Ohio Truck Driving Jobs - CDL
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It's no secret that the trucking industry is very important in the Midwest. With major activity in the farming and manufacturing industries, Ohio relies a lot on trucking companies and trained truck drivers. Scroll below to apply for trucking jobs in Ohio today!
Many significant companies are located in Ohio, including Western Express, Tango Transport, and Con-way Truckload. As a truck driver, you may be able to get a number of benefits on top of your regular salary. Some trucking jobs offer a higher pay rate for team drivers or long distance drivers. If you live in an area where truck driving jobs are in high demand, local employers may offer sign-on bonuses for new drivers. If you paid out-of-pocket for your trucking education, trucking jobs in Ohio may reimburse you for your expenses.
There are several different types of CDL jobs to consider as you begin your job search. These are some of the main job types you may come across:
- Local: Does not require any overnight time away from home; keeps you in or near your city
- Dedicated: May be of any length or distance; the same route every time
- Regional: Slightly longer routes than local jobs; may involve spending one to three nights away from home
- Over-the-road: Long trips which often last one to three weeks/li>
Requirements for Truckers in Ohio
You are a new truck driver, an experienced truck driver coming from another state, or an Ohio driver who is ready for a change. No matter which description is right for you, we are confident that you can find a great truck driving job in Ohio.
Since truck driving is the backbone of the economy in most Midwestern states, salaries in this region tend to be close to or higher than national averages. This trend continues in Ohio, where the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver is $39,900 per year (O*Net, 2015). Those at the high end of the pay scale report earning more than $60,600 per year (O*Net, 2015).
If you have never held a CDL or if your CDL is valid in another state, you'll need to make sure that you have an Ohio CDL. At the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you can apply for your license by taking a written test and a skills test. Ohio endorsements, including tank vehicle, passenger, and double/triple trailer, require additional testing.