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Trucking Jobs in Texas

As the second-largest state in the U.S. and with its central location, Texas has a thriving trucking industry that’s primed to stay strong. Around 73% of goods manufactured in Texas must be transported by trucks on over 300,000 miles of public roadways in the state.

Texas’ border with Mexico also means the trucking industry is a big player in trade and transportation. In fact, 85% of trade between Mexico and Texas happens via trucks.

If you’re looking for truck driving jobs in Texas, learn about average trucking salaries, anticipated job growth, companies that are hiring, and how to get your CDL.

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make in Texas?

Texas heavy and tractor-trailer drivers made a mean hourly wage of $22.80 an hour in 2020, or $47,430 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Different metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in Texas pay slightly higher or lower than the state as a whole:

Truck Driving Job Growth in TX

According to CareerOneStop, trucking jobs in Texas are projected to grow 16% from 2018-2028, compared to just 2% growth for trucking jobs in the U.S. And estimates only take into account new jobs, not those that are currently unfilled or jobs that may become open due to turnover.

As the demand for goods rises, companies will need to hire more truck drivers to keep the supply chains moving. Truck driving jobs in Texas look promising for truckers who have the proper training and a clean driving record.

Trucking Companies Hiring in Texas

With more than 66,000 trucking companies in the state, a wide range of employers frequently hire for trucking jobs in Texas:

Schneider

  • Jobs: Class A CDL Regional Tanker Truck Driver, Owner-Operator Tanker Truck Driver

U.S. Foods

  • Jobs: CDL A Delivery Truck Driver, Shuttle Driver

Estes Express Lines

  • Jobs: Class A CDL Local Truck Driver, Regional OTR Driver, Regional Truck Driver Class-A CDL

Ruan

  • Jobs: Regional CDL Truck Driver, Hazmat Flex CDL Truck Driver

Fort Worth Carrier Corporation

  • Jobs: CDL Class A Local DFW Truck Driver

Estes Express Lines

  • Jobs: Regional Truck Driver Class A CDL, Team Driver, Over the Road Driver

Ryder

  • Jobs:Driver Class A No Touch Team, Truck Driver Class A – Flatbed Opportunity

How to Get a Truck Driving Job in Texas

To become a qualified truck driver, follow these four steps to get started on your Texas trucking career.

Step 1: Decide What Class of Commercial Driver License You Want to Pursue

First, you must choose which CDL Class license you’re interested in. There are three main CDL options, depending on what type of driving you’ll be doing.

Class A CDL

Class A CDLs are the universal type of CDL license. With a CDL A, you can drive vehicles towing a weight of more than 10,000 pounds and vehicles with a combined gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more. With your CDL A, you can drive:

  • Tractor-trailers (semis, big rigs, and 18-wheelers)
  • Truck and trailer combinations
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Large dump trucks
  • Livestock carriers
  • Tankers (hauling certain types of materials in a tanker will require endorsements to your CDL A)

Class B CDL

A CDL B license will permit you to drive smaller vehicles that weigh less than 26,00 pounds combined and tow less than 10,000 pounds. With your CDL B, you can drive:

  • Straight trucks
  • Delivery/box trucks
  • Buses: school, city, tourist, etc.
  • Smaller dump trucks

Class C CDL

A Class C CDL license will permit you to drive the smallest vehicles requiring CDLs, including those transporting 16 or more passengers. Passenger vans and hazardous materials vehicles fall under this CDL type.

Step 2: Go to a Reputable CDL Training Program in Texas

Once you’ve decided which CDL license to pursue, you must attend a CDL training school in Texas.

Starting in February 2022, new CDL applicants will have to select a training program from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Training Provider Registry to meet minimum entry-level driver training requirements.

Step 3: Pass Your CDL Knowledge and Skills Exam

Before you take your CDL test, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for truck driving in Texas, which state that you must:

  • Live in Texas
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be able to read and speak English
  • Be able to pass a medical certificationto ensure you don’t have any underlying conditions that will interfere with your ability to drive a truck for an extended period
  • Hold a valid Texas driver’s license

If you wish to receive any CDL endorsements to drive certain commercial vehicles that your CDL alone won’t cover, you’ll have to take a knowledge test for each endorsement you seek. Endorsements can help you advance your career and may enable you to earn a higher salary. Common endorsements include:

  • Driving HAZMAT vehicles
  • Operating tank vehicles containing liquids/gases
  • Operating school buses
  • Driving 16-seat passenger vans

Step 4: Apply to Your First Texas Trucking Jobs

After you pass your knowledge and driving tests, you can start your search for a trucking company that’s hiring for truck driving jobs in Texas.

Truck Driver Resources in Texas

These resources can help during your application process, training, and job search:

Texas Department of Public Safety
From license requirements to testing instructions, the DPS is a great resource for all things associated with getting your Texas CDL license.

Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver’s Handbook
This comprehensive manual goes over safety, the tests you’ll need to take, special requirements for Texas motor vehicles, and much more.

Texas Trucking Association
This group advocates for sound public policies and provides education, resources, training, and information. They are dedicated to promoting a safe, efficient, and dependable motor transportation system.

Texas Truckers Facebook group
The social networking group provides a place to connect with other Texas truck drivers for advice, best practices, and camaraderie.

Truck Driving Jobs Near Me

Trucking Carriers Near Me

Affirm Oilfield Services LLC
Gainesville, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 233 Trucks and 236 Drivers
Air Liquide Industrial Us Lp
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 422 Trucks and 620 Drivers
Antonio Williamson T&T Services
Lancaster, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 2007 Trucks and 365 Drivers
Aps-Biga-Parts Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 205 Trucks and 235 Drivers
Archer Pressure Pumping LLC
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 246 Trucks and 250 Drivers
Argos Ready Mix South Central Corp
Irving, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 497 Trucks and 434 Drivers
Atmos Energy Corporation
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 546 Trucks and 1448 Drivers
Austin Independent School District
Austin, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 440 Trucks and 335 Drivers
Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 4175 Trucks and 3960 Drivers
Bancroft And Sons Transportation LLC
Grand Prairie, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 173 Trucks and 240 Drivers
Ben E Keith Foods Ben E Keith Beverages
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 877 Trucks and 1250 Drivers
Blue Bell Creameries Lp
Brenham, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1400 Trucks and 1682 Drivers
Bnsf Railway Company
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 3567 Trucks and 6680 Drivers
Bridgeport Tank Trucks LLC
Bridgeport, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 201 Trucks and 311 Drivers
C & J Energy Services Casedhole Solutions
Corpus Christi, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 718 Trucks and 1790 Drivers
C A White Trucking Company Inc
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 121 Trucks and 250 Drivers
Can-Fer Utility Services LLC
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 213 Trucks and 412 Drivers
Capital Senior Living Corporation
Dallas, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 89 Trucks and 250 Drivers
Casedhole Solutions Inc
Corpus Christi, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 556 Trucks and 685 Drivers
Center Point Energy
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 298 Trucks and 690 Drivers
Centerpoint Energy-Houston Electric
Houston, TX
  • Intrastate Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 463 Trucks and 824 Drivers
Ceva Freight LLC
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1108 Trucks and 1445 Drivers
Ceva Ground
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 311 Trucks and 524 Drivers
Ceva Logistics Us Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 435 Trucks and 1011 Drivers
Chalk Mountain Services Of Texas LLC
Mansfield, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 175 Trucks and 454 Drivers
Champion Technologies
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 435 Trucks and 416 Drivers
Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 689 Trucks and 1301 Drivers
Crane Cartage Freight Services
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 278 Trucks and 318 Drivers
Dba Lopez Trucking
Leander, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1000 Trucks and 1000 Drivers
Digco Utility Construction Lp
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 102 Trucks and 287 Drivers
Dnow Lp
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 668 Trucks and 585 Drivers
Eastex Crude Company
Leesburg, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 326 Trucks and 326 Drivers
Eastex Crude Trucking LLC
Leesburg, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 342 Trucks and 311 Drivers
Empire Truck Lines Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 344 Trucks and 344 Drivers
Evergreen Trails Incorporated
Addison, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 839 Trucks and 1116 Drivers
Fcc Environmental LLC
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 402 Trucks and 264 Drivers
Ffe Transportation And American Eagle Lines
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1752 Trucks and 1790 Drivers
Fleetwood Transportation Services Inc
Diboll, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 314 Trucks and 300 Drivers
Fts International
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1666 Trucks and 1362 Drivers
Glazer'S Inc
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 960 Trucks and 936 Drivers
Goldstar Transit Inc
Georgetown, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 267 Trucks and 261 Drivers
Grocers Supply Company Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 254 Trucks and 357 Drivers
Gulfmark Energy Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 186 Trucks and 279 Drivers
Halliburton
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 6370 Trucks and 9370 Drivers
Higginbotham Brothers And Co
Comanche, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 36 Trucks and 260 Drivers
Ifco Systems
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 249 Trucks and 264 Drivers
J-W Wireline Company
Addison, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 282 Trucks and 305 Drivers
Jobe Concrete Products Inc
El Paso, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 225 Trucks and 239 Drivers
Kings B Trucking
Gilmer, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 4501 Trucks and 4500 Drivers
Land-O-Sun Dairies LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 483 Trucks and 523 Drivers
Lattimore Materials Corp Lattimore Material Company
Addison, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 298 Trucks and 298 Drivers
Lone Star Transportation LLC
Lindsay, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 495 Trucks and 495 Drivers
Loomis
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 2775 Trucks and 5119 Drivers
Martin Transport Inc
Kilgore, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1033 Trucks and 773 Drivers
Matheson Tri-Gas Inc
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 874 Trucks and 687 Drivers
Mayfield Dairy Farms LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 514 Trucks and 544 Drivers
Mercer Well Service Cats Completion Snubbing Services Felderhoff Brothers Drilling Tsws Spindletop Production Tools
Gainesville, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 538 Trucks and 251 Drivers
Mission Petroleum Carriers Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 370 Trucks and 508 Drivers
Nabors Completion & Production Services Co
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 3427 Trucks and 4147 Drivers
Northstar Energy Services Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 98 Trucks and 345 Drivers
Oncor
Fort Worth, TX
  • Intrastate Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1314 Trucks and 937 Drivers
Palletized Trucking Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 371 Trucks and 355 Drivers
Paul Musslewhite Trucking Co LLC
Levelland, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 363 Trucks and 398 Drivers
Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc
Johnson City, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 86 Trucks and 286 Drivers
Pioneer Natural Resources Pumping Services LLC
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 375 Trucks and 737 Drivers
Poly Trucking Inc
Grand Prairie, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 404 Trucks and 334 Drivers
Pumpco Inc
Giddings, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 253 Trucks and 245 Drivers
Renegade Services
Levelland, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 185 Trucks and 241 Drivers
Roofing Supply Transportation LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 407 Trucks and 402 Drivers
Select Energy Services LLC
Gainesville, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 982 Trucks and 1287 Drivers
Service Transport Company
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 297 Trucks and 302 Drivers
Sheridan Production Company LLC
Houston, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 297 Trucks and 295 Drivers
Southern Foods Group LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1696 Trucks and 1663 Drivers
Stallion Oilfield Services Limited
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 195 Trucks and 290 Drivers
Stevens Tanker Division LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 234 Trucks and 268 Drivers
Sysco Usa I Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 870 Trucks and 1152 Drivers
Sysco Usa Ii LLC
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 223 Trucks and 239 Drivers
Texas Energy Services Lp
Alice, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 550 Trucks and 560 Drivers
The Waggoners Trucking
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1058 Trucks and 932 Drivers
Tnt Crane & Rigging Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 661 Trucks and 511 Drivers
Transportes De Carga Fema Sa De Cv
Laredo, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 376 Trucks and 329 Drivers
Trican Well Service Or Trican
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 836 Trucks and 725 Drivers
Tutle & Tutle Trucking Inc
Cleburne, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 621 Trucks and 563 Drivers
TXI
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 715 Trucks and 660 Drivers
Usal
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 376 Trucks and 344 Drivers
Velocity Express LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 251 Trucks and 251 Drivers
Verizon Business
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 176 Trucks and 242 Drivers
Verizon Ma And Verizon Ri
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1478 Trucks and 2116 Drivers
Verizon Maryland Llt
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 938 Trucks and 940 Drivers
Verizon New York Inc
Irving, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 3703 Trucks and 3568 Drivers
Verizon Pennsylvania Inc
Irving, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1436 Trucks and 690 Drivers
Weatherford
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 320 Trucks and 336 Drivers
Whii LLC
Farmers Branch, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 350 Trucks and 350 Drivers
Whirlpool Corporation
Arlington, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 578 Trucks and 709 Drivers
Willbros T&D Services LLC
Fort Worth, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 573 Trucks and 440 Drivers
Williams Brothers Construction Co Inc
Houston, TX
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 694 Trucks and 440 Drivers
Ww Rowland Trucking Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 282 Trucks and 282 Drivers
Xcel Energy
Amarillo, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 302 Trucks and 1416 Drivers
Younger Transportation Inc
Houston, TX
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 96 Trucks and 280 Drivers