoy weekend home time. Drivers must have a verifiable Class A CDL flatbed certification and at least 4 months of experience in order to drive for this fleet. This position offers starting drivers higher pay through an increased mileage rate.

#8: Job Title: Kraft Midwest Refrigerated Dedicated Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $980.00 to $1,600.00

Average Annual Earnings: $50,960.00 to $83,200.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: With at least 34 hours per week at home, this trucking position requires drivers to be on the road for 5.5 to 6 days a week. This fleet includes regular and predictable routes for drivers, including pick-ups and deliveries to production plants. This includes plant-to-plant as well as plant-to-distribution center routes. In addition, there are situations where drivers will haul temperature-controlled freight, where most of the driver’s activity includes drop and hook. Experience with a Class A license is a must, though candidates may learn while they earn working this fleet.

#9: Job Title: Dedicated CTP Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,180.00 to $1,500.00

Average Annual Earnings: $61,630.00 to $78,000.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: The CTP fleet hauls paper products out and back in the Midwestern United States. This is a dedicated run that provides individuals with weekly time off. One of the great benefits of this fleet are the steady miles, along with a consistent paycheck. Truck drivers will haul paper products for a single dedicated customer. There are also some opportunities for backhauls available that include other types of freight, as well. This position requires drivers to have a Class A license with at least four months of driving experience.

#10: Job Title: Dedicated Elwood Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,050.00 to $1,300.00

Average Annual Earnings: $54,600.00 to $67,600.00

Potential Bonuses: 5 cents per mile for experienced drivers

Job Details: This trucking job is a dedicated position that provides no-touch freight opportunities, which means no loading or unloading of freight is necessary by the driver. The product travels only a few hundred miles, which helps keep drivers at home. Most deliveries are planned numerous days in advance, providing ample warning for when it is expected to be at the docks, equaling less waiting time. This position is very consistent and there is an opportunity to earn even more than the average annual pay listed above.
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