Find OTR Jobs in Maine

OTR Jobs in Maine

If youve been following the trucking industry in Maine, you likely know how big of a role over-the-role truckers play in this field. Whether you want to transport goods throughout New England or explore other parts of the country, OTR jobs in trucking may be a good move for you.

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles oversees the licensure of commercial drivers in this state. You must pass a written test and a skills test before getting a CDL that allows you to navigate trucks to other states.

Those with OTR truck driving jobs in Maine may work alone much of the time, so its important to take networking opportunities where you can. The Maine Motor Transport Association allows you to meet up with other trucking professionals, explore trucking legislation, and make the most of opportunities that come your way. This is particularly important as shipments in Maine continue to increase.

Working As a Truck Driver in Maine

 Maine is home to some of the biggest trucking companies in New England, including those with a national presence, often owned by the same New England families for generations. Securing a Maine trucking job can put you in a great position to drive familiar routes all over the region or explore the country from the front seat of your truck.

You may find that your salary varies, depending on whether you have a Class B or Class A license, which hauls you are available for, and how much experience you have. Across Maine, the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver is $35,700 per year (O*Net, 2015). In many cases, taking on OTR jobs or using endorsements to expand your job tasks can help you boost your income potential.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics notes that Maine has strong shipping connections with a variety of states, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Vermont. Some of the items that Maine truckers transport include fuel oils, paper products, petroleum products, gasoline, wood products, and scrap.

Throughout Maine and the entire region of New England, there are trucking associations and organizations that can help you take your career to the next level. One of the first groups you can look into is the Maine Motor Transport Association. The goals of this organization are to make the world safer for all drivers, keep drivers up-to-date on standards and laws, and represent the trucking industry.

Take some time to contact the trucking companies below to learn more about getting a truck driving job in Maine.

 

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