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! While the immense log drives to the coastal cities no longer fuel and shipbuilding economy, if you are a driver in Maine, chances are you'll still be hauling timber. If that is to your liking, a small state with limited impact on the nation's trucking industry like Maine is worth a close look. And if it wasn't for Idaho, you couldn't find a better place to haul potatoes to Boston-town. Maine-based drivers need to keep in mind the only route out of state (other than Canada) is through New Hampshire. We know those folks are "from away," but take our advice and try to get along for the sake of your career. And take pride! Any Mainer will tell you a truck driver can serve no more noble a cause than delivering Maine's largest export, fresh lobster, to those "inland folk."
Maine is situated in the far northeastern corner of the U.S. and contains the easternmost point in the nation. It is bordered by only one U.S. states, while providing access to Canada’s maritime provinces.
New Hampshire to the west, Canada to the northwest, north, and east.
As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Maine has a vital role in continuing the supply of a variety of products throughout the nation, primarily because approximately 15% of all trailers in the U.S. are registered in Maine.
Maine’s Atlantic Ocean coastline offers the state many ports, the largest of which is Portland. Smaller ports include Searsport and Eastport.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Maine offers a few 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 Maine, 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 Maine home:
- Fresh/chilled lobsters
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Natural gas (gaseous state)
- Integrated circuits (excluding processors/controllers)
- Chemical wood pulp (non-coniferous)
- Coniferous rough wood including spruce
- Paper, paperboard
- Atlantic salmon
- Mucilage, thickeners
- Composite diagnostic/laboratory reagents
Maine has only one interstate highway and 4 auxiliary interstates within its borders, with connections from the southwest corner of the state at Kittery to the New Brunswick border near Houlton. Interstate highways within Maine total 367 of the state’s 49,000 lane miles of roadway and include:
I-950 (north south) from Kittery to Houlton
Auxiliary interstate around larger cities
For more information on Maine and its truck driver jobs, visit www.mmta.com
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.