Oklahoma Owner Operator Jobs

Whether you're currently a truck driver or just starting to explore your options, you may consider becoming an owner-operator. Oklahoma has a growing need for truck drivers, and as an owner-operator, you may be able to meet the diverse needs of shipping and retail companies throughout the state. Going the owner-operator route does require a bit more work than becoming a company driver, so it's important to become familiar with the laws and requirements in Oklahoma.

Though looking at truck driving salaries in Oklahoma can give you a good idea of what other drivers earn, your salary may differ greatly as an owner-operator. Your income will be influenced directly by how hard you work, how quickly you build your business, and which part of Oklahoma you serve. In 2013, earned an average salary of $26,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). notes that tractor-trailer drivers earn an average of $36,500 per year in Oklahoma.

The job outlook in Oklahoma is positive, with expected growth rates that are slightly higher than the national average. For light truck drivers, anticipates a 5% increase in jobs from 2012 to 2022. In this same time period, predicts a 12% increase in job openings for tractor-trailer drivers.

Featured Oklahoma 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
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
$2000 Sign on Bonus, Vacation Pay and Cash Advances Available, Company pays Half of your Medical Insurance, Excellent Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical-Delta Dental and VSP Vision Insurances Packages
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
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
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K Plan
Most Positions Home Every Night, Solo Truckloads, Dedicated Contracts, Team Opportunities, Locally-based Opportunities

There are two parts to becoming an owner-operator in Oklahoma: getting your commercial driver's license and getting your business license. If you do not yet have a commercial driver's license or you would like to upgrade your license to a higher level, you should look into trucking schools in Oklahoma. These schools can give you experience with a range of endorsements, help you develop your truck driving skills, and prepare you for various aspects of working in the trucking industry.

Then, you can go to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to apply for your license. You must pass a written exam, a skills exam, and additional exams for any endorsements you want to add to your license. You'll then receive your driver's license.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is responsible for business licensure in this state. You may have to obtain business insurance, set up a business plan, and submit the appropriate paperwork to become an owner-operator. Once you have met the business requirements met, you can start your owner-operator business.