Oklahoma Over The Road Jobs

Driving over-the-road may be the way to the career you've been looking for. Oklahoma has a prominent trucking industry with many large employers. In many cases, these employers need over-the-road drivers who are willing to spend one to three weeks on the road per trip. Becoming eligible for over-the-road trucking jobs requires quite a bit of study and hard work. Read on to learn more about Oklahoma regulations for OTR drivers!

After you've gained the skills you need to become an over-the-road truck driver, you may be able to apply for jobs at many local companies. Some of the largest employers in Oklahoma include C.R. England, CTL Transportation, TransWood, and Groendyke Transport.

All of these employers and more have created a good job outlook in Oklahoma. O*Net anticipates a 5% increase in job openings for light truck drivers between 2012 and 2022. For tractor-trailer drivers, they expect a 12% increase in jobs.

In Oklahoma, salaries are fairly close to the national averages. However, as an OTR driver, your income may be slightly higher, as some employers offer higher pay to compensate for longer trips. Light truck drivers in Oklahoma earn an average of $26,200 per year, while tractor-trailer drivers earn an average of $36,500 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Featured Oklahoma 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
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
$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!
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
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus, Company-matched 401(k), Medical, dental and vision health benefits
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
Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
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
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,100, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program - Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!

It's important to realize that you need to be at least 21 to become an over-the-road driver in Oklahoma. You can get a commercial driver's license at the age of 18. However, if you want to drive interstate, which is required for most OTR jobs, you must be 21 years old.

Once you have verified that you meet the minimum requirements for a CDL in Oklahoma, you can attend a local truck driving school. These schools typically last four to eight weeks, and they give you experience in Oklahoma trucking laws, driving techniques, and a variety of endorsements. You can expect classroom and behind-the-wheel work in an Oklahoma driving course. There are several endorsements offered at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, including hazardous materials, school bus, and tank endorsements.

After completing your truck driving program, you can go to the Department of Public Safety and apply for your license. They'll administer a written exam. Once you pass the written exam, you can take your skills test. Passing both of these exams allows you to get your Class A, Class B, or Class C CDL.