Hawaii Truck Driving Jobs
Hawaii Truck Driving Jobs
Hawaii is known for its laid-back approach to life and tropical climate, but did you know it also has quite a few job opportunities for people who hold commercial drivers' licenses? Due to the layout of the islands, transporting jobs in this area are different than jobs on the mainland. With a CDL, you may transport goods locally or drive one of Hawaii's many tour buses. You can find out more about this career to see what job opportunities are in your area.
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Hawaii Trucking Driving Salary Information
Across the islands of Hawaii, the need for truck drivers and those with commercial driver’s licenses are in high demand. The truck driving industry in Hawaii is a little bit different than it is in other states. Since Hawaii is an island chain, drivers do not have to worry about interstate driving. In fact, many commercial drivers choose to drive tour buses. No matter how you want to develop your truck driving career, Hawaii may have the opportunities you are looking for.
Ready to explore beautiful Hawaii while earning money for the miles you drive? Get started now by looking at Hawaii trucking jobs below.
In Hawaii, the need for truck drivers is growing faster than the amount of people who are licensed to drive commercial trucks. Through the year 2022, predicts a 16% increase in Hawaii truck driving jobs, an increase that is 5% higher than the national average. Your job outlook may depend on which Hawaiian island you live on. You may also find that salaries in Hawaii tend to be higher than they are in other states. For example, the average salary for a Hawaii truck driver is $43,000 per year (O*Net, 2014).
A variety of companies hire drivers with commercial drivers' licenses. On top of traditional driving jobs, there are equipment operator jobs, tour bus driving jobs, and shuttle bus jobs. Local employers include Harris Rebar, HydroChem, Forest City Enterprises, and Penske.
Training and Requirements for Hawaii Truckers
Before you can get your commercial driver's license, you need to know how to drive the appropriate vehicle for your license class. You can start by taking the written exam at the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation. If you pass this exam, you receive a learner's permit that you can use to get plenty of driving experience.
The easiest way to get driving practice is to attend a truck driving training course. Hawaii does not require you to complete any type of training, but without a class, you may have a difficult time getting enough experience.
You can return to the Department of Transportation after you've gotten comfortable behind the wheel of a truck. They can set you up with a three-part driving exam, which includes a vehicle inspection, an off-the-road skills test, and an on-the-road skills test. You get your CDL after passing all three parts of the exam.
Since Hawaii is so small, the trucking and driving community is very close and tight-knit. The Hawaii Transportation Association is the statewide organization that represents truck drivers, bus drivers, tour bus drivers, and other transportation professionals.
You can join this group as a student or professional and enjoy its numerous member benefits. The group advocates for truckers' interests on a legislative level and offers regular updates on new laws to its members. You may be able to attend training programs and seminars at a discounted rate to improve your truck driving skills.
There are also marketing opportunities for truckers. This group networks with local organizations like the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, and other important state groups.