Best Truck Driving Jobs

Driving truck can be a great career for the right hardworking individual.  If you dream of the open road and a job that is vital to the economy, driving truck is probably right for you.  However there are many different types of truck driving jobs. Picking the right job depends on your skillset and your threshold for danger.  

If you have not got your license yet be sure to read this article: Truck driving is worth it for you?

Below is a list of some of the best truck driving jobs available right now.

Tanker Hauler

Tanker haulers are some of the highest paid truck drivers in the industry paying upwards of $70,000 per year.   Tanker haulers carry liquids such as gasoline, milk and water.  Depending on the cargo, this can be a dangerous profession that often requires additional training.

Oversized Load Hauler

Oversized load hauler is exactly as it sounds.  Drivers would be carrying loads that are especially large such as heavy machinery or even homes.  Like tanker hauler drivers, oversized load truckers require additional training and certification.  However the additional training will mean you can earn upwards of $53,125 and $90,000 on average according to WideLoadShipping.com.

Ice Road Trucker

If you really want to earn the big bucks driving truck, than ice road trucking is probably your best bet.  Ice road trucking requires drivers to travel across frozen lakes  given the danger of the job, drivers can earn $250,000 for a 2-month season of driving.

Team Divers

If speed and precision is your thing, consider becoming a team driver.  Driving with a team member means you can literally do twice the distance in twice the time.  You wont get a lot of breaks but the money is excellent.  The average team truck driver makes $50,000 per year.

Owner/Operator

If you want to be your own boss, owning a trucking company could be the right fit.  Although there are many costs upfront, such as buying your truck(s), you will eventually earn more than the drivers logging countless hours across endless miles.  According to data collected by Indeed.com, the average owner/operator earns a salary of $141,000 annually.  

As you can see these are just a few of the best truck driving jobs available.  Now all you have to do is decide what truck job best suits you.