Iowa Over The Road Jobs

Are you ready to attend a truck driving school, get your trucking license, and begin a rewarding career? If so, look into becoming an over-the-road driver. Over-the-road drivers, as opposed to local drivers, may drive longer distances or even drive to other states. Depending on which company you work for, you may spend up to two weeks away from home per trip. If you start this career in Iowa, you may drive to nearby states like Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The demand for truck drivers in Iowa is extremely high. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects job openings for tractor-trailer drivers to increase by 19%. On average, this growth may lead to over 1,600 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010). Many of these jobs are over-the-road jobs, since companies may have difficulty finding drivers that are willing to drive interstate.

The average trucking salary in Iowa is very close to the national average. In 2013, O*Net claims that the average Iowa truck driver earned $40,000 per year. They report salaries ranging from $25,100 to $58,300 per year (O*Net, 2013).

There are quite a few trucking companies in Iowa. They include local companies and nationwide companies. Some of the most prominent trucking employers in this state are C.R. England, West Side Transport, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, and TMC Transportation.

Featured Iowa Trucking Jobs
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 $1,250 a week, $.50 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
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

While some drivers may get a truck driving job first and then get trucking training from their employer, this may not be the best option if you want to have a selection of job choices and opportunities. Instead, you may wish to find a local truck driving program at a community college or trucking school. Many employers require a Class A driver's license, which requires about six to eight weeks of education. With this type of license, you may have fewer restrictions in what type of truck you drive and what loads you deliver.

All licensure of truck drivers in Iowa goes through the Iowa Department of Transportation. You must go to the DoT to apply for your license. Once your application is approved, you can take the written exam. This written exam can test your knowledge of driving laws, interstate transport, and documenting the miles you have driven. Then you must take a driving exam, which looks at how well you safely drive a vehicle, load and unload a vehicle, and inspect a vehicle.