When you think about Louisiana, chances are your mind turns to New Orleans, Cajun Food, Mardi Gras, and dark swamps and bayous. All are part of Louisiana's unique French-influenced culture, but today truck drivers in the Cajun State don't have to worry about becoming bogged down in swamps — numerous interstates cross Louisiana offering access to points east, west, and north throughout the country. But of course, Louisiana begins and ends with one of the nation’s most important ports, New Orleans at the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. A word to the wise: with Louisiana’s petroleum, natural gas, and chemical production, it may be helpful to get your Hazardous Material endorsement.
Louisiana’s geography, situated on the Gulf Cost between Texas and Mississippi, is an excellent location for industries such as offshore oil drilling. In fact, oil tankers from the Gulf and overseas line up to access the Port of New Orleans, while other vessels seek passage up the Mississippi River to inland ports. Likewise, the state has numerous interstate highway within its boundaries access other states in all directions.
Louisiana border Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, and Mississippi across the river to the east.
As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Louisiana plays a vital role in supplying the nation with a variety of products, including necessities such as oil and gasoline.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Louisiana 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 Louisiana, 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 Louisiana home:
- Miscellaneous petroleum oils
- Soya beans
- Natural gas (liquid)
- Light petroleum oils
- Crude petroleum oils
- Solid residues including soya bean oil-cake
- heat (excluding durum)
- olyvinyl chloride
- Miscellaneous organic/inorganic compounds
Louisiana has several interstate highways and auxiliary interstates within its borders, all of which connect to major routes across the country in most any directions. Interstate highways within Louisiana total 789 of the state’s 130,000 lane miles of roadway and include:
I-10 (east-west) from Slidell, Mississippi to Orange, Texas
I-12 (east-west) from Baton Rouge to Slidell
I-20 (east west) from Vickburg, Mississippi to Texas state line near Greenwood
I-49 (north-south) from Lafayette to Arkansas state line
I-59 (north-south) from Slidell to Mississippi state line near Pearl River
I-55 Tennessee border near LaPlace to Kentwood
Auxiliary interstate around larger cities
For more information on Louisiana and its truck driver jobs, visit www.lmta.la
Job search faqs
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GoTruckers.com’s job search functionality is designed to be simple and easy to use, and allows job seekers to search for truck driver jobs by state, by driver type, by hauling type and by carrier. When searching for truck driving jobs, you may set the search criteria to be as specific or general as you want to find the job that is best for you.
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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.