Pennsylvania Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

Owner-Operator Trucking Jobs in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a number of metropolitan cities to drive through, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. When you consider owner-operator trucking jobs in Pennsylvania, it's important to know what you're getting yourself into.

You will be responsible for more as an owner-operator but it also gives you more earning opportunities. DOT records, truck maintenance, dispatching, routing and a variety of other things will be required of you throughout the month.

If you drive in Philadelphia, you must also be aware of the anti-idling laws in the city. If you idle your truck more than two minutes at a time, you can be fined significantly. Other laws to be on the lookout for include traffic violations. There is a PENNDOT program that will begin to take effect when you reach 6 point on your license, which starts with a written notice and works up to license suspension and revocation.

Top industries to consider in Pennsylvania include:

  • Local government
  • General trucking
  • Forestry
  • Food manufacturing

Every industry has pros as well as cons to look into. Be aware of what each has to offer so that you get involved in an industry that fits your lifestyle, allowing you to enjoy a career long-term.

Owner-Operator Trucking Jobs in Pennsylvania

One of the benefits of working in the trucking industry is the strength of the trucking community. Even as an owner-operator in Pennsylvania, you can become part of the large trucking community in this state, which includes over 75,000 drivers. This may help you get as much as possible from your trucking career as you get established in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's trucking industry is growing at a very fast rate. In the decade between 2012 and 2022, O*Net has anticipated a 16% increase in jobs, which averages out to 2400 new jobs per year. The average salary for a truck driver in Pennsylvania is $41,400 per year (O*Net, 2015).

With your own truck and CDL, you may qualify for a number of owner-operator job openings. Take a look at Pennsylvania owner-operator jobs below to take the next step.

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