Ryder System Truck Driver, Class A - Full Time in SMYRNA, Tennessee

Position Description

Ryder is hiring Class A Drivers in Nashville, TN

Looking for a place to Call Home?

When you choose Ryder, you have access to industry-leading technology with one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, and an expansive infrastructure of maintenance facilities across the U.S.Ryder has been in business since 1933 & employs over 8,000 drivers nation-wide! Issues while on the road? Ryder has over 800 Maintenance Facilities across the country. 24 hour, 7 day Road Side Assistance Program

About the Position:

  • Type: Class A Local

  • Home Time: Home Daily

  • Great Pay: $23.00 per hour PLUS $3000 Sign on bonus AND time and a half OT

  • Average/estimated W2:$76,000

  • Dispatch Schedule: 1 st shift ; early AM dispatch

  • Work Week: Monday to Friday – occasional Satrudays and required Saturday work during Peak season. Equipment/Type: Day cab & 53’ Dry Van

  • Freight Handling/Product:Touch Freight - Live unload to locations using hand dolly. Hauling retail products

  • Full Benefits Package: Comprehensive Benefit Package. Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program & much more!

  • Paid Every Friday! Direct Deposit Available

Why Drive for Ryder?

  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, 401k and much more!

  • Home Daily, Dedicated Routes

  • Paid Weekly, Paid Holidays and Two Weeks’ Vacation

  • Modern Equipment

  • Fuel/ Maintenance Facilities across the country with 24/7 Roadside Assistance Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Programs



As a driver , you're important everywhere you go. Businesses and customers are excited to see you. You help companies get their products to the people who need them. And, when you drive a Ryder Truck, you play an important part in keeping the economy moving. People around the world rely on you everyday to keep their businesses running smoothly. Ryder drivers earn excellent money, get paid weekly and enjoy a great benefits package which includes medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance, 401(k), discount employee stock purchase program, credit union and much more. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, we invite you to apply today.


  • Minimum 22 years of age

  • Pass a Ryder Drug Test

  • Pass a Ryder Background and Motor vehicle check including Drug and alcohol verification from previous employers for the last 3 years

  • Pass a DOT physical

  • Pass a Ryder road test

  • Provide appropriate CDL and endorsements for the position

  • Must have Class A verifiable experience in a tractor trailer or comparable vehicle:

  • 12 months experience within the past 3 years, OR

  • 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years, OR

  • 5 years’ experience within the last 10 years

  • Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations policies and/or procedures

Important Note: Additional requirements may be required in different locations and/or accounts.


This position is primarily responsible for safely driving a commercial vehicle and requires compliance with safety & DOT Regulations, continuous training and customer service.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines

  • Detecting and eliminating or minimizing safety hazards Maintaining accurate records and logs

  • Loading/Unloading freight or assisting in the loading/unloading of freight if required by customer

  • Other tasks as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2019-66880

Primary State/Province TN

Primary City SMYRNA

Category Drivers

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 0601