Kentucky trucking jobs

There are over 11,550 trucking companies in Kentucky and the industry employs 28,410 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $49,800 ($23.94). The highest paying areas are Elizabethtown with a Median Annual Salary of $44,610, Louisville-Jefferson County ($44,030), and Lexington-Fayette ($43,910).

The drivers of Kentucky say

Good

  • Huge logistics hub. Plenty of regional and local work
  • Lots of 4 lane roads for side roads, quite a few truck stops
  • Moderate winter weather, beautiful scenery

Bad

  • Downtown Louisville has been under road construction for years
  • Especially bad traffic in Louisville, lots of slowdowns in rural areas
  • Strict DOT regulations

Tips to New Drivers

  • Hang in there, don't be afraid to ask a veteran for help if you need it
  • Watch your speed around curves and never be in a rush to back up
  • Don't let dispatchers push you to run more than is legal
  • Hang in there. It will pay off in the long run
  • Be careful when merging. People don't know how to merge onto the interstate
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Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Ft Mitchell, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Ft Mitchell, KY - Company Driver Van

Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through August 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!) EXCITING NEWS...NEW ...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Company Driver Van

EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Now hiring drivers with 4+ months of tractor trailer experience! If less than 1 year of solo driving experience, we have a training program...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Ashland, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Ashland, KY - Company Driver Van

EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Now hiring drivers with 4+ months of tractor trailer experience! If less than 1 year of solo driving experience, we have a training program...

Driver Field Recruiter
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Lexington, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Lexington, KY - Company Driver Van

Averitt is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and outgoing person to fill our open position as a Driver Field Recruiter to recruit CDL-A drivers for Averitt via truck driv...

Driver Field Recruiter
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Louisville, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Louisville, KY - Company Driver Van

Averitt is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and outgoing person to fill our open position as a Driver Field Recruiter to recruit CDL-A drivers for Averitt via truck driv...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Mayfield, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Mayfield, KY - Company Driver Van

EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!! Now hiring drivers with 4+ months of tractor trailer experience! If less than 1 year of solo driving experience, we have a training program ...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Owensboro, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Owensboro, KY - Company Driver Van

EXCITING NEWS...NEW PAY INCREASE!!Now hiring drivers with 4+ months of tractor trailer experience! If less than 1 year of solo driving experience, we have a training program t...

CDL A Local Driver Part Time
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Owensboro, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Owensboro, KY - Company Driver Van

*** You are invited to join us at our Job Fair! At our Service Center 3069 Kentronics Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301Aug. 23rd from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Aug. 24th from 8:00 am -...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Louisville, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Louisville, KY - Company Driver Van

Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through August 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!) EXCITING NEWS...NEW ...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Lexington, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Lexington, KY - Company Driver Van

Attention Drivers! We're offering a $2,000 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through August 31, 2017! ($1,000 after 90 days and $1,000 after 180 days!) EXCITING NEWS...NEW ...

CDL-A Local Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Company Driver Van

Working at Averitt Express isn't about punching the clock. It's about working with people who trust you, serving people who depend on you, and getting home to people who love ...

CDL-A Yard Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Averitt Express, Inc. - Bowling Green, KY - Company Driver Van

Attention Drivers! We're offering a $1,500 sign-on BONUS for qualified drivers through August 31, 2017! ($750 at 90 days and $750 at 180 days!) Averitt currently has openings ...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Marion, KY - Western Express - Marion, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

Truck Driver - High Paying Flatbed $85k/year!
- Western Express - Frankfort, KY - Western Express - Frankfort, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

Truck Driver - High Paying Flatbed $85k/year!Paid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land of Opportunity! ...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Owensboro, KY - Western Express - Owensboro, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Covington, KY - Western Express - Covington, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home W
- Western Express - Pineville, KY - Western Express - Pineville, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home Weekly!Top Pay for Flatbed Drivers. Entry Level - No Experience Necessary!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-533-6993Welcome...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Henderson, KY - Western Express - Henderson, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home W
- Western Express - Frankfort, KY - Western Express - Frankfort, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home Weekly!Top Pay for Flatbed Drivers. Entry Level - No Experience Necessary!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-533-6993Welcome...

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home W
- Western Express - Owensboro, KY - Western Express - Owensboro, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home Weekly!Top Pay for Flatbed Drivers. Entry Level - No Experience Necessary!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-533-6993Welcome...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Pineville, KY - Western Express - Pineville, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Richmond, KY - Western Express - Richmond, KY - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home W
- Western Express - Hopkinsville, KY - Western Express - Hopkinsville, KY - Company Driver Van

CDL Truck Driver - HIGH PAYING REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY & Home Weekly!Excellent Benefits & Advanced Equipment. Entry Level - No Experience Necessary!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-701...


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6 comments from Kentucky drivers

1 | "Never risk hurting yourself or anyone else over any load" Mar 2017

Dwight A. - 8 years driving experience

GOOD

Lots of nice scenery, lots of 4 lane roads for side roads, quite a few truck stops, most highways have easy access, signs telling other drivers to leave more room for trucks when passing.

BAD

heavy traffic, bad roads, crazy drivers, lots of construction, Louisville has lots of road construction, especially bad traffic from 7-9 A.M and 4-6 P.M. in Louisville, lots of slow moving traffic in rural farm areas.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be as safe as possible, watch your speed around curves, never be in a rush to back up, If you start feeling tired pull over and get out for a few minutes, never risk hurting yourself or anyone else over any load, be courteous to other drivers. Slow down always use extra caution, watch following distance, always watch as far ahead as possible for trouble ahead, Don't let dispatchers push you to run more than is legal.

2 | "Good luck!" Feb 2017

Mike H. - 20 years under my belt

GOOD

The people and the scenery..

BAD

In Louisville and Northern KY area mainly a headache...

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Keep your eyes forward and sometimes backward

3 | "Keep your eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel" Jan 2017

Frank A. - 20 years of driving experience

GOOD

Good interstates ( when there is no construction ) beautiful scenery...

BAD

Construction, DOT...

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Keep your eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel... ask all the questions you can when you get around old timers...Speed limit...

4 | "Never think you know it all" Jan 2017

Robert K. - 22 years on the road

GOOD

Good roads, Moderate winter weather

BAD

Reckless drivers, They're everywhere!

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

People don't know how to merge onto the interstate.

5 | "Remember GOAL." Dec 2016

Don B. - 3 years driving OTR

GOOD

Most establishments are trucker friendly. Also, weigh stations allow trucks to park overnight.

BAD

Downtown Louisville has been under road construction for years, with no end in sight.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Hang in there, it gets easier. And don't be afraid to ask a veteran for help if you need it.

6 | "Cherish your license" Nov 2016

Jeremiah F. - 1 year driving OTR

GOOD

Good loving

BAD

A lot of DOT regulations

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Hang in there. It will pay off in the long run. Always abide by the law