Wisconsin Trucking Jobs - Owner Operators

Owner Operator Trucking Jobs in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known for being the home of Green Bay and all things dairy, but there are many industries in the state - many of which need truckers. As a result, you can find a number of owner operator trucking jobs in Wisconsin.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates annual earnings to be $40,500 in the state. If you wish to impact this number, you have to look at such things as:

  • Industry
  • Experience
  • CDL endorsements

As an owner operator, you will be responsible for maintaining your own DOT records, performing your own truck maintenance and doing all your own routing and dispatching. By taking on these responsibilities, however, you can increase your earnings significantly.
The BLS claims that there will be 21% more jobs in the country in ten years for trucking than there are today. This 21% increase makes trucking one of the fastest growing careers, which can be beneficial to you because it means job security.

While working as a truck driver in Wisconsin, you may have noticed just how diverse the transportation industry in this state can be. Clients from all different industries and parts of the state make up the trucking field’s client base. If you want to explore more of what the industry has to offer, consider purchasing your own truck and becoming an owner-operator. You may have plenty of options to choose from when you become an owner-operator. Find out now by checking out our list of owner-operator jobs in Wisconsin. Owner-operators in Wisconsin may enjoy a solid income potential. In Wisconsin, the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver is $39,000 per year (O*Net, 2015). Between 2012 and 2022, there may be over 1000 new job openings per year in the truck driving industry (O*Net, 2015).

Some of the laws you need to be aware of in Wisconsin refer to what you need to know in the wintertime. You will deal with snow and ice. In road conditions where you can skid, you will need to equip your truck with snow tires. If you drive interstate, you will also need to know what the rules are in the other states you visit, such as neighboring Michigan.
While there are no idling laws in the state, you will have to maintain very few points on your license to avoid suspension. Most moving violations result in between two and six points. You will have the opportunity to reduce your points by three if you choose to take a driving improvement course. Only one reduction is permitted in a 5-year period. Further, if you get 12 points within a 12 month period, it will result in suspension of your CDL.
You will need to compare your options in the state for owner operator trucking jobs. Each industry has advantages and disadvantages that you will need to consider in order to be happy.

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