Tennessee Truck Driving Companies
Tennessee benefits quite a bit from its trucking industry. Almost one out of 13 jobs originates in the trucking industry, which is why some call trucking the lifeblood of the state’s economy Memphis Business Journal, 2016).
If you’re a county music fan then Tennessee is your state. Tennessee is 41,687 square miles of rolling hills and blue-green grasses. Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga are the largest cities.
Tennessee offers attractions such as the Cumberland Gap, Jackson's Home called “the hermitage”, an Atomic Energy Museum and the Dunbar Cave. It’s also the home of the Dukes of Hazzard museum. Tennessee trucking companies are looking to hire truck drivers and owner operators to fill open positions throughout the state. These trucking jobs require a Class A CDL License.
Common Requirements and Career Outlook for Truckers in Tennessee
• Take written test for appropriate license class and endorsements to get learner’s permit; take skills test to get CDL Tennessee Driver Services
• Endorsements: Double/triple trailers, passenger, tank vehicle, and hazardous materials
• Average heavy/tractor-trailer driving salary: $38,700 O*Net, 2016)
• Average light/delivery driving salary: $29,100 O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for heavy truck drivers through 2022: 15% (O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for light truck drivers through 2022: 6% (O*Net, 2016)