Mississippi Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Mississippi Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
Mississippi fills a significant need in the trucking industry of the southern United States. Truckers in this state may strengthen many local industries through their work, including tourism, manufacturing, and fishing. When you decide to become an owner-operator, you can select jobs and industries that fit your long-term goals.
Get your owner-operator career moving in Mississippi. You can start applying for jobs by checking out our owner-operator jobs in Mississippi below.
It is clear that trucking is a growing industry in Mississippi when you look at employment statistics. Currently, there are over 22,500 truck drivers in Mississippi O*Net, 2012.
Job openings are expected to increase 8% by the year 2022 (O*Net, 2012). Across the pay scale, salaries in Mississippi are similar to national averages. Mississippi truck drivers earn an average salary of $36,700 per year (O*Net, 2014).
As an owner operator, there are also factors you may wish to consider when purchasing a truck, including refrigeration capabilities, load capacity and trailers. All of these will play a role in your ability to contract with more industries and more companies. When you are more flexible in terms of what you carry, it can help you obtain more work and earn higher earnings.
As an owner operator in Mississippi, you will still be required to follow DOT regulations. This means you will have to track the number of hours you drive per day and per week to ensure you do not exceed state regulations.
Throughout the state, you have opportunities to work in general trucking, hazmat, food manufacturing and much more. Contact the Mississippi trucking companies below to learn more about your opportunities.