Delaware Over The Road Jobs

If you would like to see the United States from your truck and earn a competitive salary, consider starting a career as an over-the-road driver. OTR drivers spend long stretches of time away from home. These periods often last up to two weeks. However, in return for your long trips, you may receive a more lucrative salary and get to see different parts of the country.

In Delaware, there are over 5,800 truck drivers. Many of those are over-the-road drivers, as companies like to hire drivers that are willing to travel all over New England.

As a Delaware over-the-road driver, you may benefit from the growing demand for truck drivers. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects job openings for truck drivers to increase by 18%. To attract new drivers, some trucking companies may offer sign-on bonuses.

The average salary for a Delaware truck driver is $41,500 per year (O*Net, 2013). As you gain experience as a driver, your income potential may increase. Reported salaries go all the way up to $60,700 (O*Net, 2013).

There may be job openings at local companies and national companies in Delaware. Some of the most prominent employers in this area are C.R. England, A & R Transport, Groendyke Transport, and TMC Transportation.

Featured Delaware Trucking Jobs
Lease Purchase Drivers earn six figure pay, No forced dispatch, Consistent home time, $0 money down and no credit check!
Guaranteed Weekly Pay, Up to $95,000 Annually Per Driver!, $10,000 sign-on bonus!, 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
Make up to $.55 CPM!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, 99% no touch freight
Percentage or Mileage pay, 99% no touch freight, No Interest, No Money Down
Percentage & Mileage pay, 99% no touch freight, No Interest, No Money Down
$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 $95K 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!
Make Up to $.53 CPM, Average up to 3,000 miles per week on our flatbed fleet!, Minimal loading, Consistent lanes, Paid VIP Orientation
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
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Sign on Bonus - $7,000, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes

It's important to get lots of experience behind the wheel of a truck before beginning your over-the-road career. You can attend a truck driving program at a local community college, technical college, or trucking school. Your classroom and behind-the-wheel hours can prepare you for every aspect of an OTR career. Driving laws, loading trucks, crossing state lines, and staying away from home for weeks at a time are all topics that are covered by trucking education programs. Plan on spending at least 100 hours behind the wheel of a truck; this helps you develop your skills and confidence.

Upon completing your training program, you can go to the local Division of Motor Vehicles office and take your driving test. At this point, the DMV can give you your commercial driver's license and you can begin your career.

You may have the option to earn a Class A or Class B driver's license. Companies may prefer that their OTR drivers have Class A licenses, as this may give you more flexibility in what you drive and what loads you transport. A Class A program generally takes about six weeks.