Are you looking for a job where you can work independently and feel the sunshine most of the day? Driving for a living would be a dream job for many people, but other considerations discourage professionals from taking up a career in freight and cargo trucking. However, regional truck driving jobs are not like long-haul trucking that most associate with the transportation industry. There are no cross-country trips or long hauls. Instead, you’ll be driving cargo between local towns and cities, never too far from home but with the freedom of the open road.
Unlike the gig economy, regional trucking makes it possible to drive for a living with career certainty but without the stress of long-haul OTR trucking. D.M. Bowman is looking for southeast regional truck drivers looking for work-life balance and an independent working style. Regional truck driving is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for a stable trucking career.
What Does It Mean To Be A Regional Truck Driver?
Regional truck drivers often work within a 1,000-mile radius, delivering goods between local towns and staying close to home. As a driver, you can expect to spend full days and sometimes two or three days out on the road. Most regional truckers are home every weekend and most weeknights, and it’s easy to schedule your prioritized days off so that overnights don’t overlap.
Regional trucking in Williamsport, MD, provides the sense of freedom and adventure of constantly being on the road while also allowing you to maintain a stable work/life balance and predictable, plannable off-hours.
As for what you’ll be hauling, it could be anything from fresh cut flowers to air conditioner units. Regional drivers may drive vans and full-length rigs, some of which have sleeper cabs for those occasional overnights when shipping on a route between local towns.
Regional Truck Drivers and Local, OTR Truck Drivers. What Is The Difference?
- Local trucking
- Regional trucking
- OTR trucking
There are three ranges that truck drivers can work. Local trucking covers business-to-business and business-to-home deliveries locally within your town or metro area. Regional trucking covers a cluster of cities and towns within a 1,000-mile radius. OTR or over-the-road trucking is the long-haul and cross-country trucking that most are familiar with. The region surrounding Williamsport, MD, is part of southeast regional transportation.
Regional trucking is the middle tier of trucking, transporting goods between local commercial venues and those in nearby towns. Unlike local trucking, you will spend most of your time on open highways and freeways instead of navigating neighborhood streets. The drives are longer than short deliveries, but not nearly as long as the hauls of OTR trucking.
Benefits of Being a Regional Truck Driver
- The joy of the open road
- Independent work style
- Balanced work/life schedule
- Regional travel opportunities
- Often entry-level and career-change friendly
Regional truck driving offers a great work option for people who like to drive but don’t want to get too far from home. You often don’t need a lot of driving experience to get started, but the unique work-life balance is the greatest benefit of regional driving, other than the joy of the open road. Regional drivers get home for weekends (or their chosen days) and are often, but not always, home on weeknights. For those with a little wanderlust or who enjoy spending nights under the sky, this can create the perfect balance of work, travel, and time spent at home.
Benefits of Regional Driving with D.M. Bowman
- Paid student driver training
- Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
- PTO and Holidays
- No cost program for family members to ride along
- Family picnic and holiday events
- Modern rigs average 2.5 years or newer
- Driver referral program
- Company driving championships
- Driver performance bonus programs
Becoming a Williamsport regional truck driver with D.M. Bowman has more personalized benefits. We have worked hard to create a balanced and rewarding driver experience. New drivers will enjoy a paid student training program while those on the road can bring the family along for the ride in modern rigs on average less than three years old. From fun family picnic events to driver championships, over 85% of drivers earn bonuses each year.
Becoming a Williamsport Regional Driver
Are you ready to explore your experience as a regional driver? D.M. Bowman is looking for dedicated regional drivers, and we are motivated to hire. Contact us today to begin your orientation and start pulling in that steady, reliable transportation paycheck in a short time. From paid training days to team driving to solo routes, you’ll be building your transportation career in no time. Contact us today to find out more about becoming a regional driver in Williamsport, MD, with D.M. Bowman.
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