Iowa trucking jobs

There are over 10,360 trucking companies in Iowa and the industry employs 37,800 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $49,690 ($23.89 hourly). The highest paying areas are Des Moines with a Median Annual Salary of $46,000, and Dubuque ($44,280).

The drivers of Iowa say

Good

  • Plenty of local jobs hauling corn and soy beans
  • Iowa has some of the highest quality truck stops in the country
  • Mostly flat land, easy to navigate around the state

Bad

  • Winters can be brutal in Iowa, hard on the equipment
  • Winter weather can be very dangerous
  • Back roads can be narrow and poorly paved

Tips to New Drivers

  • Keep your record clean, and with a year experience, you'll be able to drive for anyone
  • Get as consistent sleep as possible. Find a good carrier, there are many out there
  • Be patient and take your time driving in the snow
  • Have patience. If you're a "hot headed" type, don't even bother with this industry
  • Park your car if you feel it's too dangerous to drive
714 jobs found in Iowa
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We are looking for small to medium size reefer fleets!
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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.&...

PICK OWN DAYS OFF!! – SEMI-LOCAL DRIVERS NEEDED
- The Drive United Group - Des Moines, IA - The Drive United Group - Des Moines, IA - Company Driver Van

PICK OWN DAYS OFF!! – SEMI-LOCAL DRIVERS NEEDED Drive United needs good drivers to be a part of a winning team in: DES MOINES, IA JOB # LJD022 Type Of Runs: LOCAL Home T...

Regional Position Open Now
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 ...

OTR DRIVERS NEEDED NOW!! PAID WEEKLY
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - Company Driver Van

CALL US TODAY AT (888) 777-5114     OTR DRIVERS NEEDED NOW!! Home Time: DAILY OR WEEKLY Pay: $55K TO $77,000   REQUIREMENTS: Drivers must have the following...

Regional Truck Driving Positions Available, Top Pay
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - Company Driver Van

Our friendly driver specialists can be reached at 888-777-5114   REGIONAL DRIVERS NEEDED / EARN $900-1,300/WK 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DRIVE UNITED TRUCKING JOB...

Local Job, Call today! Paid Weekly, Full Benefits, 401K
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - Company Driver Van

Our friendly driver specialists can be reached at 888-777-5114 LOCAL TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED EARN $52,000-55,000/YR Drive United needs good drivers to be a part of a winni...

CLASS A CDL-PAID ORIENTATION!
- The Drive United Group - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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 - IA - The Drive United Group - Iowa - 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...


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5 comments from Iowa drivers

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1 | "Everything about trucking IS going to test your patience" May 2017

Russell R. - 25 years experience on the road

GOOD

Parking. Just about any Iowa town has a grain elevator, or other wide open spaces where people seem happy to let you park during home time, as long as you ask first.

BAD

Winters can be brutal in Iowa, hard on the equipment and nerve racking on slick roads. Slow down, keep your distance, and park it if it gets too much for you.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Have patience...everything about trucking IS going to test your patience. If you're a "hot headed" type, don't even bother with this industry---you won't last. Behave yourself. Protect your CDL with good common sense. Keep your MVR and CSA clean, and with one year experience, you'll be able to drive for anyone you want.

2 | "Be careful of your sources of information" Apr 2017

Mike S. - 8 years driving OTR

GOOD

Flat land. Truck stop availability. Easy to navigate.

BAD

Back roads can be narrow.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Try to learn as much as possible. Be careful of your sources of information be it media or other drivers. A lot of bad information out there. Always be on your game. Get as consistent sleep and eating times as possible. If you can't, find another carrier. Don't buy junk food, especially snacks. Then you won't eat it.

3 | "NO LOAD is worth more than human lives." Mar 2017

Rocksand P. - 3 years of experience

GOOD

The people are helpful, polite and generally safe drivers.

BAD

Winter weather can be hair-raising and dangerous but if you can be patient and take your time you'll be fine. Just remember, NO LOAD is worth more than human lives.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

DO YOUR RESEARCH, Have patience and be helpful whenever you can.

4 | "Don't sweat the small stuff" Jan 2017

Dan P. - 3 years behind the wheel

GOOD

Plenty of places to stop safely

BAD

City drivers are clueless

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Just keep smiling and don't sweat the small stuff. Get out early and you won't have problems

5 | "Obey the rules of the road" Dec 2016

Teresa R. - 16 years of experience

GOOD

Independence, no one looking over your shoulder, a chance to see the state

BAD

Other drivers, especially car's as they have no respect for truck drivers

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Obey the rules of the road and be careful

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