Ohio Owner Operator Jobs

If you've ever wanted to own your own business, have you considered becoming an owner-operator in Ohio? Owner-operators enjoy the best of business ownership and working as a truck driver. You can own your own business and truck, set your own routes, and set your trucking rates. However, becoming an owner-operator does require quite a bit of work and preparation. Read on to learn more about the state's expectations for owner-operators.

As an owner-operator, your salary may be affected by a number of factors. You might earn more if you aggressively market yourself, dedicate yourself to longer routes, and serve an area where there are few trucking companies. Per O*Net, the average salary for a light truck driver is $28,400 per year. O*Net also reports that heavy truck drivers earn an average income of $37,700 per year.

Though you won't be looking for job openings at trucking companies in Ohio, the job outlook can be a good gauge of the industry. In the decade from 2012 to 2022, O*Net anticipates a 3% increase in light trucking jobs. For heavy truck drivers, O*Net predicts an 8% increase in jobs.

Featured Ohio 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!
Home weekly!, $105K + a year, $5,000 SIGN-ON Bonus, Drop and Hook, Competitive benefits package, Weekly payroll
$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!, $88K+ a year, guaranteed weekly pay!, Weekly Hometime!, Automatic transmission trucks, Great benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision), Brand new equipment, Pre-pass included
Premade teams consistently run up to 4,500 weekly!, Earn an average of $1,300-$1,400 weekly per team member!, Competitive benefits package, Mileage, safety, and referral bonus opportunities, Sign-on bonus included
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 $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 $1,250 a week, $.50 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2014 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
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
$3,000 Sign on bonus for experienced OTR Drivers, Home most weekends, Rider program, Company-matched 401K retirement plan, Escalating paid time off & holidays, Guaranteed weekly minimum, Major medical, dental and vision health benefits
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, $100 Productivity Bonus—Limited time only!, Dedicated Routes, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Weekly Paychecks , Work/Family Balance

Getting the right training is an important part of starting an owner-operator career. Before you can even start your own business as a truck driver, you must earn a commercial driver's license from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. You can attend truck driving school and complete the classroom part of your training. Once you have completed this part of your education, you may go to the BMV, take the written test, and apply for your instruction permit. You can then take your instruction permit back to your trucking school and complete your behind-the-wheel training. You'll likely need a Class A license if you want to take on as many clients as possible, since a Class B or C license may restrict the clients you can serve.

After you have your commercial driver's license, you can start the process of applying for your business license. The Ohio Department of Business can provide you with the paperwork you need to apply for a business license. You'll likely need to provide proof of your insurance, a business plan, and proof of your commercial driver's license. With your CDL and your business license, you can begin your career as an owner-operator.