Best Local Trucking Jobs

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Written by Mike Skliar

Local truck driving has a significant advantage – you will come back home every night. More free time, holidays with family, familiar territory, less impact on health – the other reasons why truckers prefer short-haul jobs. Usually, you will need more than 1 year of CDL experience to get this job. 

Dump truck job

One of the highest-paid local jobs is dump trucking. The most common option is construction work. The biggest advantage of this job – no annoying receivers who try to teach you how to unload your own truck. Just one or two switches – and everything is on the ground. Attractive, right?

Read more about how to get a dump trucking job here

Grocery driver job

Make a list of all grocery shops in your area and ask them if they need help. And you don’t need a huge truck for this. Step-van or box truck can be enough for such work. Just be ready to become an early bird – working day often starts at dawn.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers

There are two types of LTL jobs – P&D and Linehaul.

P&D (pickup and delivery) means that your morning will start in the dock. In the first part of the day, you will do all the deliveries and after that – picking up outbound freight. 

Linehaul is a different story. Your work will be going to and from assigned meet points or from one to another company terminal. No meetings with customers. The biggest disadvantage – most linehaul runs are a night shift.

Owner-operator local trucking job

Chances to get a high-paid local truck driving job is way higher when you own a truck. You can look for a job by yourself or via a trucking company.

Owner Operator Land, as a recruiting company, can help you to find a reliable partner to work with. Just contact us, and we will pick the company that will satisfy all your needs. 

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Author Mike Skliar

As the truck driver recruiting agency's CEO, I deeply understand the unique challenges and demands truck drivers face.

Drawing from my extensive work experience, I bring knowledge in truck driver recruitment, logistics, and transportation management. I possess a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations, safety standards, and best practices, ensuring that the agency adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and compliance.

Now, looking back and remembering my path from the very beginning, it seems to me that this story is a lifetime. During all these years of development and growth of our agency, I took part in no less interesting projects in which my experience, knowledge and vision were needed. And I was also able to gain new skills, contacts and experience by participating in the development of these projects from various fields, such as cargo transportation, trucking companies, e-commerce, parcel delivery and much more! But the best is yet to come!

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