Experienced CDL-A Truck Driver Jobs in Visalia, CA – Dry Van Route
Guaranteed $69,000/yr minimum pay. Top Drivers earn $85,000 or more.
No carrier pays you better than Marten. We’re raising our pay once again. With our most recent pay raise this year, drivers are earning up to an additional $12,000 annually. Also, with our weekly guaranteed pay, drivers are taking home a minimum of $69,000 yearly. Our top drivers are earning $85,000 or more every year. At Marten, you don’t have to give up reliable home time for a great route. You will get home frequently on this Dry Van route. For a limited time, we’re offering a $3,500 sign-on bonus and an extra $1,000 on your first check with our new hiring bonus.
We’ve built dense freight lanes that help our drivers get home more. Many routes offer home weekly options, with some routes even offering home time daily. Marten even pays when you’re stopped.
Let Marten take care of you like no other carrier.
Truck Driver Benefits:
- $69,000 Guaranteed Yearly Salary
- $71,000 Average Yearly Salary
- Top Drivers Earn $85,000 Yearly
- $3,500 Sign-On Bonus
- $1,000 Hiring Bonus on 1st Paycheck
- Get Home Frequently
- Drop and Hook Freight
- Detention Pay = $195 a day
- Inclement Weather Pay = $250 a day
- Layover Pay = $250 a day
- Weekend Layover Pay = $300 a day
- Drivewyze Carrier
- Late-model equipment with APUs – average 2 years or newer
- Marten is a TOP PAY Certified Carrier
- Health, Dental, Vision, and 401K
- Paid Vacation
- Pet Policy
- Top Speed – 68 mph passing feature governed at 65mph jump to 68mph to allow passing
- Automatic TRANSMISSION trucks improve fuel economy and are driver friendly
- GRILLE GUARDS protect drivers and equipment from unnecessary down-time associated with animal collisions
- Current CDL-A
- At least 22 years of age
- Minimum 4 months recent CDL A driving experience
- Home time and pay may vary by hiring area and specific route details – ask a recruiter for details
- The CPM represents the total you can earn after all of the Marten extras are added (detention pay, breakdown pay, safety bonus, mileage bonus etc.)
- Marten does not provide CDL training
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other advantages to truck driving jobs in Visalia. California is a gateway in and out of the US to most anywhere in the world, including Mexico. Of the western states, none has a greater impact on the US economy than California and, likewise, you won’t find more quantity or variety of truck driving jobs anywhere else. With a large population and some of the top industries, California is a conduit for freight coming and leaving its 11 deep water ports (two of which are the busiest ports in the US), Silicon Valley, and points up and down the west coast and inland.
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The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.