AUTO PARTS – This is a dedicated driving account for Advance Auto / CARQUEST.   FLOATER position. (For the local job scroll down. 95% of our local drivers come from the Floater fleet as they are first in line for the local job.

You are required to get hazmat for this job so if you don’t have it race down to DMV and start the process so you can jump on this sweet job which will lead you into a local home daily job down the road with a guaranteed minimum salary. Best local job in the Lakeland, Orlando and Tampa area.

AAP/Carquest floater drivers are hauling Auto parts & hazmat batteries.  Floaters are responsible for filling in for other AAP/Carquest drivers who are out sick and/or using PTO. Drivers who are floaters must be flexible and willing to travel to various AAP/Carquest locations as needed.

Basically you are on call and as long as available to work will get paid whether you work or not. If you end up covering for Lakeland drives you will be home daily in most cases.

Drivers must be willing to travel to any of the AAP/Carquest locations to help as needed.

Averages 100-2,500/week – Averages 5-55 stops/week

Varies depending on which account/shift we need the floaters help on. Floater drivers
MUST BE FLEXIBLE. Account has both day and night routes – selected via seniority, will
probably be running nights

For this job you Must be willing to stay out for 3 weeks at a time, but you could end up local in the Lakeland area and not have to travel. A lot of drivers end up staying right here in Florida driving the local job. Those that take this job are FIRST IN LINE FOR THE LOCAL JOB BELOW when it opens up and it does quite often.

Depending on the assignment and where the driver is domiciled, we could get them home daily on occasion. If you are sent to another state we will put you up in a hotel etc and cover your travel expenses plus pay is higher in most other areas besides Florida.

Driver will unload at AAP/Carquest stores using an electric pallet jack

Safety bonus: Paid 2 times a year. $0.01 per mile Accident / Injury & CSA violation free.
Recording period is between Nov. – May & Jun- Oct

Stop pay: $11/stop
Layover pay: $70

Must be comfortable with day and night driving
Must be comfortable with solo and team driving
No pets and/or passengers allowed on this account

Guaranteed Minimum are based on location.  Lakeland Florida is $1387 guaranteed a week as long as  you are available for work.    Raleigh NC minimum is $1500.  So based on where you are sent you will be paid at that rate but I don’t think any of them pay less then $1385.

You will be on call and as long as you are available to work, even if you don’t go into work and aren’t called you will get paid.

If on the road at a location other than Lakeland you will be provided with a hotel and transportation to that location paid for by CFI.    

Once a local position opens you will be first in line for that job. Here is the info on that job below.

LOCAL drivers are home mostly every
day with 1 layover/week. We utilize electric pallet jacks on lift gate trailers and run an average of 1,500-1,900 miles a

On site at customer location: 4900 Frontage Rd. Lakeland, FL

This is the local job you can be put on the waiting list for and be first in line for if you area floater driver.


Local Dedicated Advance Auto Parts/CarQuest Lakeland, FL CDL-A Truck Driver

We are hiring professional CDL-A truck drivers to join our dedicated Advance Auto Parts/ CarQuest division. The operating area will have you going to customer locations in FL and South GA . You will be home daily averaging up to 1,800 miles/week.

Guaranteed a minimum of $1,387/week (You can obviously make more than this, but not less as long as available to work )
• Paid orientation plus, transportation, hotel room and 2 meals per day
 • Veterans encouraged to apply – we recognize military service when determining pay

• Safety bonus paid out two times per year

• Comprehensive benefits: Health, Life, Dental, Vision and 401(k) – plan includes company match
• Pet and passenger programs available on most accounts
• Safety value culture with a CSA score to prove it
• 24/7 support, 365 days a year

•  Hazmat endorsement
• Must be comfortable with night driving
• Valid CDL-A
• DOT qualified
• Must pass a comprehensive drug test
• Satisfactory safety and employment history

Hiring Area50-mile radius of Lakeland, FL
LanesFL and south GA only
MilesAverages up to 1,500 – 1,900 miles/week – 25-30 stops/week
Schedule5-day work with 7 day a week operation 2 days off. Days may be weeknight or weekend depending on
seniority. There will be one layover/week.
Home TimeHome daily with the exception of the one layover/week
We are in the process of switching over 2018 and newer Kenworth’s and Freightliners. We currently
have dry vans 53’ with liftgate. Sometimes there are in a box truck, it can be a 53” trailer with sleeper and
they end up with a layover.
Freight TypeDriver will unload at Car Quest stores using an electric pallet jack
BonusReferral Bonus: $2500.00 – Paid out at $800.00 if referred driver is active upon reaching the 30th day of
hire; a second payment of $800.00 upon reaching 180th days and final payment of $900.00 if still active
after 365th day
Stop pay (All stop excluding Final): $17 for the first 3 stop. 4+ stops pays $22/stop
ParkingOn site at customer location: 4900 Frontage Rd. Lakeland, FL
Requirements6 months of recent OTR experience & Hazmat endorsement. Must be comfortable with driving at night
OtherThe stop will be unattended. Driver will have a route book that will have all information, alarm code,
keys, where to deliver etc.
Starting Pay: Less than 5 years
verifiable experience
$.005 increase every 6 months (Remember you are guaranteed a minimum of $1387 so don’t panic about the mileage pay + you get hourly pay to boot)
Starting Pay: More than 5 years
verifiable experience
$.005 increase every 6 months
Hourly PayLess than 5 years’ experience: $16.74
More than 5 years’ experience: $17.05
Weekly guaranteed pay (gross):$1,387 – Driver must be available for dispatch during the week based on HOS 70
hours otherwise they will not receive the minimum pay
Don’t worry about the mileage pay as we GUARANTEE YOU A MINIMUM amount of Pay per week period regardless of miles you drive.  You are paid mileage and hourly pay so it all adds up nicely.