Alabama trucking jobs

Over 10,120 trucking companies in Alabama and the industry employs 31,280 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $47,830 ($23.00 hourly). The highest paying areas are Mobile with a Median Annual Salary of $42,680, Southeast Alabama non-metropolitan area ($42,020), and Birmingham-Hoover ($38,650).

The drivers of Alabama say

Good

  • Many local and regional jobs
  • Major interstates running in every direction, few weigh stations
  • Many parking stops

Bad

  • Constant construction on highways and Interstates
  • Some of the worst quality roads in America
  • Deer crossing roads

Tips to New Drivers

  • Birmingham is the worst area to be in during rush hour and should be avoided at all cost
  • It's an amazing career - stay focused
  • Keep an eye out for deers when driving through certain roads
  • The I-20 truck stop in Lincoln and the restaurant there are smoker friendly
  • Get some experience driving not necessarily OTR but something to get comfortable
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We are looking for small to medium size reefer fleets!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Owner Operator Reefer

Freight slow? Would you like to make more to your bottom line? We have the freight, if you have the trucks. We are looking for fleets that can dedicate trucks to our freight.&...

NEED 7 TOP TRUCK DRIVERS! TOP PAY!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Reefer

 CALL and ask for JAY .... Reference JOB#7: Call your own personal Agent today at 888-777-5114 UTHORIZED HIRING STATES: TX, LA, MS, AR, OK, MO, KS, NE, CO, UT, AZ, N...

Regional Position Open Now
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

Regional Truck Driver Needed Are you tired of never being able to spend time with your family? We are looking for safe, courteous drivers who like a regular schedule. We are c...

Regional Position, Weekly Home Time, Top Pay!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114Regional Truck Driver Needed Are you tired of never being able to spend time with your family? We are looking for safe, courteo...

OWNER OP Class A, Make $150k+!!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Owner Operator Van

Owner Operators: Make $150,000+ Average a year driving 1/3 of the time! CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114 Great position working with one of the premier tr...

Class A CDL, Home Daily or Weekly, Call TODAY!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114Local Truck Driver Needed Are you tired of never being able to spend time with your family? We are looking for safe, courteous ...

CLASS A CDL-PAID ORIENTATION!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

Class A CDL Drivers Call Today and one of our top agents will be ready to help! 888-777-5114 Dedicated Routes available with the top pay and benefit package in the industry. O...

Class A Truck Drivers-Great Pay and Benefits-Call Now
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

JOB SECURITY TODAY! SOME JOBS PAYING OVER $70,000 YEARLY AVERAGE  2400-2800 MILES A WEEK EVERY WEEK ON AVERAGE! RUNNING REGIONAL LANES! MORE MONEY AND MORE HOMETIME! Call...

Class A CDL Truck Driver Needed! Home 3 days a week!!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114 $55,000 Yearly Home 3 nights a week  Benefits include but not limited to vision, dental, life and 401k matching.   ...

Paid Orientation-Regional driving with great HOME TIME!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114   $60,000/yr Regional miles with local hometime available - Weekends are not always guaranteed when starting on thi...

HOME FOR WEEKEND FAMILY TIME! CLASS A CDL
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL AGENT TODAY! 888-777-5114 LIMITED POSITONS FOR WEEKEND HOMETIME. If for any reason we do not have the position open we can put you on the list or explai...

TOP PAY-OTR CLASS A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED-GREAT BENEFITS
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

If you love the miles, we have them! Call today! Our friendly driver specialists can be reached at 888-777-5114   No touch, drop and hook - you do what you do best = dri...

Start off the New Year in your own Truck! Call us Today!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Owner Operator Van

LEASE PURCHASE TRUCK DRIVER OPPORTUNITIES   CALL US TODAY! Make your dreams of owning your own truck and being your own boss a reality. To learn more call us! 224-228-68...

Class A, Call us today to get started in a Rewarding Career!
- The Drive United Group - AL - The Drive United Group - Alabama - Company Driver Van

CALL 888-777-5114 to discuss and apply with a driver placement specialist   Drivers NeededAre you tired of never being able to spend time with your family? We are lo...


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7 comments from Alabama drivers

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1 | "Don't be afraid to ask questions!" Apr 2017

Ron F. - 15 years of experience

GOOD

We have major interstates running North, South, East, West and now, Northwest. Very few weigh stations. We don't have to worry about low overpasses and too high of mountains to climb. If you ever get lost, stop and ask for directions; Alabamians are friendly!

BAD

We have some of the worst roads in America, so you have to deal with a lot of pot holes and such. Birmingham is the worst area to be in during rush hour (s) and should be avoided at all cost, especially when it's raining.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Always be alert, professional and respectful. HELP OUT OTHER DRIVERS!!! To many of these new drivers come out here and think everyone owes them something. They don't offer assistance of any kind if another driver needs it; especially lane changing assistance. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one not asked. Stay off of the four wheelers bumpers. Riding their tails isn't going to make them go faster or get out of your way. Chances are, they will hit their brakes and cause you to lose control, crashing and losing your life or job. Be patient and be courteous. Your fellows truckers need all the help we can get to earn people's respect.

2 | "Driving takes a lot of commitment" Mar 2017

Doug B. - 13 years behind the wheel

GOOD

The good things about driving a truck are the feeling of independence that comes with the responsibility of getting those loads to their destination and you are in control of that. Another good thing is the very competitive pay that trucking companies are offering because of the shortage of drivers.

BAD

There are headaches that may come with truck driving and I think the biggest one is not enough dispatcher assigned to so many drivers. There can be a quite a number of delays in the dispatcher getting back to you about issues with loads.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

I would say to a new truck driver, make sure this is what you want to do because it takes a lot of commitment. My advice for new drivers in Alabama is learn that patience is going to be one of your best friends and always, always put safety first. May God bless and keep you safely in your travels.

3 | "Keep your focus " Mar 2017

Sylvia F. - 3 years and one million miles

GOOD

Being able to travel without heavy traffic

BAD

When other trucks forget we are equal and have road rage.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

It's an amazing career. Love everything about it, the good and the bad!

4 | "Pay attention to traffic" Feb 2017

James N. - less than a year OTR

GOOD

Less and slower traffic

BAD

Deer crossing the road

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be safe and pay attention to traffic. Do not drive too fast.

5 | "Too many government regulations" Jan 2017

Steve T. - 30 years driving experience

GOOD

There are no good things in trucking anymore with all the government regulations I would not even think about driving again

BAD

To much traffic and too little lanes on interstates

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Find a new profession

6 | "Local routes tend to be more fast paced." Jan 2017

David H. - 1 year driving experience

GOOD

At times, Alabama traffic is not as bad as say Atlanta or Miami.

BAD

Constant construction on highways and Interstates, and some roads that are needing repair.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Do not work for Buffalo Rock! Get some experience driving, not necessarily OTR, but something to get comfortable with the truck and trailer before taking a local job.

7 | "Always plan your trips out" Dec 2016

Joseph R. - 14 years and over one million miles on the road

GOOD

There are lots of local jobs. Except for Birmingham, traffic is relatively light in the state. The highways are good. DOT isn't as bad as most states.

BAD

Birmingham is a headache during peak driving hours. Other than that and the ever going construction, it's pretty much smooth sailing.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Always be patient and pay attention to things going on around you in the road.Get your rest and if you're tired, pull over and take a nap. Don't follow too closely and expect every other vehicle to do the stupidest thing possible. They don't but if you expect it, you'll never be surprised when they do. Eat as healthy as you can.I know it's hard but it can be done with a little effort and planning. Always plan your trips out so you won't be running out of hours looking for safe parking, fuel, or food. Truck stops are scarce in some parts of the state. If the area looks sketchy, keep your doors locked and secured. Use your seat belt as a deadbolt if necessary.

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