Will I be based from my hometown?

By Jack Humphrey, Staff Writer
Article last updated on 1/8/2008

Because there are thousands of trucking companies all over the country, you should never have to move in order to find a trucking job. However, every company has a geographic hiring area that they recruit drivers from because it is closest to the company’s headquarters and customers. You must live in a company’s hiring area to be able to drive for that company.

Every company is different: some carriers will allow you to take your truck home with you on your days off, while others specify that you must leave it at a company drop-yard or in a secure, public area. Most truckers live within 2 to 3 hours of their company drop-yards. You will be based out of your home area and your dispatcher will route you according to where you live or where you park your truck. You will always be routed back to this same area for your home time as well.




 
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