California Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

California Owner Operator Trucking Jobs


There are a variety of owner operator jobs in California. As a truck driver, you will need a commercial license and maintain a clean driving record. When you own your own truck, you can tap into more opportunities. However, there are some things to consider as well.

Depending on where you are located in California, you may have to think about how the weather will affect you. If you are in the northern part of the state, you will want to invest in snow chains or special snow tires for the wintertime. Particularly up in the mountainous terrain, the snow and ice can slow you down if you aren't prepared for it.

To discover what opportunities await you in California, take a look below at owner-operator job listings in California. O*Net sees positive things coming for the trucking community of California. By their projections, job openings in this field should swell 16% through 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Furthermore, you may find that salaries in this region are slightly higher than those reported in other parts of the country. The average salary for a California truck driver, according to O*Net (2014), is $41,400 per year.

  • Heavier loads
  • HAZMAT
  • Tanker

If you have these endorsements, you may be able to tap into more clients that will bring in more earning possibilities. You may also want to think about adding different features to your truck, such as:

  • Refrigeration
  • Tie downs
  • Additional trailer

The more you can transport and the more unique items you can transport, the more you can earn. Not all truckers have the same rigs, therefore you have to consider how you can offer something unique to all of the different companies out there.

Many owner operator jobs in California are out there. Depending on your truck, your license and your schedule, you can access many of the opportunities for you to be a successful truck driver in the state.

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