Lifetime Trucking Job Placement Assistance for Your New Career
We offer lifetime trucking job placement to all of our driver training students and graduates. United States Truck Driving School has access to many trucking job opportunities, no matter what kind of company you’d like to drive for.
As a student or graduate, you’ll have access to trucking jobs with some of the finest companies across the United States. We have ongoing employment partnerships with many of the largest over-the-road truckload carriers including Swift, Werner, Covenant, May, JBS Carriers, TransAm Trucking, and Schneider, to name a few. We also have strong ties with small, local trucking companies.
Our goal is to help you find a trucking job, no matter how long it’s been since attending our school. USTDS representatives can help you make a smooth career transition and find the trucking job that allows you to make more money.
Unsure about which trucking job you want to have? Explore the different types of jobs below.
Types of Trucking Job Opportunities
Long Distance Truck Driving Jobs
Long-distance drivers, also called long-haul or over-the-road (OTR) drivers, operate heavy trucks. You’ll either have day trips where you’ll return home the same day, or have a layover until the next day. You may also travel to more distant points, and be away from home base for a week or longer.
Local Truck Driving Jobs
With local trucking jobs, you’ll operate light, medium, and heavy trucks. Tasks include pick-up and delivery operations, route-sales, or customer delivery. You’ll have more contact with customers than long-haul drivers and usually make many more stops each day. Those in route-sales often need selling skills as well as driving skills.
Specialized Truck Drivers
These types of truck drivers handle certain types of equipment designed for unique commodities that are used in specialized trucking operations, both long-distance and local. Examples are double and triple trailers, auto carriers, dry and wet bulk carriers, tank trucks, and heavy specialized equipment. These drivers need extra training to understand and operate their specialized trucks.
Drivers of Hazardous Materials
These individuals need more extensive training, which is usually provided by their employers. These drivers must know the special characteristics of the loads they haul, how to handle them safely, and what to do in case of emergencies, such as leaking containers.
Owner Operators or Independent Truck Drivers
These people own their equipment and actually run small businesses. They make up a large segment of the long-haul trucking industry. Often they begin as salaried drivers, then buy a truck and become independent contractors, hauling freight for one or several companies. Many husband and wife owner-operator teams contract out to the moving industry.