The romance of Route 66 helped make travel through New Mexico a cultural phenomenon only equaled by the state's major import — aliens near Roswell. During the heyday of Route 66, the highway was the route of choice for travelers from Chicago and the Great Plains to the west coast where they expected to find jobs in the citrus industry. Today, I-40 has replaced a major portion of Route 66, but traffic hasn't slowed down. New Mexico remains a major thoroughfare for traffic, including trucks, traveling east and west across the southern U.S. all the way to the east coast. The state's access to Mexico-U.S. border has only increased trucking activity in New Mexico. Minerals are the state's primary exports, but driving a truck in New Mexico doesn't mean you'll be waiting for loads in dusty mining areas or blazing hot quarries. You might transport a commodity worth as much as any in the state — water! Imagine driving through the desert knowing you have a trailer-load of water behind you. You may be tempted to open the hatch and take a quick dip. But remember, "NO SWIMMING ALLOWED!"
New Mexico is situated in the southwest U.S. between Arizona and Texas and has entry points to Mexico. Trucker driver jobs that haul freight coast-to-coast and internationally require frequent travel through New Mexico.
New Mexico is the southeasternmost of the four corners states, meaning it border Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. To the east, it is bordered by Texas and to the south by Mexico.
Products Moved by Trucks
Whether they are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for use in-state, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and offering truck driving jobs to those calling New Mexico home:
- Computer parts and accessories
- Integrated circuits (processors/controllers)
- Bombs, grenades, torpedoes, mines, missiles
- Medical, dental, veterinarian instruments
- Radar apparatus
- Computer data storage units
- Petroleum gases
- Chemical elements for use in electronics
- Modems, similar reception/transmission devices
- Miscellaneous plastic articles
New Mexico's Highways
New Mexico contains interstates providing access in all directions. These interstates consist of 1,000 miles, while New Mexico’s public roadway systems total 161,000 lane-miles. Interstates within New Mexico are as follows:
I-10 between Texas to Arizona state lines
I-25 from Las Cruces to Colorado state line
I-40 from Texas to Arizona state line
For more information on New Mexico and its truck driver jobs, visit: www.nmtrucking.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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