Tennessee trucking jobs

There are over 8,820 trucking companies in Tennessee and the industry employs 52,580 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $51,990 ($25.00 hourly). The highest paying areas are Cleveland with a Median Annual Salary of $48,690, Morristown ($48,470), and Memphis ($43,240).

The drivers of Tennessee say

Good

  • Major shipping lanes. 75 & 40 split offer a variety of cargo
  • Not many weigh stations around Nashville
  • Winter weather does not get too bad

Bad

  • The I-24 going from Nashville to Chattanooga is a difficult drive
  • Need to always track downhill speed
  • Mountainous terrain cause a cluster very quickly

Tips to New Drivers

  • A lot of construction going on so find out about your area of travel beforehand
  • Better paying jobs are near bigger cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga
  • Don't quit! The first 6 months are going to suck, but it pays off after your first year
  • Obey FMCSA & DOT regulations and all laws for a successful career
  • When considering companies, talk to the drivers for real information
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$1125 Per Week Minimum GUARANTEED! 45 CPM To Start!
- K & B Transportation - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 - TN - K & B Transportation - Tennessee - 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 ...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Cookeville, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Cookeville, TN - 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. - Chattanooga, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Chattanooga, TN - 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...

City Driver F-T
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Fayetteville, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Fayetteville, TN - 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 ...

Regional CDL-A Driver
- Averitt Express, Inc. - Kingsport, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Kingsport, TN - 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. - Nashville, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Nashville, TN - 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. - Memphis, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Memphis, TN - 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. - Manchester, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Manchester, TN - 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. - Lebanon, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Lebanon, TN - 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. - Knoxville, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Knoxville, TN - 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. - Jackson, TN - Averitt Express, Inc. - Jackson, TN - 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...


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4 comments from Tennessee drivers

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1 | "Beautiful scenery" Jan 2017

Steve B. - 3 years of experience

GOOD

Tennessee has some beautiful scenery so that's a plus. For the most part, the weather doesn't get bad which makes driving in winter a lot easier. All the scale houses I've dealt with here have some really good people working at them.

BAD

Nashville drivers. Interstate 65 South is horrible during morning rush hour and Northbound is worse during afternoon rush hour. Stay off 1-440 if possible, it's a mess.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Don't be afraid of letting people help. It won't make you look bad and most drivers are happy to do it. Don't litter. If you find a good place to park for your 10, don't trash it up and ruin it for the next driver. Above all, make sure to keep your equipment clean and always do good pre and post trips inspections

2 | "Great proximity to major shipping lanes" Jan 2017

Jason S. - 5 years of driving experience

GOOD

Tennessee is a great state because of the proximity to major shipping lanes. 75 & 40 split offer excellent opportunities for a variety of cargo.

BAD

Because of the mountainous terrain (especially 75 north of Knoxville) the slow moving governed trucks can cause a cluster very quickly.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Safety is key.

3 | "Great career in a great state" Dec 2016

Laken B. - 5 years behind the wheel

GOOD

It's a great career if you like to be on the open road, taking in some of the wonderful sights that TN has to offer with it's hilly and mountainous landscape.

BAD

There is always rush hour traffic around the big cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, etc.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Safety is key.

4 | "I was able to take care of my family" Dec 2016

Derrick F. - 15 years on the road

GOOD

The first thing that comes to mind for myself is the fact that when I started driving I was finally able to take care my family with no problems. Secondly I was able to travel and see sites that I may not have seen.

BAD

One of the biggest headaches for me would have to be how little regard automobiles have for big trucks.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

For a new driver I would tell them not to be afraid to ask someone for help if it is needed. On my first trip out I didn't have a anything that I needed, things such as a proper change of clothes, shower shoes, or towels.

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