Maryland Over The Road Jobs

Driving over-the-road can be a challenging, but rewarding, career move. OTR drivers often spend more time on the road than local drivers, thanks to long routes that take up to two weeks to complete. As an OTR driver in Maryland, your routes may take you throughout New England. More demanding routes may even require you to drive to other parts of the country. If you're interested in becoming an OTR driver and seeing more of the country, you can learn more about this exciting career path here.

Trucking salaries in Maryland tend to be slightly higher than the national average. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Maryland tractor-trailer driver is $40,700 per year. If you work for certain companies, you may be able to claim a sign-on bonus.

The job outlook is fairly promising in Maryland. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects a 9% increase in truck driver job openings in Maryland. This is slightly slower than the national average growth rate.

This state is home to many significant trucking employers. Many of these companies are in need of OTR drivers. Major trucking employers in Maryland include C.R. England, A & R Transport, Titan Transfer, West Side Transport, and Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Featured Maryland Trucking Jobs
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
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!
Vacation and Holiday Pay, Top Performers earn $85,000+ Annually!, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k)
Discount Fuel Program, No Hazmat Needed, Weekly Pay
Driver Loyalty Pay , Medical, dental and vision benefits, Guaranteed Weekly Pay
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
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
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

Before you can begin working as an over-the-road driver and advertising yourself to prospective employers, it's important to get your commercial driver's license. While you may qualify for some OTR jobs with a Class B driver's license, many jobs require drivers to have a Class A license. With a Maryland Class A license, you can transport larger loads and drive a tractor-trailer.

Though the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration does not technically require CDL applicants to complete any training, a training course may be the quickest way to get the knowledge and skills you need. Many of the skills used in an OTR career are taught in trucking training courses. You can learn how to safely navigate new and unfamiliar roads, how to adhere to interstate regulations, and how to keep thorough documentation for your employer.

Once you have completed your practical and classroom courses, you can go to the local office of Motor Vehicle Administration to apply or your commercial driver's license. They will require you to go through a range of tests that examine your ability to drive a truck. Once you pass, you can start your career!