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Regional vs. Over The Road Truck Driving Jobs

Regional vs. Over The Road Truck Driving Jobs
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Learn the difference between our Regional & Over The Road truck driving opportunities and the truck driving job descriptions that are crucial to choosing the right truck driving job for you.

Regional Truck Driving Jobs

Description:

Regional truck driving jobs mean that you will never be out on the road for more than 5-6 days at a time, making for an average work week comparable to any other job that isn’t truck driving. To accomplish truck driving deliveries on time, this limits your areas of travel to the surrounding states you reside in. Regional truck driving jobs can estimate being on the road for 600-700 miles per week on average. At WDS Enterprises, since we are based in Shepherd, Michigan our regional truck driving division covers the Great Lakes area. You can expect to travel outside of Michigan weekly to states such as Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. All of the haul types in regional truck driving jobs vary but can mean you will be driving a fuel tanker or delivering dry or refrigerated goods to your surrounding states.

Time on Road:

The average time on the road for a regional truck driving job is 5-6 days per week. This can vary upon weather conditions and experience.

Typical Pay:

Regional truck driving jobs start out at a minimum of $52,282 per year, not including WDS Benefits and pay rate. This is the average estimated salary for the state of Michigan provided by Zippia.

Benefits:

Our benefits provided by WDS Enterprises are provided to each and every truck driver we have on staff. It is important to us that our truck drivers are compensated for their hard work and efforts.

  • Up to $.60 cpm PLUS benefits
  • (Benefits equaling around an additional $.07cpm)
  • Weekly Pay w/ direct deposit
  • Home Weekly, out five to six days per week.
  • Veteran Owned
  • Same pay for Empty and Loaded Practical Miles
  • Detention Pay after 2 hours
  • Quarterly Safety Bonus
  • Driver Referral Program
  • WDS also has a Pet and Rider Policy
  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Matching 401K, Paid time off, Aflac, Life insurance, on the job training
  • Must have a CDL-A/no endorsements needed
  • Training available, if needed along with a tuition reimbursement program!

Over The Road Truck Driving Jobs

Description:

Over The Road Truck Driving Jobs are much like regional jobs in a way but entail that you must travel to the lower 48 states. The average time spent on the road is anywhere from 10-14 days at a time, so it’s not ideal for the homebody or the individual who needs to be close to their family or home. Over The Road truck driving jobs are the best paying jobs in the truck driving industry because of the long miles and haul types put on truck drivers. Unlike regional truck driving jobs, Over The Road truck driving jobs can be done solo or as a team with your chosen partner or another truck driver from our staff at WDS Enterprises. Typically, Over The Road truck driving is for a more experienced truck driver that has been driving regional routes for quite some time, but if a newer truck driver would like the opportunity to be out on the open road and perform these long hauls of over 1000 miles per trip, WDS Enterprises welcomes any truck driver who would like the opportunity to become a regular Over The Road truck driver.

Time on Road:

The average time on the road is 10-14 days at a time. Traveling all over the country to deliver goods can’t be done overnight, but WDS Enterprises compensates for meals and lodging if possible, for your comfort. We also provide state of the art trucks that have new technology as well as sleeper cabs for easy resting on the go.

Typical Pay:

The starting pay for Over The Road truck driving jobs is $61,729 per year in the state of Michigan. This does not reflect our pay for inexperienced and experienced drivers at WDS Enterprises, since our wage and benefits start out higher that the state average. This number has been provided by Zippia.

Benefits:

Our benefits provided by WDS Enterprises are provided to each and every truck driver we have on staff. It is important to us that our truck drivers are compensated for their hard work and efforts.

  • Up to $.52 cpm PLUS benefits
  • (Benefits equaling around an additional $.07cpm)
  • Weekly Pay w/ direct deposit
  • Veteran Owned
  • East Coast Premium Pay
  • Same pay for Empty and Loaded Practical Miles
  • Detention Pay after 2 hours
  • Quarterly Safety Bonus
  • Driver Referral Program
  • WDS also has a Pet and Rider Policy
  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Matching 401K, Paid time off, Aflac, Life insurance, on the job training
  • Must have a CDL-A/no endorsements needed
  • Training available, if needed along with a tuition reimbursement program!

Other Truck Driving Jobs & Truck Driving Career Opportunities

At WDS Enterprises, we have a place for every CDL carrying truck driver as well as office administrators and truck mechanics in the quaint town of Shepherd, Michigan. We provide local gravel train and farm haul truck driving jobs as well as office staff and shop/maintenance jobs. Become part of our team today and give us a call at 989-828-4900