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Dedicated Truck Driver CDL A

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  • Job Title: Company 1st Seat Driver
  • Average Pay: $1,100- $1,300 a week
  • Schedule / Home Time: Local/ Regional Mix. Driver needs to be based in or near Jackson, MS. The driver will be going out in a sleeper truck and will stay out for the week and return home Friday evening.
  • Equipment Type(s): Dry Van
  • Driver Activity: Driver will utilize a flatbed and moffet to service Walmart stores in Mississippi. Driver will leave out on Monday morning and return home at the end of the week. Driver will be picking up bales of plastic from Walmart stores and delivering them to recycle mills.
  • Operating Area: GA, MS
  • Hiring Areas: Jackson, MS
  • CDL Class: Class A
  • Endorsements: None
  • NFI Division: Dedicated Trucking
  • Orientation: Local
  • NFI Operating Center: 446

    Contact Corbin @ 888-991-4488

    All NFI Drivers Are Eligible For:
    Immediate Benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, Rx
    401(k) with Match
    Start accruing PTO after 90 days of employment
    Quarterly & Annual Safety Bonus
    $2000 Driver Referral Bonus
    Clean Roadside Inspection Bonus
    Local On-Site Orientations

    Technology & Equipment:
    Average Tractor Age Less Than 2.5 Years
    Collision Mitigation Systems
    Navigation
    24 / 7 / 365 Driver Support

    Why NFI?
    Family-owned and operated since 1932
    Continued Reinvestment in People & Equipment
    Long-Term Customer Contracts & Relationships
    Consistent Pay & Schedules
    Opportunities for Advancement -Trainer, Dispatch Operation

    Driving for NFI
    NFI Basic qualifications include:
    Minimum 21 years of age
    Current Class A CDL from your state of residence
    Six (6) months of relevant Class A commercial driving experience or Recent Graduate from an Affiliated Truck Driving School
    Acceptable references from past employers
    Meet all DOT qualifications
    Pass a DOT physical, including DOT drug screen

    Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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