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Truck Driving Jobs

Beacon is hiring qualified drivers in Nashville and our surrounding service area. Please note we do not service the Northeast. Become a Driver

Service Area

We are based out of Nashville, TN with emphasis in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest.
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Nashville Truck Driving Jobs

Who We Are

Our History

Beacon Transport, LLC is a Nashville truckload carrier company founded in June 2000 by Stan Pritchett and David Burns. Their goal was to create a successful truckload company by utilizing their years of combined experience in the transportation industry.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Beacon Transport to develop and maintain a respectable, profitable reputation as a valuable truckload carrier. In order to achieve this goal, the company has built an office staff that is comprised of dedicated and experienced employees who provide the best customer service and dispatch services available.

What Our Drivers Say

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Beacon Transport has partnered with the EPA SmartWay® Program in order to continue and to improve our commitment to decrease emissions. We do this by investing in the latest technologies, such as, latest engine technology, electric APU’s, diesel powered APU’s, and diesel fired cab heaters to reduce idle.

SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

Latest Posts

  • Drive You to Distraction: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

    We’ve all seen it…that vehicle swerving in and out of its lane, coming dangerously close to other vehicles around it. That’s when you notice the driver, fiddling with the radio or looking down at his or her cell phone. Driving while distracted is no joke. In fact, according to recent distracted driving statistics, it’s the cause of an estimated 3,000 deaths each year. As a result, states across the country are cracking down with new distracted driving laws to help prevent it. To keep yourself and others safe, here’s everything you need to know about distracted driving. First, it’s important to understand just what constitutes distracted driving. While there are countless things that can take the attention of a driver off the road, AAA separates distractions while driving into the following three categories: Eyes Off the Road – This would include any activity that diverts your attention away from the road, including reading billboards, checking yourself in the mirror or glancing at a crash scene. Hands Off the Wheel – Adding to an already dangerous situation, taking your hands off the wheel often accompanies eyes off the road scenarios. This might include changing the radio station, fiddling with a map, reaching for a fallen object, eating or drinking and any number of other activities for which you need the use of at least one hand. Mind Off Driving – This can occur with any of the above distractions, but it can also occur even while your eyes are on the road and your hands are on the wheel. For instance, talking with a passenger, using voice-activated electronics, using a hands-free cell phone or even day dreaming. Of all the things that can cause someone to drive distracted, however, perhaps there is no activity more dangerous than texting. One need only look at the sobering texting and driving statistics to understand why: There are 4x as many texting related crashes as those attributed to other causes Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by double The number of seconds a person can safely take his or her eyes off the road: 5 The average number of seconds it takes to read/send a text: 46 If you do drive distracted and happen to get caught, the punishment can be severe. There is a distracted driving law in just about every state in the US, with penalties ranging from fines and surcharges to license demerits. For truck drivers who make their living on the road, being keenly aware of what these laws are in each state is of the utmost importance. Finally, now that you have a better idea of exactly what these distracted driving facts are all about, the last step is learning what you can do to prevent it from occurring while you’re behind the wheel. Use cell phones only for emergencies, and pull over before dialing. Limit the number of passengers in your vehicle and keep social conversation to a minimum. If you’re hungry or thirsty, stop somewhere. Avoid eating or drinking while driving. Don’t multitask. Focus on one thing: getting to your destination safely. Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times. Distracted driving is a serious problem today. By being aware of what things could potentially pull your attention away from the road, what the laws and penalties are in each state and what you can do to avoid becoming part of the problem will help keep everyone a little bit safer.  
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  • What It Takes to Be a Truck Driver

    Are you considering a career as a truck driver? While driving a truck isn’t for everyone, for some there is no other job that would bring them more joy and fulfillment. If you believe you fall into the latter category, here are the steps that are needed in order to realize your dream. First, make sure you’ve at least achieved a high school diploma (or GED). This is a basic requirement that almost every truck driving company has in place. Even if it’s not listed as a requirement, it might provide you with the advantage you need to edge out the competition and get hired. Next, focus on keeping your driving record as clean as possible. We get it. Nobody’s perfect. If you’ve already received a few tickets in the past, that won’t necessarily prevent you from landing a job as a truck driver. However, if most of those were for moving violations or worse – a DUI – chances are most trucking companies won’t feel comfortable trusting you with their freight. If you’ve got a history of violations, focus on keeping your record clean for the next few years. Another must for becoming a truck driver is achieving your Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL for short. There are specific guidelines that have been set forth on a federal level; however, each state also has its own set of rules governing this process. Generally speaking, you’ll need to successfully pass a written examination that covers such important things as driving laws and trucking equipment. You’ll also need to conduct an inspection report and pass an actual driving test. The easiest way to prepare for all of these requirements is to attend driving school. There are a wide variety of approved schools which offer a quality education and provide an excellent foundation for future success as a professional truck driver. Tennessee Technology center and Miller Mott Technical School, just to name a couple of schools. Finally, once you’ve attended driving school, you’ll need to pass the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation exam, which includes both a written and physical (i.e. sight and hearing) portion. The written portion is a one-time-only exam, but the physical tests must be taken and passed every two years. After completing each of these steps successfully, you’ll be ready to start applying for truck driving jobs. The good news is, the transportation industry is a solid one and truck drivers are typically in demand, which means it won’t be too challenging to get started. The steps provided above should give you a good foundation that will help you launch a career doing something you truly love.  
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  • Is Being a Truck Driver the Life for Me? What You Need to Know

    For some people, the idea of climbing up into the cab of an 18 wheeler and hitting the open road sounds like a dream come true. It’s important to point out, however, that truck driver jobs aren’t for everyone. It’s a truly unique lifestyle and given the amount of training involved, potential employees should be well aware of what they’re getting into prior to changing or starting a new career. If you’ve ever asked yourself whether being a truck driver would be the right fit, here are a few things to keep in mind. It requires independence and self-discipline. Unlike sitting behind a desk in an office, truck driving jobs typically involve many hours of alone time. In order to stay on task and remain productive, a truck driver must be able to manage his or her own schedule and be comfortable working independently. The schedule can fluctuate. Some truck driving jobs begin bright and early in the morning while others might require evening or overnight shifts. Before becoming a truck driver, you should evaluate how comfortable you are with working unconventional hours. You may be away from home a lot. Some truck driver jobs may include regional or even cross-country routes, which mean you may be away from home for stretches of time. If you have a family, this is something important to consider prior to pursuing a truck driving career. Different employers may structure pay differently. Not every trucking company pays its drivers the same way. Some pay by the hour, while others pay by the mile. There are also other types of compensation to consider, such as whether the company offers layover pay, which is compensation for the time spent waiting for a truck to be on or offloaded. You may or may not be required to handle freight. Again, it depends on the company, but some truck driving jobs involve the entire process of on and offloading freight while others provide laborers to handle these tasks. It comes with lots of unique perks. One of the biggest benefits of becoming an over-the-road truck driver is the opportunity it affords to see and experience other geographical areas. Most people don’t get paid to travel, which is one of the things that makes truck driving jobs so unique and desirable. It’s always a new adventure. Another thing that makes truck driver jobs great is that because the schedule fluctuates so much, every day is a new and exciting adventure. Unlike coming into an office and sitting behind a cubicle day in and day out, a truck driver gets to experience something different every day. Becoming a truck driver isn’t for everyone. Before making such a serious commitment, it’s important to consider all the pros and cons of what truck driving jobs are all about. The list above should provide a good starting point for deciding whether this career would be the right fit for you. Still have questions? Give Beacon Transport a call at (615) 471-5700 or apply here. We’d be glad to discuss your unique situation and help you make a more informed decision.
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  • 7 Questions to Ask a Recruiter When Applying for a Nashville Trucking Job

    The good news is, you’ve been invited to interview for what seems like a great job at a Nashville truck driving company. The bad news is, not every opportunity is ideal for everyone. Before signing on the dotted line and hopping into the cab, you’ll want to ask a few important questions of your own. This will help you determine ahead of time whether this particular trucker job in Nashville is the best fit for you.
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2015 Driver of the Year

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M. Haefele

We are proud to announce our 2015 Driver of the Year.

Congratulations M!

Driver of the Month – December 2015

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Luis Rivera
We are proud to introduce the Driver of the Month for December 2015, Mr. Luis Rivera.  Luis has been employed with Beacon since December 2012.  He is originally from Puerto Rico but was raised in New York and Chicago.  Luis is married to Anita.  They have six children:  Yolanda, Victor, Drew, Jordan, Madga and Ida.  They have one grandson: Adam.  Luis enjoys old cars and pick-up trucks.  He enjoys World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro and tries to live a Christian life by studying the Bible and Christian books and listening to Christian music.  We appreciate the outstanding job Luis is doing for Beacon Transport.

Congratulations Luis!