Montana Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators
Montana Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
If you are looking for the right place to start or continue your truck driving career, it is likely that Montana may have just what you need. The layout of the state means that there are many communities that rely on freight transport for needed items. With a Montana trucking career, you may be able to apply for jobs taking you to other Western states or even to other parts of the country.
In Montana, the licensing process is very thorough. This allows the Montana Motor Vehicle Division to make sure that you can safely and legally navigate the roads of Montana. To get a Class A license, you must take a combination vehicle test. The majority of applicants must also take an air brakes test. Endorsements that require further examination in Montana include hazardous materials (H), doubles/triples (T), and tank (V).
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Owner operator trucking jobs in Montana can often be more advantageous because you are in charge of more of the details - and the pay is generally higher. Once you have your CDL, you can tap into a variety of career opportunities. When you decide to become an owner operator, however, you can often find even more.
When you are an owner operator, you will be in charge of all aspects of your position, including:
- Fuel costs
- Maintenance of truck
- Maintaining a CDL
- Submitting DOT paperwork
- Equipment for truck (including snow tires or chains)
There are more and more opportunities opening up throughout the state that you can take advantage of. This includes general trucking industries, the food and beverage manufacturing industry, petrol and many others. It's important to note, too, that you may need additional endorsements on your license, such as permissions to carry HAZMAT.
To become an owner operator in Montana, you won't need much. The CDL can be obtained easily by taking a course and learning how to drive a large truck. You will then take a written test and a physical driving test in order to obtain the CDL and determine what class you will need based upon what type of truck you will be driving.
With so many opportunities out there, you can get started easily. You just want to compare your opportunities carefully.
Working as an Owner Operator in Montana
Being an owner-operator can be the perfect way to be part of the trucking industry if you want to have control over the future of your career, build professional relationships with local clients, and take on the task of owning a tractor-trailer. In this state, there are many trucking employers that contract jobs and regular routes to owner-operators.
While working in Montana, you may benefit from a strong local economy. The average salary for a Montana truck driver is $41,400 per year (O*Net, 2015). Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates a 17% jump in tractor-trailer driving jobs in Montana.
If you want to find out what your career as an owner-operator might be like, look below at our owner-operator trucking jobs in Montana.