Indiana has one of the most active trucking industries in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the 230 mph speeds achieved by the cars that rely on truck transporters to haul them to the Indianapolis 500. "The Hoosier State" is situated on the eastern edge of the Midwest and is a major thoroughfare for transportation to the Mid-Atlantic and urban Northeast, Chicago and Detroit, and St. Louis and points west and south. Some of the nation's largest carriers have found Indianapolis to be the perfect location to operate a large trucking business. An Indiana CDL isn't going to give you permission to break the speed limit by 160 mph, but the state's trucking activity will make you think you'll never slow down!
Located on the eastern edge of the Midwest, Indiana, specifically Indianapolis, is one of several major convergence zones for truck drivers. It is also a popular headquarters for carriers offer truck driver jobs.
Indiana is bordered by Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west.
As the economy experiences is ups and downs, Indiana and its many truck carriers play a vital role in supplying the nation with a variety of products, including necessities.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Indiana offers a variety of industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Whether products are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Idaho, 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 Indiana home:
- Miscellaneous medications
- Motor vehicle transmissions
- Small gas-powered trucks
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Immunological goods for retail sale
- Large automobiles (piston engine
- Diesel engines
- Artificial joints, parts, accessories
- Trailers, semi-trailers (housing, camping)
- Composite diagnostic/laboratory reagents
Almost all Indiana interstates converge in Indianapolis, where truck drivers can merge onto other interstates and head for most parts of the U.S. Indiana interstates include:
I-64 at Illinois state line west of Griffin to Kentucky state line at New Albany
I-65 at Kentucky state line at Jeffersonville to Gary
I-69 at Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville to IndianapolisI-70 at Illinois state line west of Terre Haute to Ohio state line at Richmond
I-74 at Illinois state line west of Covington to state line at West Harrison
I-80 at Illinois state line at Munster to Ohio state line east of Angola
I-90 at Illinois state line in Hammond to Ohio state line east of AngolaI-94 at Illinois state line in Munster to Michigan state line northeast of Michigan City
For more information on Indiana and its truck driver jobs, visit www.intrucking.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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