Yellow, the original Less-Than-Truckload carrier, is looking for great people to join our team! As an industry leader, we offer competitive pay, scheduled increases, and 100% paid health insurance for you and your family with no out-of-pocket premiums.
Yellow Linehaul Driver: Enjoy excellent home time and 100% no-touch freight. We're a terminal-to-terminal operation, so you'll never drop off at a customer site, and for non-sleeper teams, you'll sleep in a company-paid hotel for overnights.
Yellow Local Driver: Be home daily, drive a defined local territory, and develop meaningful customer relationships as you pick up and deliver freight.
Don't have any experience? The Yellow CDL Driving Academy is 100% tuition-free and provides you with the paid training and support to hit the road successfully as a Yellow driver.
What we offer you:
- 100% Paid Health Insurance for you and your family
- Top Pay/Sign-On Bonuses at select locations
- Competitive Salary
- Great Home Time
- Paid Overtime
- Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
- Direct Deposit (Paid Weekly)
- Class A CDL or willingness to obtain a license
- Age 21 or over
- Safe driving record
- Be able to lift between 55 and 100 lbs
- Hazmat endorsement OR willing to get a Hazmat endorsement
Yellow is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone who joins us. We have created a positive environment that welcomes everyone and are proud to support a diverse team. We've been recognized for our efforts, including the following awards:
- 2023 Military Friendly Employer
- 2022 Top Company for Women to Work for In Transportation
Beyond the many job benefits previously mentioned above for truck driving jobs, there are several other appealing opportunities for truckers living in Syracuse and in New York. With 27 ports including one of the busiest ports in the world, truck driving jobs opportunities are everywhere. Whether it is a truck driving job in Syracuse or New York city, there is virtually every type of opportunity available for a trucker in New York.
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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.
Endorsements are required “permissions” for CDL holders driving and hauling various types of equipment and freight. You can earn endorsements at the same time as your CDL, or you can apply for them after you have been driving for a while.
Tanker Endorsement: (N) endorsement. This endorsement allows you to operate a tank vehicle. The endorsement is required for both vehicles designed with both permanently and temporarily attached tanks. Examples of tank vehicles are those used to transport liquids or liquid gas materials. The requirement to obtain the Tanker (N) endorsement is passing a written knowledge test.
Truck driving jobs requiring endorsements may offer opportunities for increased per mile, hourly, or route-specific compensation. Extra compensation based on endorsements will vary by the carrier. For more information about endorsements and what is required to obtain a Tanker endorsement, 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.
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.