Florida trucking jobs

Over 60,000 trucking companies & exporters in Florida, and over 72,280 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $47,400 ($22.79 hourly). The highest paying areas are Jacksonville with a Median Annual Salary of $42,510, Lakeland-Winter Haven ($42,190), and Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach ($40,300).

The drivers of Florida say

Good

  • Opportunity, easy work, many local jobs, good for starter
  • Well maintained infrastructure, few weigh stations in the South
  • Weather is nice, flat land, no snow or ice, beautiful scenery

Bad

  • Hard to get home time as OTR, few loads coming into/leaving the South
  • Traffic is horrible near big tourist towns. Toll roads
  • The heat and humidity in summers, hurricane season peaks in Aug-Sept

Tips to New Drivers

  • OTR offers better pay for new drivers...but there are fewer jobs
  • LTL freight companies & private fleets generally pay well
  • Drive flatbed to make the most money
  • Get with a union, your pay scale is protected
  • Be aware of weather conditions
Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Gibsonton, FL - Knight Transportation - Gibsonton, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Clearwater, FL - Knight Transportation - Clearwater, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Zephyrhills, FL - Knight Transportation - Zephyrhills, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Thonotosassa, FL - Knight Transportation - Thonotosassa, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Odessa, FL - Knight Transportation - Odessa, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Seffner, FL - Knight Transportation - Seffner, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Riverview, FL - Knight Transportation - Riverview, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Safety Harbor, FL - Knight Transportation - Safety Harbor, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Palm Harbor, FL - Knight Transportation - Palm Harbor, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Oldsmar, FL - Knight Transportation - Oldsmar, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Lutz, FL - Knight Transportation - Lutz, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Tampa, FL - Knight Transportation - Tampa, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Sun City Center, FL - Knight Transportation - Sun City Center, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Lakeland, FL - Knight Transportation - Lakeland, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Hudson, FL - Knight Transportation - Hudson, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Spring Hill, FL - Knight Transportation - Spring Hill, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Palmetto, FL - Knight Transportation - Palmetto, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Lithia, FL - Knight Transportation - Lithia, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Dade City, FL - Knight Transportation - Dade City, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Wimauma, FL - Knight Transportation - Wimauma, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Port Richey, FL - Knight Transportation - Port Richey, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Seminole, FL - Knight Transportation - Seminole, FL - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...


Showing 1-25 of 1038 jobs
Email me jobs like this

11 comments from Florida drivers

Add your comment & help fellow drivers!

1 | "Trucking will take you places" Mar 2017

Joreca W. - 1 Year under my belt

GOOD

Plenty of driving opportunities

BAD

The heat, traffic, and small roads

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Trucking is a great career, it will take you places

2 | "Flat land" Feb 2017

Gerald C. - 3 Years of experience

GOOD

No hills or mountains

BAD

Congestion around major cities

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Stay with one company for a year before seeking out another employer

3 | "Suck up low pay for 2 years" Jan 2017

Peter V. - 3 Years driving experience

GOOD

No ice or snow

BAD

Not a lot of freight coming in

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Practice, practice, practice. You have to suck up low pay for 2 years and then you can get a good job.

4 | "Will train opportunity" Jan 2017

Brandon C. - 1 Year of experience

GOOD

It's a will train job opportunity

BAD

Home time can be hard to come by if you're doing OTR. If you live in South Florida it can be especially tough

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

It's a lifestyle, not a job. Be prepared to be away from home

5 | "OTR offers better opportunities" Jan 2017

Robert H. - 9 years on road

GOOD

Nice scenery…

BAD

Poor pay... $14 an hour to start...that's with experience...

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

OTR offers better opportunities and better pay for new drivers...but there are a limited few OTR companies that operate out of Florida...but if you like to travel and make good money, that's your best bet. Get with a union if possible...that way your pay scale is protected...and you're guaranteed good great paying jobs...

6 | "LTL and private fleets pay well" Dec 2016

Bruce B. - 26 years driving experience and over 2 million miles

GOOD

Overall the infrastructure is well maintained versus other states

BAD

The traffic in South Florida can be bad

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Try LTL freight companies they generally pay well. Private fleets generally pay better to. Do your homework before picking a carrier to work for. Don't get talked into a lease purchase agreement.

7 | "Drive flatbed to make the most money" Dec 2016

Eugene R. - 4 Years driving OTR

GOOD

Higher off the ground, easy work

BAD

Traffic and the humidity

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Drive flatbed to make the most money here in Florida

8 | "Good natured people" Dec 2016

Harry S. - 2 years of experience

GOOD

Weather, good natured people

BAD

Lack of truck stops on east coast below St. Augustine. Overly medicated senior citizen drivers.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Keep open minded. Treat every day as a opportunity to learn something new.

9 | "Be confident of what you doing take your time and practice." Dec 2016

Charlens E. - 3 years on the road

GOOD

Flat land, never encounter any snow...

BAD

Traffic is one. Also Sun Pass sucks

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Stay confident, pre-route, listen to the weather. Don't spend all your money at truck stops invest in your own truck appliances like a electric stove, skillet, etc.

10 | "Snowbirds" Nov 2016

Shelly T. - 11 years on the road

GOOD

One good thing about driving a truck is the ability to see the landscape the beautiful scenery throughout the state.

BAD

The biggest problem I have encountered Driving in Florida is the snowbirds. This creates a lot of traffic.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be confident of what you doing take your time and practice.

11 | "Lots of agricultural loads" Sep 2016

Patrick D. - 6 Years driving in Florida

GOOD

Lots of agricultural loads if intrastate, good weather most of the year, easy access to the Southeast US if driving OTR or interstate

BAD

Traffic in S. Fla is a headache

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Use your mirrors, safety is paramount. Aim to become a professional driver, don't give up and try different trucks and loads to find which is more comfortable for you

Add your comment