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High Paying Entry Level Commercial Truck Driving Jobs

If you are searching for a high-paying career, consider becoming a truck driver. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly lists Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers as one of the most common jobs in many states, and wages have grown over the last few years. Truck drivers can make more than $100,000, and even starting out, drivers can quickly accelerate their earnings, depending on the type of work they do and where they do it.

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If you are searching for a high-paying career, consider becoming a truck driver. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly lists Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers as one of the most common jobs in many states, and wages have grown over the last few years. Truck drivers can make more than $100,000, and even starting out, drivers can quickly accelerate their earnings, depending on the type of work they do and where they do it.

One of the common things that holds people back is the challenges in getting started. For example, truck driving school can be expensive, and even if you qualify for some sort of tuition assistance, you still wouldn’t be earning while you are getting your CDL.

That’s what makes Roehl Transport’s on-the-job CDL A training so valuable. If you qualify for the program, you are paid while you are training and there is no tuition debt. Plus, Roehl’s reputation as one of the safest, most successful trucking companies in North America and its long history of training means the program is highly desirable to those who want to be truck drivers.

Roehl is built on values. We know how to be successful, and more importantly, we know how to help you be successful.
 

1. Job Title: Dedicated Northeast Kraft Fleet
Average Weekly Earnings: $1,660 (top drivers up to $1,900)

Average Annual Earnings:$67,000 (top drivers up to $98,800)

Potential Bonus:$0.08 Extra Pay per Mile in the Gold Zone

Job Details

Service consistent customers and enjoy weekly home time, full benefits, and great pay with this dedicated fleet that drives primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and upstate New York. You'll haul van loads for this long-established customer over regular, regionalized routes. This fleet transports no-touch freight and earns an extra $0.08 per mile in Gold Zone areas. The Gold Zone includes New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and portions of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and New Hampshire.

 

2. Job Title: Dedicated CTP Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,620 (top drivers up to $1,750)

Average Annual Earnings:$66,500 (top drivers up to $91,000)

Job Details:

Are you seeking a driving job that takes you home weekly for at least 34 hours at a stretch? This dedicated CTP fleet hauls paper products both ways across the Midwest for a dedicated customer. Backhauls may include some other freight from the customer network.

If you're seeking a position with more home time and regular routes, this could be the job for you. Enjoy steady miles (an average of about 2,600 per week), majority drop and hook loads, a reliable paycheck, and lots of time at home.

Routes will take you to Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. If you like longer hauls, the Tuesday or Wednesday launch date works through the weekend and will take you on longer routes.

 

3. Job Title: Dedicated Granite City Kraft Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,500 (top drivers up to $2,000)

Average Annual Earnings:$57,900 (top drivers up to $104,800)

Job Details:

Drive primarily through the Midwest, come home for at least 34 hours weekly, and drive for an established customer with this dedicated fleet. Enjoy great pay as a Class A CDL holder driving in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Kansans, Iowa, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Your trailer will be pre-loaded in Granite City, IL, then you'll keep moving for an average of about 2,500 miles each week. Want longer hauls? You can drive closer to 3,000 miles per week on a Tuesday-to-Sunday route. Work for consistent customers driving 5.5 to 6 days per week, 75% drop and hook loads.

 

4. Job Title: Refrigerated National OTR Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,450 (top drivers up to $1,900)

Average Annual Earnings:$52,000 (top drivers up to $98,800)

Job Details:

Drive for 11 to 14 days and then enjoy 3 days of home time, while hauling cheese and other temperature-controlled products with our OTR refrigerated fleet driving job. Our state-of-the-art trailers make your job easy and comfortable as you travel across the 48 states and Canada.

Drivers for this fleet can pick up additional work as a Driver Trainer, earning as much as an extra $14,000 to $17,000 per year. You'll also get a bonus for referring drivers to Roehl.

 

5. Job Title: Flatbed OTR National Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,440 (top drivers up to $2,220)

Average Annual Earnings:$52,000 (top drivers up to $115,400)

Job Details:

Drive for 11 to 14 days at a time hauling unique flatbed freight in this over-the-road (OTR) position, then come home for 3 days at a stretch. Every load brings a new experience as deliver loads for many shippers at many locations.

Most of the work for this fleet occurs east of I-35, although loads can go to any one of the lower 48 states. Need an opportunity for more work? Supplement your income as a Driver Trainer, earning as much as an extra $17,000 each year.

 

6. Job Title: Dedicated Refrigerated Kraft Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,375 (top drivers up to $1,600)

Average Annual Earnings:$55,500 (top drivers up to $83,200)

Job Details:

Drive for 5.5 or 6 days, then come home weekly for at least 34 hours at a stretch in this dedicated refrigerated fleet. Of course, you'll enjoy great pay, incentives for safety on the job, and full benefits. This Kraft refrigerated fleet takes you from production plant to production plant or on runs from plant to customer distribution center, hauling temperature-controlled freight. Most of these loads are drop and hook.


7. Job Title: Van OTR National Fleet

Average Weekly Earnings: $1,335 (top drivers up to $2,000)

Average Annual Earnings:$52,000 (top drivers up to $104,000)

Job Details:

Drive with a fleet that offers great pay, flexible home time and long stretches on the road transporting no-touch freight across the lower 48 states and Canada. You'll see a lot of the country and a range of shippers and locations.

This position allows you to supplement your income with as much as an additional $14,000 each year. You'll have full benefits and be paid for maintaining a safe driving record as you work for one of the most respected trucking companies in the country.
 

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