How To Find Truck Driver Jobs Online

Posted on: 15 March 2023

Are you a recent CDL program grad or a driver who is ready to move into a new position? If you're not sure where to start, take a look at what you need to know about truck driver jobs, the Internet, and your options. 

How Many Truck Driver Job Openings Are Available?

The answer to this question depends on where you live and what type of driving job you want. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2021 to 2031 job outlook for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers includes a four percent growth rate. The BLS notes that the employment change equals the addition of 90,900 jobs to the existing 2,094,700 positions across the country.

What Types of Jobs Are Available?

There are two primary types of driving jobs—long haul (also known as over the road) and local positions. These main categories include a wide variety of subspecialties, such as delivery drivers, water transport truckers, hazardous materials drivers, construction vehicle operators, and bus/transportation drivers. Some driving jobs, such as school bus drivers or hazardous materials transport operators, require specialized driver's license endorsements and extra training. 

How Can You Find A Job Online?

The Internet provides a wealth of information about jobs and the industry. But this doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy to find your perfect match online. If you're not sure where to start or you're not satisfied with the search results you've already found:

  • Visit company sites. Have you seen trucks on the road with company logos? Visit the websites of these companies and look for a tab or menu item marked "careers" or "job openings." 

  • Use national job boards. Larger, nationally-known job board sites may have listings that feature positions in your area. These sites are also helpful if you plan to or want to relocate. 

  • Try driver-specific sites. Instead of only viewing a general job board, expand your search and try sites that only offer driver listings.

  • Use national and local organizations and associations. Truck driving associations may have job boards on their websites. 

  • Reach out through social media. Does a company have a Facebook or Instagram page you follow? Use social media sites to network, make connections, and find jobs that match your needs. If you do choose to use social media, verify the source before you message anyone or agree to an interview. Never give personal information, such as social security number, birth date, or home address, to someone who you don't know or if you can't confirm their credentials. Online scammers may use social media or even job sites as part of an identity theft scheme.

Contact a local company to learn more about truck driver jobs.