3 Major Types of CDL Jobs for Truck Drivers

If you enjoy driving large vehicles out on the open road, you may be interested in a career in a CDL job. To qualify, you must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). At H.O. Wolding, we provide a list of these types of jobs on a regular basis for qualified individuals.

A long-haul truck driver can average several hundred miles per day and over 100,000 miles per year. Those who drive locally within a city, on the other hand, may only cover 40 to 50,000 miles each year.

Before you embark upon your journey to obtain your CDL, it is important to understand the type of CDL jobs that may interest you. There were a number of different kinds of commercial driving jobs available in the industry with various salary and benefit expectations.

Over the Road (OTR) Truck Driver

And OTR truck driver may spend as many as two days to more than a month on the road at a time. In addition, some drivers may travel outside of borders of the United States, into Canada and Mexico. OTR truck drivers are required to maintain mileage logs and adhere to federal, local, and (when applicable) international laws in their industry. These drivers must also assist, as required, in maintaining the safety and performance of their truck. The hours worked by OTR drivers can be quite irregular, but they must adhere to established guidelines issued by the Federal Motor Terrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Heavy Equipment Driver

As the name describes, these drivers transport heavy equipment, either crosstown locally, or across the country. The trucks operated by these drivers exceed 26,000 pounds in weight and are often on the road for lengthy periods of time to complete a trip.

Delivery Truck Driver

Many shipping companies employ CDL delivery truck drivers. These CDL jobs involve delivery of packages and small shipments to various locations. The combined weight of these vehicles, including the cargo and riders is 26,000 pounds or less. These drivers generally transport goods from a distribution center to residences or businesses. The work involves driving for extended distances and also lifting packages of various weights.

At H.O. Wolding, we provide a current list of trucking jobs that prospective and current truck drivers may consider. Check out the truck driver jobs currently available or contact us today with any questions or more information about our services.