Iowa Over The Road Jobs

Are you ready to attend a truck driving school, get your trucking license, and begin a rewarding career? If so, look into becoming an over-the-road driver. Over-the-road drivers, as opposed to local drivers, may drive longer distances or even drive to other states. Depending on which company you work for, you may spend up to two weeks away from home per trip. If you start this career in Iowa, you may drive to nearby states like Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The demand for truck drivers in Iowa is extremely high. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects job openings for tractor-trailer drivers to increase by 19%. On average, this growth may lead to over 1,600 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010). Many of these jobs are over-the-road jobs, since companies may have difficulty finding drivers that are willing to drive interstate.

The average trucking salary in Iowa is very close to the national average. In 2013, O*Net claims that the average Iowa truck driver earned $40,000 per year. They report salaries ranging from $25,100 to $58,300 per year (O*Net, 2013).

There are quite a few trucking companies in Iowa. They include local companies and nationwide companies. Some of the most prominent trucking employers in this state are C.R. England, West Side Transport, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, and TMC Transportation.

Featured Iowa 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!
$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
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
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 $1,350 a week, $0.54 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2017 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
Averaging 2,500 - 3,000 miles per week., Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits, No flatbed experience required!
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
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 $1,000, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, $10,000 TRANSITION BONUS!, Driver Ranking Program—Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

While some drivers may get a truck driving job first and then get trucking training from their employer, this may not be the best option if you want to have a selection of job choices and opportunities. Instead, you may wish to find a local truck driving program at a community college or trucking school. Many employers require a Class A driver's license, which requires about six to eight weeks of education. With this type of license, you may have fewer restrictions in what type of truck you drive and what loads you deliver.

All licensure of truck drivers in Iowa goes through the Iowa Department of Transportation. You must go to the DoT to apply for your license. Once your application is approved, you can take the written exam. This written exam can test your knowledge of driving laws, interstate transport, and documenting the miles you have driven. Then you must take a driving exam, which looks at how well you safely drive a vehicle, load and unload a vehicle, and inspect a vehicle.