Truck Driving Jobs in PA

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Truck driving jobs in PA are expected to grow at a rate that is higher than the national average through the year 2024. Not only that, trucking companies in PA are offering higher than average wages and bonus incentives for truck drivers. If you are interested in a job that pays well, yet doesn’t require you to get a college education, read on.

SWIFT Transportation

SWIFT Transportation

  • Earn up to $.54 per mile
  • One week vacation after 1 year
  • Two weeks vacation after 2 years
  • 2,500 paid miles per week guaranteed!
  • Pets allowed
  • Medical, dental & life insurance

Crete Carrier

Crete Carrier

  • OTR drivers start at $.50 – $.53 per mile
  • Top 25% OTR drivers average $80,300 per year
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • 401-k
  • Full benefits: Health/dental/vision/life

Paschall Truck Lines

  • $1,000 sign-on bonus
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement
  • Medical/dental/life Insurance
  • 7 days out/2 days home option
  • 401-k match 
  • Pet/rider policy

Schneider National

Schneider National

  • OTR drivers average 600 miles per haul
  • Earn up to $79,000 yearly based on experience
  • 95% no-touch freight
  • 11 days out/3 days home
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & 401-k match
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement available

All State Express

All State Express

  • Extra pickup/dropoff bonuses
  • Hiring bonuses
  • Safety bonuses
  • Spouse/child rider program
  • Pet rider program
  • Paid layovers

Western Express

Western Express

  • Earn up to $.50 per Mile
  • Newer trucks average 1.5 years old
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits after 30 days
  • 401-k savings plan
  • Pet & Rider Policy
  • Paid Training

J.B. HUNT

J.B. HUNT

  • Local & Regional Routes – great home time
  • Earn up to $75,000 yearly depending on route & experience
  • Productivity bonus & referral bonus
  • Dental/vision/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k)
  • Paid vacation time

Whiteline Express, Ltd.

Whiteline Express, Ltd.

  • $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Regional Class A drivers earn up to $.50 per mile
  • Consistent freight
  • Weekly home time
  • Referral bonus & quarterly safety bonus
  • Medical/dental/disability/life insurance + 401(k)

Action Resources

Action Resources

  • $2,000 referral bonus for every driver referral
  • Owner Operators average $180,000 – $220,000 gross
  • Great Home Time: Most Drivers Out 7 to 10 days
  • Hefty Fuel Discounts Across Our Network
  • Third Party Insurance Available
  • Owner Operator Receives 100% Fuel Surcharge

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

  • Top solo drivers earn up to $225,000 yearly
  • Top teams earn up to $350,000+ yearly
  • Company drivers earn up to $1,200+ weekly
  • Late model equipment
  • Health & Medical Plans Available
  • Dedicated, OTR, local and regional positions

DELtaura

DELtaura

  • Exceptional base pay
  • Bonus & recognition programs
  • Company paid health/dental/life insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation time
  • 24-hour personal support

A&S KINARD

A&S KINARD

  • Regional drivers can earn up to $78,000+ yearly!
  • Regional drivers can earn $1,500 or more per week!
  • Home for 34-hour restart weekly
  • Clean DOT inspection bonus & monthly paid safety bonus
  • Major medical/vision/dental/prescription/STD/life insurance
  • 1 week paid vacation after 6 months/6 paid holidays per year

CRST Expedited

CRST Expedited

  • One day off for every week out GUARANTEED!
  • Hazmat Mileage Bonus of $.04 more per mile
  • 99% no-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight
  • Average fleet age of just 1 ¼ years
  • Top-carrier medical/dental/life insurance
  • Matched 401(k) plan

Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport

  • Make $1,200+ per week
  • Top drivers earn over $82,000 per year
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $.59 per mile
  • Most fleets are home weekly (many on the weekends)
  • New, top-of-the-line trucks, including automatic transmissions
  • Industry-leading profit-sharing + full employee benefits

K&B Transportation

K&B Transportation

  • Experienced drivers earn up to $.45
  • Reliable home time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401K
  • Life insurance

Mercer Transportation Company

Mercer Transportation Company

  • Owner/operators earn 75% of revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge paid to you
  • Fuel discount program
  • Consistent freight
  • No forced dispatch
  • 100% owner operator company

CRST Dedicated

CRST Dedicated

  • $1,200 per week GUARANTEED (1-2 years exp.)
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $67,000 yearly
  • Weekly home time 
  • Health/dental/life insurance
  • 401-k retirement plan
  • Stable route with consistent miles

Expediter Services

Expediter Services

  • Drivers earn $800 per week on average
  • Most runs are 3 weeks out/1 week home
  • Bonus pay opportunities available
  • Low cost health insurance
  • Excellent spouse/child rider program
  • Excellent pet policy

Melton Truck Lines

Melton Truck Lines

  • Drivers can earn up to $.56 per mile
  • Entry level drivers guaranteed at least $850/week
  • $3,000 – $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • $2,400 tuition reimbursement (recent grads)
  • Safety & performance bonuses
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)

CFI

CFI

  • Experienced drivers earn up to $.45
  • Reliable home time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401K
  • Life insurance

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport

  • Company Drivers now receive 3-4 CPM more
  • Recent grads receive $475/week paid training
  • Home weekly opportunities (select areas)
  • 99% no-touch freight with 1,800+ miles average
  • Fuel and driver referral bonuses
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement for recent grads

TransAm Trucking

TransAm Trucking

  • $2,500 sign-on bonus
  • Grads can earn up to 31 CPM
  • Experience drivers earn up to 32 CPM
  • Independent contractors earn up to $1.04/mile
  • $6,000 tuition reimbursement program for grads
  • Medical/dental/life insurance options + 401k

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

  • $525 per week paid training for grads
  • Company drivers can earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.60 per mile split
  • 100% Employee Owned Stock Ownership Plan
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage after 60 days
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

  • Regional drivers earn up to $.48 per mile (loaded)
  • OTR drivers earn up to $.46 per mile (loaded)
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid vacation & orientation pay
  • Layover & detention pay
  • Pre-paid legal plan

Anderson Trucking Service

Anderson Trucking Service

  • Up to $5,500 sign-on bonus
  • Company flatbed drivers earn up to $.58 per mile
  • Company dry van drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Top 10% drivers earn up to $85,000 per year
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401K/Profit sharing plan company match

Arnold Transportation Services

Arnold Transportation Services

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus paid out $150 weekly
  • Drivers earn up to $.48 per mile base pay
  • Earn .02 on every mile you run safely each quarter
  • Rider and pet friendly
  • Excellent benefits
  • Paid vacation

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

  • Solo drivers earn up to $.51 per mile
  • Regional drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams earn up to $.54 per mile
  • Layover pay and safety pay
  • Paid holidays & paid vacation
  • 1 day off for every 6 days out on the road

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

  • Company drivers average $65,000 per year
  • Reefers can average up to 2,500 miles per week (43-50 CPM)
  • Flatbeds can average up to 2,800 miles per week (47-54 CPM)
  • Teams can average up to 14,000 miles per monty (52-58 CPM split)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit

Bolt Express

Bolt Express

  • Competitive driver pay
  • 24/7 dispatch & driver support
  • DSC with laundry/showers/maintenance
  • Fuel discounts
  • Flexibilty
  • Great benefits

HOGAN

HOGAN Transports

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers!
  • $10,000 split bonus for experienced team drivers!
  • Top drivers earn more than $70,000 per year!
  • CDL-A drivers earn up to $.47 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Steady year round freight with weekly pay up to $1,200

Halvor Lines

Halvor Lines

  • Owner operators can earn up to $1.20 per mile + fuel
  • Flexible home time for company drivers
  • Paid vacation based on average yearly earnings
  • Passenger & pet program
  • Onsite workout facility
  • Health/dental/life/AD&D insurance + 401(k)

BENNETT

Bennett Motor Express

  • Up to $100,000 plus bonuses for experienced company drivers!
  • CDL-A company drivers can average up to $76,000 per year
  • CDL-A regional drivers can earn up to $.70 per mile
  • Drivers are home on most weekends
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

KLLM Transport Services

KLLM Transport Services

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Solo drivers can earn from $.45 to $.55 per mile
  • Regional drivers can earn up to $.78 per mile
  • Teams can earn up from $.55 to $.60 per mile
  • Medical/vision/dental/prescription insurance
  • 401(k) available after 12 months employment

Quality Carriers

Quality Carriers

  • Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus for owner operators!
  • Company drivers earn $62,00 annually on average
  • Late model equipment
  • Industry competitive health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Steady and consistent work

Earl Henderson Trucking Company

Earl Henderson Trucking

  • Solo drivers average 2,300 miles weekly at 39-57 CPM
  • Teams average 4,300 miles weekly at 46-60 CPM (split)
  • Pet & passenger friendly
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401-k savings plan available
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit

Oakley Transport

Oakley Transport

  • Local drivers receive hourly pay with overtime
  • Paid weekly through direct deposit
  • Driver referral bonus
  • Premium health/dental/vision coverage
  • Safety bonus & vacation pay
  • 401-k with company contributions

XPO Logistics Intermodal

XPO Logistics Intermodal

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Class A CDL drivers are guaranteed to earn $63,650 yearly!
  • Average 2,500-2,800 miles weekly with $1,250 pay guaranteed!
  • No touch freight for dry van operators
  • Full company benefits/401-(k)/vacation pay/paid holidays
  • Newer dedicated equipment

Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

  • Paid CDL training available
  • Tuition reimbursement offered for new trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn a bonus of $.05 per mile
  • $500 referral bonus for experienced drivers
  • Pet and rider policy programs
  • Great benefits

Guaranteed Transport Service

Guaranteed Transport Service

  • Top pay rates for drivers
  • No-touch freight
  • Top of the line equipment
  • Medical & dental health insurance
  • Annual raises
  • Paid time off

Reinhart Foodservice

Reinhart Foodservice

  • $7,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Consistent mileage
  • Great home time
  • Well maintained equipment

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

  • Solo drivers can earn up to $.65 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Great home time
  • Excellent job benefits
  • Recognized as “Carrier of the Year” in 2017
  • Hiring nationwide

Salem Corporation

Salem Corporation

  • Competitive pay
  • Bonus potential
  • Company-paid orientation
  • Quarterly safety bonus
  • Health/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match

Smokey Point Distributing

Smokey Point Distributing

  • Flatbed solos can earn $64,000 yearly (54 CPM)
  • Flatbed teams can earn $74,000 yearly (34 CPM)
  • $1,000 raise upon annual review
  • Stop/tarp/layover/detention/breakdown pay
  • Major medical insurance + 401(k) savings plan
  • Orientation pay (about $540 gross)

D.M. Bowman

D.M. Bowman

  • Regional flatbed drivers can average 55 CPM
  • Local flatbed drivers can average 65 CPM
  • Team drivers can now earn up to 27 CPM each
  • Up to $.03 per mile in performance bonuses weekly
  • Medical/dental/vision/supplemental insurance
  • Up to $7,000 in tuition reimbursement

Hurricane Express

Hurricane Express

  • Solo drivers earn a net minimum of $81,000 yearly!
  • Solo drivers get paid $2,800 within their first 8 days!
  • Team drivers earn a net minimum of $151,000 yearly!
  • Team drivers get paid $5,600 within their first 8 days!
  • Tenure bonus of $3,000 (solos) & $5,500 (teams)
  • Excellent company benefits

CalArk International

CalArk International

  • Competitive pay (paid weekly)
  • Monthly productivity bonus (earn up to 8 CPM more)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan
  • Late model equipment
  • Passenger & pet program

C.R. England

C.R. England

  • Paid CDL training ($600/week on-the-job training)
  • Zero tuition for those who qualify ($5,000 value)
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Great home time depending on region
  • Consistent miles depending on region
  • Late model equipment

Shaffer Trucking

Shaffer Trucking

  • Top 25% of drivers average $80,300 yearly!
  • OTR drivers earn from $.53 to $.56 per mile
  • Health/vision/dental/life insurance + 401(k)
  • No cost rider policy
  • Pet policy (2 dogs or cats)
  • Guaranteed detention pay

HUNT Transportation

HUNT Transportation

  • Top 25% of drivers average $82,000 per year!
  • Drivers earn from $.52 to $.55 per practical mile
  • Flatbed drivers earn an additional $.06 per mile (loaded)
  • Stop-off and breakdown pay
  • Safety & productivity bonuses
  • Full benefits + rider/pet policy

deBoer Transportation, Inc.

deBoer Transportation, Inc.

  • $3,000 referral bonus!
  • Drivers earn $.36 to $.49 per mile (+6 CPM bonus)
  • OTR drivers average 2,700-3,000 miles weekly
  • OTR Team drivers average 1,000 miles daily
  • Regional drivers average 2,500-2,900 miles weekly
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k) savings plan

McLeod Express

McLeod Express

  • $1,000 orientation pay!
  • OTR drivers start at 50 CPM on all miles
  • $1,200 weekly pay protection plan
  • $.04 per mile monthly productivity bonus
  • $.02 per mile quarterly safety bonus
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k) match

Ozark Motor Lines

Ozark Motor Lines

  • Drivers earn up to $.52 per mile (DOE)
  • Qualify for medical 1st day of employment
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • No NYC & No Canada runs
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Rider & pet programs

Hub Group Trucking

Hub Group Trucking

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Drivers average $1,510 weekly
  • Daily home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)

Averitt

Averitt Express

  • $800 per week paid CDL training program!
  • Flatbed drivers average $55,000-$65,000 yearly!
  • Flatbed drivers start at $.48 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Dedicated drivers start at $.42 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Weekly home time for flatbed and dedicated drivers
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription benefits + 401(k)

Bynum Transport

Bynum Transport

  • Drivers earn up to $.50 per mile
  • Drivers average 2,800-3,400 miles per week
  • Empty miles/layovers/detention are all paid
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Late model tractors

Ashley Distribution Services

Ashley Distribution Services

  • Drivers can earn up to $68,000 per year
  • Drive 1,000 to 1,500 mile radius from your hub
  • Enjoy weekly home time
  • Rewards for clean roadside inspections
  • Detention pay
  • Excellent benefits

Equity Transportation Company

Equity Transportation Company

  • 6 week paid CDL training for students/trainees
  • Lease purchase drivers can earn $.90 per mile (dispatched)
  • Health/vision/dental insurance + 401(k)
  • No forced dispatch
  • 100% no-touch freight
  • Riders & pets allowed

Pride Transport

Pride Transport

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Paid training & orientation for students/trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn 55 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Team drivers can earn 70 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Guaranteed detention/stop/layover/breakdown pay

Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport

  • $40,000 TEAMING BONUS for OTR CDL-A DRIVERS!
  • PAID HazMat endorsement if you don't have one
  • HazMat team drivers earn $.52 to $.56 cents per mile
  • $1,000 weekly pay guarantee for HazMat drivers
  • Covenant team matching program can team you up
  • Home time guarantee!

Highway Transport

Highway Transport

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Top drivers earn $90,000 to $100,000+ yearly!
  • Tank drivers can earn up to $2,000 weekly!
  • Home often during the week
  • Paid orientation & paid training
  • Excellent company benefits after 30 days

Dana Companies

DANA Companies

  • Paid training program for students/trainees
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Medical/vision/dental insurance + 401-k
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid vacations & holidays
  • Referral bonuses

Container Port Group

Container Port Group

  • Home every night or weekend (if preferred)
  • No forced dispatch
  • No-touch freight
  • HazMat paid on each HazMat load
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Referral & roadside inspection bonuses

Triple C Transit

Triple C Transit

  • Many drivers net $2,000 per week!
  • Paid 75% of earnings!
  • Paid orientation
  • Direct deposit
  • FREE fuel card
  • Rider policy available

Lawrence Companies

Lawrence Companies

  • QUARTERLY BONUS UP TO $3,000 PER YEAR!
  • Dry van drivers can earn up to $.46 per mile (DOE)
  • Flatbed drivers can earn up to $.51 per mile (DOE)
  • Home on the weekends and some weeknights!
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (avg. 8 CPM yearly)
  • Health/dental/life/disability insurance + 401(k)

TransForce

TransForce

  • Drivers can select their own route and schedule
  • $21 per hour + benefits and home daily
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available
  • Drivers are paid overtime after 40 hours
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

U.S. Expediters

U.S. Expediters

  • Company drivers average $110,000 gross yearly
  • Owner operators average $280,000 gross yearly
  • Flexible home time
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Pet & passenger policy
  • Safety performance bonuses

SmartWay Express, Inc.

SmartWay Express, Inc.

  • Competitive pay
  • No-touch freight
  • Drivers average 2-3 days home & 2-3 weeks out
  • Steady work
  • Paid weekly
  • Good equipment

South Shore Transportation Co.

South Shore Transportation Co.

  • $625 SIGN-ON BONUS & $750 paid orientation!
  • Stop-off/detention/tarp/breakdown pay
  • Paid holidays & vacation pay
  • $1,500 driver referral bonus
  • Major medical/vision/dental/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k) retirement savings plan

Hub Group Intermodal

Hub Group Intermodal

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Drivers average $1,510 weekly
  • Daily home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)

BRT

BRT

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for regional & OTR positions!
  • $3,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for local driving positions!
  • OTR bulk fuel drivers average $90,000 – $100,000 yearly
  • Regional CDL-A drivers average $90,000+ annually
  • Average 65 hours per week with paid OT after 48 hours
  • Am start time with 10-14 day trips

PGT Trucking, Inc.

PGT Trucking, Inc.

  • Owner operators receive 75% of line haul revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge
  • $1,000 driver referral bonus
  • 24/7 maintenance support
  • Great benefits
  • Roadside safety incentive

Kool Pak

  • Excellent pay & bonuses!
  • Average 11,000 miles per month
  • Home weekly or multiple times per week
  • $1,000 safety bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/LTD insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid holidays & paid vacation

CTDI

CTDI

  • Home on the weekends!
  • Mostly no-touch freight
  • Weekly pay & direct deposit available
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & prescription
  • 401(k) with employer match & profit sharing
  • Paid time off & paid holidays

Getting Your CDL in Order to Work for Trucking Companies in PA

To apply for truck driving jobs offered by trucking companies in PA, you will first need to get a Pennsylvania  Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Getting your Pennsylvania Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) is the first step in this process. To get a CLP, you must be a minimum of 18 years of age. However, if you plan on hauling anything hazardous, transporting passengers, or driving a commercial vehicle across state lines, you must be at least 21 years of age.

In order to apply, you are required to pass a vision exam, pass a physical exam, pay the required fees, and provide the required documentation. Lastly, you must successfully pass the CDL General Knowledge exam. Once this is done, you will have your CLP and can move on to taking the CDL Road Test when you are feeling ready.

The CDL Road Test gives you a chance to safely demonstrate your skills and knowledge when it comes to driving a commercial vehicle. For this test, you must provide your own commercial vehicle that is the same class as the license you are applying for.

Usually, on the same day that you take the road test, you will also have the option to take exams for any endorsements you may want such as Double and Triples, HazMat or Tank Vehicles. Some trucking companies in PA will even compensate you for taking these exams. Having at least one of these endorsements on your CDL will give you more job options and place you at the front of a long line of applicants.

What do the trucking companies in PA require of their drivers?

To apply for trucking jobs in Pennsylvania, you will have to meet or exceed certain hiring requirements. These requirements are set forth by Pennsylvania trucking companies individually to ensure that they comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations.

Most trucking companies in PA require applicants to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Must possess a valid CDL-A license
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Having your Doubles and Triples endorsement is a plus
  • At least 1 year of over-the-road (OTR) experience is preferred

Pennsylvania Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

Many people mistakenly think that if you do not have some college credits or a full degree that you will never earn a decent living. However, when it comes to truck driving jobs in PA, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The trucking companies in PA pay close to the national average for truck driving jobs across the nation. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor reported that CDL jobs in PA paid truck drivers between $28,800 and $64,029 annually and that the median yearly income was $43,470. The national average income for truck drivers is between $26,900 and $63,100 per year with a median income of $41,340.

Trucking companies in Pennsylvania advertise that their truck drivers are paid between $67,000 and $80,000 per year. Drivers can increase this number by earning bonuses of up to $10,000 for referring other qualified truck drivers, completing orientation, staying with the company for a certain number of months/years, or a safe driving record. If you have obtained any special endorsements with your CDL you can also earn additional cents per mile.

Truck driving jobs in PA may come with many different benefits including the following:

  • 100% no touch freight
  • Pet policy
  • Rider policy
  • Up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement
  • High paying orientation
  • Spending money allowance
  • Fuel and safety bonuses
  • Consistent miles
  • Newer equipment
  • Dedicated driver support team
  • Opportunity for a pay raise after only 6 Months
  • Weekly pay
  • Daily home time
  • Health benefits
  • Paid time off and bonus incentives
  • Unlimited cash referral program

Pennsylvania Taxes and Cost of Living

People often get excited when they discover how much Pennsylvania trucking companies may pay them without even having to get additional education. However, you should research the average cost of living in the area you plan to live if you accept one of the many truck driving jobs in PA.

In Pennsylvania, the annual living expenses for a household of a single adult without children are $21,747 prior to any taxes. For two adults and two children, the average annual living expenses are $62,787 before taxes. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has the 10th highest average state and local taxes with an average state and local tax rate of 12.33%

If you are an owner-operator doing business with one of the many trucking companies in Pennsylvania, you will need to pay for your own gasoline. This means that the price of diesel fuel will impact your bottom line. As an owner-operator, you should make a habit of keeping track of all your business expenses, including the current price of diesel fuel.

As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $2.371. However, for those truckers who are working in Pennsylvania, this figure is noticeably higher at $2.585.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Pennsylvania

Despite all of their benefits, CDL jobs in PA do come with a few drawbacks. One of the drawbacks of this job is the road and traffic conditions. Poor conditions can cause significant delays, a decrease in your earnings, bodily stress and mental frustration, and additional wear and tear on your truck.

If you work for trucking companies in PA you should be prepared to drive in snow, ice, and freezing rain. At times, you may have severely limited visibility as well. You may be required to put chains on your tires or need to stop to tie down and cover your cargo if you are a flatbed driver.

Additionally, if you apply for trucking jobs in PA, you will potentially be driving in areas like State College, Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh. It is in these more densely populated areas that you may be faced with congested traffic conditions.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in PA

Nationwide, a 6% growth rate is anticipated for trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 with an additional 40,450 job openings for truck drivers in total. However, the Department of Labor expects an 8% growth rate for truck driving jobs in PA between the years 2014 and 2024. This means that there will be approximately 2,340 additional CDL jobs in PA each year.

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