Georgia Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Georgia Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
As the truck driving industry of Georgia grows more quickly than the amount of new truck drivers, many trucking companies are turning to owner-operators who are willing to take on a variety of routes and use their own trucks. Georgia is the place to get started if you want to have your own business as an owner-operator.
If you are ready to take this step in your career, scroll down right now and apply for our featured owner-operator jobs in Georgia.
Predicted job and industry growth in Georgia slightly outpaces the national average. In fact, O*Net believes that the expected 14% increase in job openings may lead to more than 1500 open jobs per year through 2022. The average salary for a Georgia truck driver is $39,300 per year (O*Net, 2014).
- Extended cab
- Extended trailer
- Refrigerated trailer
All of these features will have to be considered so you can transport what the client needs you to transport. If you don't have the right truck, you may miss out on a variety of different opportunities.
You may also need various endorsements on your license. This includes HAZMAT and heavier loads. If you don't have these endorsements, companies will look to hire owner operators that do in order to avoid fines and such from the state.
Georgia has some cold winters and some mountainous terrain. Depending on the road conditions, you may require snow tires to access certain routes when the snow and ice get to be too much. If you don't have this equipment, you may not be able to make deliveries in time.
Being an owner operator can be advantageous, but you have to consider all aspects of your truck and license first.