Mississippi Owner Operator Jobs
Business ownership is a major accomplishment, and it may be within reach if you're ready work hard in Mississippi's trucking industry. Owner-operators enjoy the best of company driving and business ownership. You can take on the loads and routes you want to take, set your own rates, and know that you're building your business with each load you transport. To become an owner-operator in Mississippi, you must get the proper driver's license and make sure that your business is fully licensed.
The statewide need for truck drivers is on the rise. According to O*Net, job openings for truck drivers may increase by 6% between 2010 and 2020. While this job growth is slower than the national average, it may still lead to plenty of opportunities for an owner-operator, particularly if you can offer personalized or fast service.
Some of your clients may be manufacturing companies, wholesalers, and retail stores. The more regular clients you can sign on, the more stable your business may become. This can also affect your salary! The average salary for a Mississippi truck driver is $35,900 per year, according to O*Net. Your salary may be quite different, since your cash flow may be affected by how many loads you transport or how many clients you get. If you can minimize your expenses and put in long hours in the early days of your business, you may enjoy a high salary potential.
Mississippi is one of many states that does not have any training requirements for prospective truck drivers. You can technically learn how to drive with the help of a licensed driver. However, many truck drivers opt to complete a truck driving program. You can complete your classroom training and behind-the-wheel training in one class. Typically, earning a Class A license takes approximately four to six weeks of full-time study. In a training program, you can learn how to keep thorough records, ensure that your truck is safe to drive, and navigate unfamiliar roads.
Once you've completed your training, you can get your license from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. They may put you through a set of tests that examine your driving knowledge and abilities. You receive your driver's license after passing all of the tests.
However, you're not done yet! You must go to the Business Services Division oversees business licensure. It's required that you meet statewide licensing requirements before you can work as an owner-operator.