Idaho Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Owner Operator Jobs in Idaho
It does not matter if this is your first venture into the trucking industry, if you have years of experience behind you, or if you are coming from a business background - becoming an owner-operator may be the way to get the trucking career you want. Idaho is home to a number of companies that contract work out to owner-operators.
This can be an exciting way to take your career further, so find out more about local opportunities now by applying for Idaho owner-operator jobs below.
In terms of your license itself and your truck, you may need specific endorsements or features. The endorsements can include tanker or HAZMAT specifications, just to name a few. Determine the industry you want to work in before you make large equipment purchases.
Working as an owner-operator in Idaho allows you to benefit from the state's job outlook. Job openings are expected to increase 14% through 2022 O*Net, 2012. The average salary for a truck driver in Idaho is $35,900 per year (O*Net, 2014).
More companies are switching to contracting out owner operator jobs in Idaho than hiring drivers for their own fleet because it is more affordable. They can eliminate their own fleet, saving thousands of dollars in transportation every year. You benefit because you make more and get to be your own boss.
By becoming your own boss, remember that you have more responsibilities. These include such things as:
Maintaining DOT records
Performing all truck maintenance
Fueling the truck
The more you do, the more you can earn. Reach out to the companies below to learn more.