Wisconsin Trucking Jobs
Wisconsin is a major agricultural and food processing state. It is perhaps best known for its production of cheese, but it is a significant producer of other dairy products like milk and butter, as well. Wisconsin is also home to several sectors of the manufacturing industry, with special focus on transportation and capital equipment. It is also known for its production of paper products and other consumer goods.
All of these outputs require transportation all over the country. As a result, the trucking industry is thriving in Wisconsin, and now can be an excellent time to consider a move into this stable and reliable career. Go ahead and use our listings to start applying today!
Find Your Wisconsin Trucking Job
What kinds of truck driving jobs are in Wisconsin? Every kind! From local, dedicated routes that keep you close to home, to Over The Road (OTR) long hauls that take you to the far corners of the country, and everything in between, you can find it here! If you wish to stay close to home, local driving jobs enable you to get home most every day and often provide you with the same route each week.
Regional drives take you to neighboring states, but you still stay within the basic geographical area, so you get home most days. If you are looking for something different, OTR jobs will take you to places you’ve likely never seen before. You’ll experience different climates, different topography, and different people and cultures. You’ll even get to eat different foods. These jobs are great for someone who is adventurous. With OTR jobs, you’ll be on the road for several weeks at a time, with stopovers at home in between deliveries.
Requirements for Truck Driving in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation handles the issuance of driver’s licenses and permits of every kind within the state. You must be 18 years old to qualify, or 21 if you wish to drive interstate or carry passengers. You will need to prove your identity, legal residence, and standing to be in the United States, as well as show a valid social security card. You will have to furnish a Medical Examiner’s Form, and take knowledge and vision tests.
When you have fulfilled these requirements you will be issued a learner’s permit which you can use to practice driving the class of vehicle for which you are applying for a license, as long as a licensed CDL holder accompanies you. When you are ready, you will make an appointment for your skills test as well as for tests for any endorsements you are seeking to your license. After passing the skills test, you will be issued your CDL.
It can be very helpful to get ready for your CDL by enrolling in a professional commercial driving school, of which there are several, located throughout the state.
Networking Can Help Your Trucking Career
As a driver, you can further your own career and the industry as a whole by joining the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Joining this group gives you access to legislative information, tracking events, networking opportunities, and updates on the industry.
Benefits of a Truck Driving Career in Wisconsin
No matter what type of truck driving experience you have or which type of license you have, it is likely that you can find a great opportunity for you in Wisconsin. Trucking is one of the most significant and established industries in the state, so it is definitely worth checking out companies and job openings in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin truck drivers may earn many different salaries throughout their careers, which may be helpful to you as you gain experience. Overall, the statewide average for a tractor-trailer driver is $39,000 per year (O*Net, 2015).
By far, Wisconsin companies ship the largest loads to other parts of Wisconsin. However, a variety of other states top out Wisconsin's list of trucking destinations, including Illinois, Michigan, California, and Minnesota (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2015). Products commonly shipped in and out of Wisconsin include prepared food items, gravel, mineral products, natural sands, and animal feed.
Use our listings below or to the right to apply for open positions today!
If you need your CDL license, take a look at our truck driving schools in Wisconsin to find a school near you.