What Kind of Non Cdl Driving Jobs Exist

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Written by Mike Skliar

Most truck driving jobs require a CDL A license. You can earn good money, for example, driving a tanker or car hauler, especially OTR. But sometimes because of different issues, you can’t get a CDL or just don’t want to. Even in this situation, you still have opportunities as a truck driver. But remember, you will be able to drive a truck with a GVW of 26,000 lbs. and trailer – 10,000 lbs. So what job can you choose?

Non-CDL hotshot trucking

If you think about your own small business, it can be an interesting opportunity for you. Just don’t think it will be easy and don’t expect to get rich quick. You need time and should work hard. As we wrote above, your loads should be under 10,000 lbs. Check online for load boards, and you will find a lot of loads in your location that will fit the equipment you have.

BTW you can buy a dually truck that you will be able to use even for heavier loads. In case, after a while, you decide to get a CDL license. The best dually trucks are Ford F-450 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Ram 3500HD, Ram 3500HD Laramie Longhorn, GMC Sierra 3500HD, GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab. The choice is yours.

Working for UPS, FedEx Express and Amazon

You don’t need a CDL to become a package delivery driver for UPS, FedEx, Amazon, or some other delivery companies. For example, with Amazon Flex, you can earn $18 – $25 per hour, but you need your own vehicle. The typical UPS Package Delivery Driver or FedEx Express delivery driver makes $20 per hour, and they provide you with a truck.

Working for local businesses 

Home delivery services are very popular now. And these types of jobs are growing every year. So you can deliver different goods from local stores, food from restaurants or grocery stores, distribute products (like office supplies) to the clients. 

But if you want to earn more and develop in the profession of a truck driver, we advise you to get a CDL A license. If you consider attending a CDL school, we have a great opportunity for you. One of our partners has a company-based trucking school with a professional instructor. More information here.

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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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