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TTZ #001: 5 Truck Driving Careers You Might Not Know About

Truck Driver, OTR Trucking, Regional Truck Driving

When it comes to Trucking, Where does a prospective driver start?

Here are 5 Truck Driving careers to think about. After reading this you will have a better

understanding of the different pathways you can take in trucking.

1. Regional Truck Driver

A Regional Truck Driver typically operates within a specific geographical region & typically covers a few states.

→ We will use me as an Example:

I'm a Regional Truck Driver and I drive in

  • Washington

  • Idaho

  • Montana

  • Oregon

2. Over the Road Truck Driver

An Over the Road Truck Drive, Also known as OTR will usually travel the entire country.

It's not uncommon for OTR drivers to spend weeks or even months out on the road without going home.

→ Example:

  • Some companies will run for 14 days (2 weeks) and only receive 2-3 Days of home time

3. Local Truck Driver

Local Truck Drivers will typically be able to get home on the same day. These drivers often work long hours and can look something like 2:00am - 3:00pm. Not exactly for the everyday trucker.

→ Examples of some Local Trucking Companies:

  • XPO Logistics

  • R+L Carriers

  • Old Dominion

  • Saia

4. Tanker Truck Driver

A Tanker Truck Driver is a Trucker who hauls gasses or liquids in small or large tanker trucks. Tankers can be home daily and they can travel throughout the entire country. It just depends on the company.

→ Examples of some Tanker Trucking Companies:

5. Dry Van Truck Driver

A Dry Van Truck Driver is the most commonly used method for transporting goods. Many companies use dry vans to transport their freight

→ Most companies will run with a dry van, here are 4.

  • Ace Hardware

  • Walmart

  • FedEx

  • UPS

Well, that's it for today. I hope this enlightens you on some of the different options a Truck Driver has.

P.S. Here is a list of 50 Trucking Companies to help you get started.

See you next week.


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