Maryland Over The Road Jobs

Driving over-the-road can be a challenging, but rewarding, career move. OTR drivers often spend more time on the road than local drivers, thanks to long routes that take up to two weeks to complete. As an OTR driver in Maryland, your routes may take you throughout New England. More demanding routes may even require you to drive to other parts of the country. If you're interested in becoming an OTR driver and seeing more of the country, you can learn more about this exciting career path here.

Trucking salaries in Maryland tend to be slightly higher than the national average. According to , the average salary for a Maryland tractor-trailer driver is $40,700 per year. If you work for certain companies, you may be able to claim a sign-on bonus.

The job outlook is fairly promising in Maryland. Between 2010 and 2020, expects a 9% increase in truck driver job openings in Maryland. This is slightly slower than the national average growth rate.

This state is home to many significant trucking employers. Many of these companies are in need of OTR drivers. Major trucking employers in Maryland include C.R. England, A & R Transport, Titan Transfer, West Side Transport, and Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Featured Maryland Trucking Jobs
Tons of Regional Lanes and Super Regional Lanes, $1000 Paid Orientation (solo drivers), Safety & Fuel Bonuses, Paid Vacation, 401K & More!
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!
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
$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
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

Before you can begin working as an over-the-road driver and advertising yourself to prospective employers, it's important to get your commercial driver's license. While you may qualify for some OTR jobs with a Class B driver's license, many jobs require drivers to have a Class A license. With a Maryland Class A license, you can transport larger loads and drive a tractor-trailer.

Though the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration does not technically require CDL applicants to complete any training, a training course may be the quickest way to get the knowledge and skills you need. Many of the skills used in an OTR career are taught in trucking training courses. You can learn how to safely navigate new and unfamiliar roads, how to adhere to interstate regulations, and how to keep thorough documentation for your employer.

Once you have completed your practical and classroom courses, you can go to the local office of Motor Vehicle Administration to apply or your commercial driver's license. They will require you to go through a range of tests that examine your ability to drive a truck. Once you pass, you can start your career!