CDL-A Company Drivers in Rapid City, SD – Come drive for the Nebraska Salt & Grain (NSG) Brand. Driving hopper trucks, you'll earn $85K to $100K or more annual with great perks!
NSG was established in 1975 as a local, family-owned business in Gothenburg, NE. Since its inception, NSG has grown to include Transportation, Ice Control, Aggregate, Grain Storage, and Dust Control & Soil Stabilization throughout Nebraska and Texas.
NSG provides bulk transportation services to the Midwestern and Western states with a fleet of over 100 tractor-trailer units available for fast, efficient, and on-time delivery.
Company Driver Pay & Benefits
- Average drivers earn $84k, top drivers earn over $107k
- Company paid health care for driver/additional cost for family
- Dental and vision coverage
- 401K company matches 6%
- Paid vacation
- Assigned trucks, trailers and dispatchers
- Weekly pay
- Yearly wage increases
- Company provided training
- Fridge, microwave, power invertors in trucks
- Year around work
- Family oriented business, great work environment
Company Driver Qualifications
- CDL – A
- Minimum 1 year of experience
- Minimum 23 years of age
- No accidents or major violations in 3 years, no DUI in 7 years
Along with the job benefits already mentioned for truck driving jobs, there are several other appealing opportunities for truckers residing in Rapid City. Located below North Dakota and the upper tier of states bordering Canada provides truckers ample opportunities for international movement of freight. The state is also crossed by a major route between the Northwest Coast and Chicago. South Dakota has long been an agricultural-based economy, but technology is beginning to have an impact and creating several new jobs in trucking.
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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 Bulk Cargo Hauling Equipment?
Bulk Cargo is a specific commodity hauled using various types of trailers and is delivered to a customer for use in a specific industry. In other cases, the bulk cargo is hauled from a producer to market. Bulk cargo includes grain, soybeans, corn, and other agriculture products; various liquids; coal, propane, gasoline, and other fuels; wood products like pulp wood and mulch; construction products such as sand and gravel; and recyclable materials.
What are the requirements of a bulk cargo driver?
A driver should be thoroughly familiar with the type of trailer the materials is hauled in and how to operate offloading features. The various types of trailers will also cause a truck to handle differently, so a driver needs to be especially safety-conscious and alert when learning aerodynamics, braking, and other aspects required of various trailer types.
What endorsements do I need to haul bulk materials?
As with all truck drivers, those hauling bulk materials must hold the appropriate CDL for the type of vehicle being driven (Class A, B, and/or C). Likewise, as the materials and trailer types a driver hauls will likely vary, it is advisable that those expecting to haul bulk materials obtain endorsements including (H), Hazardous Materials, and (N) Tanker. In some states, drivers may be able to receive the (X) endorsement, a combination endorsement allowing them to haul Hazardous Materials in a Tanker-type trailer.
For more information about Bulk Cargo 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.