Ohio Over The Road Jobs

Have you ever wanted to see the world in a big rig, transporting goods and meeting people all over the country? If you look into OTR trucking jobs in Ohio, you may be able to drive a straight truck or tractor-trailer to other Midwestern states or even other parts of the country!

Ohio can be a promising state for those who are just starting their careers in the trucking industry. IdeaStream reports that thanks to Ohio's demographic makeup and location, the need for truck drivers here is growing by the year.

The state of Ohio is home to many prominent truck driving companies, including those that hire over-the-road drivers. Some of the largest employers in this state include C.R. England, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, MCT Transportation, and Coldstream Logistics.

In Ohio, the job outlook for over-the-road truck drivers is relatively positive. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net expects a 3% increase in light truck driving jobs. Heavy truck drivers may see an 8% increase in job openings during this time (O*Net, 2012).

Salaries in this state tend to be in line with the national average. O*Net reports that light truck drivers in this state earn an average of $28,400 per year. Their estimates show that tractor-trailer drivers earn an average income of $37,700 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Featured Ohio Trucking Jobs
Pay for Experience - Top Drivers can earn up to $.60 CPM, $1,000 Orientation Pay, $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
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!
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
$5,000 sign-on bonus per driver!, Great Benefits, including Medical, Vision and Dental, 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!
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
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
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 - $3,500 , 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

Before you can begin your career as an OTR truck driver, you must go through the proper channels to get your commercial driver's license. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ensures that all people who are administered CDLs have the skills and knowledge needed to safely drive on Ohio roads.

This process typically involves attending a truck driving school. Trucking schools in Ohio can help you learn how to load and unload your truck, start and turn off your truck, safely navigate local roads and highways, and navigate the laws involved in this industry. The classroom part of this training can help you get a CDL instruction permit. With an instruction permit, you can drive a straight truck or tractor-trailer with the assistance of a trained instructor.

In Ohio, certain vehicles do not require a CDL. They include farm trucks, firefighting equipment, other safety vehicles, recreational vehicles, military vehicles, non-business commercial vehicles, and certain small commercial vehicles.

Once you have used your instruction permit, you can take your skills test. The skills test involves a pre-vehicle inspection, a skills check, and a road test. Passing this test allows you to earn a Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL.