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Solo drivers must take time to stop and sleep between shifts. In a team driving situation, two truck drivers make runs together. Owner operators generally earn a higher gross salary but take home pay is reduced by expenses.
OTR drivers spend weeks on the road but will command the highest salary. Regional drivers will stay within one area, which will generally mean they can come home on the weekends. Local drivers stay in-state and can generally come home each night, but are paid the least.
The jobs requiring this license have increase by 38.50% since 2018. Truck Drivers with this license earn +7.59% more than the average base salary, which is $61,431 per year.
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Tanker drivers are some of the highest paid truck drivers.
According to Indeed user ratings, 51% of truck drivers believe their salary is enough for cost of living in their area.
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