Mississippi Over The Road Jobs

In the south, there's a prominent truck driving industry that has lots of opportunities for well-trained, dedicated truck drivers. In particular, there may be many jobs for those that are willing to spend up to two weeks away from home while on a delivery. To become a successful over-the-road driver in Mississippi, you must meet specific licensing requirements and get plenty of experience behind the wheel of a truck. As long as you are 21 or older, you may be able to drive interstate.

Trucking salaries in Mississippi differ quite a bit, based on how much experience you have and how much seniority you gain at your company. Per O*Net, the average salary for a Mississippi truck driver is $35,900 per year. They note that most truckers earn between $23,300 and $58,100 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Though job growth in Mississippi isn't as prominent as it is in other areas, it still indicates a growing amount of opportunities for Mississippi truckers. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net predicts a 6% increase in truck driving jobs in Mississippi. Each year, this amounts to over 100 new jobs (O*Net, 2010). This area has many well-known trucking companies that may hire new drivers. Large employers include Titan Transfer, A & R Transport, C.R. England, and Hub Group Trucking. Some of these employers hire Class A and Class B drivers, while others require all drivers to have a Class A license.

Featured Mississippi Trucking Jobs
Lease Purchase Drivers earn six figure pay, No forced dispatch, Consistent home time, $0 money down and no credit check!
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
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
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
Avg. 2,400 Miles/Week, Competitive Stop Pay , $0.51 to $0.53 CPM based on experience, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus :$500 at first dispatch, $1,000 at 90 days, $1,000 at 6 mo, $2,500 at 12 mo.
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
$10,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$5,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Transition Bonus: $5,000, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
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 $900, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program—Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

Before you're allowed to drive a tractor-trailer around Mississippi and other nearby states, you need to go through the proper licensing steps. Mississippi is one of many states that does not have any training requirements for prospective truck drivers. However, you must have a strong knowledge of trucking theory and be able to proficiently drive a truck before you receive your license. Going to trucking school for four to eight weeks can be an efficient way to get this experience.

During your time as a trucking student, you might learn how to navigate new roads, communicate with dispatchers, and comply with each state's driving laws. All of these skills prepare you to get your license from the Department of Public Safety. You may schedule your exam after you complete your training. Passing your written exam allows you to take the skills exam. Once you've passed both exams, you can apply for your license and begin your new career.