Truck driving in Georgia
Has anyone ever told you that you're one "peach" of a driver? We didn't think so. But spend a career hauling loads of Georgia peaches to grocery chains throughout the country, and you'll be smelling them the rest of your life! And if big cities are your thing, don't miss Atlanta. The city's "Spaghetti Junction" is among the most noted (and ridiculed) interstate convergence zones in the country — engineers stand in awe as they watch truckers pass blowing more exhaust from their ears than their truck’s twin stacks. But Georgia has been on a run that has grown it into a national powerhouse in terms of economic development, and truck drivers aren't spared the riches!
Georgia is located just north of Florida along the South Atlantic shoreline. In the past 40-50 years, the City of Atlanta has become the epicenter of economic activity in the Southeast U.S., and it continues to grow. With ports along the Atlantic Ocean, highways converging on Atlanta, and a state most tourists pass through if headed to Florida, Georgia is well-known as a base for carriers and many truck driver jobs.
Georgia borders the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina to the east, Florida to the south, North Carolina and Tennessee to the north, and Alabama to the west.
As the economy experiences is ups and downs, Georgia and its warm climate allow for year-round activity in most transportation industry sectors and help pull up the slack that other less prominent states in the trucking industry lose during economic slowdowns.
Georgia’s Deep Water Ports
Primary ports in Georgia include The Ports of Brunswick and Savannah along the east coast. Inland ports are found at Bainbridge and Columbus.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Georgia offers a variety of industries in which a driver can specialize. Whether they are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Georgia, 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 Georgia home:
- Ores, slag, ash
- Beverages, spirits, vinegar
- Iron, steel
- Fruits, nuts
- Machinery including computers
- Gems, precious metals
- Tobacco, manufactured substitutes
It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that in Georgia, all roads lead to Atlanta. And from Atlanta, highways head out in every direction. For north-south drivers, I-75 is the primary route, entering Georgia near Chattanooga, Tennessee, passing through Atlanta, and onto the Florida border. I-95 passes along the coastline, while I-15 sends coastline traffic inland. I-20 crosses the state from Augusta westward to Atlanta and Alabama, as does I-85, providing access from Greenville, South Carolina, to Auburn, Alabama. Many other auxiliary arteries surround Atlanta and other larger cities.
For more information on Georgia and its truck driver jobs, visit www.gmta.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.
Once you apply for a job, we match your qualifications to the appropriate job listings and send your application to the trucking companies immediately.
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.
Jobs.TheTrucker.com adds and updates job listings immediately as new truck driving job listings are received from carriers hiring truck drivers. So it is best to visit Jobs.TheTrucker.com regularly for updated job listings when in the market for a new truck driving job.
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Jobs.TheTrucker.com processes job applications immediately and automatically sends driver applications to the carrier once we confirm your qualifications meet the job requirements.
Carriers' response time may vary based on the urgency of their hiring needs, the number applications the carrier receives and the resources dedicated to processing applications. Applicants will increase their chances of being contacted by carriers by applying to all jobs that meet their qualifications.
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Carrier may or may not respond to all applications depending on their hiring policies, procedures and driver needs. And, it is possible that a carrier will not respond to applicants if their experience does not match the hiring requirements. Applicants will increase their chances of being contacted by carriers by applying to all jobs that meet their qualifications.
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Along with all truck driving job listings, Jobs.TheTrucker.com provides information about all carriers offering jobs in the carrier’s information page. Each carrier’s information page is accessible from the each individual job listing or from the Carrier List.
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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