Those of you who are professional truck drivers (or even those just starting out) looking to join a new company in 2018, for whatever reason, you are in luck. We have found the best there is and working for any one of them will give you a bit of a boost in the new year. The freight transportation industry can be tough, especially if you are a truck driver who has to work extra hard to bring home the bacon. Working for one of the best companies in the industry could be the little boost you just need for growing in your career or adding to your resume.
Are you ready to read all about the best companies you could join as a professional OTR or CDL truck driver? Let’s get started.
The company was founded in 1986 by Max Fuller and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The company culture focuses on growth and actualization while maintaining a family-feel and healthy relationships, taking care of the team behind it all. When you decide to join U.S. Xpress, you will be able to advance in your career as a truck driver, as this is encouraged throughout the company. There are plenty of opportunities here, be sure to keep your eyes open for any new positions.
With more than 100 years of experience in the freight transportation industry, Quality Distribution Inc. is definitely a viable career option for any truck driver looking to advance in their career. Drivers are paid handsomely and you can expect to enjoy multiple benefits such as health and dental insurance, paid leave, life insurance and paid holidays to name a few. Bookmark their site if you want to have easy access to the job openings they have available.
Melton Truck Lines is yet another established freight transportation company that takes pride in their work and their workforce. The company’s website also functions as a portal for those looking to join the team and you can easily complete application forms online. Founded in 1954, the fleet is currently 1,500 strong and growing. When joining, drivers can expect a lot of benefits as the company aims to keep their hard-working employees happy and healthy. You will even be able to be trained in-house and sharpen your skills as you grow with the company.
The company boasts a fleet of 500 and workforce of 800 and is still growing. As the major feed transportation company in the States, they take pride in ‘feeding America’. Drivers from all walks of life are welcome to join their team, so if you have at least one year’s experience on the road with a legitimate CDL-A license, you have to keep your eye out for job opportunities here. As the fleet services the whole of the country, you are also able to work locally, regionally or stick to dedicated routes.
Gardner Trucking might seem like a new kid on the block, with a short company history of 30 years, but it is still one of the best in the country any truck driver would want to join. The company puts safety first to ensure all aspects of the process runs smoothly and without any near-misses. You are able to apply for positions straight from their site and will be joining forces with a fantastic team who take pride in what they do and treat each other like family.
Don’t be put off by the look of their dated website – this freight transportation giant has been in the transportation business since 1925, and has the experience to back the multiple awards they have won over the past couple of years. At the forefront when it comes to implementing the latest logistics technology and being crowned one of the safest freight transportation companies, any truck driver would be proud to become a team member at Central Freight Lines.
Established in 1955, AAA Cooper Transport is another big name in the freight transportation industry that many truck drivers seek to join. With a sizeable fleet and many employee benefits, you really wouldn’t want anything else when joining a new freight transportation company. AAA Cooper Transport offers employees health insurance, health programs such as smoking cessation, life insurance,and sick pay, just to name a few. Join a green team who cares about the environment and their employees in 2018.
When joining USA truck, you will be very pleased to learn that they are a top pay carrier in the USA, which means you will be enjoying all sorts of employee benefits including health insurance, retirement benefits, and career stability which means you are guaranteed of your job. Truck drivers driving USA Truck are also fortunate enough to be able to be home every week. If you value time with your loved ones, you should definitely keep an eye out for career possibilities here.
Covenant Transport is another big name you would want to join as a truck driver this year. The company boasts many awards and offers fantastic benefits and rewards to their dedicated truck drivers. Easily apply online, and become part of the successful Covenant team. One of the benefits to those in need of financial assistance to get their CDL license is the fact that Covenant is willing to pay your tuition and you can work it off while earning your way.
Maybe not one of the hot shots, but Marten Transport has earned its way in the big names of freight transportation over the past couple of decades. The company was established in 1946, and has grown into the successful freight transportation servicing the nation it is today. Listed as a top pay carrier, which means truck drivers are paid some of the best rates in the country. Drivers are also acknowledged on their website, which means if you become part of the Marten team, you will definitely feel appreciated.
Are you ready to jump in and make a move to a bigger and better freight transportation company in 2018? Be sure to shop around and have identified goals of what you wish to achieve and why you think joining the company would be a great fit for both you and the company. We hope you have found our list helpful and that you will have a prosperous 2018.