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What Is a Regional Truck Driver?

Most of the time, regional truck drivers operate in one area of the country. This may include, for example, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest or the Midwest. Oftentimes, a regional truck driver will remain within a 1,000-mile radius. Many regional truck driving jobs consist of multi-day trips with some overnights. While regional truck drivers drive further than local truck drivers, they spend less time on the road than over-the-road (OTR) drivers. Because they operate closer to their homes, most regional truck drivers get home more frequently than OTR drivers. Roehl regional fleet drivers are home weekly.

What is the Typical Pay/Salary for a Regional Truck Driver?

Regional truck drivers at Roehl typically earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per week. This pay is in line with what the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, which states that the median pay in 2019 was $45,260 per year with the top drivers earning $66,840 annually. Many factors dictate what a regional truck driver can earn, including experience, the type of freight hauled and the company itself. A key benefit of driving a regional trucking route is the home time. Many times drivers are home on the weekends, sometimes for the whole weekend. That makes regional trucking positions attractive to many truck drivers. 

Interested in Driving a Truck on a Regional Route? Check out these regional trucking jobs or see the regional truck driving jobs near me using our truck driver job search.

Job Type: Regional Van CDL Driver

1. Job Title: Van Midwest Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,175

Average Annual Earnings: $61,100

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

This position typically offers no-touch freight and the routes tend to cover the same areas of the country (central United States). Drivers are home each week, usually for at least 34 hours of reset before getting back on the road. To be eligible for this fleet, drivers need to be a Class A CDL holder for at least four months, though some routes require up to a year of experience. The Van Midwest Regional Fleet also has opportunities for new drivers with a CDL and candidates who want to earn while they obtain their CDL via Roehl’s Get Your CDL Program.


2. Job Title:Van Northeast Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1200

Average Annual Earnings: $62,400

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

Van Northeast Regional Fleet drivers haul no-touch freight throughout the Northeast. They typically work during the week, Monday - Friday and are home on the weekends with a 34-hour reset. Drivers can choose if they get home on Friday or Saturday based on when they want to leave again. They also go home with a load so they know where they are heading. Drivers typically operate in ME, VT, MA, RI, MD, VA, WV, OH, NH, CT, NJ, NY, DE, and PA. With Roehl's Your Choice Pay Plans, quarterly bonuses or quarterly pay increases are very possible.


3. Job Title: Texas Regional Van Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,000

Average Annual Earnings: $52,000

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

Texas Regional Van Fleet drivers often haul no-touch freight and work with the same customers. This job is Texas-based and may cover portions of KS, MO, AR, LA, and TN. Drivers working for the Texas Regional Van Fleet will typically work 5.5 days on, followed by 1.5 days off. To be eligible to drive for this fleet, you will need a Class A CDL and have at least four months of driving experience. As noted in the “Average Weekly Earnings” above, drivers for this fleet will earn an average of $1,000 a week with opportunities for bonuses depending on experience.
 

4. Job Title: Southeast Regional Van Fleet (note: these positions are limited and are often filled from within)

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,000

Average Annual Earnings: $52,000

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

As a Van Southeast Regional Fleet driver, you'll haul largely no-touch freight primarily in six states (GA, FL, eastern TN, VA, NC & SC). There may occasionally be times that you will run out of those states.  


Job Type: Regional Refrigerated CDL Truck Driver


5. Job Title: Refrigerated Midwest Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,175

Average Annual Earnings: $61,000

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

Working as a Refrigerated Midwest Regional Fleet driver, you will be home weekly. Home time tends to be between 34 and 48 hours. This position operates in the Midwest region and includes WI, MN, IL, IN, and OH. Drivers operate trucks hauling cheese and other temperature-controlled products. To be eligible for this fleet, drivers need at least four recent months of driving as a Class A driver, be a recent CDL graduate, or looking to obtain a CDL.


6. Job Title: Refrigerated Dairyland Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,100

Average Annual Earnings: $57,200

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

Refrigerated Dairyland Regional Fleet drivers are home each week, with home time anywhere between 34 to 48 hours at a time. This position keeps drivers close to home in the Wisconsin-based Dairyland region. Drivers will operate a temperature-controlled truck into neighboring states (Eastern Minnesota, Northern Illinois, or Northern Michigan). Most often, freight includes cheese or frozen food products. To drive for this fleet, you will need to have a CDL with at least 4 months of experience.


7. Job Title: Refrigerated Dairyland with Enhanced Home Time

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,100

Average Annual Earnings: $57,200

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

Similar to the previous job listing, this position operates out of the Wisconsin-based Dairyland area as well. Drivers will haul freight across state lines into MN, IL and MI. What makes this position unique is that it allows for enhanced home time. This may include at least one 10-hour break at home during the week along with the ability to be home on the weekends for 48 hours or more. Foods products include dairy such as cheese (no milk, though) and frozen items. Candidates for this fleet include those ready to earn their CDL through Roehl’s Get Your CDL Program, those who are recent graduates of a CDL school, or Class A drivers with at least four months of CDL driving experience.


Job Type: Regional Flatbed Truck Driver


8. Job Title: Flatbed Central Region

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,200

Average Annual Earnings: $46,800 to $62,400

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

With routes including the I-65 and I-75 power lanes, most of the work involves hauling lumber, building products, steel, or machinery. Drivers are home weekly, which includes most weekends. To be eligible, drivers must be Class A licensed with at least four months of recent driving experience.


9. Job Title: Flatbed Great Lakes Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,310

Average Annual Earnings: $68,000

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Details:

One of Roehl’s most popular fleets due to the high starting per mile rate and incredible home time (up to 48 hours weekly). CDL truck drivers interested in the Flatbed Great Lakes Regional Fleet need to have a full year of CDL flatbed experience (must be verifiable) in order to be eligible.


10. Job Title: Flatbed Tri-State Regional Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,200

Average Annual Earnings: $62,400

Potential Bonus(es): .05 Per Mile for Experienced Drivers

Job Description:

This Flatbed Tri-State Regional Fleet position allows drivers to get a consistent 2,000 miles per week (with little fluctuation). This fleet’s routes include Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL (daily). While this is a weekend home time fleet, in some cases, drivers are home by Friday night while others are home by Saturday morning. This position involves hauling steel, fabricated machinery components, building materials, and other products. One of the perks of this fleet is the ability to take your truck home with you.

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