Kentucky Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

Owner Operator Jobs in Kentucky


Kentucky is often regarded as an excellent state for truck drivers, both company drivers and owner-operators. Because this state has so many trucking companies and potential clients for owner operators, you may be ready to make the move to becoming an owner-operator in Kentucky.

If you want to see how you can use your owner-operator license in Kentucky, we can help. Check out our list of Kentucky owner-operator jobs below and start applying now.

Throughout Kentucky and the other states that you will drive into, you may encounter bad driving conditions, especially in the winter. You will likely need snow tires and/or snow chains for your truck to get into specific areas. If you don't have this equipment, you will have to find alternate routes, which may affect driving and delivery time.

With the owner operator jobs in Kentucky, you will need to handle a lot of responsibilities on your own. These include:

  • DOT records
  • Truck maintenance
  • Fuel costs

With more responsibilities may also come higher earnings. Steady growth in this trucking industry means that you may be able to enjoy regular work and new clients as an owner-operator. O*Net has predicted an 8% jump in trucking jobs through 2022. Furthermore, salaries in the state are on par with the national average. On average, Kentucky drivers earn $38,000 per year (O*Net, 2014).

There are many industries in Kentucky that need drivers. You may find yourself working in:

  • Landscaping
  • Forestry
  • Fuel and oil
  • Food manufacturing
  • General trucking

More Kentucky trucking companies are getting away from managing their own fleets and hiring owner operators. This can be good news for you, and may help you to stay employed year-round.

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