Indiana Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

Owner Operator Jobs in Indiana

Driving a tractor-trailer in Indiana can give you access to an exciting variety of truck driving jobs, but you aren't limited to just company driving jobs. If your goals include business ownership, becoming an owner-operator in Indiana may be the next logical step in your truck driving career. There are many owner operator jobs in Indiana, with many differences that makes each on unique. You will not only need a commercial driver's license but you will also need a truck that is equipped with a lot of different features.

To find out how being an owner-operator can bump your career up to the next level, take a look at owner-operator job listings in Indiana below.

Some of the top industries in Indiana include:

  • Fuel and oil
  • Food manufacturing
  • Government
  • General trucking

When you want to be an owner operator of a truck, you have to choose the industry you want to be involved in. This will allow you to choose a truck that meets the requirements of that industry. For example, if you want to drive in fuel and oil industries, you need a tanker. If you want to drive in food manufacturing industries, you may need a refrigerated trailer.

The CDL that you obtain may need to coincide with the truck you buy. Class A, B, C, and D commercial licenses are available depending upon specific criteria of your truck, primarily the number of trailers and the overall weight class. You may also need endorsements, such as HAZMAT.

Additionally, when you obtain owner operator jobs in Indiana, you will be the one responsible for everything. Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Fueling costs
  • DOT record compliance
  • Truck maintenance

Indiana, like many other Midwestern states, can be a promising place for aspiring truck drivers. Overall, a 10% increase in job openings is expected throughout the state between 2012 and 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Salaries in Indiana are right in line with those reported on a national level. The average salary for an Indiana truck driver is currently $39,400 per year (O*Net, 2014).

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