Truck Driving Jobs in Nebraska

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If you are interested in a career change or are just deciding what type of career might be right for you, it is important to look for one that will have growth over the next decade or two. Occupations can come and go depending on technology and our culture and you want to go into one that will be around for a long time to come. Truck driving jobs in Nebraska are growing in demand and are expected to be around for quite some time. In fact, trucking companies in Nebraska are expecting to fill 890 more truck driving positions per year over the next several years!

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

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

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

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

SOAR Transportation Group

SOAR Transportation Group

  • NEW $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for solo drivers!
  • NEW $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for teams!
  • Western regional drivers start at $60,000 to $70,000/year!
  • Team drivers start at $144,000 per year split!
  • Safety quarterly bonus of $.06 per mile more
  • Paid vacations/weekly settlements/pet friendly

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

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

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

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

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)

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!

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

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

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

Carleton Transport

Carleton Transport

  • Class A CDL drivers earn $57,500-$80,000 per year (DOE)!
  • Drivers are out 4-5 days & home weekly 2-3 days
  • $.02 to $.04 per mile payload bonus on loads over 52,000 lbs.
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit & pet ride along program
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance available
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match

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

Before you can apply for jobs with Nebraska trucking companies, you will need to get a Nebraska  Commercial Drivers License (CDL). First, you will need to apply for your Nebraska Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). To apply you will need to provide several different pieces of documentation, pay the applicable fees, and take a general knowledge CDL exam.

After receiving your CLP, the next step in the process is taking the CDL road test. This includes a pre-trip inspection, a brake check, and a basic controls test. The pre-trip inspection tests your knowledge of your truck’s parts and equipment to determine if you are driving a safe commercial vehicle or not. The brake check includes air or hydraulic brakes as well as your parking brake.

The basic controls test gives you the opportunity to show that you have the skills required to operate a commercial vehicle on public roadways. Finally, the road skills test will test your skills and knowledge to drive in traffic on rural roads and expressways.

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

Although you do not need a college degree or classes to apply for truck driving jobs in Nebraska, you do need to meet certain minimum hiring requirements. These requirements are put in place by Nebraska trucking companies individually and ensure that they comply with the regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Most trucking companies in Nebraska have one or more of the following hiring requirements:

  • Must have a Class A CDL
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • No more than 3 accidents within the last 3 years
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • At least 3 months of tractor/trailer experience is preferred

Nebraska Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

Many people who are interested in a career with Nebraska trucking companies are surprised by how high of a salary they can earn as a truck driver without a college degree. In fact, this is one benefit that draws people to truck driving jobs in Nebraska.

The trucking companies in Nebraska typically pay higher than the national average. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor reported that trucking jobs in Nebraska provided truck drivers with an annual wage between $27,840 and $62,080 and that the median income was $39,310. However, the national average income for truck drivers is between $26,900 and $63,100 annually with a median income of $41,340.

Common salaries for those working in truck driving jobs in Nebraska are $1,200 weekly for solo drivers and $2,800 weekly split for team drivers. Nebraska trucking companies also often offer certain bonuses to their drivers. These bonuses can be up to $10,000 each and are for signing on, staying with the company for a certain period of time, referring others who get hired, and for safety and performance.

The trucking companies in Nebraska provide their drivers with a variety of benefits including the following:

  • Cents per mile increase for HazMat endorsement
  • $8,000 performance sign-on bonus (split)
  • Consistent home time
  • Health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Productivity and safety bonuses
  • Direct deposit
  • Weekly pay
  • Paid vacation and sick time

Nebraska Taxes and Cost of Living

While benefits and salary are very important when considering trucking jobs in Nebraska, you also need to consider your living expenses and taxes. Your take home pay can be significantly decreased if you live in an area that has higher state and local taxes or higher than average living expenses.

Average annual living expenses for a single adult without any children are $20,746 prior to any taxes. For two adults and two children, the average annual living expenses are $64,713 before taxes. Unfortunately, Nebraska has the 2nd highest average state and local taxes in the nation with an average state and local tax rate of 13.80%.

If you work with one of the many trucking companies in Nebraska as an owner-operator, the price of diesel fuel is something you will want to keep track of. Owner-operators pay for their own fuel, which means it will impact how much they make. As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $2.355. However, in Nebraska, the price is lower at $2.290.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Nebraska

One of the major drawbacks to truck driving jobs in Nebraska or anywhere in America is that you are often having to encounter less than ideal road and traffic conditions.

Those working in trucking jobs in Nebraska do not typically have to deal with traffic congestion or extreme temperatures. Both of these conditions can cause mechanical issues and increased wear-and-tear on commercial vehicles as well as work-related stress.

However, if you work for Nebraska trucking companies, you will inevitably need to deal with poor road conditions due to weather. In fact, Nebraska usually gets up to 30 inches of snow per year, spread out over a period of 57 days. This means that if you drive in this state, you need to be prepared with chains for your tires, as well as tarps and ties to protect your cargo if you are a flatbed driver. You should also have experience driving on snowy and slick roads with poor visibility and expect to face weather delays on your route.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Nebraska

For the entire United States, a 6% growth rate is expected for trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 with an additional 40,450 job openings for truck drivers in total. However, the United States Department of Labor predicts a much higher than average rate of growth for truck driving jobs in Nebraska between the years 2014 and 2024. Approximately 890 additional truck driving jobs are expected in Nebraska each year through 2024, which represents a 14% growth rate.

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