Arizona Owner Operator Jobs
The State of Arizona has many opportunities for someone who was looking into Owner Operator trucking jobs due to its proximity to Southern California and Mexico. Freight moving to and from the ports in and around Los Angeles provides ample freight, in many cases there are loads going all the way to the east coast, which pay accordingly.
Between Southern California and Arizona there are three major freeways, Interstate 8 from Yuma to San Diego, Interstate 10 connects Los Angeles, with Phoenix, and depending on traffic its 370 miles that can be driven in 7 hours. Owner Operators living in the Phoenix area are passing through their home area on a regular basis.
I-10 continues east through downtown Phoenix, through Tucson, and finally ends the border of south west New Mexico. Any freight heading to Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, all goes across Arizona on the I-10. The Department of Transportation operates full time Port of Entry facilities on the inbound sides of I-10 at both the east and west borders of the State. Truck stops are scattered approximately every 50 miles along the way along with many rest areas as well.
There are some major truck stops along I-10 in the Phoenix area that can accommodate overnight parking of tractor trailer rigs, but most of these fill up quickly and they’re not suited to leaving a truck for extended home time. Parking spaces are available at a handful of privately owned locations, which provide secured, long-term parking, for a monthly lease. Most also can provide recommendations and referrals for local mechanics, who can help keep their customers vehicles in top shape.
Phoenix is also connected with Flagstaff, AZ, via Interstate 17, a 146 mile stretch of freeway that also has an elevation change of nearly 6000 feet from end to end. From Flagstaff Interstate 40 goes west to California, and east to New Mexico. Freight destined for New York, Chicago, Detroit, etc, all goes across I-40 into New Mexico. Like I-10, I-40 has several truck stops along the way, but in the winter months can be much more likely to experience snow and or freezing rain conditions.
Tucson, AZ, located 114 miles east of Phoenix on the I-10, is a gateway to freight coming from Mexico as well. Interstate 19 runs south from Tucson 63 miles to Nogales, and many brokers who typically are shipping fresh produce and other food items across the border destined to places all over the country. Below you'll find many jobs, not just in Phoenix but across the entire state of Arizona. If you're ready to take control of your trucking career in Arizona, look through our listings below.