Maryland Truck Driving Jobs
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If you are interested in starting or advancing your driving career in Maryland, you may have many options to consider. Since Maryland is such a small state, many of the driving jobs in this area require an interstate license. Depending on where you live in Maryland, you may be able to find local, dedicated, regional, or OTR jobs. If you are ready to contribute to the growing economy of Maryland, you can do so through your trucking career.
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Maryland Truck Driving Salary and Career Information
Getting established as a truck driver in Maryland may give you the chance to earn a competitive salary, since salaries in New England tend to be higher than those in other parts of the country. Per O*Net, the average salary for a Maryland tractor-trailer driver is $41,400 per year. Growth in this industry is stable, as it is in nearby states. O*Net anticipates a 2% increase in jobs through the year 2022, which may lead to over 300 new jobs per year.
Whether you want to drive in Maryland or around the country, there are a number of trucking companies in this state that hire drivers. Some of the largest trucking employers throughout the state include Titan Transfer, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Groendyke Transport, and West Side Transport.
While the Motor Vehicle Administration of Maryland does not technically require you to complete any training before earning your commercial driver's license, most aspiring truck drivers find the education offered by a truck driving school to be invaluable. Most Maryland driving programs last between two and six weeks, depending on whether you plan on applying for a Class A driver's license or a Class B driver's license.
After you have completed enough truck driving hours to take your driver's exam—which is however many hours you need to feel comfortable—you can go to the Motor Vehicle Administration and apply for your CDL. They will require you to take a written exam that covers basic driving skills and driving laws. Passing this exam allows you to move onto the next step, which is passing a driving exam. You get your commercial driver's license after passing the rigorous skills exam.
Just like most other fields, the success of the trucking industry relies on the networking and advocacy efforts of its employees. This field is prone to regular legislative changes that may affect your career. By joining a group like the Maryland Motor Truck Association, you can learn about new legislature or even contact your local politicians about it.
As a member of a truck driving organization, you can also have access to exclusive training events. These events look very good on your resume, highlighting your skills and your willingness to grow in your professions. Training events in Maryland include compliance seminars, safety audits, and on-site safety training events.