There are over 3,810 trucking companies in Idaho and the industry employs 13,000 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $50,720 ($24.39 hourly). The highest paying areas are the South-central Idaho non-metropolitan area with a Median Annual Salary of $46,400, North Idaho non-metropolitan area ($42,800), and East Idaho non-metropolitan area ($42,660).
Pros and Cons of Truck Driving in Idaho
- A lot of great companies always looking for drivers
- Constant DOT pullovers for inspections with portable weight scales
Truck Driving Tips for Idaho
- Get on with a company that uses union drivers and get paid more for doing the same job
- Snow driving is dangerous, drive safe
- Keep an up-to-date atlas to know bridge heights and road locations
- Make sure you’re staying within DOT regulations at all times
Fellow Truck Drivers in Idaho Say:
“Be Patient and Learn from Your Peers”
Bill S. – 1 year driving experience
Light traffic at all times and great scenery along with a lot of great companies always looking for drivers.
Constant DOT pullovers for level 1 & 2 inspections along with portable weight scales and railroad crossings.
TIP TO NEW DRIVERS
Be patient and drive as much as possible while learning from your peers. Get on with a company that uses union drivers and get paid more for doing the same job.