Georgia Over The Road Jobs

Are you ready to begin a trucking career that can take you all over the southern United States? If you're interested in driving around the United States, consider becoming an over-the-road driver in Georgia. Over-the-road drivers have the skills and certification to drive long distances and spend up to two weeks on the road at a time. By attending an approved training program and getting your commercial driver's license, you may be able to begin a rewarding trucking career in Georgia.

You may find a variety of companies that are hiring over-the-road drivers. These jobs can require quite a bit of time away from home, so companies are often looking for drivers that are able and willing to drive long distances. In Georgia, some of the main trucking companies are C.R. England, Jacobson Transportation, A & R Transport, and TMC Transportation.

Salaries in Georgia are slightly higher than the national average. O*Net reports that most truck drivers earn between $23,200 and $59,800 per year. The average trucking salary in this state is $39,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). Depending on their hiring needs, some trucking companies may offer sign-on bonuses to over-the-road drivers.

One benefit of working in Georgia is the promising job outlook. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net predicts that the demand for truck drivers may increase by 14%. Across the state, this may lead to over 1,700 new jobs per year. This job growth rate is above the national average (O*Net, 2010).

Featured Georgia Trucking Jobs
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
SIGN-ON BONUS!, Opportunity to earn up to $79,000 annually!, Full Benefits Package - Comprehensive & Affordable, Guaranteed weekly pay
Guaranteed Weekly Pay, Up to $95,000 Annually Per Driver!, $10,000 sign-on bonus!, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Recently doubled paid layover & detention pay, Great benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, & 401k, Guaranteed home time; one day off earned for every week out
Sign-On Bonus Available!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, Paid holidays and Vacation, Guaranteed weekly pay
Vacation and Holiday Pay, Monthly Performance Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k)
Guaranteed $1,350 a week, $0.54 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2017 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
Sign On Bonuses vary by job and range from $2,000-$5,000!, Life Insurance, Disability and 401k - Plus Company Match , Paid Vacation, Family Owned, Driver Focused , Heath, Dental, and Vision Insurance, In Cab Internet Access
$2,000 sign-on bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Sign On Bonuses vary by job and range from $2,000-$5,000!, $.48 CPM with stop pay of $30, NO TOUCH Freight, Reefer Trailer, Average of 2,300 miles
Make Up to $.53 CPM, Average up to 3,000 miles per week on our flatbed fleet!, Minimal loading, Consistent lanes, Paid VIP Orientation
Averaging 2,500 - 3,000 miles per week., Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits, No flatbed experience required!, $5,000 Sign-on/Retention Bonus
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Avg. 2,400 Miles/Week, Competitive Stop Pay , $0.51 to $0.53 CPM based on experience, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus :$500 at first dispatch, $1,000 at 90 days, $1,000 at 6 mo, $2,500 at 12 mo.
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
$3,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$10,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$5,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Transition Bonus: $5,000, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options., 401(k) savings plan with company match., Unlimited referral bonus potential.
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes
Average Weekly Earnings of $900, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program—Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

Georgia has a more stringent commercial driver's licensing process than many other states. First, you must complete a state-approved truck driving training course. The Georgia Department of Driver Services offers a list of approved driving schools. Once you complete your training, you can go to your local Department of Driver Services office and take your written exam. Passing the written exam allows you to take the skills test and get your driver's license.

Your training program should give you a wide range of experience and knowledge. Many of the skills learned are required for over-the-road drivers, including loading a truck, unloading a truck, keeping a log of your miles, and adhering to driving laws and standards. However, many people consider the behind-the-wheel training the most valuable part of your training. Learning how to drive on various roads and in different conditions can help you quite a bit when you are driving in different states.