If you are looking to drive in the far northeastern U.S., you can just about put the six New England states in a bucket and pick your poison. Of course, if you want to avoid heavy traffic, you're best to consider Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. But if you like crowds and easy access to the Big Apple, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are likely more to your liking. And if you like toll roads, throw New York and Pennsylvania into the mix, and you'll be in truck driver heaven! As far as Massachusetts is concerned, if you drive in-state, plan on a lot of time in Boston. The port may not be known for its 18th century tea imports anymore (assuming you can still call them imports if they get dumped next to the wharves), but Boston is among the nation's leading export locations for biotechnology components and other high-tech products. And working out of the western hemisphere's oldest continually operating seaport isn't anything to scoff at! A word of advice — your chances of getting tarred and feathered next to the U.S.S. Constitution are small. But if you wear a Yankees cap, all bets are off!
Massachusetts is situated in New England along the Atlantic Coast. This location gives those holding truck driver jobs in the state access to both ports and inland destinations, including all of New England, New York, and beyond.
New Hampshire and Vermont to the north and Connecticut to the south.
As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Massachusetts has a vital role in continuing the supply of a variety of products throughout the nation, primarily due to it being home to one of the nation’s oldest and largest seaports, The Port of Boston.
Deep Water Ports
While the Port of Boston dominates intermodal transportation in Massachusetts, there are two dozen ports elsewhere along the shoreline. The largest includes the Ports of New Bedford, Fall River, and Gloucester Harbor.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Massachusetts offers many industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Many Massachusetts truck driver jobs are regional, with loads hauled in-state, throughout New England and to New York, and most products involve technology. Whether products are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Massachusetts, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and offering many truck driving jobs to those calling Massachusetts home:
- Gold (unwrought)
- Medical/dental/veterinarian instruments
- Natural gas (liquid)
- Machinery for making semi-conductors
- Liquid filters, purification machines
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Integrated circuits (processors/controllers)
- Non-pharmaceutical composite diagnostic/lab reagents
- Electro-diagnostic equipment
- Radar apparatus
The Interstate Highways in Massachusetts comprise five current primary interstate highways and eight auxiliary interstates. The total mileage of interstate highway in Massachusetts is 521, just a portion of the state’s 77,000 lane miles of roadway and include:
I-84 from Holland to Sturbridge
I-86 from Holland to Sturbridge
I-90 from West Stockbridge to Boston
I-91 from Longmeadow to Bernardston
I-93 from Canton to Methuen
I-83 from Baltimore to Pennsylvania state line
I-95 Attleboro to Salisbury
Auxiliary interstate around larger cities
For more information on Massachusetts and its truck driver jobs, visit masstrucking.org
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A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large, heavy, or hazardous material vehicles in the US. The “class” of CDL a truck driver needs depends on the type of commercial motor vehicle operated. A truck driver may hold a CDL in one of three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
For a detailed explanation of the different classes of CDLs, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Driver Type refers to the employment arrangement a driver operates. The most common truck driver arrangements include:
- Company Driver: Drivers employed by a specific carrier with its own fleet of trucks. “Companies” can be carriers that contract to transport other individuals' or companies' freight, or companies that carry their own freight.
- Lease-Purchase: Drivers hired by carriers where the truck is leased to the individual driver.
- Owner Operator (OO): Drivers who own the truck and operate as an independent business (also referred to as an "independent contractor").
- Team Driver: Drivers operating with a partner who shares driving duties.
For a detailed explanation of Driver Types, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Hauling Type (or trailer type, or equipment type) refers to the type of cargo being hauled. Different types of cargo materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer requires unique driver experience.
For a detailed explanation of Hauling Types, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Endorsements are required certifications for CDL holders hauling various types of equipment and freight. The most common endorsements for long haul truck drivers include:
- Doubles/Triples: required for drivers hauling double or triple trailers.
- HazMat: required for transporting hazardous materials.
- Tanker: required for operating a vehicles designed with a permanent or temporary tank attached.
For a detailed explanation of the different types of endorsements, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Finding the right diesel mechanic job requires careful consideration of various factors. Research potential employers’ reputation and culture, evaluate compensation packages, and confirm that long-term growth and advancement opportunities fit with your career goals. Other factors to consider include: your own level of experience, skill and industry specialization vs the job requirements; CDL license requirements; tool requirements; location; training and professional development opportunity; work schedule, flexibility and work-life balance. For key considerations for finding a job as a heavy-duty truck diesel mechanic or technician, visit our Diesel Mechanic Job Resources.
Diesel mechanic certifications represent an industry recognized level of knowledge and expertise in a particular area of diesel engine diagnosis, repair or maintenance. These advanced certifications are offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and enhance a mechanic’s skill set and positively impact their qualifications and salary. Certifications may be obtained in specific areas such as gasoline and diesel engines, drive trains, brakes, suspension and steering, electronics, HVAC and preventative maintenance. For a listing of ASE certifications available specifically for heavy-duty truck mechanics, visit our Diesel Mechanic Job Resources.
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