CDL Jobs in MA

Apply for Truck Driving Jobs in Massachusetts

CDL jobs in MA can provide you with a way to travel and see our nation all while earning a competitive wage. With so many inherent benefits and attractive pay rates, it is no wonder trucking companies in Massachusetts are seeing a rise in the number of applications they receive.

SWIFT Transportation

SWIFT Transportation

  • Earn up to $.54 per mile
  • One week vacation after 1 year
  • Two weeks vacation after 2 years
  • 2,500 paid miles per week guaranteed!
  • Pets allowed
  • Medical, dental & life insurance

Crete Carrier

Crete Carrier

  • OTR drivers start at $.50 – $.53 per mile
  • Top 25% OTR drivers average $80,300 per year
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • 401-k
  • Full benefits: Health/dental/vision/life

Paschall Truck Lines

  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement
  • Medical/dental/life Insurance
  • 7 days out/2 days home option
  • 401-k match 
  • Pet/rider policy

Schneider National

Schneider National

  • OTR drivers average 600 miles per haul
  • Earn up to $79,000 yearly based on experience
  • 95% no-touch freight
  • 11 days out/3 days home
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & 401-k match
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement available

Western Express

Western Express

  • Earn up to $.50 per Mile
  • Newer trucks average 1.5 years old
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits after 30 days
  • 401-k savings plan
  • Pet & Rider Policy
  • Paid Training

J.B. HUNT

J.B. HUNT

  • Local & Regional Routes – great home time
  • Earn up to $75,000 yearly depending on route & experience
  • Productivity bonus & referral bonus
  • Dental/vision/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k)
  • Paid vacation time

Action Resources

Action Resources

  • $2,000 referral bonus for every driver referral
  • Owner Operators average $180,000 – $220,000 gross
  • Great Home Time: Most Drivers Out 7 to 10 days
  • Hefty Fuel Discounts Across Our Network
  • Third Party Insurance Available
  • Owner Operator Receives 100% Fuel Surcharge

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

  • Top solo drivers earn up to $225,000 yearly
  • Top teams earn up to $350,000+ yearly
  • Company drivers earn up to $1,200+ weekly
  • Late model equipment
  • Health & Medical Plans Available
  • Dedicated, OTR, local and regional positions

DELtaura

DELtaura

  • Exceptional base pay
  • Bonus & recognition programs
  • Company paid health/dental/life insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation time
  • 24-hour personal support

CRST Expedited

CRST Expedited

  • One day off for every week out GUARANTEED!
  • Hazmat Mileage Bonus of $.04 more per mile
  • 99% no-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight
  • Average fleet age of just 1 ¼ years
  • Top-carrier medical/dental/life insurance
  • Matched 401(k) plan

Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport

  • Make $1,200+ per week
  • Top drivers earn over $82,000 per year
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $.59 per mile
  • Most fleets are home weekly (many on the weekends)
  • New, top-of-the-line trucks, including automatic transmissions
  • Industry-leading profit-sharing + full employee benefits

Mercer Transportation Company

Mercer Transportation Company

  • Owner/operators earn 75% of revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge paid to you
  • Fuel discount program
  • Consistent freight
  • No forced dispatch
  • 100% owner operator company

CRST Dedicated

CRST Dedicated

  • $1,200 per week GUARANTEED (1-2 years exp.)
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $67,000 yearly
  • Weekly home time 
  • Health/dental/life insurance
  • 401-k retirement plan
  • Stable route with consistent miles

Expediter Services

Expediter Services

  • Drivers earn $800 per week on average
  • Most runs are 3 weeks out/1 week home
  • Bonus pay opportunities available
  • Low cost health insurance
  • Excellent spouse/child rider program
  • Excellent pet policy

Melton Truck Lines

Melton Truck Lines

  • Drivers can earn up to $.56 per mile
  • Entry level drivers guaranteed at least $850/week
  • $3,000 – $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • $2,400 tuition reimbursement (recent grads)
  • Safety & performance bonuses
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)

CFI

CFI

  • Experienced drivers earn up to $.45
  • Reliable home time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401K
  • Life insurance

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport

  • Company Drivers now receive 3-4 CPM more
  • Recent grads receive $475/week paid training
  • Home weekly opportunities (select areas)
  • 99% no-touch freight with 1,800+ miles average
  • Fuel and driver referral bonuses
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement for recent grads

TransAm Trucking

TransAm Trucking

  • $2,500 sign-on bonus
  • Grads can earn up to 31 CPM
  • Experience drivers earn up to 32 CPM
  • Independent contractors earn up to $1.04/mile
  • $6,000 tuition reimbursement program for grads
  • Medical/dental/life insurance options + 401k

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

  • $525 per week paid training for grads
  • Company drivers can earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.60 per mile split
  • 100% Employee Owned Stock Ownership Plan
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage after 60 days
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

  • Regional drivers earn up to $.48 per mile (loaded)
  • OTR drivers earn up to $.46 per mile (loaded)
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid vacation & orientation pay
  • Layover & detention pay
  • Pre-paid legal plan

Anderson Trucking Service

Anderson Trucking Service

  • Up to $5,500 sign-on bonus
  • Company flatbed drivers earn up to $.58 per mile
  • Company dry van drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Top 10% drivers earn up to $85,000 per year
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401K/Profit sharing plan company match

Venture Logistics

Venture Logistics

  • $7,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for CDL-A local drivers!
  • Home daily with various shifts to choose from!
  • No-touch freight & round trips
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Rider & pet policy

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

  • Solo drivers earn up to $.51 per mile
  • Regional drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams earn up to $.54 per mile
  • Layover pay and safety pay
  • Paid holidays & paid vacation
  • 1 day off for every 6 days out on the road

BENNETT

Bennett Motor Express

  • Up to $100,000 plus bonuses for experienced company drivers!
  • CDL-A company drivers can average up to $76,000 per year
  • CDL-A regional drivers can earn up to $.70 per mile
  • Drivers are home on most weekends
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

KLLM Transport Services

KLLM Transport Services

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Solo drivers can earn from $.45 to $.55 per mile
  • Regional drivers can earn up to $.78 per mile
  • Teams can earn up from $.55 to $.60 per mile
  • Medical/vision/dental/prescription insurance
  • 401(k) available after 12 months employment

Quality Carriers

Quality Carriers

  • Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus for owner operators!
  • Company drivers earn $62,00 annually on average
  • Late model equipment
  • Industry competitive health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Steady and consistent work

XPO Logistics Intermodal

XPO Logistics Intermodal

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Class A CDL drivers are guaranteed to earn $63,650 yearly!
  • Average 2,500-2,800 miles weekly with $1,250 pay guaranteed!
  • No touch freight for dry van operators
  • Full company benefits/401-(k)/vacation pay/paid holidays
  • Newer dedicated equipment

Guaranteed Transport Service

Guaranteed Transport Service

  • Top pay rates for drivers
  • No-touch freight
  • Top of the line equipment
  • Medical & dental health insurance
  • Annual raises
  • Paid time off

Reinhart Foodservice

Reinhart Foodservice

  • $7,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Consistent mileage
  • Great home time
  • Well maintained equipment

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

  • Solo drivers can earn up to $.65 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Great home time
  • Excellent job benefits
  • Recognized as “Carrier of the Year” in 2017
  • Hiring nationwide

Salem Corporation

Salem Corporation

  • Competitive pay
  • Bonus potential
  • Company-paid orientation
  • Quarterly safety bonus
  • Health/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match

Hurricane Express

Hurricane Express

  • Solo drivers earn a net minimum of $81,000 yearly!
  • Solo drivers get paid $2,800 within their first 8 days!
  • Team drivers earn a net minimum of $151,000 yearly!
  • Team drivers get paid $5,600 within their first 8 days!
  • Tenure bonus of $3,000 (solos) & $5,500 (teams)
  • Excellent company benefits

C.R. England

C.R. England

  • Paid CDL training ($600/week on-the-job training)
  • Zero tuition for those who qualify ($5,000 value)
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Great home time depending on region
  • Consistent miles depending on region
  • Late model equipment

Shaffer Trucking

Shaffer Trucking

  • Top 25% of drivers average $80,300 yearly!
  • OTR drivers earn from $.53 to $.56 per mile
  • Health/vision/dental/life insurance + 401(k)
  • No cost rider policy
  • Pet policy (2 dogs or cats)
  • Guaranteed detention pay

HUNT Transportation

HUNT Transportation

  • Top 25% of drivers average $82,000 per year!
  • Drivers earn from $.52 to $.55 per practical mile
  • Flatbed drivers earn an additional $.06 per mile (loaded)
  • Stop-off and breakdown pay
  • Safety & productivity bonuses
  • Full benefits + rider/pet policy

Hub Group Trucking

Hub Group Trucking

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Drivers average $1,510 weekly
  • Daily home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)

Pride Transport

Pride Transport

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Paid training & orientation for students/trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn 55 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Team drivers can earn 70 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Guaranteed detention/stop/layover/breakdown pay

Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport

  • $40,000 TEAMING BONUS for OTR CDL-A DRIVERS!
  • PAID HazMat endorsement if you don't have one
  • HazMat team drivers earn $.52 to $.56 cents per mile
  • $1,000 weekly pay guarantee for HazMat drivers
  • Covenant team matching program can team you up
  • Home time guarantee!

Dana Companies

DANA Companies

  • Paid training program for students/trainees
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Medical/vision/dental insurance + 401-k
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid vacations & holidays
  • Referral bonuses

Container Port Group

Container Port Group

  • Home every night or weekend (if preferred)
  • No forced dispatch
  • No-touch freight
  • HazMat paid on each HazMat load
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Referral & roadside inspection bonuses

Hub Group Intermodal

Hub Group Intermodal

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Drivers average $1,510 weekly
  • Daily home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)

PGT Trucking, Inc.

PGT Trucking, Inc.

  • Owner operators receive 75% of line haul revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge
  • $1,000 driver referral bonus
  • 24/7 maintenance support
  • Great benefits
  • Roadside safety incentive

Getting Your CDL in Order to Work for Trucking Companies in MA

Before you apply for jobs with trucking companies in MA, you will need to get a Massachusetts  Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The first step to getting your CDL is to apply for your Massachusetts Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). To do so, you must be at least 18 years old and submit the proper documentation and fees.

Your next step will be getting your CDL. As with your CLP, you will need to submit the required documentation and fees. However, this step is different because you will be required to pass the CLD skills exam which consists of a pre-trip inspection, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test. You will need to complete this exam in the same type of vehicle that you plan to drive once you have your CDL.

What do the trucking companies in MA require of their drivers?

As opposed to some other careers, most of the trucking companies in MA only have a few hiring requirements of their applicants. Some of the hiring requirements for CDL jobs in MA that you are likely to encounter include:

  • Must hold a valid CDL-A license
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have a good driving record in the last 5 years

Massachusetts Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

While many benefits of CDL jobs in MA are immeasurable, such as not sitting at a desk all day or being able to see our beautiful country, some are quite the opposite. If you are considering a career working for trucking companies in MA, you might be wondering about your potential salary and benefits.

One benefit to employment with the variious trucking companies in Massachusetts, as opposed to trucking companies in other states, is the potential for a salary that is higher than the national average. According to the United States Department of Labor, as of 2016, truck driving jobs in MA paid truck drivers between $33,340 and $69,450 annually with a median income of $48,050. In comparison, the national average income for truck drivers is between $26,900 and $63,100 annually with a median income of $41,340.

Salaries for trucking companies in Massachusetts are around $1,000 per week. Truck drivers who have special endorsements, more experience, or who are on teams have the ability to earn even more.

Another way to increase the amount of money that you make is to qualify for a bonus. Certain trucking companies in Massachusetts offer sign-on bonuses, referral bonuses, safety and performance bonuses, and even loyalty bonuses for staying with the company a set number of years. These bonuses can range from as little as $500 to as much as $10,000.

CDL jobs in Massachusetts offer a variety of different benefits which might include:

  • Home daily with work/life balance
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Reliable medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Healthcare flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) that allows employees to purchase company stock at a discount
  • College assistance program
  • Pet and rider programs
  • Newer trucks, most less than two years old
  • 24/7 dispatch

Massachusetts Taxes and Cost of Living

State and local taxes, as well as the average cost of living, should be factored into the equation when determining how much you will make while employed at CDL jobs in MA. Some people get so excited over a job offer with a higher than expected salary that they forget to consider these important factors, only to be disappointed when so much of their paychecks go to pay for simple living expenses or taxes.

Massachusetts ranks 10th in the nation for the highest average state and local taxes with an average state and local tax rate of 11.52%. This state also has a higher average cost of living than many others. Before any taxes, the average cost of living for one adult without dependents is $25,753. For a household with two adults and two dependents, the pre-tax average cost of living is $70,028.

The price of diesel gasoline is another factor you might need to consider when determining how much you will spend and how much you will earn when working for trucking companies in MA. This is especially true if you are an owner-operator. As of May 2017, the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel is $2.338, while in Massachusetts it is slightly higher at $2.355.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Massachusetts

Traffic and weather conditions can cause frustrating situations for those in the truck driving industry, even more so than it can for other commuters. This can be one of the major challenges while working for trucking companies in MA.

Truckers that work for trucking companies in MA are not strangers to driving in less than ideal weather conditions. Depending on the location, the state of Massachusetts can receive between 15 and 60 inches of snow each year. For those working in truck driving jobs in MA, this means stressful driving conditions that require extreme alertness and attentiveness. It can also mean delays, road closures, and having to stop to apply chains to your tires for additional traction.

Please be aware that if you plan on being a flatbed driver in this state, you should expect to work outside in the bitter cold weather. Covering your load with a tarp, strapping it down, and inspecting it every so often to make sure it is safe and secure is part of the job.

On the other hand, Massachusetts does not get extremely hot like some southern states do. This can make drivers more comfortable and help their trucks to last longer and avoid costly repairs. Unless you are driving near Boston or another metropolitan area in this state, you are not likely to encounter stop-and-go traffic. Of course, depending on where you are in the state during tourist season, you may encounter heavier than normal traffic conditions.

Expected Growth for CDL Jobs in MA

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a lower than average rate of growth for CDL jobs in Massachusetts between 2014 and 2024. Only a 4% growth is expected, which equates to 540 additional predicted CDL jobs in MA each year. In comparison, a 6% growth rate is expected for trucking jobs nationally between 2014 and 2024. This means an additional 40,450 job openings for truck drivers in total.

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