The biggest call out for a Regional Truck Driver vs. Over-the-Road Truck Driver is the home time. Being away from home for weeks at a time can be hard on a driver and their family. Here at Paper Transport, we offer a plethora of trucking positions to fit our driver’s needs, including home time. For instance, local (home daily or every other night), dedicated (home weekly), non-dedicated (home weekly or bi-weekly), and intermodal positions (home daily or home weekly). Confusing? Don’t worry! Our operations team is here to help. They work with drivers to find a schedule that will give them the perfect balance between earning on the road and being home with family.
One of the driving positions we offer is non-dedicated regional (check out the difference between dedicated regional and non-dedicated regional here). In this position, you can get home regularly every week or out longer if you choose.
Non-Dedicated Regional Truck Drivers
Currently, Paper Transport is all solo driving (i.e., no team driving). Fly solo or with an approved passenger (pets or a family member). Above all, be the captain of your ship by deciding your schedule.
Regional Truck Driver Operating Area:
Experience new places and parts of the country while staying closer to home in the Midwest or Southeast. In additional, our non-dedicated regional keep you away from the northeast and avoid the coasts altogether.
Regional truck drivers earn a stable weekly income with the opportunity to earn more! Our drivers can earn anywhere from $70,000 or more in their first year.
Well Maintained Equipment:
Our maintenance team makes sure that our drivers have the best and most highly maintained equipment. For example, trucks and equipment are usually upgraded to our regional drivers every 3 to 5 years.
99% of our regional freight is no-touch freight. Moreover, this means drivers save time loading and unloading which leads to more driver-friendly freight, leading to less time sitting and more on the road!
Is a Non-Dedicated Regional truck driver position right for you?
To sum up, if you’re looking for a home daily position, then regional is not a good fit. However, if you need an income booster, want fewer stops along the road, and are comfortable with a variety of freight, then non-dedicated regional may be a great fit for you!
Cole discusses her Jacksonville Regional position & how she and her wife enjoy the benefits offered here at PTI. Watch here!