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CDL Truck Driver
$54K-$66K / yr. (est.)
$54K
$60,265 / year
$66K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About CDL Truck Driver

What does a CDL Truck Driver do?

As CDL Truck Drivers, we are trustworthy and responsible for transporting goods from our distribution center to any part of the country using tractor trailers and heavy trucks. We have to reach restaurants and retailers throughout the country within the designated time. Before we move, we should perform safety checks of steering column, brakes, lights and mirrors so that our trip should be smooth and uninterrupted. We also need to observe and maintain loading protocols by using chains and binders in order to secure the cargo and load.

Core tasks:

  • distributing goods from the distribution center to the designated location anywhere in the country
  • visiting weigh stations is a mandatory rule before and after you pack and move to any state to meet the safety regulations
  • following and maintaining loading protocols and re-checking the stability of the truck
  • assisting in unloading cargo loads in case other delivery sites are understaffed

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming CDL Truck Driver?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a CDL Truck Driver.
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CDL Truck DriverHouston, TX - 6 months ago
I've seen newbies try to jump straight into trucking without any experience. Let me tell you, it ain't pretty! 😬 It's not just about driving; it's about being responsible on the road too!
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CDL Truck DriverMiami, FL - 6 months ago
Yo, let's be real here. Some people might pick it up faster, but for many, it takes a few years of honing those skills to become a top-notch CDL driver! 💪
How Long Do CDL Truck Driver Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, CDL Truck Drivers works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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HR CoordinatorMiami, FL - 6 months ago
We need better incentives for CDL Truck Drivers to ensure we attract and retain skilled professionals. Let's work on enhancing their employment experience! ????
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Business AnalystNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
The statistics show that CDL Truck Drivers tend to switch employers frequently. Maybe we should analyze the underlying factors to improve driver retention. ????????
What Is the Job Hopper Score for CDL Truck Driver Employees?
Frequent job changes in CDL Truck Driver, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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TeacherHouston, TX - 6 months ago
As a teacher, I believe consistent employment shows dedication and loyalty. Employers need drivers they can rely on day after day, not ones who jump ship!
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LibrarianBoston, MA - 6 months ago
eh, switching jobs a lot doesn't make you a bad truck driver. Drivers can go independent and gain new experiences! It's all about adapting, init?

Career path

Path to job

Discover a CDL Truck Driver's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a CDL Truck Driver typically studied at.
Central Texas College
Community College of the Air Force

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of CDL Truck Driver Employees?
Gender ratio in CDL Truck Driver position: 0.881949744613397 Male and 0.118050255386602 Female. Age ratio in CDL Truck Driver position: 16-20: 18%, 21-30: 41%, 31-40: 21%, 41-50: 13%, 51-60: 6%, 60+: 1%. CDL Truck Driver position is predominantly male (88.2%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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5 months ago
I know my region...theres lots of 60+yo drivers...
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5 weeks ago
There is NO age restrictions for CDL driver, just as long as you passed the DOT exams. I have seen Truck Driver as older as 74-78 of age..... SO STOP!!! with discrimination of older people! beside with the workforce of younger people that want to work as long as their salary as much as an CEO!! attitude. Most company is willing to keep older workers employed to get the job done.

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for CDL Truck Driver?
Top employers of CDL Truck Driver position: FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Schneider. People who work in CDL Truck Driver position most typically go on to work for the FedEx.
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CDL Truck DriverMiami, FL - 6 months ago
Forget about those national carriers. Smaller, local trucking companies provide the best opportunities and regional routes for CDL Truck Drivers like myself!
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5 weeks ago
A person can still have a CDL driver career as along as that person can passed their DOT physical. There's No age restriction for CDL truck drivers, just some health conditions that might have that person retired from a career as a CDL Truck Driver.
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J.B. Hunt
Schneider
What Industries Does CDL Truck Driver Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of CDL Truck Driver: Transportation & Warehousing, Retail, Manufacturing, Administrative & Support, Construction. CDL Truck Driver employees most likely come from a Transportation & Warehousing industry background.
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CDL Truck DriverHouston, TX - 6 months ago
🚚 Trucking ain't for the faint of heart, that's for sure! CDL Truck Drivers, keep on rollin' and show 'em who's boss!
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CDL Truck DriverMiami, FL - 6 months ago
cdl truck drivers bring us all the goods we buy - can't you take another route or avoid my neighborhood?

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Discussion about CDL Truck Driver

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What degree(s) do I need for CDL Truck Driver?
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Shannon Hall19 days ago
Is it endorsement or operator license...not degrees right¿
Should I expect job growth for CDL Truck Driver jobs?
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4 months ago
Yes
How is the gender diversity among people working as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the typical age to work as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
The average age is 31
Is a CDL Truck Driver considered to be a junior profession?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average, people have 4 years of experience when they start working as a CDL Truck Driver
Which industries are highly likely to employ a CDL Truck Driver?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Transportation & Warehousing is typical for a CDL Truck Driver to work in.
Speaking of higher education, do I need a degree as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
No higher education could not hurt if you want to be a CDL Truck Driver
Which company are you working for as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
If you are a CDL Truck Driver you should definitely apply for FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Schneider and Swift Transportation
How long do you usually work as a CDL Truck Driver before changing to another position?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it frequent for people to switch companies and still work as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
It’s likely to work for multiple companies while holding the same title.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a CDL Truck Driver?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You have a good chance of becoming a CDL Truck Driver if you are working as Driver, Delivery Driver or OTR Truck Driver
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a CDL Truck Driver?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Consider the following: Driver, Delivery Driver or Owner Operator
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