Pennsylvania Over The Road Jobs

If you're looking for a place in which to build a trucking career, Pennsylvania may be a great place to start! Because of its convenient location near New England and the southern United States, many major American trucking companies have locations in Pennsylvania. If you're willing to drive over-the-road, you may have even more opportunities to consider. Companies in this region need over-the-road drivers to drive up to New England or as far away as the West Coast!

In Pennsylvania, truck drivers tend to earn salaries that are fairly close to the national average. However, as an over-the-road driver, you may be able to claim a larger salary. This is due to the long time spent on the road; some employers reward OTR drivers with bonuses or higher per-mile rates. The average salary for a light truck driver is $29,100 per year (O*Net, 2013). Tractor-trailer drivers in this state earn a median salary of $40,800 per year (O*Net, 2013).

The job outlook in Pennsylvania is promising. O*Net expects over 750 new light truck driving jobs each year between 2012 and 2022. For tractor-trailer drivers, O*Net anticipates a 16% increase in job openings.

You may be able to apply for driving jobs at major companies in Pennsylvania. Local employers include C.R. England, A&R Transport, Titan Transfer, and Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Featured Pennsylvania 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!
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!
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
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 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
Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
Sign on Bonus - $7,500 , Paid Vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Consistent take-home pay week to week
$3,000 OTR Transition Bonus, $100 Productivity Bonus—Limited time only!, CPM Increase for OTR Positions, Dedicated Routes, Regional and Local Positions
Average Weekly Earnings of $1,400, Weekly Hometime, Weekly Paychecks, Driver Ranking Program - Earn Even More for Your Safe Driving!, $4K SIGN-ON BONUS!

To start working as an over-the-road driver, you must get your license through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The licensing process is fairly strict, but it's worth it if you want to become a commercial truck driver!

There are many truck driving schools in Pennsylvania that give you the chance to earn a Class A driver. You will likely need a Class A license if you want to drive over-the-road, since a Class A license permits you to drive heavier loads and larger trucks. Getting the highest class of license possible may give you more freedom in which jobs you consider!

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation does require you to self-certify your driving career. You can choose to be excepted interstate, non-excepted interstate, excepted intrastate, and non-excepted intrastate. Again, you will probably have to certify yourself as an interstate driver. If you do not, you won't be able to drive outside of Pennsylvania.

Once you have completed the training available for your chosen license, you can complete your driving test. You may take your test at the Department of Transportation or at an approved third-party tester. There may be additional tests required, depending on whether or not you apply for endorsements on your license.