Georgia Owner Operator Jobs

Business ownership is a long-term goal for many truck drivers. If you want to become a truck driver and increase your income potential, you may wish to look into becoming an owner-operator. Georgia can be an excellent place to begin your truck driving career, as there are over 74,000 truck drivers in this state. Taking on this level of responsibility requires a great deal of experience, education, and planning.

Working as an owner-operator is much different from working as a company driver. Instead of looking for a job with a trucking company, you must begin your new job by looking for clients and building your business reputation. When you start out, you may have to work hard to get clients and have fewer loads than your competitors. However, as you become a more established part of the trucking community, you can increase your workload.

Getting more clients also allows you to earn more money. O*Net indicates that most truck drivers in Georgia earn between $23,200 and $59,800 per year, with an average annual salary of $39,200 per year. Owner-operators may be able to earn more money than company truck drivers, since you can set your own schedule and take on a workload that is appropriate for your abilities.

Featured Georgia Trucking Jobs
401(k) w/ Excellent Company Match, Home Weekly (Weekends off), Increased Pay Package!
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
$5K SIGN-ON BONUS!, Opportunity to earn up to $85,000 annually!, Home weekly (or more!), Solo, dedicated route, Great benefits and local support, Guaranteed weekly pay
$1,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!, Home every other day!, Dedicated run with consistent routes, Great comprehensive benefits
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Per Driver!, Home weekly!, Great comprehensive benefits
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
$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!
Sign On Bonuses vary by job and range from $2,000-$5,000!, Life Insurance, Disability and 401k - Plus Company Match , Paid Vacation, Family Owned, Driver Focused , Heath, Dental, and Vision Insurance, In Cab Internet Access
$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
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 Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Avg. 2,400 Miles/Week, Competitive Stop Pay , $0.51 to $0.53 CPM based on experience, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus :$500 at first dispatch, $1,000 at 90 days, $1,000 at 6 mo, $2,500 at 12 mo.
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
$2,000 Sign on bonus, Minimum guarantee of $1,300/week, Earn .54 per mile base rate, plus an initial $0.02 per mile bonus, 15% driver touch freight - $75 paid for loading/unloading, Major medical, dental and vision health benefits, Short-term disability & life insurance benefits, Rider program
Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Sign on Bonus - $7,500 , Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Sign on Bonus - $7,500 , Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, $100 Productivity Bonus—Limited time only!, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes, Regional and Local Positions
Average Weekly Earnings of $900, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program—Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

To become an owner-operator in Georgia, you must first earn your commercial driver's license. There are two main options to consider: a Class A license and a Class B license. Those who have Class B licenses are slightly limited in what they can transport and what kind of truck they can drive. As a result, you may find it more helpful to earn a Class A license.

The Georgia Department of Driver Services requires all CDL applicants to complete a state-approved training program before taking their CDL tests. In your CDL program, you can learn about driving laws, interstate driving standards, and managing your time as a truck driver. However, you can also get over 100 hours of trucking experience. This experience is important—as an owner-operator, you may have to drive in a variety of settings.

Upon the completion of your training, you can go to the Department of Driver Services and take your driver's test. If you pass both the written exam and the skills exam, you can receive your commercial driver's license.

Before you can officially become an owner-operator, you must apply for your business license and set up the appropriate business insurance.