Nebraska Truck Driving Jobs
Nebraska, like many other Midwestern states, has a severe shortage of truck drivers. This shortage is affecting the entire state, since Nebraska has the highest number of interstate trucking companies per capita (The Grand Island Independent, 2016).
Common Requirements and Career Outlook for Truckers in Nebraska
• May first obtain Commercial Learner’s Permit and gain experience, then apply for CDL (Driver Licensing Services Division)
• Endorsements: Hazardous materials, tank vehicles, passenger transportation, doubles/triples, and combination tank/hazardous materials
• Average heavy/tractor-trailer driving salary: $41,700 (<a href=“” target=“_blank”>O*Net</A>, 2016)
• Average light/delivery driving salary: $27,000 (O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for heavy truck drivers through 2022: 17% (O*Net, 2016)
• Anticipated job growth for light truck drivers through 2022: 5% (O*Net, 2016)
With your CDL, you can begin or further your career. Compare Nebraska truck driving jobs below.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to jump into the trucking industry and make a career for yourself, now is the time to act. This industry is growing all over the country, which means that the nation as a whole relies more on Midwestern states like Nebraska. Nebraska companies, listed below, are struggling to fill all of their open positions.
No matter which type of job you’re interested in, you may be able to find a Nebraska company that suits you. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics notes that the main export states for Nebraska are Washington, Colorado, and California. However, the state also has closer trade partners like Iowa and Kansas. Cereal grains, gravel, and animal feed are just some of the goods that are sent out of Nebraska by the truckload.
Meeting other drivers and company owners can help you become involved in the truck driving community. You may wish to attend networking and training events put on by groups like the Nebraska Trucking Association.