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Job Title: Truck Driver

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and experienced Truck Driver to transport goods and materials across the country. The ideal candidate will have a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) and a clean driving record. They should also have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently.


  • Transport goods and materials to various locations across the country
  • Ensure that all cargo is loaded and secured properly
  • Perform routine maintenance on the truck, such as checking oil and tire pressure
  • Keep accurate records of deliveries and pickups
  • Communicate with dispatchers and other team members to ensure timely delivery
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and traffic laws


  • Valid commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a drug and alcohol test
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physical ability to load and unload cargo

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience driving long-haul routes
  • Experience with electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Experience with refrigerated trailers
  • Experience with hazardous materials

Working Conditions: This position requires long hours of driving and may involve overnight stays. The driver will be exposed to various weather conditions and may need to load and unload cargo in adverse conditions.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, as well as the ability to lift and move heavy objects.

Salary: The salary for this position will depend on experience and qualifications.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Truck Driver

What is the best way to find and hire a Truck Driver near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Truck Driver applicants. Employers posting their Truck Driver job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Truck Driver applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Truck Driver are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Truck Driver positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Truck Driver role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Truck Driver job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Truck Drivers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 153% 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 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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