Des Moines Area
Trucking Jobs in Des Moines
Waller Truck Company is professional, family owned, and operated trucking service located in the Des Moines area. In business for 60 years, Waller Truck offers great opportunities and benefits for experienced drivers in Des Moines.
At Waller Truck Company, we respect our drivers, treat everyone like family, and offer one of the best working environments.
Some of the main benefits Waller Truck jobs offer in Des Moines are:
Brand new Kenworth truck fleet: We offer the best in class.
- Pet-friendly environment: Your pet is like part of the family.
- Local or regional jobs: Waller Trucking offers you a choice, stay local or go regional with up to 500 miles round trip and still be home at night.
- Orientation pay: Get paid during your orientation period.
- Friend and family rider policy: Ride with your authorized friends and family when you want.
Our Kenworth Fleet
- Digital driver eLogs
- 200 trucks
- T680 tractors
- Fully automatic trucks
- 650 late model 53-foot dry vans
What it Takes to become a Truck driver in Des Moines
Are you ready for a career change? Become a truck driver in Des Moines requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Gaining your CDL in Iowa can be done through CDL training, where you can choose the type of training you want. A Class A training gives you the most education where get hands-on training between six and eight weeks.
When you enroll in Class A training you will learn how to drive a trailer-truck, get one-on-one instruction on the ins and outs of driving a big rig, as well as everything you need to know to pass the CDL test.
Des Moines has one of the more higher pay rates for truck drivers than most of Iowa. With the average yearly salary in Iowa of $37,800 per year, Des Moines beats that with an annual income for truck drivers ranging from $25,200 to $57,200. The data is based on O*Net 2012 statistics.
There are currently over 57,000 truck drivers in Iowa. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 21% growth in job openings for truck drivers in 2020. Now is a great time to become a truck driver in Iowa.
Driver Requirements at Waller Truck
- Must have 18 months of previous working experience
- Must pass a DOT physical
- Must have CDL
What to expect as a Driver?
- Long hours
- Inspecting your truck and trailer route
- Keeping everything organized
Working for Waller Truck Company
Deciding to become a truck driver is a big step. Before deciding, make sure you have your CDL. This is the first step. There are a lot of trucking companies to choose from when you are based in Iowa.
We encourage you to apply with Waller. We require a CDL and 18 months of previous experience. At Waller you are treated like family. To find out about job opportunities we offer in Des Moines, we want to hear from you. Interesting in applying to Waller? Click here to apply