Find OTR Jobs in Mississippi
OTR Jobs in Mississippi
The truck driving industry in Mississippi relies on drivers that are willing to drive a variety of routes, from local routes in Mississippi cities to regional jobs and cross-country over-the-road jobs. If you’re ready to see more of the country from behind the wheel of your truck, learn more about OTR truck driving jobs in Mississippi.
As is the case with other commercial driving jobs in Mississippi, you must have a CDL to begin an OTR job. This process goes through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, which administers driving tests and provides commercial driver’s licenses.
Make time to network and become part of your local trucking community while you apply for truck jobs. The Mississippi Trucking Association is an excellent networking resource for truck drivers, providing training classes and information on changes in the industry. This may help you get connected with movers and shakers in your industry; for example, the recently elected president of this group has 31 years of experience as a fleet manager.
There may be numerous trucking jobs in Mississippi when you begin your career, as O*Net anticipates an 8% increase in tractor-trailer jobs through 2022. The average salary for a tractor-trailer driver is $35,900 per year (O*Net, 2013).
Exploring the benefits offered by various trucking companies can make it easier to find out which job is best for you. As companies try to hire and retain skilled drivers, sign-on bonuses are becoming fairly common, as are retention bonuses. Annual raises may be an option, particularly if you drive long hauls or prove your dedication to driving safety. Insurance is often an option, including health, dental, and life insurance.
Get started in Mississippi’s booming trucking industry today! Check out local job listings below.