Virginia D.O.T and Road Conditions
Virginia Trucking Association
Virginia trucking careers are not for everyone, but is it for you? Trucking companies in Va are hiring local drivers to haul freight locally, regionally, and OTR. If you are new to trucking and don't know what the trucking lifestyle is about, visit "learn about trucking" tab to the left.
Part time Trucking and Local Virginia Trucking Jobs
Believe it. Part time trucking jobs are here. The offerings are increasing drivers. If you don't see a local trucking company or type of job listed for your location, do a search for the position you want and the location. The closest match should come up.
Other Resources To Find Virginia Trucking Opportunities
You might not have fount the type of trucking job your looking for. Not all companies have other than traditional over the road trucking jobs. They may not need local or part time drivers. If you stay in an area with plenty of manufacturing your chances are greater.
Also, some of you who are just looking to start your career as a trucker may find that you need to first get experience as a trucker over the road before qualifying for local, regional or part-time jobs.
But there is hope.... try these tactics also
- Tell your friends what you are searching for
- Ask local manufacturers if they are hiring truck drivers
- Stop by local Virginia Truck Stops, check for help wanted flyers
- Visit service stations near large manufactures in your areato see if anyone has posted flyers for drivers
- Post your own flyers about looking for a local Va driving position
Generally speaking, you also just want to be super aware of your surroundings. You may have driven right by large manufactures or even small trucking companies and not noticed them before.
You need to pay attention as you are driving so that you know what Virginia companies are actually in your community. Keep your eyes wide open and even ask people if they know of local companies with trucks.
There are also tools available to help research for what types of companies are in your neck of the woods.
Manta.com can help you
Find local Virginia companies here.
Put in the city and then search. Then click on manufacturing.You will see list of companies. Click on the company profile and you have information including their phone numbers. You can simply call and see if they are hiring drivers.
Or you can use the map and locate the ones closest to you and go in person.
After that search....do a search in Google with these wordsmytown, Va economic development
This will return a site with information that tells you what is coming up in the area as far and business goes. If there is a major company coming in or information that affects the future economy of the location, it will be announced. It may give you advance information that most of your competing job seekers will not be aware of.
If you really want to dig,
use Wikipedia as a resource to see what drives your economy
You can get an overall view about what business sectors are big in your state. You can also see many communities and what contributes to their individual economies. You will learn a lot about Old Dominion that will give you clues to what may be going on with Virginia Trucking.
Commercial Driver Local Resources
Please post your trucker friendly local resource. Start with the City.
In the descriptions list the name, address and relevant information.