Across America, there are more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers. Here at 24/7 Express Logistics, we hire a good number of drivers too.
But what does the average day look like for one of our Class A drivers? Even if you’ve been in the industry for a long time, Class A driver jobs in Kansas City can vary quite a bit from company to company.
Since Class A drivers are the backbone of our business, we like to keep them happy. Want to learn more about what it’s like to work for us? Read on to learn about the day in the life of one of our drivers.
Your day will begin at the depot, where you’ll collect your vehicle and head out on your journey. Before you set out, you’ll get information about the assignment from our dispatch team. You can check weather reports and plan your route to make it as safe and efficient as possible.
You might be heading to a range of Midwest destinations, so every day might be different, with new ground to cover and different things to see. One day, you might be driving from Kansas City to St Louis or any major city within 250 miles of Kansas City or St Louis or simply staying local in either city.
The large number of big cities close to our base in Kansas City, MO and Hazelwood, MO keeps the job varied. That’s a great thing for truckers who grow tired of covering the same routes day after day.
That said, we never send our drivers too far. You’ll always remain within a day’s drive of St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, MO. There’s no need to worry about being apart from your family or friends for days at a time.
While you drive, you can choose to entertain yourself in a number of ways. You can listen to music or enjoy an audiobook or a podcast. Many drivers love the chance to further their education or catch up on current affairs while driving.
If you’ve been working since morning, you might stop for a lunch break in the afternoon. You can grab something to eat and use the bathroom, or you can stretch your legs or call your family. This is your time, so you can spend it exactly as you choose.
Later, you might reach your destination, unload your cargo, and begin your journey back. Once you reach the depot, it’s time to hand over the vehicle and congratulate yourself on another hard day’s work completed.
When the sun sets, and the stars come out, no Class A driver wants to still be on the road. And you don’t want to be bedding down in a bunk at some lonely truck stop, either.
Instead, you want to be at home with your family so you can put your kids to bed or see a movie with your wife. Or maybe you just want to relax and watch the Chiefs game with the guys and blow off some steam.
That’s one of the best things about working for 24/7 Express Logistics. All our drivers get to go home in the evening. That means a better work/life balance and more time to yourself.
As an added bonus, you’ll get time to relax between shifts. Some drivers working Class A driver jobs in St. Louis suffer burnout when forced to spend long periods on the road with minimal time to rest.
The above schedule is just an example. We offer flexible hours to our drivers, so you can choose from a range of different schedules to suit your needs.
Whether you like to finish up early so you can take the family out for dinner or make a late start so you can do the school run, we offer opportunities that could work for you.
Here at 24/7 Express Logistics, we pride ourselves on creating a family-friendly, tight-knit team culture. We respect all our drivers and do our best to make sure you’re safe and happy while you work for us.
When you work for our company, you’ll get amazing benefits and plenty of support. You’ll be treated as one of our own, and we’ll go the extra mile to keep you as a happy part of the team.
Our leadership team is made up of local folks with a stake in the community. We love to help drivers enjoy their work and advance their careers.
And our benefits can help your family too. We offer short and long-term disability cover, giving you a safety net in case anything goes wrong. There’s paid time off, so you can spend time with your loved ones or just relax.
As animal lovers, we even offer pet insurance to cover any four-legged family members. Our dogs Tyler, Charlie, and Daisy are occasional visitors to the office, so you may get to shake paws sometime.
When you need help out on the road, our dispatch team has your back. They’re always on call, and their first responsibility is to help drivers with any issues they may face. From breakdowns and road closures to illness and bad weather, just call if you need help, and we’ll back you up.
The Best Class A Driver Jobs in Kansas City
When you work with us, you get all kinds of benefits, including great wages, paid time off, and flexible hours. You can also get yearly cash bonuses for safe driving. That’s why we’re proud to say we offer the best Class A driver jobs in Kansas City.
We have vacancies for Class A, B, and E freight drivers. Want to take the next step towards working with us? Check out our careers page today and find out more about the jobs we offer.