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Top 5 States for Drivers

09.22.2017 - 5:02 PM Comments: 0

Are you a truck driver? Or maybe you’re interested in becoming one?

If your answer is yes, then do you know which states are the best for the trucking industry?

Our list below to the top 5 states for drivers might just help you out. The states on this list have plenty of job opportunities for truck drivers, with the best pay for these positions in this country. Read on and you might just find yourself moving soon enough!

1. North Dakota

In North Dakota, there are approximately 16,450 jobs available for truck drivers. Combine that with the average annual salary of $53,400, and North Dakota is indeed the best state for drivers. To further convince you to be a truck driver in North Dakota, then consider this: the state is perfect if you’re also adventurous in spirit. The rugged terrain and the Badlands offer a unique beauty that you can’t find anywhere else. So, if you’re a truck driver with a passion for the great outdoors, then North Dakota is the state for you.

2. Wyoming

Wyoming comes in second with 7,020 available jobs for truck drivers and an average annual salary of $48,890. Not to mention, the fact that the cost of living in Wyoming is home to many towns where the cost of living is below the national average. It even offers some of the lowest taxes in the United States. This is your chance to find a great job and live in this beautiful, affordable state.

3. Kentucky

Kentucky is a great state for truck drivers as there are currently 28,410 jobs available and an average annual salary of $40,470. If that isn’t enough to convince you to move to Kentucky, then think about the vast opportunity here. With the great outdoors, local farms, and of course, bourbon, this is a great state for truck drivers.

4. Ohio

There are currently 71,710 jobs available for truck drivers in the great state of Ohio, with an average annual salary of $42,760. In Ohio, you will get the best of both worlds; the comfort of the Midwest and easy access to the East Coast. With all four seasons and plenty of opportunity, Ohio is an easy place to make your home today.

5. Indiana

Last but not least, Indiana comes in 5th on this list of the best states for truck drivers. In Indiana, there are 50,480 jobs available and an average annual salary of $43,240. Though this state might be often be forgotten, it offers a great livelihood for any truck driver willing to live here. The state is very clean and safe, with many great neighborhoods to settle down in. If you’re family-oriented, then you might love living in Indiana today.

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