"Show Me!" That's what you'll hear in Missouri, but it doesn't necessarily mean no one trusts anybody. Chances are Missourians just want to see what you are hauling and decide if they want a load of it as well. Profits for you and satisfied customers! What more could you ask for? Missouri's eastern border is the Mississippi River and river ports are plentiful, the most important being St. Louis, "The Gateway to the West." When you reach the urban areas and encounter those four-wheelers flying like they're headed for air space, take a cue from Mark Twain and remind yourself, "No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot."
Missouri is centrally located in the U.S. with the large cities of St. Louis and Kansas City on its east and west borders. The state is a major cross country thoroughfare and has enough smaller city and rural area to produce many products that those looking for truck driver jobs can expect to haul.
Missouri is bordered to the north by Iowa, to the east by Illinois and Kentucky, to the south by Arkansas, and to the west by Kansas and Nebraska.
As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Missouri’s increasing role in technology development will play an important role in providing tools to assist in stabilizing the economy on both regional and national levels as will is central location with a major east-west route across the U.S.
Deep Water Ports
While Missouri lacks seaports, it has several river ports along the Mississippi River, the most important of which is St. Louis, considered the "The Gateway to the West."
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Missouri offers many industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Missouri is becoming increasingly known for high-tech industries, so many truck driver jobs can be found in this sector of the economy. Whether products are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Missouri, 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 Missouri home:
- Small gas-powered trucks
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Soya beans
- Miscellaneous medications
- Lead ores, concentrates
- Heterocyclics with unfused pyridine ring
- Refined copper
- Miscellaneous food preparations
- Miscellaneous chemical products, preparations
- Pork cuts (frozen)
The Interstate Highways in Missouri include 9 major routes along with 10 auxiliary routes. The total mileage of interstate highway in Minnesota is 1,393, just a portion of the state’s 276,000 lane miles of roadway and include:
I-29 from Kansas City to Hamburg, Iowa
I-35 from Kansas City to Eagleton
I -44 from Joplin to St. Louis
I-49 from Pineville to Kansas City
I-55 from Steele to St. Louis
I-57 from Sikesville to Charleston
I-64 from Wentzville to St. Louis
I-70 from St. Louis to Kansas City
I-72 at Hannibal
Auxiliary interstates around larger cities
For more information on Missouri and its truck driver jobs, visit www.motrucking.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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