About Entry Level Trucking Jobs

Every successful trucking career begins by obtaining your commercial driver’s license. But when you go to apply for a truck driving job, many of them will require at least 3 months to one year of experience. This can make it seem impossible to get a position right out of school. But, don’t be discouraged! There are plenty of entry level trucking jobs to go for, you just need to look a little harder.

Going to CDL School Can Help

Many top trucking companies offer positions with company paid training, and others will hire a driver with no experience as long as they have graduated from an approved CDL training school.

Example Job Accepting Recent CDL School Graduates

CDL-A Truck Driver – Dedicated

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 75000 USD / Year


Werner is hiring dedicated CDL A truck drivers near Phoenix now!

Werner is hiring CDL-A truck drivers near Phoenix, AZ. for dedicated routes with consistent and reliable home time options.

Recent CDL school graduates are encouraged to apply! Entry level positions are available.


  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability
  • Industry-leading 401(k) retirement plan
  • HSA and health programs
  • Paid tolls and fuel cards
  • Military skills test waiver
  • Elite veteran driver program
  • Top employer for military veterans
  • Team matching program
  • Industry-leading miles
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Career Currency Program-Earn graduate or college credit (family eligible)
  • $15,000 tuition reimbursement is available for those who qualify
  • Rider and pet-friendly


  • Must be 21 years old
  • Valid Class A CDL
  • Acceptable driving record
  • A recent graduate of a truck driving school or verifiable tractor-trailer experience
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Meet all DOT qualifications
  • Pass a DOT physical, including DOT drug screen and company hair follicle testing
  • Acceptable references from past employers

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with a knack for hauling refrigerated freight or just starting your career, we have truck driving jobs available to fit all levels of experience.

Do you need to get CDL training? Find a CDL school in Arizona now.

Get Company Paid Training

During company paid training, drivers will spend 4-9 weeks in training and finish by driving as a team with their trainers/mentors. The trucking company needs to be confident in your skills as a solo or team driver before you go it alone.

Example Job with Company Paid Training

CDL-A Truck Driver – Student – Company Paid Training

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • St. Louis, MO
  • 41000 USD / Year


CFI has paid training for student CDL truck drivers near St Louis.

CFI is hiring student truck drivers near St. Louis, MO.  to learn dedicated, regional or over-the-road (OTR) truck driving. We’ll help you start the process, whether you have already earned your CDL-A or need assistance with training.


  • Dedicated, Regional and OTR available
  • Thorough training
  • 90% No Touch Freight
  • Excellent pay and benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Company-paid Tuition
  • Holiday bonus & HAZMAT bonus
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Modern, state-of-the-art equipment and safety technologies
  • A team that feels like family


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Have the right to work and live in the United States
  • Be willing to travel throughout all 48 contiguous states and Canada for two to three weeks at a time
  • Be willing to attend an CFI–approved truck driving program with a partner school and ability to provide diploma or certificate of completion from truck driving program
  • No BACs, DUIs, DWIs or license suspensions for moving violations in the past five years
  • Ability to meet work attendance and availability requirements and meet all applicable legal and DOT regulations to drive a commercial truck in the United States and Canada
  • Ability to pass all applicable CFI certification class testing and requirements

We offer an apprentice program for active military members and veterans who are eligible to use their U.S. GI Bill benefits to supplement their income up to $1,035 per month during their training and apprenticeship year.

It is the policy of CFI to provide equal employment and individual opportunity to all job applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other status as protected by federal, state and local governments.

Most entry level trucking jobs available are for over the road or regional routes. Since most new drivers will learn the majority of their skills in these first few years, it is important to develop habits that will ensure a long-term career in trucking.

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