What Are The Best Companies That Offer Midwest Regional Driving Jobs ?

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Brian F.'s Comment
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What are the best companies that offer Midwest Regional driving jobs ?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well, there's really no such thing as "best companies". What you're looking for are companies that suit your needs the best for mileage pay, hometime, types of freight, equipment, benefits, etc.

Now regional jobs tend to fall under dry van or flatbed companies. Refrigerated carriers tend to run a lot more coast to coast freight and keep you out 3 or 4 weeks at a time. There are always some exceptions of course, but that's generally how it works.

The major dry van companies like US Xpress, Swift, Schneider, Werner are a good place to start.

Flatbed companies like Maverick and TMC also have the ability to get you home every weekend.

You can get a lot more ideas from our Truck Driving Job Listings and you can fill out all the applications you like anytime you're ready.

You didn't put much of anything in your profile so we don't know if you're experienced or not, or if you already have your CDL. So all I can really do is throw a few ideas at you.

We have a listing of Company-Sponsored Training Programs and Trucking Companies that hire inexperienced drivers for more ideas of who's out there.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Cody B.'s Comment
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What are the best companies that offer Midwest Regional driving jobs ?

Take a look at TMC

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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