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 Connecticut is concerned, you'll likely find yourself spending a lot of time running between Boston and New York City. Connecticut has a few ports, but nothing that rival two of the largest in the nation a little over 200 miles apart. But if neither of the cities appeal to you, and if you are a fan of neither the Yankees or Red Sox, you'll find in-state carriers that will allow you to drive highways where the poison isn't as strong as bordering states. Put on your crash helmet, cinch your Trucker’s hitches, and see what "The Constitution State" has to offer!
Connecticut 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. For drivers, the oldest operating port in North America, the Port of Boston in Boston Harbor, is a loading and offloading destination for much of the freight hauled by Connecticut drivers. This port, along with the Port of New York City and Connecticut’s several ports make Connecticut a state where truck driving jobs are prevalent whether driving within or just passing through Connecticut to point north and west.
Connecticut is in southern New England with Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, Rhode Island to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. A majority of the southern boundary is protected offshore by Long Island.
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 their industries offer many truck driving jobs to those calling Connecticut home: home: Mid-sized automobiles (piston engine); Aircraft including engines, parts; Large automobiles (diesel engine); Coal (non-agglomerated, bituminous; Large automobiles (piston engine); Mid-sized automobiles (diesel engine); Large spark-ignition engines; Chemical wood pulp; Polycarbonates; Miscellaneous petroleum oils.
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Semi-conductor machinery parts, accessories
- Turbo-jet parts
- Miscellaneous medications
- Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances
- Miscellaneous gas turbine parts
- Refrigerating/freezing equipment
- Miscellaneous aircraft parts
- Disodium carbonate
- Physical or chemical instruments, apparatus
Connecticut's Deep-Water Ports
Connecticut’s largest ports include the Ports of New Haven and Bridgeport along the western end of its coastline. In total, the state has 15 operating ports including several near its eastern border with Rhode Island such as the Port of New London. And if you’re not the sea faring type, don’t worry. Even the state capital of Hartford is connected directly to the Atlantic by the Connecticut River, and many industries offer truck driving jobs in the area.
The hub of Connecticut’s interstate system is focused on Hartford where routes spread to the coastline, New York City, inland New York provides direct routes across the south, northward along the state’s eastern border. Today, Connecticut includes 3 primary interstates along with 7 auxiliary interstates in congested areas. Interstate highways include 346 of Connecticut’s total road mileage of nearly 46,000 miles. Major interstates include:
I-84 from the New York State line to the Massachusetts state line
I-91 from New Haven to the Massachusetts state line
I-95 from New York City to Rhode Island, with a spur (I-395) from East Lyme northward to Massachusetts
Auxiliary interstate highways
For more information on Connecticut and its truck driver jobs, visit: mtac.us
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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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