You’ve been sitting behind the wheel for a few weeks, and you’ve seen the country. What you’re looking for now is a lot of space to spread out and relax. If this sounds like you, several states in the west central and northwest regions of the U.S. may be the perfect place for you! And if you like driving with limited traffic, jobs in the regions are ready and waiting. Consider placing Montana, the Dakotas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah on your truck driving home base wish list. Wide open spaces abound with low population densities and lots of ranchland. And if you’re worried about finding a job, there is high demand for truck drivers through each state, most of which have some of the lowest unemployment numbers in the U.S. But if all that wide open space gives you an itch to move, you’ll also find interstates with the highest speed limits in the country. Get out there, open up the throttle, and get some diesel pumping through your truck’s veins (all while adhering to appropriate safe driving methods, of course). Oklahoma is another state where the only thing slower than the speed limits and wind is the pace of life. While you’re at it, hook onto a trailer full of wind energy, and see if you can reach your destination before it spoils!
Oklahoma is situated in the southern Great Plains and is rich in agriculture production as well as the oil industry. Bordering Texas, those seeking trucker driver jobs in Oklahoma will find many opportunities for jobs taking them to Mexico.
Oklahoma is bordered to the south by Texas, the west by Arkansas and Missouri, the north by Kansas, and the western panhandle borders Colorado.
Products Moved by Trucks
Whether they are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for use in-state, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and offering truck driving jobs to those calling Oklahoma home:
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Supported catalysts
- Vehicles for transporting 10 or more persons
- Modems, similar reception/transmission devices
- Industrial heat exchange units
- Pork cuts (frozen)
- Cotton (uncarded, uncombed)
- Liquid pump parts
- Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances
- Pork cuts (fresh/chilled)
Oklahoma has over 240,000 lane miles of public roadways, including about 900 miles of interstate highways. Major interstates in Oklahoma include:
I-35 from Texas state line near Thackerville to Kansas state line near Braman
I-40 from Texas state line near Erick to Fort Smith, Arkansas
I-44 from Burkburnett, Texas to Joplin, Missouri
For more information on Oklahoma and its truck driver jobs, visit: oktrucking.org