Find OTR Jobs in Alaska

Find OTR Jobs in Alaska

With its large, open landscape and variety of rural communities, Alaska could be the ideal place to begin an over-the-road trucking career. This is because many Alaskan communities and businesses rely on truck drivers for all of their goods and supplies.

Prior to applying for OTR truck driving jobs in Alaska, you must get your CDL from the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles. They require you to be at least 21 years old to earn an interstate license. If you only plan on driving in Alaska, which is possible with OTR truck jobs, you need only be 19 years old.

Drivers who want to drive outside the state will need to familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of international hauling. Crossing international borders adds a whole new layer of paperwork to the already heavy record-keeping required of drivers in the lower 48. There are additional fees, bonding procedures and customs rules to learn and understand. Working with a broker is often the simplest route to take.

No matter where you are in your truck driving career, consider taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the Alaska Trucking Association. They support truck drivers with continuing education and networking opportunities.If you’re a careful and focused driver, this can be a safe and exciting career. The Washington Times tells the story of John Schank, an Alaska-based OTR driver who has driven over-the-road for 37 years with a perfect driving record.

Working at CDL jobs in Alaska may give you a good job outlook. Through 2022, O*Net anticipates a 14% increase in tractor-trailer jobs in Alaska. Tractor-trailer drivers in this state earn an average salary of $52,800 per year, which is over $14,000 more than the national average (O*Net, 2013).

 

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