Truck Driving in Wyoming

Road in Wyoming stretches to the mountains

State Overview

There are over 2,560 trucking companies in Wyoming and the industry employs 7,020 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $58,100 ($27.93 hourly). The highest paying areas are Casper with a Median Annual Salary of $50,910, the Southeastern Wyoming non-metropolitan area ($49,890), and the Southwestern Wyoming non-metropolitan area ($48,760).

Pros and Cons of Truck Driving in Wyoming

GOOD: 

  • Good pay, no income tax
  • Lots of great opportunities from oil, agriculture and more
  • The scenery. Open country with friendly people

BAD: 

  • Even local routes take a long time, destinations aren’t close in Wyoming
  • The Wyoming Port of Entry is very strict
  • Winter weather. Many passes stay closed through entire winter season

Truck Driving Tips for Wyoming

  • Use your CB radio in the winter to communicate with each other for road conditions
  • Make sure you have an atlas
  • Many accidents can be prevented by communicating road conditions ahead of you
  • Be careful of high wind areas if you’re a flatbedder
  • Remember to check your equipment before rolling out, especially in winter

Fellow Truck Drivers in Wyoming Say:

“A lot of great opportunities”

Cody S. – 2 years of driving experience

GOOD
Open country, friendly people, great agriculture jobs

BAD
Secondary roads, weather, ease of getting turned around

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS
Lots of great opportunities from oil, agriculture and more. If you live working outside, then Wyoming could be a great place to work

 

“Gorgeous scenery, scary storms”

Cynthia T. – 4 years on the road

GOOD
The scenery and more laid-back attitude.

BAD
Winter weather. Many passes stay closed through entire winter season and others, such as Sherman pass on I80, close down during storms.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS
Listen, listen, listen and learn.

 

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