Pennsylvania Owner Operator Jobs

Are you interested in starting a truck driving career in Pennsylvania? Becoming an owner-operator may give you the freedom to start your own business and work as a truck driver. You may have to go through many steps to become an owner-operator, but if you go through this process, you may be rewarded with job stability and the security of business ownership.

You may earn a wide range of salaries as an owner-operator in Pennsylvania. However, looking at average salaries in this state can give you a good idea of how much you may earn. Per O*Net, the average annual salary for a light truck driver is $29,100. O*Net reports that heavy truck drivers in this state claim an average salary of $40,800 per year.

Your job outlook may depend widely on how well you conduct business and where you set up your business. Generally, hard work and long hours may improve your earning potential and bring in more clients.

Featured Pennsylvania Trucking Jobs
Tons of Regional Lanes and Super Regional Lanes, $1000 Paid Orientation (solo drivers), Safety & Fuel Bonuses, Paid Vacation, 401K & More!
Weekly Direct Deposit - No Hold Pay, Practical Miles Paid On All Miles, Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, 100% No Touch Freight – 85% Drop and Hook (solo) Teams 90-95% Drop/Hook
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 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
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
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K Plan
Earn up to $1200 Weekly - Solo, Earn up to $2800 Weekly - Team, Solo Drivers $.45 per mile, Team Drivers $.54 per mile (split evenly), Flexible Home Time, Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Though business ownership is the end goal of becoming an owner-operator, you have to start by becoming a truck driver. This requires you to get your commercial driver's license from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Before you'll be administered a learner's permit, you must pass a physical screen and a knowledge test.

You can prepare for the knowledge test in truck driving school. In the classroom part of your training, you learn about driving laws, different endorsements you can add to your license, and the licensing process in Pennsylvania. Once you have your learner's permit, you can take your training to the next level with behind-the-wheel experience.

In the behind-the-wheel portion of your training, you start out in an off-road lot. Here, you practice your driving skills and maneuvers. Then you can take the truck out onto the open road and really expand on your skills. Once you've gotten enough training to feel comfortable maneuvering a straight truck or tractor-trailer, you can go back to the Department of Transportation and take your driver's test. After passing the driver's test, you can get your CDL.

The Pennsylvania Department of State oversees business licensing in this state. After you become a licensed commercial driver, you must apply to work as an owner-operator. You can start your career once you have the proper business license, insurance, and other paperwork filed.