Truck Driving Careers in Nebraska

flatbed semi truck parked in a parking lot in Nebraska

Searching for truck driving careers in Nebraska? You’re not alone! You’re probably also wondering if truck driving a good career choice for Nebraskans? It’s a question we get often around the Chief Carriers recruiting office in Grand Island, Nebraska.

What we tell high school students, military personnel, and those seeking a career change is that it’s a myth that only higher education degrees can provide a secure, high-paying job. Truck driving jobs in Nebraska are plentiful and provide the following benefits:

  • Job Security
  • Health & Savings
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Bonuses
  • Freedom
  • Travel
  • Great Pay

It’s also a myth that trucking is for men. Trucking has long been considered a male-dominated industry, requiring long hours, lots of travel, and the unknown while out on the road. It’s an interesting job that will take you to incredible places – and pays well, too – but historically it’s been a place for men. But the landscape is changing in the industry and at Chief Carriers. Women are flourishing in the trucking industry in Nebraska and beyond. We recently wrote an article about the next generation of trucking featuring one of our professional drivers, Liz Alvarez.

Yes, truck driving is a good career choice for Nebraskans. It’s both an adventure and a career that doesn’t require a higher-education degree.  At Chief Carriers, we specialize in flatbed trucking. It’s a special type of career in trucking that might appeal to those in Nebraska seeking a new career. Our flatbedders haul uncovered, oversized or wide-load items throughout Nebraska and across the country.

As a professional truck driver for Chief Carriers, you might be transporting the following:

  • Building Supplies
  • Lumber
  • Steel Coils
  • Shingles
  • Pipe
  • Trusses
  • Drywall
  • Steel

As a premier Flatbed Carrier in Nebraska, we’re proud to carry these types of loads for our customers. Drivers for other flatbed companies might haul military vehicles, machinery, mobile homes, cars, or anything that can’t be hauled in an enclosed trailer because of its size or shape.

The Cornhusker State

Nebraska is facing a truck driver shortage like most states. Nebraska has a population base of 1.9 million people and about half of all the communities in our state receive everything they need, literally everything, by truck alone. No trains, no planes, no other means of fulfilling the needs of those communities except trucks.

The driver issue in our state is a critical issue for the trucking industry. Without trucks, store shelves don’t get refilled. Our drivers at Chief Carriers play a critical role in helping deliver materials so projects stay on schedule and on budget.

The driver shortage creates unique opportunities for people seeking a career as truck drivers in Nebraska. If you drove down Interstate 80 through Nebraska, you’ll see hundreds of semi-trailers that advertise truck driving jobs right here in the Cornhusker state.

Drivers we recruit at Chief Carriers enjoy the benefits, the pay, and the long-term stability of a career in trucking. It’s not uncommon for truck drivers to be making six-figure incomes. Yes, we believe truck driving is a good career choice for Nebraskans and our recruiters are standing to visit with you about your current situation. Whether you’re new to trucking, have prior military experience, are a retired police officer, or switching careers we are interested in visiting with you.

Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about our truck driving careers in Nebraska?

Lease Purchase Option

Get Started with a Lease Program from Chief Carriers and drive a Peterbilt or Freightliner! 

When the time is right many of our drivers consider a lease purchsae option. Entry into truck ownership can be downright tough and expensive for truck drivers. At Chief Carriers, we understand most professional truck drivers may not have all the resources needed to get started. Leasing a Peterbilt or Freightliner can be a welcome alternative to get you started down the path of truck ownership. We’re here to help you when the time is right. If you’re interested in learning more about our Lease Purchase Options, click here.

More Than a Paycheck at Chief Carriers

We want your work to be personally satisfying as well as financially rewarding. So, at Chief Carriers, we’ve built the kind of work environment where you’ll feel like part of the family. We know each other here and every member of the office staff stands behind you to make sure you’re successful. That includes providing you with:

  • Ooutstanding equipment<
  • Maintenance and safety programs
  • Reources & Support

At the end of the day, nothing is more important than getting you home to your family safe and sound. If your’e interested in learning more about why truck driving is good career choice in Nebraska, give us a call or apply today!