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Truck Driving Jobs in Detroit, MI
Battery Solutions has been a North American leader in battery recycling management with end-to-end solutions for 30 years. We have committed to conserving natural resources from spent batteries and diverting them from landfills through scalable programs. Handling all battery chemistries, sizes, and formats, Battery Solutions charts a path forward for their customers by supporting fully traceable end-of-life management services and products.
Truck Driver Pay & Benefits:
- Earn Up to $100,000 per Year
- Sign-On Bonus
- Referral Bonuses
- $26 Hourly Rate + Overtime (1.5X)
- Weekly Pay
- Per Diem
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- 401K with Company Match – Traditional or Roth
- Paid Time Off (12-25 days based on time of service)
- Paid Holidays (10 days)
- Regional Lanes & OTR – Driver's Choice
- Regional Drivers – Home Every Weekend
- Regional Drivers – Out No More than 3-4 Nights in a Row
- Late Model Trucks
- Individually Assigned Trucks – No Sharing
- Trucks well maintained and personalized interior options
- Company Credit Card Provided
- Passenger Program and Pet Policy*
- Class A CDL
- 25 years of age
- 3 Years Recent Experience
- Hazmat Endorsement or Willing to Obtain (Paid by Employer)
- No More Than 2 Moving Viloations in Past 5 Years
Beyond the job benefits already listed above, there are several other advantages to truck driving jobs in Detroit. When it comes to truck driver jobs, Michigan offers many industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Many Michigan truck driver jobs are related to the automobile industry and high-tech products. Michigan has 23 ports on the Great Lakes ensuring constant work, and Detroit is a key player in the movement of those products.
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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.
Dedicated Routes are most often assigned to specific drivers who drive the specifically assigned routes and no others. Dedicated route drivers are often regional or local and have more opportunities for home time. They are also frequently reserved for drivers who may find OTR routes more difficult.
Local Routes are shorter and cover a smaller (usually local) geographic area. Local Route drivers are home every night and have a regular daily route including several stops to offload cargo. Companies servicing restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and high-volume retail outlets are frequently included in a local route on a daily or semi-regular basis.
Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.
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.