Florida Tanker trucking jobs

There are over 29,000 trucking companies in Florida, and the industry employs over 282,080 workers, including 72,280 drivers. There are over 61,000 exporters located in Florida, which is the second highest number in the nation (after Texas). The highest paid truck drivers earn an average annual salary of $55,030 ($26.45 hourly). The highest paying areas are Jacksonville with an average salary of $37,420, Lakeland-Winter Haven ($36,280), and Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach ($36,140).

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.
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Tanker drivers handle the transportation of specified liquid or gas. Often, tanker truckers will be required by the U.S Department of Transportation to attend hazmat training for the loading and unloading of dangerous materials. Though considered a stressful trucking role due to the dangers of what they haul, tanker drivers can expect more regular and predictable routes. A tanker driver’s average salary is $66,000.


Class A CDL Driver - KTC
- Kenan Advantage Group - Tampa, FL - Kenan Advantage Group - Tampa, FL - Company Driver Tanker

Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Kenan Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Company Drivers out of Tampa, FL. We kno...

Class A CDL Driver - KTC
- Kenan Advantage Group - Orlando, FL - Kenan Advantage Group - Orlando, FL - Company Driver Tanker

Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Kenan Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Company Drivers out of Orlando, FL. Come...

Class A CDL Driver - KTC
- Kenan Advantage Group - Jacksonville, FL - Kenan Advantage Group - Jacksonville, FL - Company Driver Tanker

Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Kenan Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Company Drivers out of Jacksonville, FL. ...

Class A CDL Driver JBK - $2500 SIGN ON!
- Kenan Advantage Group - Tampa, FL - Kenan Advantage Group - Tampa, FL - Company Driver Tanker

Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Drivers out of Tampa, FL. $2,500 SIGN ON B...

Class A CDL Driver - TSC
- Kenan Advantage Group - Jacksonville, FL - Kenan Advantage Group - Jacksonville, FL - Company Driver Tanker

Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Transport Service Company - Chemical Division, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL driversout...


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11 comments from Florida drivers

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

Bruce B. - 26 years 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.

2 | "Flat land" Feb 2017

Gerald C. - 3 Years

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

Eugene R. - 4 Years

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

4 | "Trucking will take you places" Mar 2017

Joreca W. - 1 Year

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

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

Peter V. - 3 Years

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.

6 | "Will train opportunity" Jan 2017

Brandon C. - 1 Year

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

7 | "Lots of agricultural loads" Sep 2016

Patrick D. - 6 Years

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

8 | "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.

9 | "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...

10 | "Good natured people" Dec 2016

Harry S. - 2 years on the road

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.

11 | "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.

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