Alaska Truck Driving Jobs
Nicknamed "The Last Frontier", Alaska is a vast land of beautiful mountains and majestic bays filled with wildlife such as moose, elk, deer and bald eagles. At 586,400 square miles, it would take a while to see it all!
The state's capital, Juneau, is also its largest city and Alaska trucking companies are hiring great drivers like you. Alaska offers diverse pleasures such as whale watching, hiking across glaciers, sled dog racing, panning for gold, and fishing for King salmon. Click on the name of one of the Alaska companies listed below to learn more or to apply for open Alaska truck driving jobs.
As an Alaska truck driver, you can transport goods across some of the trickiest and most remote roads in the country. Selected companies are currently testing out a new tanker that can carry natural gas across Alaska (The Trucker, 2016).
Common Requirements and Career Outlook for Truckers in Alaska
• Must be at least 18 to get a Commercial Learner’s Permit; then you can take skills test after 14 days (Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles)
• Endorsements: hazardous materials, tank vehicles, passenger, double/triple, combination tank and hazardous materials
• Average heavy/tractor-trailer driving salary: $52,300 per year (O*Net, 2016)
• Average light/delivery driving salary: $36,900 per year (O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for heavy truck drivers through 2022: 14% (O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for light truck drivers through 2022: 12% (O*Net, 2016)
Explore the opportunities available to you by contacting Alaska trucking employers below.