Indiana Owner Operator Jobs

If you want to become a truck driver and enjoy the freedom of business ownership, it's time to look into becoming an owner-operator. This can put your trucking skills and your business knowledge to good use, as you must drive safely while managing all the aspects of your own business. In addition, owner-operators in Indiana must own their own trucks. Whether you're a current truck driver that wants to take your career to the next level or a prospective truck driver that's looking into business options, learn more about this opportunity.

Salaries for owner-operators vary widely in Indiana. Your salary largely depends on how well you market your skills, how many clients you retain, and how many miles and hours you're willing to put in each week. Generally, the harder you work early on, the greater your salary potential can be later in your career. As a result, you may want to plan on working nights and weekends while you're a new business owner. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver in Indiana is $41,850 per year.

Indiana owner-operators may benefit from a very good job outlook (O*Net, 2013). O*Net expects the demand for drivers to increase by 21% between 2010 and 2020. This may reflect a greater need for reliable trucking companies.

Featured Indiana Trucking Jobs
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
Lease Purchase Drivers earn six figure pay, No forced dispatch, Consistent home time, $0 money down and no credit check!
Home weekly!, $105K + a year, $5,000 SIGN-ON Bonus, Drop and Hook, Competitive benefits package, Weekly payroll
$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!, $88K+ a year, guaranteed weekly pay!, Weekly Hometime!, Automatic transmission trucks, Great benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision), Brand new equipment, Pre-pass included
Premade teams consistently run up to 4,500 weekly!, Earn an average of $1,300-$1,400 weekly per team member!, Competitive benefits package, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities, Sign-on bonus included
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!
Guaranteed $1,250 a week, $.50 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2014 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
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
Make Up to $.53 CPM, Average up to 3,000 miles per week on our flatbed fleet!, Minimal loading, Consistent lanes, Paid VIP Orientation
Be a Name, Not a Number! Join a family company and receive high pay, great miles & home time, and the respect & recognition you deserve!
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
$3,000 Sign on bonus for experienced OTR Drivers, Home most weekends, Rider program, Company-matched 401K retirement plan, Escalating paid time off & holidays, Guaranteed weekly minimum, Major medical, dental and vision health benefits
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, $100 Productivity Bonus—Limited time only!, Dedicated Routes, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Weekly Paychecks , Work/Family Balance

You need a commercial driver's license if you do not yet have one. You may be able to attend a Class A or Class B driver education program. However, getting a Class A license may be more beneficial to your career. Those who get Class A licenses can drive larger trucks and transport heavier loads; both of these things may help you get a wider range of clients. Though the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles does not require the completion of a truck driving program, you likely need the experience and business background such a course can provide. You can typically plan on completing your Class A training in about six weeks.

After you finish your training, you can go to your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and apply for your license. This process can be demanding, as it requires you to pass a written test and a rigorous skills exam. Once you have your license, you are halfway to becoming an owner-operator.

The state of Indiana requires you to license your business. This includes selecting a business structure and registering your business with the IRS.