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Interested in Trucking Work in Kentucky? Here are a Few Top Facts

Known as the "Bluegrass State", not many people know that Kentucky used to be part of Virginia. Now its home to about 4.5 million people and a lot of truck drivers. The reason truckers live in states like Kentucky is its central location to other states so if you work OTR, you can travel in any direction and local work will always be available to you. With major trucking hubs in this region, you have access to major interstates and routes that can quickly get you going so you can meet your deadlines and quotas.

With winter cold and icy here, you can plan around bad weather and avoid icy road conditions. You may even want to consider buying farm land which will be cheaper and give you more land. When you check for available trucking jobs online, make sure to look at surrounding states who will sometimes take drivers that live in Kentucky. Take a look at a few of the available job opportunities& Apply in the Kentucky area.

Trucking Driving Jobs: Kentucky Availability

With thousands of trucking companies hiring in and around Kentucky, you can find a lot of local work and OTR jobs here. Check each job description's requirements for experience and any other requirements. A great benefit is a lot of companies are offering signing bonuses and paying a few cents more per mile. Here are a few sample Kentucky trucking job openings:

  • Paschall Truck Lines based out of Murray, KY, is looking for owner operators, solo drivers, team drivers and lease purchase drivers. They also offer a $1,000 signing bonus for their company drivers and work covers about 24 states. They offer referral bonuses, weekly pay and a comprehensive benefits plan. Paid weekly, you can expect paid vacations, lay over pay, stop off pay and deadhead pay.
  • Safeway Moving Systems based out of Louisville, KY, they are looking for solo drivers and owner operators. They are a top moving and storage company that also helps to move electronics, exhibits and other trade show items. With shorter runs across 12 states, they also offer weekly pay, vacation pay, direct deposit and other top benefits.
  • BGM Express based out of Bowling Green, KY is another top company that's looking for drivers. Covering most states, they are looking for solo drivers, team drivers and owner operators.


Because different companies will offer different packages, you have to think about what your needs are so you can meet them. If you have a big family, you want to find good housing and school options, and seek out a company with top benefits and full medical and dental benefits. Also factor in that if a company offers a signing bonus. Because you will be centrally located also ensure you look at other states near Kentucky that may offer great benefits packages, as well. Because you have access to interstates and highways, you can quickly start new Kentucky truck driving jobs and meet your deadline.

What Kentucky Has to Offer

  • Kentucky is home to a lot of professional sports teams including the Wildcats, the Hilltoppers and the Louisville Cardinals. Big on sports, Kentucky is often celebrating basketball's NCAA tournaments and hoping they end up in the Sweet Sixteen and the Final Four and they always please the crowds and fans year after year. That means you can find a lot of great sports here and if you are off on weekends, you can enjoy a game or two!
  • Kentucky is in an area where the weather can be cold and snowy in the winter, and it can also offer its share of storms in the summer. They may have issues with flooded roads and tornado watches, so be sure to check the forecasts and ask experienced drivers in the area about the best routes for winter weather if you are driving OTR so you can plan accordingly.
  • Kentucky is about 92% Caucasian, 7% African American, and the remaining population is a mix of Indian, Spanish and other races. There is more diversity near colleges that bring in top talent and students from all over the world.

Highway and Route Details

There is convenient access to highways, interstates and other routes. Kentucky is very accessible whether you want to travel north, south, east or west. Major routes of travel include:

  • Interstates: I-24, I-64, I-65, I-69, I-71 and I-75 are the major interstates. There is also access to I-264, I-265, I275 and I-471.
  • There are also various routes and highways that extend through Kentucky into bordering states: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.


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If you are looking for a local driving job such as hot shot, expediting or something similar it is often better to try the local unemployment office. Many of the companies listed here have local and OTR driving positions, but the requirements and openings vary from terminal to terminal. Kentucky driving jobs are available, and we encourage you to apply and check back often as we add additional better trucking companies and post better trucking jobs in Kentucky. If you need assistance in Kentucky locating a job, sending your resume to a company, or need to report a company that had a job listed in Kentucky please contact us and provide feedback on your situation.

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