Massachusetts Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Massachusetts Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
You can find many owner operator trucking jobs in Massachusetts after you buy your own truck and have a CDL. Throughout MA, you may be able to work in many industries, which includes food manufacturing, natural resources and logging, fuel and oil and even the government.
Expanding your truck driving career to become an owner-operator can help you explore some of the many employment opportunities offered by Massachusetts employers. As an owner-operator, you may have the freedom to choose the truck that suits your needs and plan out your own route schedule.
Find out how you can use your truck by applying for owner-operator trucking jobs in Massachusetts below.
Due to the colder winters, you may experience snow in certain areas, which will require snow tires. In the mountainous regions, you may also need chains depending upon where you are going and what the conditions of the roads are. Many trucking jobs require you to leave the state, too, which means you may need to be a licensed interstate driver. To driver interstate, you will need to be at least 21 years old.
As the trucking industry of Massachusetts grows, so does the need for good drivers. Drivers are retiring at an alarming rate, and there arenâ€™t enough new drivers to take their places. Through 2022, O*Net predicts an 11% increase in Massachusetts driving jobs. Massachusetts truck drivers report a median salary of $45,500 per year, which is $6,000 higher than the national average (O*Net, 2014).
You may have the potential to earn even more when you consider the industry, the company and some of the other factors that affect pay:
- Hours worked
- Availability to drive interstate
- Truck features
- License endorsements
The more of everything you have, the easier it will be to increase your earnings. Remember, too, that you will be responsible for more as an owner operator. This means having to do your own truck maintenance, handle fuel costs and even manage your DOT records, which is required by the state of Massachusetts.
You will have many opportunities to drive interstate, especially because of where Massachusetts is situated. It will not be uncommon for you to be asked to drive as far north as Maine and even as far south as Florida - Â as well as west to the other side of the country.
When you choose your industry, you will be able to figure out what aspects you will need regarding your truck. You may need a refrigerated or flatbed trailer or need additional features, such as a larger cabin to give you sleeping quarters for longer trips.
Check out the companies below to learn more about owner operator trucking jobs in Massachusetts today.