Missouri OTR Jobs
OTR Jobs in Missouri
With its proximity to major shipping hubs and its wide variety of manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies, it’s clear that Missouri is a significant part of the trucking industry in the United States. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in this industry, consider OTR truck driving jobs in Missouri.
If you do not have a CDL, that’s the first step to applying for over-the-road jobs in trucking. All commercial licensing goes through the Missouri Department of Revenue. You must pass a written test before applying to take your skills test. After you pass the on-the-road skills test, you can obtain your driver’s license and start applying for CDL jobs
As you begin this next step in your career, make some time to network with other trucking professionals. Joining the Missouri Trucking Association is an easy way to expand your professional network and become part of the local truck driving community. You may be able to meet up with local leaders—for example, Missouri driver Thomas Miller, who was recently named the TCA Driver of the Year.
Deciding to drive a tractor-trailer and complete over-the-road routes can help you enjoy a positive job outlook. Through 2022, O*Net anticipates a 10% increase in tractor-trailer driving jobs. The average salary for a Missouri tractor-trailer driver is $38,600 per year (O*Net, 2013).
While evaluating different OTR trucking companies, you may find a range of benefits offered to OTR drivers. If you go this route with your career, you may receive benefits like health insurance and life insurance, a higher per-mile pay rate, and bonuses for safe driving.
If you’re ready to find out what OTR truck jobs are available in your area, get started now by checking out our job listings below.