Maryland Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Owner Operator Jobs in Maryland
The trucking community of Maryland is closely interlinked with the trucking industry of the rest of New England. When you establish yourself as an owner-operator in Maryland, you can land trucking jobs that take you to other New England states or other parts of the country.
Owner-operators are a big part of many companies' success in Maryland. Find out how you can become part of this by applying for owner-operator jobs in Maryland below.
When driving in the state of Maryland, it is important to be aware of the following information:
There are strict distracted driving laws that prevent texting and prolonged cell phone use while driving. If a truck driver must use a cellphone, it can only be used in case of an emergency or it must be restricted to initiating or terminating a call.
When approaching a non-moving emergency vehicle stopped or parked on the side of the road, the driver must move to the next available lane, if possible.
If a truck is running but not in motion (idling), unless it is stuck in traffic or needs to idle for safety purposes, the vehicle must be turned off within 5 minutes of idling. This action conserves fuel and protects the environment.
Truck drivers are asked to report any suspicious activity that they may see near a structure, overpass, or bridge.
As the shipping industry grows throughout Maryland, the amount of truck driving jobs in the state is increasing as well. This is expected to lead to approximately 370 new jobs per year in Maryland through 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Most truck drivers in Maryland earn between $26,600 per year and $60,300 per year, with a statewide average of $41,400 per year (O*Net, 2014).