Utah Trucking Jobs

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Finding trucking jobs in Utah is simple. You can work in Salt Lake City or some of the smaller cities found throughout the state. It’s possible to work in such industries as general trucking, petrol and oil, food and beverage manufacturing and many others.

Salary and Career Outlook

The salary for trucking jobs in Utah is about $41,280 (Bureau of Labor Statistics.  If you wish to earn more, consider your experience level and the industry that you are driving in.

You will need to take the time to find out what all the opportunities are in the state. Every industry and every opportunity pays a little differently and can affect your overall satisfaction with the job. Compare and contrast the opportunities out there to be sure you know all about what you are getting yourself into.

The career outlook for careers in trucking is high. You will find that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated a 21% growth over the next ten years. By 2020, there will be more trucking positions than ever before, giving you more to choose from as well as more stability. As long as you maintain a clean driving record, you will be able to choose from any and all the positions that are out there.  Utah has a traditionally high proportion of the population employed as professional drivers with over 17,000 drivers employed in the state

Benefits of a Trucking Career

A top benefit to a trucking career is the short amount of time it takes for you to get into it. There are no degrees to obtain before finding job opportunities. You only need a CDL, which can take a matter of weeks to get.

Throughout Utah, you have many opportunities to explore, including working in some of the best cities that are known for their mountain views and ski resorts.

Important Laws and Regulations

There are idling laws in Utah that state you can only idle your truck if you are present inside of it. There are additional laws if you are in Salt Lake City, which allows you to only idle your truck for 15 minutes or less at a time.

Chain laws are in effect within the state as well. Tire chains are only required as posted in severe weather conditions and must have minimum traction. During the period of October 15 through April 15, you are also permitted to have studded tires on your truck.

Driving laws can be strict in Utah. Learn what they are and what the speed limits are so you don’t get a traffic ticket. A ticket can include points and fines, which can cause you to go broke and lose your job if you are not careful.

You will have lots of opportunities throughout the state. It’s important to see all of what Utah has and what driving in the state really means. If you want to be happy in your career, it’s worth taking the extra time to explore a career opportunity before you accept a position with an employer.

Need your CDL License?  View a list of truck driving schools in Utah that offer training.

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