Iowa trucking jobs

There are over 10,360 trucking companies in Iowa and the industry employs 37,800 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $49,690 ($23.89 hourly). The highest paying areas are Des Moines with a Median Annual Salary of $46,000, and Dubuque ($44,280).

The drivers of Iowa say

Good

  • Plenty of local jobs hauling corn and soy beans
  • Iowa has some of the highest quality truck stops in the country
  • Mostly flat land, easy to navigate around the state

Bad

  • Winters can be brutal in Iowa, hard on the equipment
  • Winter weather can be very dangerous
  • Back roads can be narrow and poorly paved

Tips to New Drivers

  • Keep your record clean, and with a year experience, you'll be able to drive for anyone
  • Get as consistent sleep as possible. Find a good carrier, there are many out there
  • Be patient and take your time driving in the snow
  • Have patience. If you're a "hot headed" type, don't even bother with this industry
  • Park your car if you feel it's too dangerous to drive
$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! 45 CPM To Start!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Reefer

$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! Start at 45 CPM!K&B Transportation strives to lead the industry in truck driver pay.  Since 2014 we have not only raised our starti...

$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! 45 CPM To Start!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Flatbed

$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! Start at 45 CPM!K&B Transportation strives to lead the industry in truck driver pay.  Since 2014 we have not only raised our starti...

$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! 45 CPM To Start!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Van

$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! Start at 45 CPM!K&B Transportation strives to lead the industry in truck driver pay.  Since 2014 we have not only raised our starti...

Have 6 Months Experience? Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Reefer

Take the Next Step In Your Driving Career!Tired of working for peanuts?  Not only can we start you at 45 CPM and GUARANTEE you $1125 per week minimum, but start ASAP and ...

Have 6 Months Experience? Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Flatbed

Take the Next Step In Your Driving Career!Tired of working for peanuts?  Not only can we start you at 45 CPM and GUARANTEE you $1125 per week minimum, but start ASAP and ...

Have 6 Months Experience? Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Van

Take the Next Step In Your Driving Career!Tired of working for peanuts?  Not only can we start you at 45 CPM and GUARANTEE you $1125 per week minimum, but start ASAP and ...

$650 Orientation Pay! Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Reefer

Increased Orientation Pay!K&B Transportation has increased our orientation pay for drivers starting this week!  Start this week and enjoy a $650 orientation pay ...

$650 Orientation Pay! Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Flatbed

Increased Orientation Pay!K&B Transportation has increased our orientation pay for drivers starting this week!  Start this week and enjoy a $650 orientation pay ...

$650 Orientation Pay! Start at 45 CPM!
- K & B Transportation - IA - K & B Transportation - Iowa - Company Driver Van

Increased Orientation Pay!K&B Transportation has increased our orientation pay for drivers starting this week!  Start this week and enjoy a $650 orientation pay ...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Ames, IA - Knight Transportation - Ames, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Indianola, IA - Knight Transportation - Indianola, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Waukee, IA - Knight Transportation - Waukee, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Norwalk, IA - Knight Transportation - Norwalk, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Johnston, IA - Knight Transportation - Johnston, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Clive, IA - Knight Transportation - Clive, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Ankeny, IA - Knight Transportation - Ankeny, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Altoona, IA - Knight Transportation - Altoona, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - West Des Moines, IA - Knight Transportation - West Des Moines, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Pleasant Hill, IA - Knight Transportation - Pleasant Hill, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Urbandale, IA - Knight Transportation - Urbandale, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Des Moines, IA - Knight Transportation - Des Moines, IA - Company Driver Van

Southwest 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...


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5 comments from Iowa drivers

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1 | "Everything about trucking IS going to test your patience" May 2017

Russell R. - 25 years experience on the road

GOOD

Parking. Just about any Iowa town has a grain elevator, or other wide open spaces where people seem happy to let you park during home time, as long as you ask first.

BAD

Winters can be brutal in Iowa, hard on the equipment and nerve racking on slick roads. Slow down, keep your distance, and park it if it gets too much for you.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Have patience...everything about trucking IS going to test your patience. If you're a "hot headed" type, don't even bother with this industry---you won't last. Behave yourself. Protect your CDL with good common sense. Keep your MVR and CSA clean, and with one year experience, you'll be able to drive for anyone you want.

2 | "Be careful of your sources of information" Apr 2017

Mike S. - 8 years driving OTR

GOOD

Flat land. Truck stop availability. Easy to navigate.

BAD

Back roads can be narrow.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Try to learn as much as possible. Be careful of your sources of information be it media or other drivers. A lot of bad information out there. Always be on your game. Get as consistent sleep and eating times as possible. If you can't, find another carrier. Don't buy junk food, especially snacks. Then you won't eat it.

3 | "NO LOAD is worth more than human lives." Mar 2017

Rocksand P. - 3 years of experience

GOOD

The people are helpful, polite and generally safe drivers.

BAD

Winter weather can be hair-raising and dangerous but if you can be patient and take your time you'll be fine. Just remember, NO LOAD is worth more than human lives.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

DO YOUR RESEARCH, Have patience and be helpful whenever you can.

4 | "Don't sweat the small stuff" Jan 2017

Dan P. - 3 years behind the wheel

GOOD

Plenty of places to stop safely

BAD

City drivers are clueless

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Just keep smiling and don't sweat the small stuff. Get out early and you won't have problems

5 | "Obey the rules of the road" Dec 2016

Teresa R. - 16 years of experience

GOOD

Independence, no one looking over your shoulder, a chance to see the state

BAD

Other drivers, especially car's as they have no respect for truck drivers

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Obey the rules of the road and be careful

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