Many drivers ask us how to find specific types of jobs on Lanefinder - after all, entering your ZIP code and picking a job out of 7,000+ carriers isn’t an easy task. Luckily you don't have to worry about that - Lanefinder’s trucking-specific filters let you quickly narrow down your job search to the jobs that matter to you.
Here’s how you can take advantage of Lanefinder’s filters to take your search from 2,308 jobs to just 8 relevant and matching CDL jobs.
Introducing Curtis Smith
Meet Curtis. He’s based in Atlanta, in the 30301 ZIP code. Curtis got his CDL-A 6 months ago and has been driving OTR ever since.
Six months into his first job, Curtis decides that it’s time for a home time upgrade - a nice regional route would be just the ticket.
He also knows that a dedicated route is likely to give more consistent work.
Last but definitely not least, he has a dachshund called Terry that he won’t get into any truck without.
Let’s help Curtis find some jobs that match his wants & needs.
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to actual persons named Curtis Smith, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
The job filters
Curtis downloads the Lanefinder app and enters his ZIP code. He’s met with 2,308 CDL jobs in Atlanta alone. Needless to say, he’s a little overwhelmed. Luckily, he spots the filters button and decides to see if he can narrow down that list.
That’s more like it. Curtis can now see which job filters are relevant to his specific needs at a glance.
1099 jobs are great for some, but Curtis isn’t ready to step outside of his comfort zone. Good old W2 employment is fine by him. Since he isn’t an owner operator yet, he makes sure to select that he’s a company driver too.
Let’s get those pesky Local and OTR jobs out of the way. This way, Curtis can focus on the jobs that give him the home time he’s looking for.
No use applying to jobs that don’t match your driving experience. Here, Curtis lets Lanefinder know that he’s been driving for just 6 months.
Curtis wants to rest assured his weekly pay and home time remains consistent, so he chooses a dedicated route.
Shouldn’t forget about Terry the loyal sausage... dog. After selecting this filter, Curtis will only see companies that let him ride alongside his good buddy.
Now that the final box is ticked, look how many jobs remain - only 8 out of a whopping 2,308. Now, Curtis can pick out the jobs he likes and send his application to them all at once. More on that later.
Try it yourself!
Try the filters out for yourself on the Lanefinder website or on the Lanefinder app. Click 'Search for Jobs' on this page to get started.