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Trucking Jobs in New York State

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the state of New York is an ideal place to start your truck driving career.

With the nation’s most populated city and transportation arteries all along the east coast, plenty of trucking routes are available in the state. Plus, major transportation hub cities and the busiest port in the United States (Port of New York) allow truck drivers to haul freight arriving from—and on its way to—destinations worldwide.

Learn all about trucking pay and job growth and what you need to do before you begin your search for truck driver jobs in New York.

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make in NY?

New York is a hub for many large trucking companies, and drivers with a CDL A—and especially one year of safe driving experience—are in demand. With a CDL A, you may find yourself fielding multiple offers from trucking companies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual wage for truck drivers in New York was $55,280 in 2020. Earning potential will, of course, vary across regions and cities in the state due to the cost of living and other factors. And experienced drivers can make far more than the average.

Here’s what a New York-based heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver can make in various metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas:

Truck Driving Job Growth in NY

New York’s economy is undergoing a manufacturing resurgence, and with it an increased demand for hauling freight—so the job outlook for trucking jobs in New York is good. The increase in truck driving jobs is due to a combination of factors, including rising demand for goods and more freight needing transport across state lines.

The BLS projects 30,600 truck driving jobs will be added in the U.S. from 2019 through 2029, representing a 2% growth rate. However, BLS statistics do not account for job openings from employee turnover or currently unfilled roles, so there will likely be many more actual available jobs.

Trucking Companies Hiring in New York

Trucking companies across New York are looking for experienced and entry-level drivers. Here are some of the trucking companies hiring CDL A drivers in New York state:

Ruan

  • Jobs: CDL Truck Driver, Dedicated Freight Truck Driver

Schneider

  • Jobs: Local Intermodal Truck Driver, Nighttime Truck Driver

C.R. England

  • Jobs: CDL-A Truck Driver, Dollar General Dedicated Truck Driver

New Penn

  • Jobs: Road Driver, Pick Up and Delivery Driver, Linehaul Driver

Sysco

  • Jobs: CDL A Local Shuttle Truck Driver, CDL A Local Delivery Truck Driver

Roehl Transport

  • Jobs: Flatbed OTR Truck Driver, Curtainside Truck Driver, Refrigerated Truck Driver

How to Get a Truck Driving Job in New York

Getting a truck driving job in New York begins with obtaining your CDL. These three steps can help you navigate the process.

Step 1: Decide What Class of CDL You Need

The first step to beginning your career as a truck driver is deciding which of the three commercial driver’s license (CDL) classes to pursue:

  • Class A: If you plan to drive over the road (OTR) and regional tractor-trailers or more complicated combination vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, this is the CDL you need.
  • Class B: This Class is for single vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds or for towing a vehicle of 10,000 pounds or less. The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) can’t be more than 26,000 pounds.
  • Class C: Vehicles in this class are 26,000 pounds or less that transport 15 or more passengers, carry hazardous materials, or are stretch limousines.

Step 2: Find a Reputable CDL Training Program in New York

A successful truck driving career begins with the best CDL training possible. Fortunately, there are several CDL training schools in New York, so you can start your search close to home.

Starting in February 2022, new CDL applicants must attend a program on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Training Provider Registry to meet minimum entry-level driver training requirements.

Step 3: Pass the CDL Knowledge and Skills Exam

For a CDL A license, you must be 21 years old, a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, and a New York resident. You also need a New York State driver’s license or a CDL from another state.

The written tests include general knowledge, air brakes, and any CDL endorsements. After you pass those, you receive a commercial learning permit to take the CDL road test.

Step 4: Apply to Your First New York Trucking Jobs

Truck driving jobs in New York are available for new and experienced drivers alike. Many entry-level drivers begin their careers as company drivers or team truck drivers. To apply for a New York trucking job, start by searching for openings with trucking companies hiring in your area.

Truck Driver Resources in New York

New York State DMV: Commercial Driver’s License Center provides general information on how to get a CDL, along with details about requirements, endorsements, and restrictions.

New York State Commercial Driver’s Manual gives detailed section-by-section information on the CDL knowledge and skills tests.

NYC Department of Transportation’s guide for commercial trucks and vehicles includes maps and routes through the city’s boroughs, safety tips, city-specific traffic regulations, and more.

Trucking Association of New York hosts industry events, publishes knowledge guides, provides educational resources, and advocates for truckers and trucking companies in the state.

NY & NJ Container Port Drivers is a Facebook group resource for real-time road delays, posted jobs, chassis shortages, and fun topics.

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AFUP
Fulton, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1000 Trucks and 100 Drivers
Anheuser-Busch Dist Of Ny Inc
Long Island City, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 78 Trucks and 160 Drivers
Bls Limousine Service Of New York Inc
Astoria, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 4 Trucks and 101 Drivers
Brooklyn Transportation Corp
Brooklyn, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 22 Trucks and 76 Drivers
Bullet Express Inc
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 100 Trucks and 105 Drivers
Cablevision
Bethpage, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 71 Trucks and 245 Drivers
Callanan Industries Inc
Albany, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 166 Trucks and 166 Drivers
Canada Dry Bottling Co Of New York
College Point, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 152 Trucks and 130 Drivers
Careful Bus Service Inc
Brooklyn, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 83 Trucks and 102 Drivers
Caya Way Corp
Bronx, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 11 Trucks and 100 Drivers
Center Vu Farm
Freedom, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of N Trucks and 10000 Drivers
Chautauqua County Dept Of Public Facilities
Mayville, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 49 Trucks and 165 Drivers
Con Edison
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1184 Trucks and 2259 Drivers
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 85 Trucks and 140 Drivers
County Of Erie
Buffalo, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 101 Trucks and 95 Drivers
Cranesville Block Co Inc
Amsterdam, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 131 Trucks and 90 Drivers
Curtis Lumber Co Inc
Ballston Spa, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 83 Trucks and 84 Drivers
D & C Enterprise
Brooklyn, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 108 Trucks and 100 Drivers
D & D Power Inc
Latham, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 127 Trucks and 77 Drivers
Dane E French & Son
Candor, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 3000 Trucks and 75 Drivers
Delaware County Dept Of Public Works
Delhi, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 57 Trucks and 95 Drivers
Elecnor Hawkeye LLC
Hauppauge, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 228 Trucks and 294 Drivers
Empire Merchants LLC
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 191 Trucks and 220 Drivers
Empire Merchants North LLC
Coxsackie, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 103 Trucks and 123 Drivers
Eshel Distributer
Flushing, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 5 Trucks and 200 Drivers
Ferrara Bros Building Materials Corp
Flushing, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 76 Trucks and 76 Drivers
Ficel Transport Inc
Blasdell, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 77 Trucks and 80 Drivers
Fink Baking Corp
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 101 Trucks and 135 Drivers
Fireworks By Grucci Inc
Bellport, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 41 Trucks and 220 Drivers
First Call Transportation
Buffalo, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 21 Trucks and 80 Drivers
First Steps Trans
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 103 Trucks and 110 Drivers
Franks Commercial & Home Services Inc
Buffalo, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 25 Trucks and 80 Drivers
George Hildebrandt Inc
Hudson, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 119 Trucks and 115 Drivers
Global Industrial Services Inc
Apalachin, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 219 Trucks and 170 Drivers
Golden Touch Transportation Of New York Inc
Astoria, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 267 Trucks and 375 Drivers
Gottado Contracting LLC
Jordan, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 76 Trucks and 76 Drivers
Haverstraw Transit Inc
Haverstraw, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 175 Trucks and 158 Drivers
Hazmat Environmental Group Inc
Buffalo, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 147 Trucks and 140 Drivers
Hellman Electric
Bronx, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 110 Trucks and 100 Drivers
Hub Truck Rental Corp
Farmingdale, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 1410 Trucks and 1420 Drivers
Huntington Coach LLC
Bayville, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 236 Trucks and 420 Drivers
Imperial Bag & Paper Co LLC
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 91 Trucks and 96 Drivers
Independent Coach Corp
Lawrence, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 290 Trucks and 350 Drivers
Jaco Transportation Inc
Hicksville, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 72 Trucks and 96 Drivers
Joseph Eletto Transfer Inc
Hicksville, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 371 Trucks and 408 Drivers
King'S Express Of Western New York Inc
Buffalo, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 86 Trucks and 82 Drivers
L P Transportation Inc
Chester, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 161 Trucks and 165 Drivers
Leros Point To Point
Hawthorne, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 27 Trucks and 100 Drivers
Lipa
Hicksville, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 475 Trucks and 714 Drivers
M A J Transit Inc
Maspeth, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 87 Trucks and 92 Drivers
Maines
Conklin, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 216 Trucks and 409 Drivers
Manhattan Beer Distributors LLC
Bronx, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 309 Trucks and 417 Drivers
Marjam Supply Co Inc
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 253 Trucks and 239 Drivers
Max Finkelstein Inc
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 104 Trucks and 102 Drivers
Mc2
Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 20 Trucks and 136 Drivers
Michele Kearney
Livingston Manor, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 10000 Trucks and 100 Drivers
Miller Environmental Group Inc
Calverton, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 85 Trucks and 101 Drivers
Mirabito Energy Products
Binghamton, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 99 Trucks and 93 Drivers
Monroe Bus Corp
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 27 Trucks and 87 Drivers
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp
Bufflao, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 157 Trucks and 620 Drivers
New York City Transit
Brooklyn, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 222 Trucks and 170 Drivers
New York Post Holdings Inc
Bronx, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 137 Trucks and 148 Drivers
Northline Utilities LLC
Ausable Forks, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 46 Trucks and 124 Drivers
Nys Thruway Authority
Albany, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 578 Trucks and 1073 Drivers
Orange & Rockland Utility Inc
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 234 Trucks and 367 Drivers
P C Richard & Son Li Corp
Farmingdale, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 91 Trucks and 91 Drivers
Path Truck Lines
Buffalo, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 168 Trucks and 168 Drivers
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co Of New York Inc
College Point, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 130 Trucks and 125 Drivers
Phoenix Beverages
Long Island City, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 109 Trucks and 158 Drivers
Rainbow Transit Inc
Astoria, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 67 Trucks and 199 Drivers
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Co Inc
Liverpool, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 310 Trucks and 300 Drivers
Refrigerated International Cargo Haulers Inc
Buffalo, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 120 Trucks and 90 Drivers
Relco
Lockport, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 83 Trucks and 83 Drivers
Rent-A-Pc Inc
Hauppauge, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 19 Trucks and 181 Drivers
Rich Products Corporation
Buffalo, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 124 Trucks and 124 Drivers
Rides Unlimited Of Nassau & Suffolk
Islandia, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 114 Trucks and 114 Drivers
Roy K Davis Bus
Bayville, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 212 Trucks and 220 Drivers
Samuel Son & Co Inc
Lancaster, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 77 Trucks and 80 Drivers
Schenker Inc
Freeport, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 98 Trucks and 133 Drivers
Selby Transportation Corp
Bronx, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 97 Trucks and 99 Drivers
Suit-Kote Corporation
Cortland, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 385 Trucks and 354 Drivers
Superior School Bus
Brooklyn, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 81 Trucks and 75 Drivers
Sweet Home Central School District
Amherst, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 84 Trucks and 118 Drivers
The New York Racing Association Inc
Jamaica, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 33 Trucks and 140 Drivers
The New York Times
College Point, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 104 Trucks and 168 Drivers
Thypin Steel Co Inc
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 71 Trucks and 79 Drivers
Titan Outdoor LLC
Long Island City, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 13 Trucks and 149 Drivers
TLCM LLC
Bay Port, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 86 Trucks and 110 Drivers
Tops Friendly Markets
Lancaster, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 50 Trucks and 148 Drivers
Town Of Cheektowaga
Cheektowaga, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 67 Trucks and 97 Drivers
Town Of Huntington Highway Office
Huntington, NY
  • Intrastate Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 107 Trucks and 118 Drivers
Town Of Tonawanda Highway Department
Kenmore, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 60 Trucks and 94 Drivers
U T F Trucking Inc
Long Island City, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 274 Trucks and 492 Drivers
Ulster County Dept Of Highways 7 Bridges
Kingston, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 87 Trucks and 163 Drivers
Uni-Select Usa Inc
Amherst, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 71 Trucks and 96 Drivers
United Bus LLC
Brooklyn, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 70 Trucks and 125 Drivers
Waste Management Of Ny LLC
Liverpool, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 537 Trucks and 511 Drivers
Welsbach Electric Corp
College Point, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 240 Trucks and 392 Drivers
Willow Run Foods Incorporated
Binghamton, NY
  • Interstate Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 91 Trucks and 162 Drivers
Windmill Distributing Co Lp
Long Island City, NY
  • Intrastate Non-Hazmat Trucking Company
  • Fleet Consisting of 101 Trucks and 146 Drivers