Truck Driving Jobs in Colorado

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When contemplating what kind of career is right for you, you should also consider where you would like to live. The same career can be quite different, depending on the location you are in. If you are searching for a career that keeps you challenged and on the move in a beautiful state, you might want to consider truck driving jobs in Colorado.

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

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

K&B Transportation

K&B Transportation

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

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

Andrus Transportation Services

Andrus Transportation Services

  • $3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for solo drivers!
  • $4,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for flatbed drivers!
  • Medical/dental/disability insurance + 401(k)
  • Detention & drop layover pay
  • Weekly pay on Comdata card available
  • 6 paid holidays + paid vacation

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

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

Arnold Transportation Services

Arnold Transportation Services

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus paid out $150 weekly
  • Drivers earn up to $.48 per mile base pay
  • Earn .02 on every mile you run safely each quarter
  • Rider and pet friendly
  • Excellent benefits
  • Paid vacation

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

  • Company drivers average $65,000 per year
  • Reefers can average up to 2,500 miles per week (43-50 CPM)
  • Flatbeds can average up to 2,800 miles per week (47-54 CPM)
  • Teams can average up to 14,000 miles per monty (52-58 CPM split)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit

Halvor Lines

Halvor Lines

  • Owner operators can earn up to $1.20 per mile + fuel
  • Flexible home time for company drivers
  • Paid vacation based on average yearly earnings
  • Passenger & pet program
  • Onsite workout facility
  • Health/dental/life/AD&D insurance + 401(k)

System Transport

System Transport

  • OTR drivers home 2-3 days/out 14-21 days
  • Regional drivers home 1-2 days/out 5-10 days
  • Average between $46,000 – $56,000 gross yearly
  • Miles are paid whether loaded or empty
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Full tuition reimbursement from any driving school

James J. Williams Transport

James J. Williams Transport

  • On-the-job paid training + weekly pay
  • Drivers can make up to $80,000 yearly
  • All miles paid (loaded & empty)
  • Quarterly safety bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Full tuition reimbursement from any driving school

TWT Refrigerated Service

TWT Refrigerated Service

  • OTRs average $48,000 – $55,000+ yearly (gross)
  • OTR drivers home 2-3 days/out 9-14 days
  • Teams average $65,000 – $75,000+ each yearly (gross)
  • Teams home 3-4 days/out 18-25 days
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Full tuition reimbursement from any driving school

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

Kennesaw Transportation

Kennesaw Transportation

  • $2,500 sign-on bonus!
  • $10,000 5 year seniority bonus!
  • Solo drivers start out at $.42 per mile base pay
  • Teams can earn up to $.50 per mile (split)
  • Health/vision/dental/disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match

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

Earl Henderson Trucking Company

Earl Henderson Trucking

  • Solo drivers average 2,300 miles weekly at 39-57 CPM
  • Teams average 4,300 miles weekly at 46-60 CPM (split)
  • Pet & passenger friendly
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401-k savings plan available
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit

John Christner Trucking

John Christner Trucking

  • Solo drivers earn $1.05 per mile loaded and empty
  • Teams earn $1.10 per mile loaded and empty (split)
  • $.02 per mile safety bonus paid quarterly
  • Newer model trucks
  • Road use & fuel taxes paid
  • Nationwide Discount Fuel Network

Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

  • Paid CDL training available
  • Tuition reimbursement offered for new trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn a bonus of $.05 per mile
  • $500 referral bonus for experienced drivers
  • Pet and rider policy programs
  • Great benefits

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

CAST Transportation

CAST Transportation

  • Drivers receive top pay rates
  • Frequent home time
  • 100% paid employee health insurance
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid vacations & paid holidays
  • Seniority/ & clean roadside inspection bonuses

SmartWay Express, Inc.

SmartWay Express, Inc.

  • Competitive pay
  • No-touch freight
  • Drivers average 2-3 days home & 2-3 weeks out
  • Steady work
  • Paid weekly
  • Good equipment

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)

Kool Pak

  • Excellent pay & bonuses!
  • Average 11,000 miles per month
  • Home weekly or multiple times per week
  • $1,000 safety bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/LTD insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid holidays & paid vacation

Charles Baker Trucking

Charles Baker Trucking

  • Competitive pay starting at $.42 per mile
  • Drivers average 11,000 miles per month
  • Assistance with healthcare costs after 90 days
  • Hiring/travel expenses reimbursed after 90 days
  • Well maintained late-model Peterbilt tractors
  • Monthly bonus after set amount of miles driven

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

The trucking companies in Colorado will not hire you unless you have a valid license to drive their fleet. To get your Commercial Drivers License (CDL), you must first obtain your Colorado Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). To get your CLP here, you will need to be at least 18 years of age. Colorado also requires that you provide proof of permanent residence in the state, submit a current DOT medical examination certificate (less than two years old), pass a general knowledge test, and pay a fee.

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

Colorado trucking companies each have their own requirements when it comes to hiring applicants to fill CDL jobs in Colorado. These requirements are put in place to make sure you are a safe and competent driver who will put the safety of others on the road first. They are also in place to help protect the trucking companies in Colorado and to maintain their positive reputation.

Common hiring requirements for truck driving jobs in Colorado include one or more of the following:

  • Must possess a Class A CDL
  • Be at least 18 years of age for intrastate driving
  • Be at least 21 years of age for interstate driving
  • Have at least 3 months of driving experience
  • Have no recent traffic violations or accidents
  • Submit and pass a background check
  • Any DUI/DWUI must be over 5 years old
  • Any controlled substance charge must be over 10 years old

Colorado Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

Your passion or interest in a certain career, such as those offered by the trucking companies in Colorado may be what draws you to a job. However, the salary and benefits of trucking jobs in Colorado can keep you motivated on the hard days.

Colorado trucking companies pay almost identical to the national average for this career field. Truck driving jobs in Colorado usually pay between $26,920 and $63,140 annually, with the median income of a truck or tractor-trailer driver being $45,480 as of 2016. Nationally, truck drivers make between $26,900 and $63,100 each year, with a median income of $41,340.

Drivers working for trucking companies in Colorado can make up to 55 cents per mile, sometimes more including teams, carrying hazardous materials, and with safety bonuses. The trucking companies in Colorado pay between $57,000 and $80,000 annually, depending on several factors.

Common benefits offered by Colorado truck driving companies include the following and more:

  • Weekly pay and daily home time
  • Health benefits
  • Paid time off and bonus incentives
  • Unlimited cash referral program
  • Rider programs
  • Pet programs
  • Home one day per weekend minimum
  • Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Bumper-to-bumper coverage
  • Veterans programs
  • Direct deposit
  • Newer fleet with lucrative amenities such as on-board internet and DIRECTV

Colorado Taxes and Cost of Living

While salary and benefits can impact your career and living situation significantly, so can taxes and the cost of living in a particular area. Making more money in one state won’t do you much good if the extra money simply goes to pay your taxes or the difference in cost of living.

The average cost of living for a single person with no children in Colorado is $24,584 before taxes. For a family consisting of two adults and two children, the average cost of living is $70,933 before taxes. Nationally, Colorado has the 13th lowest state and local tax rate at 9.34%.

Fuel prices can also potentially impact how much money you pocket at the end of the work week. As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is $2.354, while in Colorado, the price is almost the same at $2.340. However, fuel prices often fluctuate.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Colorado

Unless you are near Denver, Fort Collins, or Grand Junction, you will likely not experience heavy traffic in Colorado which can make CDL jobs in Colorado easier and less stressful as well as put less wear-and-tear on your fleet. Driving in a state without congested traffic can save you time and put more money in your pocket.

However, Colorado is a state that does see a fair amount of snow and ice during the winter months. Combine this with some of the state’s mountainous terrain and you may experience delays or the increased risk of accidents in this state due to winter driving conditions. Sometimes major interstates and roads are closed or require chains for safe and legal driving.

There are many benefits, including seeing the natural beauty of the majestic Rocky Mountains, and some concerns such as road conditions and the cost of living when it comes to CDL jobs in Colorado. However, most truck drivers in this state are highly satisfied with their jobs.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Colorado

According to the United State Department of Labor, exponential growth is expected over the next several years for truck driving jobs in Colorado, when compared with other job markets and in other states. Across the nation, jobs for people driving heavy and tractor-trailers are expected to grow by 40,450 openings by 2024, which is a 6% increase of what it was in 2014. In Colorado, there is a much higher than average rate of growth by 2024 at 25%, which means an additional 1,140 truck driving jobs in Colorado.

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