Massachusetts Owner Operator Jobs

Have you ever considered using your trucking skills to become a business owner in Massachusetts? Owner-operators play a major role in the trucking industry of Massachusetts, helping shipping companies and manufacturers with interstate transportation. If you're ready for the challenges that come with running a business, owning and maintaining a tractor-trailer, and still spending long stretches of time on the road, you may want to look into the opportunities that come with being an owner-operator.

It's important to note that your salary can differ quite a bit from year to year when you decide to become an owner-operator. This is because you don't earn a base annual or hourly salary. Rather, you collect payments from clients, pay for your business expenses, reinvest some money into your business, and draw a salary from what is left. While this may lead to lower salaries in the early days of your business, it may lead to a higher income potential as you become more successful. According to O*Net, the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver in this state is $45,000 per year.

You might take loads from many different clients. Having a diverse client base can help you build a strong reputation and increase your income. Owner-operators may get business from retail stores, manufacturers, wholesalers, and shipping companies.

Featured Massachusetts 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
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
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
Competitive Wages, CPM based on experience, Average 6000 miles per week, Team Drivers
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

Just like company drivers, owner-operators must have valid commercial drivers' licenses to operate a tractor-trailer or straight truck. The first step to getting into this career is getting a commercial driver's license. Consider earning a Class A license, which permits you to transport heavy loads and drive tractor-trailers. Most Class A training programs in Massachusetts require about four to eight weeks of full-time study. You may be able to attend class on weekends or during the evenings.

Your trucking school will likely contain a classroom and practical component. While the classroom component may prepare you for pre-trip procedures and driving law knowledge, the practical experience portion can teach you how to safely drive a tractor-trailer in different settings. Upon completing your training, you should go to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. They can process your application, administer your examinations, and award you a commercial driver's license.

Just like any other business owner, owner-operators must get their business licensed and registered before working. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers resources to help business owners get licensed, set up their taxes, and get the appropriate insurance. Once your business is licensed, you can begin transporting loads and getting clients.