Colorado Over The Road Jobs

Colorado trucking companies are often in need of skilled over-the-road truck drivers. Companies may have a harder time filling these positions, since OTR drivers may spend one to two weeks on the road at a time. If you want to begin a trucking career, this is good news for you and your job outlook. Learning how to drive a truck and comply with truck driving laws can help you prepare for this new career path.

The job outlook in Colorado mirrors that of the rest of the country. O*Net expects the demand for truck drivers to increase by 11% between 2010 and 2020. This growth may lead to an average of more than 600 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010).

Trucking salaries in Colorado are often higher than the national average. According to O*Net, most tractor-trailer drivers in Colorado earn between $27,300 and $60,800 per year. The average salary for a Colorado truck driver is $42,100 (O*Net, 2013). Some trucking companies in this area offer sign-on bonuses to new drivers.

Your trucking education may prepare you for employment at many different companies. In Colorado, some of the largest trucking employers are Earl L. Henderson Trucking, C.R. England, and Groendyke Transport.

Featured Colorado Trucking Jobs
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
Premade teams consistently run up to 4,500 weekly!, Earn up to $145k as a team!, $5,000 sign-on bonus per driver!, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Recently doubled paid layover & detention pay, Great benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, & 401k, Guaranteed home time; one day off earned for every week out
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Great benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, & 401k, Guaranteed home time; one day off earned for every week out
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus Available!, $1,450 Average Weekly Pay!, Consistent, Dependable Hometime , Same Rate of Pay for Empty and Loaded Miles, Top Earners Make Up To $86K Annually!, 100% Paid Medical Premium
$4,000 Sign-On Bonus for 1 Year Flatbed Experience! , $2,000 Sign-On Bonus for All Other Experience!, Paid Weekly, Consistent Miles Each Week, No flatbed experience? No problem! Flatbed training is available at orientation!
Guaranteed $1,350 a week, $0.54 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2017 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Sign On Bonuses vary by job and range from $2,000-$5,000!, $.48 CPM with stop pay of $30, NO TOUCH Freight, Reefer Trailer, Average of 2,300 miles
Averaging 2,500 - 3,000 miles per week., Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits, No flatbed experience required!, $5,000 Sign-on/Retention Bonus
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes

In the state of Colorado, you must attend a truck driving program before you can get your commercial driver's license. There are several approved programs located throughout the state. Earning a Class A program is often recommended for OTR drivers, as driving over-the-road may require you to transport larger loads than driving locally.

Most Class A programs in Colorado last between four and eight weeks. You can start off in the classroom, learning many valuable skills that may serve you well in your over-the-road driving career. In the classroom, you may learn Colorado driving laws, the names of truck parts, how to operate air brakes, and how to comply with trucking company regulations by keeping thorough records. You can apply for your commercial driver's license and take the written test at the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles. However, you may have to take your skills exam at your truck driving school.

You need some very specific skills as an OTR driver. You should be comfortable driving in a variety of settings, as you may be expected to drive to many different states throughout the course of your career. In addition, your employer may require you to be licensed to transport hazardous materials.