Study: Victoria ranked as the #6 small city for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Victoria was ranked as the number six small city for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers according to a new 384-city study by AdvisorSmith.

The study examined three main variables in quantifying the best cities for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers: average annual salaries, density of jobs, and cost of living.

Ian Cutchen, driver with NGL explained that “Victoria is really good because it’s always been the central prime hub for the oil fields and the Ealgeford Shale. A lot of work in Kennedy, Kanres City, Cuero, Shiner and onwards and outwards, but a lot of companies will have their hub here and operate from Victoria. It’s pretty good for trucking in general.”

Victoria ranked number 12 overall in the study of 384, beating out Laredo (#14), Abilene (#28), El Paso (#33) and Waco (#36).

The study states that Victoria hosts 121% more jobs for truck drivers on a per-capita basis compared with the U.S. average.

The study also explains that the average annual salary for truck drivers in Victoria is $50,210 which is 10% above the national average.

To anyone considering a job in trucking Cutchen advises, “If you need a job, go get a CDL, change your life, make some money, rock on.”

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