Truck driving job information by driver type

Company Drivers are drivers employed by a specific carrier with its own fleet of trucks and either contract to transport other individuals' or companies' freight, or companies that carry their own products or freight. Company drivers are considered to be employees of the company for which they drive. Read more
Lease-Purchase drivers are drivers hired by carriers where the truck is leased to the individual driver for a fixed or variable fee for a specific period of time with the intention of the driver assuming ownership of the truck. At the end of the lease term, the full original value of the truck is paid off and the driver assumes ownership of the truck. Read more
Owner Operator (sometimes called Independent Contractors) are drivers who own the truck and operate as an independent business. Owner operator drivers decide who they will contract with, when they will drive, where they will drive and the cargo they will carry. Read more
A student truck driver job is an entry-level position in which you can gain the skills and experience needed to become a truck driver while also earning money. Read more
Team drivers are driver operating with a partner who share driving duties and other tasks with another driving partner. Team drivers often consist of spouses driving together or an owner operator who hires another driver for the sole purpose of serving as part of a two-man team. Read more

Truck driving job information by haul type

Bulk cargo is bulk materials that is not packaged and generally sold by weight or volume rather than individual pieces. Bulk materials can include agricultural products such as grain, soybeans, corn; coal and other fuel related products; wood products like pulp wood and mulch; and construction products such as sand and gravel. Read more
Car hauling (or automobile hauling) is exactly what the name implies…hauling cars! Car hauling is a necessity for companies involved in moving large numbers of vehicles for any purpose, including vehicle manufacturers delivering to dealerships, used car dealerships having purchased several vehicles to be picked up and transported for resale, dealership delivering “trade in” vehicle to auction sites. Read more
A dry van is likely the most basic type of trailer which is fully enclosed to protect shipments from weather and outside elements, but not temperature controlled (like refrigerated trailers) and designed for oversized shipments (like flatbed trailers). The freight carried in dry van trailers is usually on pallets, boxed or loose. Read more
CDL Truck Driving Jobs for Expedited
Expedited
Expedited driving can refer to the delivery of products within a tight time frame or the delivery of a specific type of freight bound for a single destination. Read more
Flatbed hauling involves hauling with vehicles that have a flat platform trailer which allows the driver to transport large, oversized and/or unusually-shaped freight that do not fit in an enclosed trailer. Read more
Heavy-haul includes anything beyond conventional dimensions of a standard load or overweight, including oversized freight, wide loads, and heavy equipment. As the name suggests, heavy-hauling loads are often overweight and oversized and often require the most skilled and experienced drivers in the trucking industry. Read more
CDL Truck Driving Jobs for Household Goods
Household Goods
Household goods hauling is exactly what the name implies… moving the belongings of people relocating substantial distances from their previous homes. Almost all household goods hauling is completed by owner operators pulling a rented trailer. Read more
Intermodal hauling is the hauling of goods in special containers on trailer beds so they can be moved to and from ships, rail cars or planes without needing repacking. In most cases with intermodal hauling, cargo is hauled using multiple modes of transportation, so trucks carry the cargo to and from clients for just a portion of the cargo’s journey. Read more
Livestock hauling is exactly what the name implies…hauling live animals. Cattle makes up the largest part of the livestock transportation industry, but livestock haulers can carry anything that is live freight, including pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and even bees. Read more
Refrigerated hauling (also referred to as “reefer”) is a freight hauling that specializes in the transportation of foods and other products that require a temperature-controlled environment during transport. Drivers of reefers may operation within a region, or they may travel cross-country routes in performing their jobs. Read more
Tanker Hauling is the hauling of various types of liquids and gases, often flammable or hazardous materials. Tankers include trailer used exclusively for the purpose of hauling liquids and flatbed trailers with tanks secured to the trailer. Read more

Truck driving job information by endorsements

CDL Truck Driving Jobs for Doubles/Triples
Doubles/Triples
The Doubles and Triples endorsement is the required certificate that allows CDL holders to drive and haul double or triple trailers. Read more
The Hazardous Material endorsement, or HazMat endorsement, is the required certificate that allows CDL holders to transport hazardous materials. Read more
The tanker endorsement is the required certificate that allows CDL holders to transport liquids or liquid gas materials. Read more
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A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large, heavy, or hazardous material vehicles in the US. The “class” of CDL a truck driver needs depends on the type of commercial motor vehicle operated. A truck driver may hold a CDL in one of three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.

For a detailed explanation of the different classes of CDLs, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

Driver Type refers to the employment arrangement a driver operates. The most common truck driver arrangements include:

  • Company Driver: Drivers employed by a specific carrier with its own fleet of trucks. “Companies” can be carriers that contract to transport other individuals' or companies' freight, or companies that carry their own freight.
  • Lease-Purchase: Drivers hired by carriers where the truck is leased to the individual driver.
  • Owner Operator (OO): Drivers who own the truck and operate as an independent business (also referred to as an "independent contractor").
  • Team Driver: Drivers operating with a partner who shares driving duties.

For a detailed explanation of Driver Types, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

Hauling Type (or trailer type, or equipment type) refers to the type of cargo being hauled. Different types of cargo materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer requires unique driver experience.

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Endorsements are required certifications for CDL holders hauling various types of equipment and freight. The most common endorsements for long haul truck drivers include:

  • Doubles/Triples: required for drivers hauling double or triple trailers.
  • HazMat: required for transporting hazardous materials.
  • Tanker: required for operating a vehicles designed with a permanent or temporary tank attached.

For a detailed explanation of the different types of endorsements, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

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