Minnesota Over The Road Jobs

If you're willing to drive all over the Midwest and transport goods via a tractor-trailer, you may be interested in an over-the-road truck driving career in Minnesota. Minnesota truck drivers may take loads to the state's more remote regions or drive to other states. Although you do have to go through a comprehensive training program and licensing process, you may be rewarded with a great job outlook and earning potential!

There are quite a few sizable truck driving companies in Minnesota. You may be recruited by local companies, statewide trucking companies, or national trucking firms after you complete your training. Some of the most significant employers in this state are C.R. England, Werner Enterprises, West Side Transport, and TMC Transportation.

Truck drivers in Minnesota can anticipate a promising job outlook. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects job openings for truck drivers to increase by 23%. Across the state, this works out to almost 1,500 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010). This job growth rate is over two times higher than the national average (O*Net, 2010).

Trucking salaries in Minnesota are fairly close to national averages. O*Net notes that the average truck driver in Minnesota earns $40,300 per year, with a salary range going from $28,400 to $59,800 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Featured Minnesota Trucking Jobs
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Premade teams consistently run up to 4,500 weekly!, Earn up to $145k as a team!, $5,000 sign-on bonus per driver!, 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
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, 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
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Accelerator Sign-On Bonus!
$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/Retention Bonus
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
$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
Sign on Bonus - $2,000, 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
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,000, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, $10,000 TRANSITION BONUS!, Driver Ranking Program—Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

Like most states, Minnesota does not require potential truck drivers to attend a specific training program. All licensure goes through Driver and Vehicle Services. While training is not required, you must be able to pass a thorough written exam and a three-part skills exam. Attending a truck driving program may offer you the theoretical knowledge and hands-on training that you need to succeed. If you want to earn a Class A license and drive larger loads, your training may last up to eight weeks.

To be ready for an over-the-road job, you need training in several areas. You may be traveling between states, so your training may cover state and federal driving laws. In addition, you might learn about completing proper documentation and stopping in at weight stations. While completing your behind-the-wheel training, you may learn how to navigate unfamiliar roads.

After you finish your training, you can go to Driver and Vehicle Services to apply for your commercial driver's license. You'll first take a written exam; after passing it, you can move onto your skills exam. You receive your license after passing the skills exam.