Kansas Truck Driving Jobs
Kansas Truck Driving Jobs
Truck drivers in the state of Kansas have a chance to explore many different types of driving jobs. Throughout the state, you may find employers that are on the lookout for local, regional, and OTR jobs. It all depends on what kind of schedule you want to keep, what type of license you have, and how dedicated you are to safe driving.
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Kansas Truck Driving Salary and Career Information
No matter where you decide to work in Kansas, you may benefit from the state’s great job outlook and exciting range of salaries. According to O*Net, the median income for a Kansas tractor-trailer driver is $38,800 per year, which is very close to the national average for truck drivers. Your income may increase as your experience grows. In the years between 2012 and 2022, job openings in Kansas are expected to jump by 12% (O*Net, 2012). That is slightly higher than the national average (O*Net, 2012).
Kansas is one of many states in the country that does not require its commercial truck drivers to complete a certain type of training course. They do, however, require you to be proficient in driving a vehicle in your chosen class, and it's very difficult to get that experience without a truck driving course. Truck driving programs in Kansas are comprised of two parts: a classroom portion that gets you ready for your written exam and a behind-the-wheel portion that prepares you for the skills exam you have to pass.
After taking and passing both driving exams in Kansas, you can apply for your commercial driver's license. You can pay all applicable fees to the Kansas Division of Vehicles and then get your Class C, Class B, or Class A driver's license. It is good for four years from the date of issuance.
The Kansas Motor Carriers Association, a local organization that has been around for over 70 years, is the most prominent association for Kansas truck drivers. Consider joining this group while you are still a student; being a member can help you learn about educational opportunities and new job openings.
There are lots of membership benefits offered by the KMCA. The group is associated with the American Trucking Association, so you can learn about statewide and nationwide trucking changes. They also have business services for truckers, like tax reporting, license renewal, and titling service.
You may be able to attend a range of local events as a KMCA member. Popular events include educational seminars, truck driving championships, and driver of the month award ceremonies.