Oklahoma Over The Road Jobs

Driving over-the-road may be the way to the career you've been looking for. Oklahoma has a prominent trucking industry with many large employers. In many cases, these employers need over-the-road drivers who are willing to spend one to three weeks on the road per trip. Becoming eligible for over-the-road trucking jobs requires quite a bit of study and hard work. Read on to learn more about Oklahoma regulations for OTR drivers!

After you've gained the skills you need to become an over-the-road truck driver, you may be able to apply for jobs at many local companies. Some of the largest employers in Oklahoma include C.R. England, CTL Transportation, TransWood, and Groendyke Transport.

All of these employers and more have created a good job outlook in Oklahoma. O*Net anticipates a 5% increase in job openings for light truck drivers between 2012 and 2022. For tractor-trailer drivers, they expect a 12% increase in jobs.

In Oklahoma, salaries are fairly close to the national averages. However, as an OTR driver, your income may be slightly higher, as some employers offer higher pay to compensate for longer trips. Light truck drivers in Oklahoma earn an average of $26,200 per year, while tractor-trailer drivers earn an average of $36,500 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Featured Oklahoma Trucking Jobs
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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
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It's important to realize that you need to be at least 21 to become an over-the-road driver in Oklahoma. You can get a commercial driver's license at the age of 18. However, if you want to drive interstate, which is required for most OTR jobs, you must be 21 years old.

Once you have verified that you meet the minimum requirements for a CDL in Oklahoma, you can attend a local truck driving school. These schools typically last four to eight weeks, and they give you experience in Oklahoma trucking laws, driving techniques, and a variety of endorsements. You can expect classroom and behind-the-wheel work in an Oklahoma driving course. There are several endorsements offered at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, including hazardous materials, school bus, and tank endorsements.

After completing your truck driving program, you can go to the Department of Public Safety and apply for your license. They'll administer a written exam. Once you pass the written exam, you can take your skills test. Passing both of these exams allows you to get your Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL.