Seasonal truck driving jobs can be a great way to pick up some extra cash during the busy fall and winter months. At a time when everyone is shopping for the holidays, the demand is higher than ever for shipping and delivery of all kinds — and the nation depends on truck drivers to keep up with it.
Perhaps you are an unemployed driver looking for a job; or maybe you work in an industry other than transportation, but you hold a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License); you might even be a semi-retired driver looking for some extra money for the holidays. For each of these situations, a seasonal truck driver job might just be the best solution for you.
When is peak trucking season?
Typically, peak season for truck drivers falls between late August/early September, and January/February. As various holidays affect demand across different cultures, trucking companies such as Matheson will facilitate the delivery of goods in a number of industries, hiring both part and full-time drivers to keep up with the demand.
What are the benefits of seasonal truck driving jobs?
There are a lot of reasons why those who hold a CDL might decide to work seasonal trucking jobs each year — and there are certainly a lot of benefits of doing so. Here are just a few benefits of this kind of work:
- If you don’t want to drive long term — perhaps you are semi-retired — this is a good way to pick up a salary around the holidays.
- If you work in a different industry, but hold a CDL, it’s an easy way to pick up some extra cash.
- There are both full-time and part-time positions available, so you can work a schedule that fits your availability.
- There is often the potential to be hired for a permanent position after peak season ends.
In addition to these benefits, there are also many overall benefits of taking a driving job with Matheson specifically. They are as follows:
- At Matheson we have set routes and schedules, meaning you always know exactly when you will be at home and when you’ll be at work each week.
- Unlike some other trucking companies, we pay our drivers by the hour, which means you also can be sure that you are paid for every hour spent on the clock — and you’ll always have a clearer idea of what wage you’ll be taking home each pay period.
- As mentioned, we have a variety of routes, including ones with no-touch loads, so you are guaranteed to find something that fits your skills and schedule.
- You will be able to receive the maximum amount of pay available for the route that you drive.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits to seasonal trucking jobs, but especially when working for Matheson.
What kinds of seasonal trucking jobs are available?
We have availabilities across the board for seasonal positions with Matheson. This includes OTR, regional, local, and team routes. In addition, we also hire material handlers to load and unload things such as mail in and out of trucks and/or aircraft. As such, even if you don’t have the necessary qualifications to drive for us, there is a chance you will be able to apply for a material handling position.
What are the requirements to apply for a seasonal truck driving job with Matheson?
All of our drivers are required to have a valid Class A CDL and at least one year of driving experience. As such, all drivers must have the relevant skills and qualifications required to obtain a CDL, including relevant legal and medical background checks.
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