New Mexico Owner Operator Jobs

Located near states like Arizona, California, and Texas, it's clear that New Mexico has a sizable and important truck driving industry. Companies all over the southwestern United States rely on truck drivers to transport goods throughout the region or throughout the country. If you would rather work for yourself than for a trucking company, it's time to consider becoming an owner-operator. Owner-operators in New Mexico can set their own routes, land their own clients, and set their own rates. Learn more about this exciting business opportunity if you want the freedom that being an owner-operator can bring.

New Mexico has a growing need for truck drivers, which may make it easier for you to land clients and offer prompt, professional service. Per O*Net, the demand for truck drivers may increase by 9% between 2010 and 2020. This growth rate is relatively close to the national average (O*Net, 2010).

Your truck driving salary is determined largely by how hard you work and how much you market your services. O*Net reports that the average salary for a truck driver is $37,800 per year. However, your salary may be significantly more or less, depending on how many miles you drive and how much you charge.

Featured New Mexico 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!
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
$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!
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
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
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,100, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program - Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

The first step to starting a trucking business is getting your commercial driver's license. You may find it more beneficial to earn a Class A license, rather than a Class B license, since a Class A license gives you the freedom to transport larger loads and drive larger trucks. This may be a selling point when you try to get clients.

A major part of your training involves becoming familiar with New Mexico driving laws and standards. This can help you drive legally and safely no matter where your routes take you. Your instructors can also teach you how to perform a vehicle inspection and determine whether or not your vehicle is safe to drive. Hands-on training is crucial! You can plan on driving over 1,000 miles with an instructor. At this point, you can apply for your driver's license through the Motor Vehicle Department of New Mexico.

Once you have a valid commercial driver's license, you can get your business up and running. The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department oversees business licensing. You must meet all of their requirements before you can begin working.