Missouri Over The Road Jobs

If you live in Missouri, you may be in an excellent place to start a truck driving career. Missouri trucking companies often transport goods between Midwestern states, southern states, and other parts of the country. As a result, trucking companies may hire truck drivers that are willing to drive over-the-road. Driving over-the-road involves spending long periods of time away from home, typically up to two weeks per trip. Are you ready to take your place in one of the country's fastest-growing industries? Learn more about OTR trucking jobs in Missouri.

Truck drivers in Missouri tend to earn salaries that are fairly similar to the national average. O*Net reports an average salary of $38,600 per year for Mississippi truck drivers, which is very similar to the national average. The full salary range goes from $24,000 to $58,800 per year (O*Net, 2013). Some companies offer sign-on bonuses to over-the-road drivers, which may boost your salary.

Job growth in Missouri is promising, so you may be able to appreciate a positive job outlook. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects a 12% increase in truck driving jobs. This job growth rate is slightly higher than the national average (O*Net, 2010). It may lead to over 1,300 new jobs per year in this time frame (O*Net, 2010).

Missouri is home to many well-known trucking companies. You may work for major companies like C.R. England, West Side Transport, Werner Enterprises, and Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Featured Missouri Trucking Jobs
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Vacation and Holiday Pay, Top Performers earn $90,000+ Annually!, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k)
Lease Purchase Drivers earn six figure pay, No forced dispatch, Consistent home time, $0 money down and no credit check!
$5,000 sign-on bonus per driver!, Great Benefits, including Medical, Vision and Dental, Opportunities for even MORE bonuses
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
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 $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, No touch freight, 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
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!, $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
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
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
Sign on Bonus - $2,000, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
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
Local customer deliveries/Home every night , Weekly Pay/Direct Deposit , Consistent Days/Hours, Holiday Pay , Great Insurance, 401k
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes
Choose your home time, Referral program (earn $3,750 for each referral), Bonuses Available
Health Insurance Package, Referral program (earn $3,750 for each referral), Bonuses Available
Make up to $.52 CPM!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, Weekly home time
Make up to $.54 CPM!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, Weekly home time
Weekly home time, Earn 72% of linehaul revenue split

You will likely want to spend some time getting comfortable with a straight truck or tractor-trailer before getting your commercial driver's license. While some trucking companies to train their drivers, completing your training beforehand may make you a more appealing hiring option to employers. Consider attending a local trucking school or trucking program at a community college. You can anticipate spending four to six weeks in school to prepare for your licensure exam.

There are two licensure routes you can go through in Missouri. You can take your written test and get a learner's permit. With your learner's permit, you may practice driving. After you get enough practice, you can take your skills exam. If you wish, you can complete all your training at once and then take both exams on the same day. Either way, you must pass both exams before getting your commercial driver's license from the Missouri Department of Revenue.