Truck Driving Jobs in Utah

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When searching for a new job or future career, growth is an important factor for your job security. Truck driving jobs in Utah are growing at an unprecedented rate, attracting truck drivers from all over the country. Trucking companies in Utah say this trend in growth can be attributed to a growing economy, increased demand, and more and more baby boomers leaving the workforce.

SWIFT Transportation

SWIFT Transportation

  • Earn up to $.54 per mile
  • One week vacation after 1 year
  • Two weeks vacation after 2 years
  • 2,500 paid miles per week guaranteed!
  • Pets allowed
  • Medical, dental & life insurance

Crete Carrier

Crete Carrier

  • OTR drivers start at $.50 – $.53 per mile
  • Top 25% OTR drivers average $80,300 per year
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • 401-k
  • Full benefits: Health/dental/vision/life

Paschall Truck Lines

  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement
  • Medical/dental/life Insurance
  • 7 days out/2 days home option
  • 401-k match 
  • Pet/rider policy

Schneider National

Schneider National

  • OTR drivers average 600 miles per haul
  • Earn up to $79,000 yearly based on experience
  • 95% no-touch freight
  • 11 days out/3 days home
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & 401-k match
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement available

Western Express

Western Express

  • Earn up to $.50 per Mile
  • Newer trucks average 1.5 years old
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits after 30 days
  • 401-k savings plan
  • Pet & Rider Policy
  • Paid Training

J.B. HUNT

J.B. HUNT

  • Local & Regional Routes – great home time
  • Earn up to $75,000 yearly depending on route & experience
  • Productivity bonus & referral bonus
  • Dental/vision/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k)
  • Paid vacation time

Action Resources

Action Resources

  • $2,000 referral bonus for every driver referral
  • Owner Operators average $180,000 – $220,000 gross
  • Great Home Time: Most Drivers Out 7 to 10 days
  • Hefty Fuel Discounts Across Our Network
  • Third Party Insurance Available
  • Owner Operator Receives 100% Fuel Surcharge

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

  • Top solo drivers earn up to $225,000 yearly
  • Top teams earn up to $350,000+ yearly
  • Company drivers earn up to $1,200+ weekly
  • Late model equipment
  • Health & Medical Plans Available
  • Dedicated, OTR, local and regional positions

CRST Expedited

CRST Expedited

  • One day off for every week out GUARANTEED!
  • Hazmat Mileage Bonus of $.04 more per mile
  • 99% no-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight
  • Average fleet age of just 1 ¼ years
  • Top-carrier medical/dental/life insurance
  • Matched 401(k) plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

James J. Williams Transport

James J. Williams Transport

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

TWT Refrigerated Service

TWT Refrigerated Service

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

BENNETT

Bennett Motor Express

  • Up to $100,000 plus bonuses for experienced company drivers!
  • CDL-A company drivers can average up to $76,000 per year
  • CDL-A regional drivers can earn up to $.70 per mile
  • Drivers are home on most weekends
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

Kennesaw Transportation

Kennesaw Transportation

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

KLLM Transport Services

KLLM Transport Services

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Solo drivers can earn from $.45 to $.55 per mile
  • Regional drivers can earn up to $.78 per mile
  • Teams can earn up from $.55 to $.60 per mile
  • Medical/vision/dental/prescription insurance
  • 401(k) available after 12 months employment

Quality Carriers

Quality Carriers

  • Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus for owner operators!
  • Company drivers earn $62,00 annually on average
  • Late model equipment
  • Industry competitive health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Steady and consistent work

Earl Henderson Trucking Company

Earl Henderson Trucking

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

John Christner Trucking

John Christner Trucking

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

Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

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

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

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)

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!

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

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

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)

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

You are legally required to obtain your Commercial Drivers License (CDL), to be employed in truck driving jobs in Utah. The first step to getting your CDL is getting a Utah Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). In order to do so, you’ll have to pass a 50 question multiple choice written exam with a score of 80% or higher.

It is important to note that you must be at least 18 years old to apply for a CLP. However, if you intend to apply for CDL jobs in Utah that require interstate driving, transporting passengers, or hauling hazardous materials, you will need to be at least 21 years of age.

There is no mandatory waiting period to take the CDL Road Test once you have your CLP. However, you will need to make an appointment as walk-ins are not accepted. Be sure to arrive on time with your own insured commercial vehicle. The vehicle must be the same commercial class as the vehicle you will be operating once you obtain your CDL. This a hands-on test that will require you to drive in various situations and locations to prove you are fit to have a commercial driver’s license.

After passing the CDL Road Test and meeting other requirements, you will be granted your CDL. Your next step is to apply for truck driving jobs in Utah.

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

Utah trucking companies must abide by state laws and regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT). For these reasons, those applying for trucking jobs in Utah must meet strict hiring requirements. These requirements will vary between companies, however, many are the same.

Some common hiring requirements you may come across include:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a valid Class A CDL
  • Must pass a DOT physical and a drug screening
  • Recent over-the-road (OTR) experience is preferred
  • Must have a safe driving record with no serious traffic violations or patterns of irresponsible driving

Utah Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

No matter how much you might enjoy your job with the trucking companies in Utah, salary will probably be a key factor when deciding what jobs to apply for and which jobs to accept.

The trucking companies in Utah pay their truck drivers about the same or slightly less than the national average for this career field. As of 2016, truck driving jobs in Utah paid truck drivers between $25,500 and $61,170 per year, with the median income of a truck or tractor-trailer driver being $42,920. Nationally, truck drivers will make between $26,900 and $63,140 annually with a median income of $41,340, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As a truck driver working for Utah trucking companies, you have the potential to earn up to $80,000 per year. In addition to your annual salary, you can earn bonuses for safety and performance, referring other truck drivers, and relocating. These bonuses are usually between $1,000 and $10,000.

Benefits offered by the trucking companies in Utah include:

  • A compensation review every 6 months
  • Frequent home time
  • Plenty of miles
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Full benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Open-door management policy
  • Satellite tracking
  • FREE iPass in select locations
  • Quarterly safety awards
  • Orientation pay (with company-paid transportation, lodging, and meals)
  • A prescription drug card beginning the 1st of the month after 2 months of employment

Utah Taxes and Cost of Living

The cost of living can be used to help determine what type of salary you need and how you should budget your wages. These expenses are different in each state. Before applying for any type of CDL jobs in Utah, you may want to research what the cost of living is for your family size.

Out of all 50 states and our nation’s capital, Utah ranks #12 for the lowest county and state taxes with a rate of 9.25%. Typical living expenses in Utah for one adult with no dependents are $22,412 before standard wage deductions. For a household with two adults and two dependents, the typical living expenses are $65,341.

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel as of June 2017 is $2.376, while in Utah the price is significantly higher at $2.523. If you become an owner-operator contracting with various trucking companies in Utah, you will need to pay your own fuel expenses. Tracking the cost of fuel and how much you pay will become an important business practice for you. However, if you are employed in truck driving jobs in Utah, your employer will pay this expense.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Utah

When it comes to working for Utah trucking companies the biggest problem you will probably experience will be winter driving conditions. Although Utah has world-renowned skiing, all of that snow can have a downside for those who frequently travel on the roads in this state. 

You should feel comfortable navigating roads that are covered in thick ice, several inches of snow, and even heavy fog. You will need to carry chains for your tires and be prepared for potential delays during winter driving conditions. If you decide to become a flatbed driver, be aware that you will have to work outside in the cold, covering your cargo with tarps and strapping everything down securely with ties.

One thing to keep in mind is that parts of Utah are dessert. Here you will likely face much higher temperatures and fuel stations that are few and far between. Be sure that your rig has plenty of fuel and make sure you store extra water and coolant, especially during the summer months, if you’ll be embarking across these hot, dry, and sparsely populated areas.

In addition, you may deal with congested traffic, especially if you are operating near Salt Lake City or Moab. It’s a well-known fact that weather conditions and congested roadways can increase the wear-and-tear on your truck and cause an increase in job-related stress.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Utah

Between 2014 and 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an astoundingly high rate of growth for truck driving jobs in Utah, in comparison with the same job in other states. In fact, Utah is expected to see a 29% growth rate with an additional 960 job openings each year. Across the United States, jobs for people driving heavy and tractor-trailers are expected to grow by 40,450 between 2014 and 2024, which represents a 6% growth overall.

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