A variety of CDL trucking jobs in Missouri are out there. What job fits your personality? Regardless of what you want to do behind the wheel, there is an employer out there looking for someone like you.

If you’re ready to meet your next employer, search our up-to-date listings of driver positions in your area. Our goal is to help you connect with employers who value your skills and want you to be an important part of their success. Use our application process to apply to as many jobs as you want!

Benefits of a Trucking Career

When you take advantage of trucking jobs, you get to explore the many benefits. For example, you will be able to work a schedule that is conducive to your lifestyle. You may want to work nights and stay on the road for extended periods of time. You may also want to work days and be able to stay local to see your family. No matter what schedule you want, you will be able to find it with the different opportunities that exist.

There are many jobs – and many more jobs each and every year. The The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that there will be a 21 percent growth taking place over the next ten years. This leads to more stability within your career as well as more employers and industries to choose from when you are conducting a job search.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also estimates that the average trucker’s salary in Missouri is $39,180. This is a high salary, especially when you take into consideration that you don’t need a bachelor’s degree to achieve it. You may also be able to earn more with more CDL endorsements, more experience and the ability and desire to work more hours on the road.

Another benefit to working as a trucker is that you won’t be at a desk. There will never be a computer for you to sit in front of for hours on end. For the most part, you will be behind the wheel of a truck. Depending upon the details of your job, you may also be doing loading and unloading, routing and dispatching, which can lead to more earning opportunities for you as well.

Laws and Regulations in Missouri

Various laws and regulations are in place for you to follow. This includes the traffic laws to avoid points (and thus license suspension) as well as various other laws.

Federal regulations include those from the Department of Transportation (DOT). You will need to submit monthly reports to show you are not working more than 70 hours in a work week and not driving more than 14 hours in a single sitting. To make reporting easier, you may also have an on-board recording device.

In the winter time, there will be times when you will need to drive on roads with ice and snow. From November 2 to March 31, you will be permitted to use studded tires on your truck. The law does not say whether you have to use rubber or metal ones, which means you will be able to use the ones that provide you with the most traction.

Other laws involve what is on your CDL to state what you can drive. These are called endorsements. You will need them for air brakes, hazardous materials and to drive tankers, amongst other things.

Ready to join a trucking company that needs drivers with your skills? Start searching our listings of jobs in your area to learn your options!

CDL Requirements in Missouri

When you head to the DMV for your CDL, you will need to meet a variety of requirements. This includes such things as:

  • Being a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Show driver’s license
  • Show social security card
  • Show birth certificate

You will also need to pass the following exams:

  • Vision
  • Driving
  • Written
  • Missouri has many opportunities available to you. Once you have your CDL, you can tap into a majority of them and find one that is right for you.

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