Texas trucking jobs
There are over 49,490 trucking companies in the Lone Star State, and over 82 percent of its communities rely solely on trucks to transport their goods. The industry employs over 511,000 workers in Texas, including 181,640 drivers. Texas has been the nationâ€™s top state for exports since 2002. The highest paid drivers earn an average annual salary of $60,810 ($29.24 hourly). The highest paying areas are Midland with an average salary of $44,040, Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area ($41,380), and Amarillo ($40,130).