Trucking Jobs in Ohio

Ohio supports a thriving trucking industry with a variety of small and large trucking companies and an ideal geographic location. Several major cities and easy access to domestic and international ports on the east coast and Lake Erie make truck driving jobs in Ohio in-demand careers.

If you live in or are moving to Ohio and are considering a trucking career, learn about pay, job growth, and the current state of the industry.

Find out what kind of drivers local companies are looking for and what benefits they offer drivers. You can find all you need in our Ohio trucking job listings below.

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make in OH?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2020, Ohio heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers made a mean annual wage of $47,870 and a median hourly wage of $22.32.

The figures vary across the state, with certain metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas showing slightly higher or lower earnings:

Wages for trucking jobs in Ohio compare favorably to wages nationwide, with an hourly U.S. median pay of $22.66 per hour.

Truck Driving Job Growth in OH

Ohio has a robust trucking industry. The state ranks among the top five states in heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver employment, with 73,160 in the industry as of May 2020.

The 10-year employment growth projection nationwide is 2% from 2019-2029, lower than the average for all other occupations. However, this number doesn't account for employee turnover or open trucking roles that go unfilled.

Trucking Companies Hiring in Ohio

Many trucking companies serving Ohio are looking to hire new drivers regularly. Trucking companies with open trucking jobs in Ohio as of spring 2021 include:

R+L Carriers — Wilmington, Ohio

Jobs available: Class A Line-haul Truck Drivers, Class A Team Drivers

Regional Liquid Tanker — Ohio

Jobs available: Class A Driver

Freewheeling, LLC — Cleveland, Ohio

Jobs available: Semi-Truck Driver, Dedicated OTR Truck Driver

Schneider — Circleville, Ohio

Jobs available: Regional Tanker Truck Drivers

XPO Logistics — Perrysburg, Ohio

Jobs available: Tractor-Trailor Truck Drivers

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How to Get a Truck Driving Job in Ohio

Becoming a truck driver in Ohio can lead to a comfortable salary and steady work. Some truck driving jobs also allow for a good work-life balance with schedules that enable drivers to be home on weekends or evenings.

Fortunately, the process for becoming a truck driver in Ohio is not lengthy. The following steps will get you ready to start your trucking career.

Step 1: Decide Which CDL Classification You Want

You can choose from three CDL classes:

Class A

This is for driving multiple vehicles with a total weight capacity (GCWR) of more than 26,00 pounds. The tow vehicle must have a weight capacity (GVWR) on its own of over 10,000 pounds. Class A will allow you to drive for most trucking companies, though some jobs require additional endorsements.

Class B

This CDL classification is for driving any single vehicle with a weight capacity of 26,001 pounds or more. Any trailer cannot exceed 10,000 pounds.

Class C

Choose this classification if you're driving a small vehicle that is not a Class A or Class B vehicle but meets the following criteria:

  • Designed to carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver
  • Can carry hazardous materials in a quantity that requires placarding
  • A school bus that is not a Class A or Class B vehicle

Step 2: Attend a Quality CDL Training Program in Ohio

Taking CDL classes will not only make you a safer, more effective driver but willbe required beginning February 2022 when new federal regulations take place.

Truck drivers will need to attend courses at an approved CDL program listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Training Provider Registry to meet minimum entry-level driver training requirements.

Step 3. Take Your Driving Tests

In Ohio, first-time applicants must be at least 18, have a valid Ohio driver's license, and provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residence. You also have to self-certify your type of driving.

In addition to passing a vision and hearing test, you need to take a knowledge test for each class of vehicle and each CDL endorsement you seek, such as one for hazardous materials.

Your skills tests include a pre-trip inspection, a basic maneuverability test, and a road test. Plan on the testing to take several hours. You're responsible for providing the testing vehicle that matches your desired CDL certification. If you fail any part of the skills test, you have towait a week to retake it.

Step 4. Apply for Your First Ohio Trucking Job

Once you have the required certifications, you can start your search and apply for truck driving jobs in Ohio.

Truck Driver Resources in Ohio

Once you receive your license and find a trucking job, it's important tokeep honing your skills and stay up to date on industry regulations. For assistance with your Ohio truck driving career, check out the following sites and resources.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)

The Ohio BMV lists requirements for getting and keeping your CDL and provides other guidelines and resources.

Truck Drivers Guide Book

The Truck Drivers Guide Book by Ohio Highway Patrol provides a comprehensive guide to the state's rules and regulations for truckers.

Ohio Trucking Association

The Ohio Trucking Association is an advocacy and education group dedicated to improving the trucking industry in Ohio.

Featured Ohio Trucking Jobs
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, Regional and Local Positions, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
Be a Name, Not a Number! Join a family company and receive high pay, great miles & home time, and the respect & recognition you deserve!
Lease Purchase Drivers earn six figure pay, No forced dispatch, Consistent home time, $0 money down and no credit check!
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
Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options., 401(k) savings plan with company match., Unlimited referral bonus potential.
Guaranteed $1,350 a week, $0.54 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2017 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
Guaranteed Weekly Pay, Up to $95,000 Annually Per Driver!, $10,000 sign-on bonus!, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities
$5,000 transition bonus!, 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
Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Vacation and Holiday Pay, Monthly Performance Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k)
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus!, Great Benefits, including Medical, Vision and Dental, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities
$5,000 sign-on bonus per driver!, Great Benefits, including Medical, Vision and Dental, Opportunities for even MORE bonuses
Up to $8,000 in tuition reimbursement, Affordable medical, dental, & life insurance, Pay increase every month your first year
SIGN-ON BONUS!, Opportunity to earn up to $79,000 annually!, Full Benefits Package - Comprehensive & Affordable, Guaranteed weekly pay
$3,000 transition bonus!, Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Sign-On Bonus Available!, Medical, dental and vision benefits, Paid holidays and Vacation, Guaranteed weekly pay
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus!, Weekly Payroll, Team, Dedicated Run
SIGN-ON BONUS!, Full Benefits Package - Comprehensive & Affordable

Find Trucking Jobs in a City Near You

Ohio Trucking Companies
Aim Nationalease
(Girard,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 2,717 Trucks and 260 Drivers
Airgas Merchant Gases LLC
(Independence,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 163 Trucks and 196 Drivers
Allied Drainage Transport
(Hilliard,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 628 Trucks and 497 Drivers
Alside
(Akron,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 375 Trucks and 379 Drivers
American Electric Power
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 142 Trucks and 185 Drivers
Austin Powder Company
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 437 Trucks and 400 Drivers
Automotive Component Carrier LLC
(Beachwood,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 222 Trucks and 335 Drivers
Berner Trucking Inc
(Dover,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 144 Trucks and 135 Drivers
Building Systems Transportation Co
(London,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 155 Trucks and 136 Drivers
C & K Industrial Services Inc
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 121 Trucks and 146 Drivers
Carter Lumber
(Kent,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 579 Trucks and 653 Drivers
Cb&I&Shaw
(Findlay,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 80 Trucks and 270 Drivers
Cheeseman LLC
(Fort Recovery,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 253 Trucks and 258 Drivers
Cimarron Express Inc
(Genoa,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 205 Trucks and 207 Drivers
Cintas
(Mason,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,109 Trucks and 1,412 Drivers
Clark Trucking Inc
(East Liberty,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 68 Trucks and 120 Drivers
Columbia Gas Of Ohio Inc
(Columbus,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 432 Trucks and 432 Drivers
Containerport Group Inc
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 463 Trucks and 463 Drivers
Continuum Transportation Services Ltd
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 350 Trucks and 360 Drivers
Contract Transportation Systems Co
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 377 Trucks and 505 Drivers
Cw Service
(Celina,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 97 Trucks and 109 Drivers
Dayton Freight Lines Inc
(Dayton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,298 Trucks and 1,523 Drivers
Dealer Tire LLC
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 65 Trucks and 224 Drivers
Dick Lavy Trucking Inc
(Bradford,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 203 Trucks and 200 Drivers
Dist-Trans Co LLC
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 142 Trucks and 181 Drivers
Ernst Ready Mix
(Dayton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 156 Trucks and 156 Drivers
Fedex Custom Critical Inc
(Green,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,379 Trucks and 2,454 Drivers
Fedex Supplychain
(Hudson,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 217 Trucks and 261 Drivers
First Transit Inc
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 7,401 Trucks and 7,779 Drivers
Forward Air Solutions Inc
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 255 Trucks and 407 Drivers
G & J Transportation Services Inc
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 444 Trucks and 604 Drivers
Gasel Transportation Lines Inc
(Marietta,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 98 Trucks and 106 Drivers
Goodyear
(Akron,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 28 Trucks and 284 Drivers
Green Lines Transportation Inc
(Malvern,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 118 Trucks and 106 Drivers
Hiab Usa Inc
(Holland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 88 Trucks and 111 Drivers
Horizon Freight System Inc
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 695 Trucks and 695 Drivers
I & K Distributing Inc
(Delphos,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 112 Trucks and 186 Drivers
Iddings Trucking Inc
(Marietta,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 111 Trucks and 150 Drivers
Installed Building Products LLC
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 223 Trucks and 245 Drivers
Integrity Kokosing Pipeline Services LLC
(Fredericktown,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 104 Trucks and 127 Drivers
Integrity Pipeline Services LLC
(Bellville,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 57 Trucks and 151 Drivers
J Rayl Transport Inc
(Akron,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 652 Trucks and 187 Drivers
Jet Express Inc
(Dayton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 250 Trucks and 259 Drivers
Kokosing Construction Co Inc
(Fredericktown,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 501 Trucks and 326 Drivers
L T Harnett Trucking Inc
(Kinsman,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 125 Trucks and 125 Drivers
Lakefront Lines Inc
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 158 Trucks and 407 Drivers
Medina Supply Company
(Dover,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 158 Trucks and 143 Drivers
Mid Ohio Pipeline Co Inc
(Lexington,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 153 Trucks and 240 Drivers
Milk Transportation LLC
(Martins Ferry,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 173 Trucks and 186 Drivers
Minnesota City Bus Service
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 207 Trucks and 205 Drivers
Moeller Trucking Inc
(Maria Stein,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 150 Trucks and 160 Drivers
Mpw Industrial Services Inc
(Hebron,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 279 Trucks and 149 Drivers
National Express Transit Corporation
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 456 Trucks and 850 Drivers
Nelson Tree Service Inc
(Dayton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 865 Trucks and 1,102 Drivers
Nexeo Solutions LLC
(Dublin,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 371 Trucks and 367 Drivers
Nick Strimbu Inc
(Brookfield,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 120 Trucks and 118 Drivers
Noland Company
(Dayton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 111 Trucks and 110 Drivers
Ohio Cat
(Broadview Hts,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 237 Trucks and 237 Drivers
Ohio Edison Company
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 623 Trucks and 700 Drivers
Parsec Inc
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 473 Trucks and 1,528 Drivers
Pdq Transit Inc
(Grove City,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 139 Trucks and 143 Drivers
Penske Logistics LLC
(Beachwood,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,880 Trucks and 2,771 Drivers
Petermann Northeast LLC
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 403 Trucks and 413 Drivers
Petermann Southwest LLC
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 215 Trucks and 189 Drivers
Prus Construction Company LLC
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 69 Trucks and 126 Drivers
Queen City Home Health Care Company
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 111 Trucks and 181 Drivers
Rumpke
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,229 Trucks and 1,433 Drivers
Rumpke Of Kentucky Inc
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 252 Trucks and 300 Drivers
Scotts Lawnservice
(Marysville,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,219 Trucks and 1,219 Drivers
Service Auto Glass
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 159 Trucks and 290 Drivers
Sorta Metro
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 346 Trucks and 346 Drivers
Sysco Cleveland Inc
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 103 Trucks and 117 Drivers
Tci Contracting LLC
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 119 Trucks and 192 Drivers
The Kaplan Trucking Company
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 599 Trucks and 598 Drivers
The Ohio State University
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 53 Trucks and 131 Drivers
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 460 Trucks and 1,511 Drivers
The Sygma Network
(Dublin,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 1,006 Trucks and 2,140 Drivers
Thomas E Keller Trucking Inc
(Defiance,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 103 Trucks and 116 Drivers
TLX
(Mantua,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 264 Trucks and 189 Drivers
Union Light Heat & Power Co
(Cincinnati,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 38 Trucks and 104 Drivers
Universal Transportation Systems
(Fairfield,
OH)
• Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 26 Trucks and 150 Drivers
University
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 149 Trucks and 146 Drivers
Value City Furniture And American Signature Furniture And Rooms Today
(Columbus,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 213 Trucks and 233 Drivers
W L Logan Trucking Company
(Canton,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 154 Trucks and 148 Drivers
Westpenn Power A Firstenergy Company
(Cleveland,
OH)
• Interstate Trucking Company
• Fleet Consisting of 301 Trucks and 348 Drivers