Truck Driving Jobs in Texas

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It’s been said that everything is bigger in Texas. This statement is definitely true when it comes to opportunities with trucking companies in Texas. The United States Department of Labor predicts that the growth for truck driving jobs in Texas will be three times greater than the national average through the year 2024.

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

KeHE Distributors

 

KeHE Distributors

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits from day 1!
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Medical/dental/life insurance
  • 401-k retirement savings plan
  • Driver recognition program
  • Well maintained equipment (average age is 2 years old)

K&B Transportation

K&B Transportation

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

American Central Transport

American Central Transport

  • Medical/dental/vision/life insuramce
  • Long term disability
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation
  • Pet rider options
  • 401(k) retirement plan

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

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

LGA Trucking

LGA Trucking

  • Flexible home time
  • Dedicated runs offer guaranteed weekends home
  • Rider & pet programs
  • Lease purchase program
  • Average tractor age is 2 years old
  • Fuel/idle/safety/tenure/e-log bonuses

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

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

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)

United Petroleum Transports

United Petroleum Transports

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for company drivers!
  • Company drivers can earn up to $80,000 yearly!
  • Home every day/night!
  • $2,000 referral bonus
  • Tractor fuel on-site
  • Group medical/dental/vision + 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

Tri-National, Inc.

Tri-National, Inc.

  • $6,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for solo drivers!
  • $12,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for teams!
  • Paid orientation is less than 2 days
  • 100% no-touch freight/95% drop & hook
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Up to $3,500 driver referral bonus (no limit)

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

Logicorp Enterprises

Logicorp Enterprises

  • Experienced drivers make up to $76,000 yearly!
  • Drivers can make up to $.50 per mile
  • Medical/dental/life insurance
  • Referral bonuses
  • Paid vacation
  • Home every week

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

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

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

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

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)

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

CalArk International

CalArk International

  • Competitive pay (paid weekly)
  • Monthly productivity bonus (earn up to 8 CPM more)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan
  • Late model equipment
  • Passenger & pet program

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

LTI Trucking Services

LTI Trucking Services

  • Earn $.44 cents per mile on all miles
  • Earn an additional 3 CPM in productivity pay
  • Drivers average $1,100 per week or more
  • Midwest fleet is home every week
  • Regional fleet is home every other week
  • Dedicated fleet is out for up to 3 weeks

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

McLeod Express

McLeod Express

  • $1,000 orientation pay!
  • OTR drivers start at 50 CPM on all miles
  • $1,200 weekly pay protection plan
  • $.04 per mile monthly productivity bonus
  • $.02 per mile quarterly safety bonus
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k) match

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

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

TP Trucking

TP Trucking

  • Mileage/safety/fuel efficiency/referral bonuses
  • 401(k) matching retirement savings program
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • No forced dispatch
  • Paid weekly

Robert Heath Trucking

Robert Heath Trucking

  • Solo drivers can earn up to $.45 per mile
  • Solo drivers average 2,850 miles per week
  • Teams can earn up to $.26 per mile per driver
  • Teams average 5,500 miles per week
  • No-touch freight and trailer pools
  • 1 day home for every 6 days running

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

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

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

Triple C Transit

Triple C Transit

  • Many drivers net $2,000 per week!
  • Paid 75% of earnings!
  • Paid orientation
  • Direct deposit
  • FREE fuel card
  • Rider policy available

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/stop pay
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • $1,500 driver referral bonus

BCT, Inc.

BCT, Inc.

  • O/O Regional & dedicated lanes available
  • No-touch freight
  • No forced dispatch
  • Great home time
  • Consistent freight & miles
  • Paid licensing & fuel surcharge on all miles

Buchanan Hauling & Rigging, Inc.

Buchanan Hauling & Rigging, Inc.

  • Local Class A drivers are home daily!
  • Regional drivers are home nightly/weekends!
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)
  • 100% of tarping/chaining fees charged go to the driver
  • 100& fuel surcharge
  • Paid vacation & holidays off

Paisan Logistics

Paisan Logistics

  • Owner operator fuel card program
  • Maintenance savings programs
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Referral & retention bonuses
  • Weekly direct deposits
  • Comprehensive settlements

COX Logistics

COX Logistics

  • Earn $50,000 to $80,000 in the next 12 months!
  • Company paid health insurance + matching 401(k)
  • Driver referral bonus
  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • Reliable late model equipment

Combined Transport

Combined Transport

  • Paid flatbed & specialized training (4 weeks)
  • Flatbed drivers earn $.54 to $.56 per mile
  • OTR, regional & dedicated lanes available
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k) savings
  • Longevity/breakdown/detention/tarp pay
  • Pet & rider policy

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

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

Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Transfer, Inc.

  • Millis drivers can earn from $.47 to $.56 per mile (DOE)!
  • Earn an additional 4 CPM with the Performance Pay Program
  • Group health/dental/vision insurance + prescription coverage
  • 401(k) with company match up to 30%
  • 3 weeks paid vacation after 1 year employment
  • Rider policy

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)

Millenial Transport Services

Millenial Transport Services

  • Solo drivers & teams welcome!
  • No-touch freight (mostly drop & hook)
  • Sign-on bonus & vacation pay
  • Paid weekly & no HazMat
  • Detention/breakdown/layover pay
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance

Triple D Supply

Triple D Supply

  • $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive pay
  • Drivers can get up to 3,000 miles per week
  • Safety/mileage/fuel/referral bonuses
  • Layout pay
  • Brand new efficient equipment

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

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

HERMANN

HERMANN

  • SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Referral bonus
  • Safety bonus program
  • Paid holidays & flexible home time
  • Health care & free life insurance
  • Company match 401(k) savings plan

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

Once you have decided to apply for jobs with trucking companies in Texas, you will first need to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The first step of this process is to apply for your Texas Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). This process is similar to getting a Class D driver’s license in that you must provide certain documents, pay the required fees, and pass a written exam. The CDL General Knowledge Test is a multiple choice exam with 50 questions. In order to pass the test, you will need to achieve a score of 80% or higher.

After you have obtained your CLP, you can then schedule a time to take the CDL Road Test. You will need to provide your own commercial vehicle that is registered and insured. The vehicle must also be the same type and class as the vehicle you will be operating once you receive your CDL. This exam will test your knowledge and ability to safely drive your commercial truck in a variety of different settings.

You may also want to consider testing to get endorsements on your CDL such as Tank Vehicle, HazMat, and Doubles and Triples. Usually, these tests can be taken on the same day as the Road Test. Some truck driving jobs in Texas require these endorsements and will even pay you to get them.

Once you have passed the CDL Road Test and met all of the requirements, you will be given your CDL. You can then apply for CDL jobs in Texas.

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

Other than a valid CDL, you do not need certifications or a college degree to apply for trucking jobs in Texas. However, in order to be hired, you will need to meet certain job stipulations. These hiring requirements are set by the various trucking companies in Texas individually, and are based on regulations enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Most Texas trucking companies require applicants to meet one or more of the following job stipulations:

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL
  • Must be at least 21 years old 
  • Must have a good driving safety record
  • No more than 2 moving violations in the last 2 years
  • No more than 1 preventable accident in the last 3 years
  • No DWI/DUI in the last 5 years and no failed or refused drug tests
  • Must pass a DOT physical and a Functional Capacity Exam (FCE)
  • A minimum of 6 months of over-the-road (OTR) driving experience is preferred

Texas Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

The salary offered by Texas trucking companies is one of the factors that draw people to this type of employment. With no college degree and only a few short weeks of training, you’ll be eligible for the high salary and great benefits that truck driving jobs in Texas provide.

In 2016, the United States Department of Labor reported that Texas trucking jobs paid between $26,060 and $63,050 annually and that the median income was $36,230. In comparison, the national average income for truck drivers is between $26,900 and $63,100 annually with a median income of $41,340.

Trucking companies in Texas report that their truck drivers earn an average of $45,000 to $80,000 each year depending on their home time and several other factors. Typically, truck drivers with endorsements will earn more per mile and have an easier time getting hired.

Most trucking jobs in Texas offer the following benefits:

  • High paying orientation
  • Sign on bonuses
  • Paid vacation
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Fuel and safety bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dedicated driver support teams
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Weekly and daily pay options
  • Per Diem pay option
  • Ability to take your truck home
  • Trucks that are less than 2 years old
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • U.S. Veterans can earn up to 2 cents per mile above scheduled pay
  • Over 30 service centers with parking, maintenance, fuel, and amenities

Texas Taxes and Cost of Living

Often people forget to factor in taxes and average living expenses when determining the salary they actually need from their trucking job. Keep in mind that, these two factors can make a notable difference in the money you are actually taking home at the end of the day.

In Texas, the annual living expenses for a single adult with no children are $22,185 before taxes. For two adults and two children, the average annual living expenses are $59,963 before taxes. Texas ranks #21 out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the highest average state and local taxes with an average tax rate of 11.12%

As of June 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $2.376. However, in Texas, the price is $2.202. If you are an owner-operator partnering with one of the many trucking companies in Texas, the price of diesel fuel will impact your bottom line as you will be paying for your own gas and other work-related expenses.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Texas

Like all jobs, CDL jobs in Texas do have some drawbacks. Two of the biggest drawbacks are weather and driving conditions. Truck drivers working for trucking companies in Texas will be subject to driving in extreme heat. You may also encounter high winds since this state is mostly flat. In fact, when it comes to truck driving jobs in Texas, you need to be prepared with an emergency plan in case you encounter severe weather conditions such as tornadoes or hurricanes.

Depending on where in the state you are driving, you may also be forced to drive on congested roads. This is especially true in heavily populated areas or tourist areas like Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Texas

A 6% growth rate is expected nationally 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 expects a much higher than average rate of growth for truck driving jobs in Texas between the years 2014 and 2024. A 21% growth rate is expected which means approximately 6,980 additional CDL jobs in Texas each year.

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