Dedicated Truck Driving Jobs
Dedicated Trucking: Consistent, Reliable, in High Demand.
As you look for the perfect truck driving job for your CDL class, your schedule, and your career goals, you may have come across dedicated truck driving jobs. Dedicated jobs are often in high demand among truckers, since they can give you reliability and stability in your schedule. Learn more about dedicated truck driving routes and jobs to find out if this is the next step in your career.
If you become a dedicated driver, you are dedicated to driving routes for just one customer. You may work for a trucking company or for a typical customer of trucking companies, such as a grocery store, manufacturer, or retail store. Rather than changing up your routes and customers from day to day, you cover the same routes for the same people every time you get into your truck.
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Dedicated drivers work a variety of shifts. However, once you are assigned to a shift, you typically stay on it indefinitely as to allow your customer stability in their drivers. Typically, dedicated drivers work five days a week and get weekends (or two days in the middle of the week) off. This may allow you to enjoy more time with your family at home.
You can plan on driving the same truck every day you go into work. As you get acclimated to your dedicated position, you may learn the quickest ways to complete your routes and build a professional relationship with your customer. This may give you the chance to earn raises and bonuses for keeping your client happy.
Throughout the country, the job outlook for dedicated truck drivers is good. Keep in mind that you may need experience in the trucking industry to qualify for a dedicated job, as your company may want you to prove yourself before assigning you to one of their main customers. Job openings for light truck drivers are expected to increase by 4% through 2022, according to . Heavy trucking jobs may increase by 11% in this same time period (, 2012).
Salaries in these positions may be competitive, as trucking companies may want to keep you onboard once you’ve made their customers happy. The average salary for a light truck driver is $29,170 per year (O*Net, 2013). Heavy truck drivers earn an average of $38,700 per year (O*Net, 2013).
Do you think you are ready to get into a dedicated truck driving career? Take a look at our job listings below to find the right job for you!