Truck driving in Florida
If you hold Walt Disney close to your heart, love theme parks, or if the thought of beaches less than two hours from home in any direction gets your blood pumping, don't wait. Look at Florida for your next truck driver job. Who knows? If you're lucky, you may land a dedicated truck driving job serving Disney, Universal, or any of the other theme parks that continue to draw tourists from around the world. Even if your idea of a quick lunch is something other than the fried theme park food of your choice, Florida won't disappoint. Fourteen sea ports surround the Florida peninsula, giving manufacturers loads of options when it comes to exporting products ranging from oranges to horses. No other state offers such easy access to the Atlantic shipping lanes or the Gulf of Mexico. Fantasy or reality, "The Sunshine State" has plenty to offer in terms of work and play!
Florida is a peninsula and the most southeastern state in the U.S. It is home to the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the country (St. Augustine), and 450 years later has grown into the 3rd most populated state. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, the state has many ports and is prime for truck driving jobs related to both imports and exports of products for use and consumption across the country.
Florida borders Georgia to the north and Alabama, north and west of the panhandle area.
As the economy experiences is ups and downs, Florida often serves as a saving grace. Its ports and products produced in-state or imported and exported, offer many opportunities for truck driver jobs, and with the state’s warm climate, activity is robust year-round.
Florida’s Deep Water Ports
Florida, surrounded by the ocean, has 14 primary ports, the largest being the Ports of Miami, the Everglades, Palm Beach, Canaveral, and Pensacola, as well as the Naval Station at Mayport. All but Pensacola are located on the east coast of the state. Other ports include Panama City, St. Joe, Apalachicola, Tampa, Big Bend, Manatee, Boca Grande, and Key West along the Gulf Coast, and Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, and Fernandina along the Atlantic Shoreline.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, you can just about specialize in hauling the product of your choice in Florida, or you can take a piece of the pie and haul a little for all industries. Whether they are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Florida, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and offering many truck driving jobs to those calling Florida home:
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Cell phones
- Gold (unwrought)
- Modems, similar reception/transmission devices
- Integrated circuits (processors/controllers)
- Small portable digital computers
- Ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate
- Medical/surgical/dental/veterinarian instruments
- Mineral or chemical fertilizers
For those holding or seeking truck driving jobs, Florida offers plenty of interstates and highways connecting its cities and cities in bordering states. A primary route into Florida from Atlanta, Georgia, is I-75 entering the state south of Valdosta, Georgia, and providing access to Tampa and the southern Gulf Coast. I-4 serves as a prime tourist route connecting Daytona to Orlando and Tampa, while I-95 stretches along the east coast of Florida and the U.S., ending at the U.S.-Canada border in Maine. Likewise, the famed U.S. Route 1 follows a similar route and offers access to Key West. On an east-west route, I-10 connects Jacksonville with Pensacola and the Alabama border. Truck driver jobs in Florida offer plenty of heavily traveled highways that will carry you to both in-state destinations and the rest of the U.S
For more information on Florida and its truck driver jobs, visit www.fltrucking.org.
Job search faqs
Jobs.TheTrucker.com is one of the leading sources of long haul truck driving job listings, and its primary objective is to connect professional truck drivers with jobs. Jobs.TheTrucker.com’s job search functionality is designed to be simple and easy to use, and allows truck drivers to search for jobs by state, by driver type, by hauling type and by carrier.
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Jobs.TheTrucker.com’s job search functionality is designed to be simple and easy to use, and allows job seekers to search for truck driver jobs by state, by driver type, by hauling type and by carrier. When searching for truck driving jobs, you may set the search criteria to be as specific or general as you want to find the job that is best for you.
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A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large, heavy, or hazardous material vehicles in the US. The “class” of CDL a truck driver needs depends on the type of commercial motor vehicle operated. A truck driver may hold a CDL in one of three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
For a detailed explanation of the different classes of CDLs, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Driver Type refers to the employment arrangement a driver operates. The most common truck driver arrangements include:
- Company Driver: Drivers employed by a specific carrier with its own fleet of trucks. “Companies” can be carriers that contract to transport other individuals' or companies' freight, or companies that carry their own freight.
- Lease-Purchase: Drivers hired by carriers where the truck is leased to the individual driver.
- Owner Operator (OO): Drivers who own the truck and operate as an independent business (also referred to as an "independent contractor").
- Team Driver: Drivers operating with a partner who shares driving duties.
For a detailed explanation of Driver Types, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Hauling Type (or trailer type, or equipment type) refers to the type of cargo being hauled. Different types of cargo materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer requires unique driver experience.
For a detailed explanation of Hauling Types, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Endorsements are required certifications for CDL holders hauling various types of equipment and freight. The most common endorsements for long haul truck drivers include:
- Doubles/Triples: required for drivers hauling double or triple trailers.
- HazMat: required for transporting hazardous materials.
- Tanker: required for operating a vehicles designed with a permanent or temporary tank attached.
For a detailed explanation of the different types of endorsements, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
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