New York Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

New York Owner-Operator Trucking Jobs

New York is a big state and there are a lot of owner-operator jobs throughout it. When you want to be in the state, you need a CDL as well as a commercial truck, equipped with all the features that the industry you're driving in requires.

There are many areas of the state, and as such, you have to be prepared. Throughout the winter, driving in Western New York as well as in upstate, you may require snow tires or chains to get through some of the rough weather. In the summer, you will also need to consider rain and how it may affect your ability to meet deadlines.

Since being an owner-operator involves choosing your industry, you will have to factor in various things, including:

  • Equipment on truck
  • Hours you wish to work
  • Endorsements on your license
  • General experience

When you are an owner-operator, you can earn more than with a traditional trucking job. With more money comes more responsibility. In essence, you're a contractor, so you will be responsible for your own of everything, such as:

  • Fuel costs
  • Truck upkeep
  • DOT records

Owner-Operator Career Opportunities in New York

With the variety of clients and trucking companies that have set up shop in New York, you may know that this is an excellent state for owner-operators. Taking the next step to become an owner-operator can allow you to take a more active role in the future of your career.

New York has experienced expansion in the trucking industry in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue across the state. By the year 2022, O*Net expects a 9% increase in New York truck driving jobs. They report that the average salary for a New York truck driver is $43,400 per year (O*Net, 2015).

Discover the opportunities that being an owner-operator can give you by exploring our New York owner-operator jobs below.

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