The Highest Paying Truck Driving Job really depends on where you live and how long your willing to be away from home. Some of the highest paid trucking jobs are in the oil field or gas sector, and LTL (less than truck load).
The LTL companies such as fedex, ups, con-way, and yellow terminals can be found in thousands of cities accross the country. However, these jobs can be hard to obtain for alot of drivers, due to tickets, accidents etc...
With the implementation of CSA2010, alot of drivers are looking to get out of the trucking industry altogether and many are turning to the internet.
While there are alot of scams/schemes on the internet, there is one that is really gaining steam in the trucking industry. It allows any truck driver to make more money while driving, and get free unlimited nationwide cellphone service.
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JB Hunt Transport, Shaffer Trucking and K & B Transportation are some of the high paying Truck driving Companies. Truck driving jobs have now been on demand in the United States and dedicated drivers are needed. To find more information of truck jobs visit hiringtruckdrivers.com and findatruckingjob.com.
Really depends on the load...unless you work as a company driver. If you are a company driver, pay is based on experience. If you're an Owner Operator, the best paying loads are hauling for the DoD, but you have to get a contract for that. Other good paying loads are Fed Ex, pharmaceuticals, US Mail, and heavy hauls.
I knew of Haul Truck drivers that worked the surface coal mines in Wyoming that worked half a yr on rotating shifts and with optional ot still pull down around 100k a yr. Not bad for 6-7 mths out of the yr, but these trucks are huge,500 ton capaciy, 14' wheel diameter.
In my experience, Driving a Truck pays ridiculously little for your time. That is for Common Carriers. Not only do they all pay very little, they offer no schedule. This is because they are at the beckoning call of their customers and taking freight for low rates.
The jobs that pay a reasonable wage are the ones that are more physically demanding. The best I have ever done as a Company Driver, was Food Service Delivery for a Distribution Center run by McLane ($90K annually). The second best, was also in Food Service, that was US Foodservice. The income at US Foods was substantially less than McLane ($25K a year).
Of the people I met along the way, there is a lot of diversity in income. The laws of Supply and Demand come into play. If there is a large supply of people willing to do the job, it will naturally pay less. Jobs that really stink or are overly demanding pay more. McLane, for example, was the most ridiculous company, as far as Driver Demands.
I have worked highway, city, LTL, Mountains, mines, oil and gas, and ice road trucking. Of all these different driving jobs I have had, the oil and gas industry has paid the most money.
A class 1 licence in Alberta should easily net you over 100,000 a year if you don't mind working long hours.
There are also many different types of jobs within each of these industries. Finding the highest paying job is not always the best way to look at it. This is something that requires a much more informed decision than many people think.
I have written an article about oil and gas trucking for anyone interested. It can been seen at.