Truck Driving Jobs in Michigan

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Truck driving jobs in Michigan are predicted by the United States Department of Labor to grow significantly by the year 2024. Perhaps this is because of the high salary that this type of job pays compared with other jobs that do not require a college education or specialty certifications. Or, maybe it’s because, unlike other jobs, CDL jobs in Michigan give you the independence and freedom that most other jobs do not. Keep reading to find out more about the high salary and great benefits trucking companies in Michigan are offering truck drivers.

 

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

NTB

NTB

  • $5,000 tuition reimbursement paid out in the first year!
  • Guaranteed home time
  • 6 CPM weekend incentive
  • Medical/dental/vision/life benefits
  • 95% drop & hook
  • Detention/breakdown/pickup/drop pay

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

Whiteline Express, Ltd.

Whiteline Express, Ltd.

  • $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Regional Class A drivers earn up to $.50 per mile
  • Consistent freight
  • Weekly home time
  • Referral bonus & quarterly safety bonus
  • Medical/dental/disability/life insurance + 401(k)

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

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

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

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

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

Bolt Express

Bolt Express

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Taylor Truck Line, Inc.

Taylor Truck Line, Inc.

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Consistent miles
  • Well-maintained equipment
  • Great home time
  • Apply today!

QUICKWAY

QUICKWAY

  • Drivers earn $80,000 to $90,000/year depending on area!
  • Top drivers earn over $100,000+ yearly!
  • 2 days off and 5 days on with the 2/5 schedule
  • Paid vacation/holidays/personal days
  • Excellent benefits package after 90 days
  • Get home daily!

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

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

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!

Highway Transport

Highway Transport

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Top drivers earn $90,000 to $100,000+ yearly!
  • Tank drivers can earn up to $2,000 weekly!
  • Home often during the week
  • Paid orientation & paid training
  • Excellent company benefits after 30 days

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

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling

  • Competitive pay
  • Consistent miles
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Short term and Long term disability insurance
  • Paid time off

U.S. Expediters

U.S. Expediters

  • Company drivers average $110,000 gross yearly
  • Owner operators average $280,000 gross yearly
  • Flexible home time
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Pet & passenger policy
  • Safety performance bonuses

South Shore Transportation Co.

South Shore Transportation Co.

  • $625 SIGN-ON BONUS & $750 paid orientation!
  • Stop-off/detention/tarp/breakdown pay
  • Paid holidays & vacation pay
  • $1,500 driver referral bonus
  • Major medical/vision/dental/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k) retirement savings plan

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

Logos Logistics

Logos Logistics

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • $2,000 driver referral bonus!
  • $20/hr for 1st shift & $21/hr for 2nd shift
  • Medical/dental/optical/life insurance + 401-k
  • Paid time off & 6 paid holidays
  • No-touch freight

Loggins Logistics, Inc.

Loggins Logistics, Inc.

  • 100% Owner operator
  • HOME ON THE WEEKENDS
  • Drivers get paid 72% to 80% of gross
  • Limited deadhead (most average less than 12%)
  • Health insurance plan
  • Rider program

G&D Integrated

G&D Integrated

  • Midwest regional drivers average of $76,000/year or more!
  • Southeast regional drivers average $60,000/year or more!
  • ALL G&D drivers are home weekly or more!
  • No-touch freight (drop & hook only)
  • 9 vacation days your first year after 90 days
  • Great benefits including health insurance + 401(k) savings

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

Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc.

Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc.

  • SIGN-ON BONUS for owner operators!
  • Daily home time!
  • Paid fuel surcharge
  • Fuel discounts with fuel card
  • Drop & hook freight
  • Insurance program

Eagle Eye Truck Lines

Eagle Eye Truck Lines

  • OTR drivers average 2,800 to 3,200 miles per week!
  • 100% no-touch freight & no NYC
  • No forced dispatch & paid detention
  • Extra drop & pickup pay & paid all miles
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • Pet & rider friendly

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

Once you have decided to apply for jobs with Michigan trucking companies, you will need to obtain your Michigan  Commercial Drivers License (CDL). A CDL is a specialty driver’s license that shows you can competently and legally drive commercial vehicles.

Getting your CDL involves first getting a Michigan Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) by passing a general knowledge test and proving you are physically capable of operating a commercial vehicle. Then, you must pass a CDL skills test to be fully licensed. This is a hands-on exam that ensures you have the skills to safely drive a commercial vehicle.

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

Some job applications come with a long list of pre-qualifications that you must meet in order to apply. This can make getting hired or even getting an interview seem next to impossible and be discouraging. However, applications for truck driving jobs in Michigan are different. Usually, there is a short list of hiring requirements that are strictly adhered to.

Most of the trucking companies in Michigan have one or more of the following hiring criteria:

  • Must hold a valid Class A CDL
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • No DUIs in the past 5 years
  • No more than 2 moving violations within the last 3 years
  • No more than 2 preventable accidents within the last 3 years
  • Must have at least 3 months of flatbed experience (flatbed drivers only)

Michigan Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

No matter how much you love driving on the open road and getting to see our country, salary and benefits are even more important when it comes to your employment with Michigan truck driving jobs.

Trucking companies in Michigan are slightly below the national average when it comes to the wages they pay their employees. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor found that CDL jobs in Michigan paid truck drivers between $27,280 and $60,820 annually and that the median income was $39,660. While the national average income for truck drivers is between $26,900 and $63,100 annually with a median income of $41,340.

The trucking companies in Michigan report that truck drivers can make between $60,000 and $70,000 each year on average in this state, with some earning as little as $45,000 annually. Drivers can increase their pay by working on a team or by earning a sign-on, referral, relocation, or safety bonus. In fact, some bonuses paid by Michigan trucking companies can be as much as $8,000 to $10,000 each.

Truck driving jobs in Michigan may come with many different benefits including the following:

  • Home every weekend
  • Weekly pay
  • Annual pay increase
  • Average 3,000 or more miles for solo drivers per week
  • Average 6,00 or more miles for team drivers per week
  • Transition bonus
  • Major medical, dental & vision insurance after 60 days
  • 401(k) after 1 year of employment
  • Late-model conventional tractors
  • Paid vacation after 1 year of employment
  • Rider and pet policy
  • Primary running areas in the Midwest and the Southeast

Michigan Taxes and Cost of Living

When you receive a job offer and are trying to figure out if you can make ends meet with the salary you have been offered, remember to also consider your taxes and cost of living based on where you will be located. Just as salaries and benefits can vary from one state to the next, taxes and the cost of living will be different too.

The average living expenses for truckers who work for Michigan trucking companies are about equal to or slightly more than the average for other areas in America. Annual living expenses for a household of a single adult without any children in Michigan are $21,302 prior to any taxes. For two adults and two children, the average annual living expenses are $62,075 before taxes. Furthermore, it is important to note that Michigan has the 6th highest average state and local taxes with an average state and local tax rate of 13.00%.

If you choose to become an owner-operator doing business with trucking companies in Michigan, the price of diesel fuel will become an important factor in how much money you actually earn. This is because owner-operators must pay their own fuel expenses.

As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $2.345. However, in Michigan, the price is higher at $2.428. Diesel fuel prices tend to fluctuate frequently just as regular and unleaded fuel does.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Michigan

Although CDL jobs in Michigan are rewarding, they can also be challenging and have their drawbacks. One of these drawbacks is dangerous or stressful road and traffic conditions.

Those working for trucking companies in Michigan will need to know how to drive safely in winter weather conditions, as most areas in Michigan get at least 50 inches of snow, and some as many as 200 inches, per year. Although driving in snowy or icy conditions can be daunting, Michigan has milder temperatures when compared to many other states. This can mean less wear-and-tear on your truck.

It should also be noted that unless your route takes you through the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Grand Rapids, you can expect not to have to deal with heavy traffic congestion. This is great news, especially if you will be hauling time-sensitive freight and will be required to make important deadlines.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Michigan

The future is bright for those seeking trucking jobs in Michigan. Nationally, a 6% growth rate is expected for trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 with an additional 40,450 job openings for American truck drivers. However, the United States Department of Labor expects that truck driving jobs in Michigan will grow by 1,570 each year during the same time period. This represents a 12% growth rate, double that of the national average.

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