Idaho Over The Road Jobs

You may be able to enjoy a wide range of truck driving opportunities if you begin your OTR career in Idaho. Idaho has a large, sparsely-populated landscape that leaves many residents relying on the services of over-the-road truck drivers. Your employer may require you, as an over-the-road truck driver, to drive across Idaho or deliver loads to other states.

As long as you are at least 21 years old, getting an interstate OTR job may be a great option and career move for you.

Salaries in Idaho are fairly similar to national average salaries. According to O*Net, the average salary for an Idaho tractor-trailer driver is $35,300 per year. Their reported salary range goes from $22,000 to $55,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). If you sign on as an OTR driver, you may get a sign-on bonus from your employer.

The job outlook in Idaho is very strong. Between 2010 and 2020, the demand for truck drivers is expected to increase by 13% (O*Net, 2010). This growth may create almost 400 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010).

Idaho is home to many prominent trucking employers. As you begin your job search, you may find job listings at major companies like C.R. England, CRST Expedited, Pilot Logistics Services, and Oak Harbor Freight Lines.

Featured Idaho Trucking Jobs
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
SIGN-ON BONUS!, Opportunity to earn up to $79,000 annually!, Full Benefits Package - Comprehensive & Affordable, Guaranteed weekly pay
Guaranteed Weekly Pay, Up to $95,000 Annually Per Driver!, $10,000 sign-on bonus!, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities
Sign-On Bonus Available!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, Paid holidays and Vacation, Guaranteed weekly pay
Guaranteed $1,350 a week, $0.54 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2017 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
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
Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options., 401(k) savings plan with company match., Unlimited referral bonus potential.
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,200, Home Weekly, 2,100 Average Weekly Miles, Stop, Short Haul and Unload Pay, Round-trip Loads with Flexible Return Times
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,200, Weekly Hometime, Stop and Unload Pay, 2,000 Average Weekly Miles, Day Shift

Becoming an over-the-road truck driver requires a range of skills and abilities. You can get the knowledge and driving techniques you need at an Idaho trucking school. Your education may start with a classroom training period. In this part of your education, you may learn about driving laws, documentation, and laws that govern the trucking industry. This is very important for an OTR career. You may be far from home and your trucking base for long periods of time, so you need to be able to work independently and handle most aspects of the truck driving industry by yourself.

Behind-the-wheel driving experience is the second part of your training. By learning how to drive a tractor-trailer in different settings and road types, you can prepare to begin an OTR career that takes you all over the country. Furthermore, hands-on training shows you how to do a truck inspection and load your vehicle safely.

After you complete your training, you must go to the Idaho Transportation Department. They will administer a written test that examines your knowledge of driving laws and techniques. Upon passing this test and your skills exam, you can get your commercial driver's license. As long as you self-certify your vehicle operation as interstate, you can drive over-the-road.