Indiana Owner Operator Jobs

If you want to become a truck driver and enjoy the freedom of business ownership, it's time to look into becoming an owner-operator. This can put your trucking skills and your business knowledge to good use, as you must drive safely while managing all the aspects of your own business. In addition, owner-operators in Indiana must own their own trucks. Whether you're a current truck driver that wants to take your career to the next level or a prospective truck driver that's looking into business options, learn more about this opportunity.

Salaries for owner-operators vary widely in Indiana. Your salary largely depends on how well you market your skills, how many clients you retain, and how many miles and hours you're willing to put in each week. Generally, the harder you work early on, the greater your salary potential can be later in your career. As a result, you may want to plan on working nights and weekends while you're a new business owner. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver in Indiana is $41,850 per year.

Indiana owner-operators may benefit from a very good job outlook (O*Net, 2013). O*Net expects the demand for drivers to increase by 21% between 2010 and 2020. This may reflect a greater need for reliable trucking companies.

Featured Indiana Trucking Jobs
$3000 Sign on bonus, INCREASED PAY PER MILE, No set limits on home time, driver determines when and where home time is taken, Christmas and Thanksgiving home time is guaranteed unless driver doesn't want, 2016 or newer Kenworth equipment, 401K with 6% match pretax
Tons of Regional Lanes and Super Regional Lanes, $1000 Paid Orientation (solo drivers), Safety & Fuel Bonuses, Paid Vacation, 401K & More!
Company Paid Life Insurance, 2,500 - 3,000 average miles per week, Sign-and-drive Lease Purchase options
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
Guaranteed home time: one day off for every week out, 99% no-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight, NEW Pay Increase for ALL Company Drivers!
Earn up to $1200 Weekly - Solo, Earn up to $2800 Weekly - Team, Solo Drivers $.45 per mile, Team Drivers $.54 per mile (split evenly), Flexible Home Time, Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Industry Leader for Driver Pay, Heartland Express will Get you Home on a Regular Basis, Orientation Pay, Short Haul Pay, We’re doubling our pay for Refresher Training
Industry Leading Pay, Frequent Home Time; daily, weekly or biweekly with most jobs, Affordable Benefit Options, Variety of Driving Jobs Available; local, regional and over-the-road
Industry Leading Pay, Company Matched 401K, Affordable Benefit Packages, Local, Regional and Over-the-road Driving Jobs Available
Guaranteed $1,125 a week, $.45 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2012 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
$5000 Orientation Completion Bonus!, Life Insurance, Disability and 401k - Plus Company Match , Paid Vacation, Family Owned, Driver Focused , Heath, Dental, and Vision Insurance, In Cab Internet Access
Competitive Wages, CPM based on experience, Average 6000 miles per week, Team Drivers
Be a Name, Not a Number! Join a family company and receive high pay, great miles & home time, and the respect & recognition you deserve!
Sign-on Bonus, Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
Weekly Pay, 401K Plan, Drivers Average 2500-2750 miles per week
Weekend home time, Average earnings of $62,000 with top performers making $80,000 and up, Performance-based pay package, Late model Peterbilt trucks with driver’s name on the door, Over-the-road driving opportunities for experienced drivers and students, We can assist with CDL training choices, No previous driving experience required
Most Positions Home Every Night, Solo Truckloads, Dedicated Contracts, Team Opportunities, Locally-based Opportunities

You need a commercial driver's license if you do not yet have one. You may be able to attend a Class A or Class B driver education program. However, getting a Class A license may be more beneficial to your career. Those who get Class A licenses can drive larger trucks and transport heavier loads; both of these things may help you get a wider range of clients. Though the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles does not require the completion of a truck driving program, you likely need the experience and business background such a course can provide. You can typically plan on completing your Class A training in about six weeks.

After you finish your training, you can go to your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and apply for your license. This process can be demanding, as it requires you to pass a written test and a rigorous skills exam. Once you have your license, you are halfway to becoming an owner-operator.

The state of Indiana requires you to license your business. This includes selecting a business structure and registering your business with the IRS.