What Is a Weekend Truck Driver and How to Become One
As a weekend truck driver, you transport cargo or make deliveries during a Saturday-Sunday shift. In this part-time position, your duties and responsibilities include ensuring that your truck and trailer is properly loaded and secured, planning your route, delivering the cargo or items to their destination at the scheduled time, and maintaining daily logs and reports. You may drive a truck that you own or a company rig. Some weekend truck drivers operate on a set delivery route with the same stops each weekend, while others travel a longer distance and deliver their loads to various destinations each trip.
The qualifications to become a weekend truck driver include a license, driving skills, and the flexibility to work a Saturday-Sunday shift. All truck drivers typically need a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If you drive a box truck for local deliveries, then you need a Class B CDL. If you transport hazardous materials, you need a hazmat endorsement. You may also need a TWIC card if you transport cargo to port facilities. The ability to use maps and software to plan each route and manage the timing of trips is essential. For many positions, you must be physically able to load and unload cargo from your truck.