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OTR Jobs in Florida
With major industries like tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture, it should come as no surprise that trucking is a major career field in Florida. Over-the-road drivers, who spend up to three weeks on the road per trip, are a particularly large part of this field. Are you ready to get behind the wheel of your truck and start traveling? Look into OTR truck driving jobs in Florida.
Like other types of truck driving jobs, OTR jobs require a valid commercial driver’s license from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You may wish to earn a Class A or Class B license, depending on what employers near you are looking for. Both may allow you to transport heavy loads across state lines, which is often required in OTR trucking jobs in Florida.
For the owner operator in Florida, there are a number of special considerations that impact driving. Florida has 3,966 miles of intrastate highways, with 109 more miles planned as budgets allow. There are 1,473 total highway miles in the state. Five hundred fifteen miles are on toll roads, including portions of I-75, I-275 and the Florida Turnpike. There are also toll bridges, roads and causeways totaling 142 miles. Florida has the most miles of toll roads of any state in the country.
Luckily the State is working aggressively to expand its system of automatic payment toll booths. The SunPass program allows truckers and other motorists to use a transponder to automatically deduct tolls from an account. With SunPass, it is unnecessary to decrease speed at toll booths. There are also some discounts and rebates on tolls paid through the electronic process.
You can learn more about the trucking industry in Florida while building your own career by joining theFlorida Trucking Association. As a member, take advantage of benefits like training courses, networking events, and legislative advocacy opportunities.
As you start applying for jobs at OTR trucking companies, you may find that this is an excellent time to get involved in Florida’s trucking industry. The Trucker reports that Florida has recently spent lots of money to make I-4 easier to drive. This may help you make the most of your on-the-road time.
Florida has a rapidly-growing need for skilled truck drivers. From 2012 through 2022, O*Net hopes to see a19% increase in tractor-trailer jobs in Florida. Tractor-trailer drivers in Florida enjoy an average salary of $34,400 per year (O*Net, 2013).
Different CDL jobs in Florida may have varying benefits, so keep all your options in mind. Companies may have a variety of bonuses, including sign-on, longevity, and safety bonuses. Weekly pay, 401k contributions, and pet policies may make your OTR job even better.
Jump into Florida’s truck driving industry today. Apply for local OTR jobs below.