What do you think about when dreaming of the Carolinas? Sandy beaches, lighthouses, hundreds of years of history perhaps? The Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains? Or maybe the top products generated like sweet potatoes, textiles, and tobacco (well, maybe not so much tobacco as a few decades back). You'll find all of these in the Carolinas, not to mention more Christmas Trees than New York City can afford to light up! And what's more? You guessed it. All of these products are primarily hauled by truck. And if that's not enough, you'll find ports along the coastlines of both states where trucks seemingly off-load and take on freight non-stop. And don't forget. If you put an "s" in front of "ports," you have "sports." You won't find many spots on the planet as manic as the Carolinas when it comes to college football.
North Carolina is situated on the southeastern seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean. With geography ranging from coastal beaches and wetlands to the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina provides ports along the ocean and are the starting points from coast-to-coast interstate highways.
The North Carolina is bordered by Virginia to the North, Tennessee, and Georgia to the west.
Deep Water Ports
North Carolina ports include the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, while South Carolina ports are located at Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal
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 industries offering truck driving jobs to those calling North Carolina home:
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Immunological products in measured doses
- Miscellaneous medications
- Miscellaneous aircraft parts
- Antisera, other blood fractions
- Chemical wood pulp (coniferous)
- Bombs, mines
- Diesel engines
- Supported catalysts with precious metal
- Gears, gearing: $409 million (1.2%)
- Mid-sized automobiles (piston engine)
- Large automobiles (diesel engine)
- Mid-sized automobiles (diesel engine)
- New rubber tires for specialty vehicles
- Machinery or mechanical appliance parts
- Motor vehicle transmissions
- Large automobiles (piston engine)
- Motor vehicle body parts, accessories
- Car tires (rubber, pneumatic)
North and South Carolina interstates include 3 major routes and 2 auxiliary highways, totaling over 2,200 of the states’ 390,000 combined lane miles of roadway. Interstates are as follows:
I-20 from Georgia state line to Florence, SC
I-26 from Tennessee state line to Charleston SC
I-40 from Wilmington, NC to Tennessee state line
I-73 from Ellerbe to Summerfield, NC
I-74 from Virginia State Line to Lumberton N
I-77 from Cayce SC to Virginia state line
I-85 from Georgia state line to Virginia state line
I-87 from Raleigh to Wendell, NC
I-95 from Georgia state line to Virginia state line
Auxiliary interstate highways
For more information on North Carolina and its truck driver jobs, visit: www.nctrucking.com
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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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