Truck Driving Jobs in Florida

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Trucking companies in Florida have been and will be doing a lot of hiring during the next several years, according to the United States Department of Labor. While the truck driving jobs in Florida have their pros and cons, many drivers find that the pros far outweigh the cons in this state. Warmer weather, better roads, and lucrative pay scales all attract hard working men and women to the CDL jobs in Florida.

 

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

All State Express

All State Express

  • Extra pickup/dropoff bonuses
  • Hiring bonuses
  • Safety bonuses
  • Spouse/child rider program
  • Pet rider program
  • Paid layovers

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)

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

Bolt Express

Bolt Express

  • Competitive driver pay
  • 24/7 dispatch & driver support
  • DSC with laundry/showers/maintenance
  • Fuel discounts
  • Flexibilty
  • Great benefits

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation

  • $25,000 BONUS goes to driver with best end-of-year MPG!
  • A NEW CAR GIVEAWAY every quarter!
  • Solo drivers earn $.50 per mile!
  • Teams earn $.60 per mile (split)
  • Regional route drivers get guaranteed weekly home time!
  • Pet & rider friendly

HOGAN

HOGAN Transports

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers!
  • $10,000 split bonus for experienced team drivers!
  • Top drivers earn more than $70,000 per year!
  • CDL-A drivers earn up to $.47 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Steady year round freight with weekly pay up to $1,200

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)

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

Sunstate Carriers

Sunstate Carriers

  • $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! (paid after 90 days employment)
  • Earn 40 CPM starting pay with increases every 6 months!
  • Earn an additional $30 for every on-time delivery
  • Great home time: Ask about our 5+2 program
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability/life insurance
  • No-touch freight and weekly pay with direct deposit

Oakley Transport

Oakley Transport

  • Local drivers receive hourly pay with overtime
  • Paid weekly through direct deposit
  • Driver referral bonus
  • Premium health/dental/vision coverage
  • Safety bonus & vacation pay
  • 401-k with company contributions

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

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

SUNTECKtts

SUNTECKtts

  • $3,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for company drivers!
  • Great home time
  • Local/regional/dedicated/OTR runs available
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • Driver referral & safety bonuses
  • Pet & rider policy

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

Smokey Point Distributing

Smokey Point Distributing

  • Flatbed solos can earn $64,000 yearly (54 CPM)
  • Flatbed teams can earn $74,000 yearly (34 CPM)
  • $1,000 raise upon annual review
  • Stop/tarp/layover/detention/breakdown pay
  • Major medical insurance + 401(k) savings plan
  • Orientation pay (about $540 gross)

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

deBoer Transportation, Inc.

deBoer Transportation, Inc.

  • $3,000 referral bonus!
  • Drivers earn $.36 to $.49 per mile (+6 CPM bonus)
  • OTR drivers average 2,700-3,000 miles weekly
  • OTR Team drivers average 1,000 miles daily
  • Regional drivers average 2,500-2,900 miles weekly
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k) savings plan

Central Freight Lines

Central Freight Lines

  • Owner operators are welcome
  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Great home time
  • Lease purchase program
  • Buy your truck after 4 years

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)

Averitt Express

Averitt Express

  • $800 per week paid CDL training program!
  • Flatbed drivers average $55,000-$65,000 yearly!
  • Flatbed drivers start at $.48 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Dedicated drivers start at $.42 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Weekly home time for flatbed and dedicated drivers
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription benefits + 401(k)

Bynum Transport

Bynum Transport

  • Drivers earn up to $.50 per mile
  • Drivers average 2,800-3,400 miles per week
  • Empty miles/layovers/detention are all paid
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Late model tractors

MVV Lines, Inc.

MVV Lines, Inc.

  • Drivers average $60,000 to $80,000 yearly!
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • Stop/layover/detention/breakdown pay
  • Annual safety bonuses
  • Paid holidays & vacations
  • Excellent well maintained equipment

Ashley Distribution Services

Ashley Distribution Services

  • Drivers can earn up to $68,000 per year
  • Drive 1,000 to 1,500 mile radius from your hub
  • Enjoy weekly home time
  • Rewards for clean roadside inspections
  • Detention pay
  • Excellent benefits

Equity Transportation Company

Equity Transportation Company

  • 6 week paid CDL training for students/trainees
  • Lease purchase drivers can earn $.90 per mile (dispatched)
  • Health/vision/dental insurance + 401(k)
  • No forced dispatch
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Riders & pets allowed

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

Alabama Motor Express

Alabama Motor Express

  • Competitive pay
  • Drivers average between 2,800 and 3,000 miles per week
  • Layover/loading/unloading pay
  • Brand new equipment
  • Medical/dental/vision + company paid life insurance
  • Company match 401(k)

Q Carriers

Q Carriers

  • $500 SIGN-ON BONUS on first paycheck!
  • New pay package starting at $.55 per mile!
  • Drivers average 2,600-2,800 miles per week!
  • Detention/layover/syop pay
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • $1,500 driver referral bonus

Status Transportation

Status Transportation

  • OTR O/O paid 75% of gross (trailer $50 weekly/no insurance cost)
  • OTR O/O paid 85% if you have your own trailer
  • Regional O/O paid 72% of gross (trailer $50 weekly)
  • Regional O/O paid 82% if you have your own trailer
  • Mostly no-touch freight with no forced dispatch
  • Weekly settlements with direct deposit

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)

Sharp Transit

Sharp Transit

  • $4,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Home after every shift
  • Full benefits package
  • Medical/dental insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid vacation & paid holidays
  • Monthly safety bonus

Thompson Pump

Thompson Pump

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Consistent miles
  • Well-maintained equipment
  • May be required to work overtime
  • May be required to work weekends

ISKRA FREIGHT

ISKRA FREIGHT

  • Hiring OTR owner operators and regional drivers
  • Dry van and reefers
  • Driver starting pay is $.47 per mile
  • Owner operators take 90% of load
  • Flexible home time – always restart 34 at home
  • Excellent benefits package

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

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

You will need to obtain a special type of drivers license in order to apply for CDL jobs in Florida. This is because driving a big rig requires additional knowledge and skill than driving a regular car or truck. Florida trucking companies need to ensure that they are following the Florida driving laws and keeping their drivers and others on the road safe.

To get your Commercial Drivers License (CDL), you must first obtain your Florida Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). To do so, you will need to provide proof of your identity, United States citizenship, and permanent residence in Florida. You will also be required to pass a CDL written and driving test, and provide a DOT medical examination card that is less than two years old.

What do trucking companies in Florida require of their drivers?

Trucking jobs in Florida are only offered to applicants who meet certain requirements. Florida trucking companies set their own specific requirements when it comes to their hiring practices, and therefore, they can vary from one company to the next. However, some requirements are based on Florida law, such as minimum age requirements.

Trucking companies in Florida usually have one or more of the following hiring requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Class A CDL
  • Must be a minimum of 18 to 21 years of age
  • Have at least 3 months of driving experience
  • Six months of recent OTR experience preferred
  • Have a satisfactory background check
  • Veterans must have honorable discharge within the last 3 years

Florida Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

No matter how passionate you are about your career, you likely work to earn money and have benefits. In order to determine if CDL jobs in Florida are a good fit for you, you need to consider the salary and benefits you might earn.

According to the United States Department of Labor, trucking companies in Florida on a whole pay slightly lower than the national average for this particular career field. Truck driving jobs in Florida usually pay between $24,930 and $58,870 annually, with the median income of a truck or tractor-trailer driver being $37,160 as of 2016. Nationally, truck drivers earn between $26,900 and $63,100 each year with a median income of $41,340.

Florida trucking companies report that their drivers can make as much as $1,000 per week while on the job. Team drivers can earn 95 cents per mile with an additional 2 cent per mile safety bonus, while solo drivers can make 90 cents per mile with a 2 cent per mile safety bonus paid quarterly. Truck driving jobs in Florida may also pay other bonuses of up to $10,000 for sign-on, completed orientation, referrals, and longevity.

Benefits offered by Florida truck driving companies might include:

  • Frequent pay raises in your 1st Year
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $7,000
  • Paid orientation
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401(k) company match savings plan
  • Newer trucks with an average age of 2 years old or younger
  • Advanced rate of pay for qualified veterans
  • Pet policy
  • Rider policy
  • Dedicated and relocation opportunities available
  • High miles
  • Reliable home time
  • Weekly pay
  • Paid safety training
  • 24/7 dispatch
  • Paid orientation, holidays and vacation
  • Satellite tracking

Florida Taxes and Cost of Living

When determining your acceptable salary, do not forget to factor in taxes and the cost of living in a certain area. Having a larger paycheck won’t make much of a difference if the increased amount is simply going towards paying taxes or your cost of living.

The average cost of living for one person with no children in Florida is $23,198 prior to taxes. The same figure in Florida for a family of two adults and two children is $66,127. Out of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Florida has the 10th lowest state and local tax rate at 8.94%.

Another factor of consideration when determining if you should work for Trucking companies in Florida is the price of diesel fuel. If you are a driver, you will likely not need to worry about fuel prices. However, if you decide to become an owner-operator, you will be required to pay your own fuel expenses.

As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is $2.534, while in Florida the price tag is lower at $2.375. Frequent fluctuations in diesel fuel prices are common just as they are with regular fuel prices.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Florida

Driving and conditions in a certain state can make or break a job for some truck drivers. This is because these conditions can affect stress levels, safety, and wear-and-tear on your truck.

While you are highly unlikely to experience poor road conditions due to severe weather such as snow or ice, you will likely be affected by heavy traffic and have to drive in stop-and-go traffic. This is especially true in the metro areas of Florida. You may also be affected by heavy rains, hail, or hurricanes, depending on where in the state you will be driving.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Florida

According to the United States Department of Labor, CDL jobs in Florida are expected to experience extremely high growth over the next several years, when compared with truck driving jobs in other states. In the United States, jobs for people driving heavy and tractor-trailers are expected to grow by 40,450 openings by 2024, which is a 6% increase over what it was in the year 2014. For truck driving jobs in Florida, there is a much higher expected rate of growth by 2024 at 20%. This means an additional 2830 job openings with trucking companies in Florida over the next seven years.

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