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Job Title: Local Truck Driver

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and experienced Local Truck Driver to transport goods within a designated area. The ideal candidate will have a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) and a clean driving record. The Local Truck Driver will be responsible for loading and unloading cargo, maintaining the vehicle, and ensuring timely deliveries.


  • Transport goods from one location to another within a designated area
  • Load and unload cargo using appropriate equipment
  • Ensure cargo is secured properly to prevent damage during transport
  • Maintain accurate records of deliveries and pickups
  • Perform routine vehicle inspections and maintenance
  • Adhere to all traffic laws and safety regulations
  • Communicate effectively with dispatchers, customers, and other drivers


  • Valid commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles, including tractor-trailers and straight trucks
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a truck driver preferred
  • Familiarity with local roads and routes

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects
  • Ability to climb in and out of the vehicle
  • Ability to operate vehicle controls and equipment

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily outdoors and may be subject to various weather conditions
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays
  • May be required to work long hours and travel overnight
  • May be required to work in noisy and/or dusty environments

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Local Truck Driver

What is the best way to find and hire a Local Truck Driver near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Local Truck Driver applicants. Employers posting their Local Truck Driver job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Local Truck Driver applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Local Truck Driver are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Local Truck Driver positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Local Truck Driver role?
SMS has 82% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Local Truck Driver job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Local Truck Drivers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 138% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Local Truck Driver applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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