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Why do the best drivers in Alaska choose to work for Saltchuk companies?
Thrive with benefits:
There are perks of being in a larger family of companies. Enjoy generous benefits that include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off, allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
We put Safety First, Always:
We don’t compromise when it comes to safety. From well-maintained equipment and diligent safety protocols, we prioritize your well-being and ensure you have the tools and support to drive with confidence.
The power of support:
Behind every happy driver is a strong back-office team. Count on our reliable and dedicated support staff to assist you, ensuring your journey is smooth and stress-free.
A clear path to success:
We offer fair compensation that reflects your skills and hard work. Say goodbye to unclear pay and hello to a competitive wage structure that rewards your expertise.
Ignite your potential:
Take advantage of our comprehensive training programs and tuition assistance, empowering you to reach new heights and unlock exciting opportunities.
Our companies are dedicated to safety and customer service and invest in hard-working drivers who share our dedication.
Saltchuk companies are committed to helping company drivers advance in their careers and many cases, offer education stipends and training to obtain additional endorsements. Talk with a recruiter about opportunities for advancement within our family of companies.
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What CDL endorsements are needed to drive in Alaska?
While opportunities exist at Saltchuk companies for truck drivers without commercial driver’s licenses, the majority of positions require a CDL. While on the job, drivers can take advantage of training to earn more and advance by obtaining endorsements to operate specific vehicles or transport certain types of cargo.
In Alaska, our companies are hiring truck drivers in the following categories:
Required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.
Tractor-trailers (also known as Semi, Big Rig or 18-wheeler), Truck and trailer combinations, Tanker vehicles, Livestock carriers, Flatbeds. Most Class B and Class C vehicles, depending on endorsement requirements
Required to operate any single vehicle that isn’t hitched to a trailer (commercial trucks that have an attached cab and cargo area with a combined weight greater than 26,000 pounds, as well as trucks with a detached towed cargo vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds).
Straight trucks, Large buses (city buses, tourist buses, and school buses), Segmented buses, Box trucks (including delivery trucks and furniture trucks), and Dump trucks with small trailers. Some Class C vehicles with the correct endorsements.
Required to operate a single vehicle with GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds or a vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds, or transports 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
Double/Tripe Trailers, Buses, Tank Trucks, HazMat Vehicles
The Hazmat/Tanker Combination endorsement is a combination of the Hazardous Materials (H) and Tank Vehicle (N) endorsements. It allows truck drivers to transport hazardous materials in tanker vehicles. To acquire this endorsement, individuals must pass the written tests for both the Hazardous Materials and Tank Vehicle endorsements.
The Hazardous Materials endorsement enables truck drivers to transport hazardous materials such as flammable, explosive, or toxic substances. To obtain this endorsement, individuals must pass a written test on hazardous materials regulations and complete a background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The background check ensures that the driver does not have a disqualifying criminal or immigration history.
Truck drivers who wish to transport liquids or gases in tank vehicles, including tanker trucks and portable tanks, need a Tank Vehicle endorsement. This endorsement requires passing a written test specific to tank vehicle operation. Drivers learn about the unique handling characteristics of tank vehicles, including stability, weight distribution, and surge control.
The Double/Triple Trailer endorsement allows truck drivers to operate vehicles towing multiple trailers simultaneously. To obtain this endorsement, individuals must pass a written test covering the safe operation and maneuvering of double and triple trailers. Drivers will learn about issues like off-tracking, rearward amplification, and handling characteristics unique to multiple trailers.