CDL A Regional Dry Van Drivers – Drive Routes through the Western United States and Never Be Far From Home!
$3,000 Sign-On Bonus Available
Great Pay / Great Equipment / Great Team!
- Competitive Mileage Pay and Bonuses
- Regional Routes – You will be taking mostly hands free loads through WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, UT, AZ, & CO
- Flexible Driving Home Time Schedule – Work with support staff to find the routes that best match your needs
- Rider Policy – after 3 months with Andrus' permission
- Pet Policy – You furry friends can ride along from day one
Equipment & Support
- New Automatic Trucks – Freightliners and Volvos no older than 3 years
- Fully Loaded – with premium interiors, ELSs, Prepass, Qualcomm, and Transflow
- Personal Fleet Manager – you'll be known by name at Andrus
Andrus Transportation Services Inc, a family-owned company for 50 years, is actively hiring CDL A regional dry van drivers to run routes throughout the Western States (WA, OR, ID, UT, NV, CA, AZ, CO) There are a large variety of regional opportunities available, so please contact a recruiter now to discuss the routes, package, and overall life at Andrus.
Andrus is small enough to remain family/driver oriented, you are a name and not a number, but large enough to have the routes and strategically placed terminals to ensure you are getting the miles you want, while still getting home to spend your down time with family and friends. You will have have a true work/life balance with Andrus.
The total package is critical in making your decision to drive for us, and we are confident that we have the best package (total pay / hometime / benefits / equipment / respect) in the country to offer you. Talk with our awesome recruiters to find a route/pay/home-time package that works for you.
- At least 1 year of CLASS A driving experience
- Must be 23 years or older
- Must have a valid/current CDL-A
- Must have a clean driving record (no DWI/DUI or major driving violation in the last 5 years)
Beyond the many job benefits previously mentioned above for truck driving jobs, there are several other appealing opportunities for truckers living in Salt Lake City. Utah is a major player in terms of creating and providing solid long term trucking careers. . Utah’s central location in the western U.S. allows for easy access to all west coast ports, inland states, Canada, and Mexico. Some of the top U.S. truck carriers maintain their headquarters or began their operations out of Utah. Truck drivers in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah have several industries to chose from.
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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.
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.