Currently a Commercial Truck Driver…or Interested in Being One?
More than 150 trucking companies which are members of Florida Trucking Association (FTA) would want to talk to you about Florida truck driving careers. Many of them are actual partners with FTA on a major employee recruiting initiative.
For non-CDL holders, we have some superb schools to put you in touch with about earning your license and putting it to use in our great state.
Either way, where else is a better place to locate than Florida? We are a major logistics hub, and our population is growing fast. Already the third largest state with 20,000,000 population, it’s no surprise that people keep coming. We have the tropical style in the south, the high-tech and entertainment scene from Tampa across to Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach, and with unspoiled, outdoor-life North Florida stretching from Jacksonville across the Panhandle.
What does all that mean to a truck driver? Good business. Steady job. Quality of life. And, because we recognize that good roads are important for tourism, it just so happens that every independent study of highway and bridge quality puts Florida as #1. Another great thing about driving in Florida is the lack of bottlenecks. Recent research on the most congested roads in the country had 23 states listed with bottlenecks before the first Florida entry down at #69! Texas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, NY/NJ, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan all had at least three heavy congestion listings before Florida got to its first one!
Then there is the weather. We are perpetually warm in South Florida, and have all four seasons in the north end of the state. We get freezes once in a blue moon…but never a blizzard. We are indeed the Sunshine State.
Who ought to pursue a truck driving career in Florida? Experienced drivers who don’t want to wait until retirement to have their cake and eat it too. People wanting to change professions. We are also a very veteran-friendly state and are proud to have men or women transitioning out of active military service settle here. If CDL training is needed, we have great schools for that. Educational grants for veterans are generous.
Florida offers a tremendous variety of driving opportunities, with most jobs being local or regional, but of course plenty of over-the-road, see-the-country positions.
On pay day, you can thank all those tourists who come visit Florida (over 100,000,000 of them a year) because they pay sales tax and fuel tax. That’s the magic of Florida being one of only four major states that doesn’t have a personal income tax! Your dollars go further.
Florida is an action state—with major ports, the space program, the largest concentration of tourist attractions in the world, a diverse population, great sports teams in both professional and college, the best parks, and 1,200 miles of coastline.
Instead of vacationing in Florida or retiring here, come down now and enjoy all the great things that our state has to offer year round.
Florida Trucking Association members value their employees and are looking to add more as the industry grows. Being a commercial vehicle operator is an excellent career, and Florida is the best place to put your skills and motivation to work. Florida truck driving careers are waiting for you.