Connecticut Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

For many Connecticut truck drivers, becoming an owner-operator is the perfect way to earn more money, have more control over your schedule, and choose which New England routes you want to drive. While working in this role, you may contract with a variety of companies to meet your mileage needs and serve their customers.

You can find out which local trucking employers are in need of owner-operators by checking out our list of owner-operator jobs in Connecticut.

The future of the trucking industry in Connecticut is a similar to what is expected throughout New England. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net reports an expected 10% jump in job openings, which is expected to create over 300 new jobs per year. The benefit of becoming an owner-operator is the possibility of increased earning potential. The average salary for a Connecticut truck driver is $45,300 per year (O*Net, 2014).

Some endorsements you may want to consider for your commercial driver's license include:

  • Hazmat
  • Tanker
  • Passenger

The more endorsements you have, the more opportunities you can take advantage of with owner operator jobs in Connecticut. These additional endorsements will require passing further knowledge tests at the DMV. Each endorsement is an additional fee as well as an additional test.

As the owner operator, you will also be responsible for maintaining your own DOT records to submit to the state. The DOT dictates the hours you can work consecutively as well as within a seven day period. If you fail to comply with these laws, you could face fines as well as license suspension.

There are many opportunities for you to tap into, so you simply have to ensure your vehicle and your license are up for the challenge of what companies expect.

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