Find Top OTR Jobs in Kansas

OTR Jobs in Kansas

Whether youre new to the truck driving industry or youve got thousands of miles behind you, you may be considering a career in over-the-road driving. OTR drivers log many miles on trips lasting up to three weeks each. Over-the-road trucking jobs in Kansas may take you to other Midwestern states or even other regions of the country.

Before you can legally drive for OTR trucking companies, you must get your CDL from the Kansas Department of Revenue. After getting confident behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, you can take your written test and your skills test to get your commercial drivers license.

As you explore jobs in trucking in Kansas, you may find that the trucking industry is growing. The Trucker indicates that Kansas officials are considering the development of a new freight hub, making Kansas an important stop on interstate routes. Joining a group like the Kansas Motor Carriers Association may give you access to updates on this and other projects that may influence your career.

 Trucking Jobs In Kansas

Whether you want to use your truck driving experience to advance your career in Kansas, start exploring what the Kansas trucking industry is all about, or take the first step to a career in this field, Kansas can be an excellent place for new and experienced drivers. Drivers in this state often transport goods all over the Midwest, and in some cases, are even responsible for cross-country routes.

If you have previously worked as a trucker in the Midwest, you may find that salaries in Kansas are very close to what you are used to. The average salary for a Kansas tractor-trailer driver is $38,800 per year (O*Net, 2015).

Getting involved in the local trucking community can be an excellent way to make the most of your opportunities, get discounts on insurance and other services, and attend important training events. The Kansas Motor Carriers Association is the largest trucking association in Kansas, accepting local, regional, and OTR drivers.

Delving into the transportation industry of Kansas can give you a little bit of insight as to what you should expect as a truck driver. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that most Kansas shipments are intrastate, but they also note that Kansas often ships to Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and California.

Kansas drivers transport all sorts of items. Some of the biggest shipments in Kansas are of natural sands, cereal grains, gravel, and mineral products.

If youd like to learn more about truck driving jobs in Kansas, contact the employers listed below now.

 

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