OTR Jobs in Michigan

OTR Jobs in Michigan

The field of over-the-road trucking is definitely exciting, whether youre coming from a background of local trucking or beginning an entirely new career in this industry. As a driver in the Upper Peninsula or Lower Peninsula, you can transport goods over state lines and help meet the needs of states in your area or neighboring regions.

 

The path to OTR truck driving jobs in Michigan begins with a commercial driver’s license. The licensing process begins with a written test that looks at your knowledge of Michigan driving laws. Once you pass that, you can take your skills exam and get your Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL. This gives you the freedom to apply for CDL jobs all over Michigan.

 

Getting set up with the local trucking community is just as important as applying for jobs in trucking. The Michigan Trucking Association serves truck drivers with safety products, training opportunities, and legislative updates. You may learn about major construction in the state and learn how to work around it.

 

In Michigan, salaries for trucking jobs tend to be in line with nationally-reported wages. Per < O*Net, the average salary for a Michigan tractor-trailer driver is $37,500 per year.

 

In addition to looking at wages and routes while evaluating OTR trucking jobs in Michigan, be sure to look at the benefits that each company offers. You may want to look for health insurance and life insurance, particularly if you have a family. Earning potential is also important, so find out about potential bonuses and salary raises. You may wish to ask about the miles you can get as a full-time OTR driver.

 

 

If youre ready to start an OTR career, take the first step now by applying for local job listings below.

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