Nebraska Owner Operator Jobs

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, determine your own routes, and work with clients yourself? If so, you may thrive in a career as an owner-operator. This requires you to purchase and maintain your own truck, drive any routes that you get, and still manage the business aspect of your company. While it can be a lot of work, it can be worth it because you can choose the routes you want to take on and increase your earning potential.

Nebraska offers a great job outlook to truck drivers, which may mean that you can get many different clients as an owner-operator. O*Net reports an expected 17% increase in job openings between 2010 and 2020.

Though salaries tend to vary greatly for owner-operators, O*Net reports an average annual salary of $40,400 per year for Nebraska truck drivers. Putting in long hours and establishing your reputation within your community can help you increase your income each year. Working hard early on can pay off.

Since a lot of your new career involves attaining clients, you should spend some time learning about which industries hire truck drivers in Nebraska. Some local industries that may hire trucking firms include manufacturing, retail, and farming.

Featured Nebraska 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
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
Guaranteed $1,125 a week, $.45 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2012 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
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
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

Though some truck drivers may get the training they need through their employers, many truck drivers opt to attend a truck driving program at a local school. Not only does this allow to choose a school that fits your schedule and training needs, you may have more job options if you are fully trained when you start your job search.

Trucking schools in Nebraska tend to last between two and eight weeks, depending on how many hours of school you complete per day. The classroom portion of your training is first, and it prepares you for the written test required for licensure. You should study hard to prepare for the practical part of your training. While learning how to drive a truck, you work one-on-one with an instructor.

You can then go to the Nebraska Division of Motor Vehicles to get your license. Your skills will be tested with a written test and a skills test. Once you pass, you can receive your Class A or Class B driver's license.

You must also get your business licensed through the Nebraska Business Registration Information System.