Minnesota trucking jobs

There are over 14,550 trucking companies in Minnesota and the industry employs 34,550 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $51,510 ($24.77 hourly). The highest paying areas are Rochester with a Median Annual Salary of $45,850, the Southeast Minnesota non-metropolitan area ($41,770), and St Cloud ($39,800).

The drivers of Minnesota say

Good

  • You can make good money, plenty of miles for all types of drivers
  • The drivers here tend to be more courteous, making local running better
  • Nice weather in summer. The winter snow is gone quickly

Bad

  • Long wait times at the container companies
  • Runs can be very heavy, so a lot of wear on your tires
  • The brutal winter seasons really force you to drive slowly

Tips to New Drivers

  • Stick with the smaller employers, they will keep your miles at 2,500 or more per week
  • Pays well if you have patience for those long wait times to get unloaded
  • Stay legal and always cover your self with documentation and accurate pre-trips
  • The construction can be confusing so invest in a good GPS
  • Learn how to drive and brake differently in winter
$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! 45 CPM To Start!
- K & B Transportation - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 - MN - K & B Transportation - Minnesota - 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 ...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Sauk Rapids, MN - Knight Transportation - Sauk Rapids, MN - 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 - Zimmerman, MN - Knight Transportation - Zimmerman, MN - 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 - Lakeville, MN - Knight Transportation - Lakeville, MN - 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 - Osseo, MN - Knight Transportation - Osseo, MN - 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 - Eden Prairie, MN - Knight Transportation - Eden Prairie, MN - 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 - Burnsville, MN - Knight Transportation - Burnsville, MN - 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 - Circle Pines, MN - Knight Transportation - Circle Pines, MN - 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 - Champlin, MN - Knight Transportation - Champlin, MN - 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 - Hopkins, MN - Knight Transportation - Hopkins, MN - 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 - Saint Paul, MN - Knight Transportation - Saint Paul, MN - 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 - Minneapolis, MN - Knight Transportation - Minneapolis, MN - 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 - Minneapolis, MN - Knight Transportation - Minneapolis, MN - 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...

Truck Driver Flatbed - Earn Top Pay & Get Home Weekends!
- Western Express - Brainerd, MN - Western Express - Brainerd, MN - Company Driver Flatbed

Truck Driver Flatbed - Earn Top Pay & Get Home Weekends!Dedicated, Paid Vacation & Great Equipment. No Experience Necessary!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-721-6530CDL A Truck Driv...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Saint Cloud, MN - Western Express - Saint Cloud, MN - 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...


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4 comments from Minnesota drivers

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1 | "Minnesota drivers are some of the best in the country" Nov 2016

Tom G. - 35 years on the road

GOOD

Seeing the country and having personal freedom when behind the wheel, Minnesota drivers are some of the best in the country actually

BAD

Weather by far, winter driving takes a toll on drivers that the company does not always realize

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Don't buy a truck right off the bat but get some experience before you elect to make this a permanent career

2 | ""You can make good time running through this state"" Nov 2016

Matt J. - 4 years of experience

GOOD

Can use the interstates to get around make up good timing running through the state.

BAD

Weather in the winter you need to slow down it gets nasty!

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

To read his maps use the best route getting around in a truck.

3 | "The weather is the best and worst part" Nov 2016

Tom G. - 35 years behind the wheel and 2 million miles driven

GOOD

The weather in the good seasons, the drivers here tend to be more courteous than other states making local running better

BAD

The winter

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be sure of who you run for, make sure you're not just another number and that your company appreciates you as a driver and an individual

4 | "Lots of snow" Nov 2016

Mike S. - 37 years driving experience and 4 million miles

GOOD

We have lots of snow that is removed quickly. If it snows on Friday it's gone on Saturday.

BAD

Our four wheelers aren't truck friendly. They don't know how trucks work.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Don't work for nothing. Make sure you get paid.

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