New Hampshire Trucking Jobs
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New Hampshire is known for dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, and eggs. It also produces machinery, electric equipment, and rubber and plastic products. All of these items require transportation both within the state and all over the country, making for a vibrant trucking industry with many different sorts of jobs. Continue reading to learn more about the types of opportunities that may be available to you in the New Hampshire trucking industry. Or, to connect with employers right now, use our listings below to get started!
Local jobs can take you all around the state, across mountainous terrain and relatively flat areas. These jobs are often dedicated, giving you the same route from week to week and a routine you can depend upon. Regional jobs take you a bit further afield, to other states within New England, but still enable you to get home several times a week. Over The Road (OTR) jobs take you everywhere and anywhere within the country. These are the adventure trucking jobs that expose you to different people, places, and things and give you plenty of independence. If you have always longed to see the rest of the country, this type of truck driving job may be for you.
Requirements for Trucking in New Hampshire
The Division of Motor Vehicles administers driver’s licenses in the state of New Hampshire. If you have a valid New Hampshire license, you can apply for a commercial driver’s license within the state. You will need to complete an application form that you can get from the DMV, and you will need to pass a vision test and a CDL general knowledge test. Additional knowledge tests are required based upon the endorsements and the desired class of vehicle you wish to be licensed for. After these are passed, you will need to also pass a road skills test. It is common for individuals interested in obtaining a CDL to participate in a course offered by a professional commercial driving school. There are many of them all over the state.
Making the Most of Your Trucking Career
New Hampshire truck drivers are represented by the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association (www.nhmta.org). In addition to offering programs and legislative involvement on the behalf of the truck driving industry, the association offers benefits to members including medical, dental, and disability. It also offers a Master Truck Driver certification to qualified individuals. This program recognizes outstanding drivers who exemplify the ideals of the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association and meet stringent standards.
Benefits of Having a CDL in New Hampshire
The median yearly income for a truck driver in the state of New Hampshire is $37,000. This is a bit lower than the national median of $38,700, but living in New Hampshire costs less than in other parts of the country, making this a workable salary. And trucking companies offer an array of benefits so they can attract and keep qualified drivers. Medical, dental, and vision coverage are standard offerings, and retirement plans in the form of 401k plans are also common. Some companies will match your contributions up to a certain percentage, allowing your retirement funds to grow even more quickly. Weeks of paid vacation are based on number of years with your company. Some companies offer disability and life insurance policies. Military service and bereavement leave are other possibilities.
Don’t wait to get rolling towards success in the New Hampshire trucking industry. Contact the employers listed here to apply for jobs today!
If you need your CDL license, view our list of truck driving schools in New Hampshire.