There are many different types of truck driving jobs available on the road today. Some drivers may take on truck driving jobs hauling grain while others may haul livestock, automobiles, heavy equipment or furniture. For new drivers, the most common types of jobs that can be taken are flat bed, refrigerated, dry van and tanker.
Flatbed loads often require more work as the items being hauled may be oversize goods or require additional securing, such as automobiles or construction equipment. While the driver is expected to be familiar and experienced with how to properly secure different types of loads and equipment, the pay is also higher.
Refrigerated loads involve product that needs to be kept at a specific cold temperature. Some potential refrigerated goods may be medical items or perishable frozen foods. The hauled goods need to be regularly checked during transportation to ensure that the truck …