Interested in Joining a Trucking School? Curious about Pay?
Trucking jobs typically provide above average pay standards and can be the start of a very rewarding and prosperous career. In this article we will look at different types of truck driving jobs and potential specialized jobs and industries.
1. Liquid Hauling
Liquid Hauling is very in demand and can involve you towing gas, chemicals, and other dangerous materials. Depending on the material you are transporting the pay can range from low $60,000 to around $120,000.
2. Oversized Loads
Loads that are not traditional size will help you attain a premium in driving them. You can be driving anything from construction equipment, parts, pipes to even aircraft parts and equipment. You do however require both a special license and equipment to operate these and must be done very carefully. The average salary for oversized load drivers is around $80,000 to $100,000.
3. Owner & Operator
It can be very lucrative to be your own boss as a truck driver, especially if you have your own truck. The potential income is anywhere from $50,000 - $200,000 a year depending on how hard you work and the size and value of your contracts. It may be hard at first, but it will definetly pay off once you become more established.
4. Car Hauling
With so many cars on the road today, there are constant deliveries from factory to dealer networks, homes, and other locations. This is also a high paying job and requires experience with the particular pay load. With experience you can make anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000. Demand for these are not as high as Liquid Hauling.
5. Dump Truck & Mining
Dump Truck are very in demand jobs that are high paying. As are jobs in the mining industry. Both industries offer deliveries, pick up and material exchange.