If you're lactose intolerant but looking to drive a truck in Wisconsin, do not fear. Common to popular belief, dairy products are not a major export from "The Badger State." In fact, of the top 10 products sent out of state, not even one is tied to agriculture. You're far more likely to find yourself hauling a load of aircraft parts, outboard engines, medical supplies, or silica sand as a Wisconsin-based driver than even a jug of milk or a slab of cheese. When it does come to agriculture, cranberries are the state's top primary crop, with sausage following. Even more surprising, with all the beer breweries and major brands of beer brewed in the state, beer barely registers a blip on the Wisconsin economy. Now that all those stereotypes are corrected, you'll find plenty of driving jobs in Wisconsin transporting a variety of products. And if you like the snow and cold and prefer not to travel south, Wisconsin is the place for you! Nearly a third of all Wisconsin exports are not headed for U.S. destinations but for Canada instead. Can you say "Eh?"
Wisconsin is situated in the upper Midwest and has access to all major midwestern cities including Detroit and Chicago, and includes a number of port situated on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Wisconsin is bordered to the north by Michigan, to the east by Lake Michigan, to the south by Illinois, and to the west by Minnesota.
Wisconsin’s Deep-Water Ports
Wisconsin includes several ports on the west side of Lake Michigan including the Port of Milwaukee, City of Port Washington, and the Port of Green Bay.
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 offering truck driving jobs to those calling Wisconsin home:
- Aircraft including engines, parts: US$527 million
- Outboard engines for marine vessels
- Spark-ignition piston engine parts
- Computed tomography equipment
- Non-pharmaceutical composite diagnostic/lab reagents
- Battery waste, scrap
- Natural sands of silica, quartz
- Human/animal blood for therapeutic purposes
- Medical/surgical/veterinarian instruments
- Miscellaneous plastic articles
Wisconsin has nearly 240,000 lane miles of roadway offering truck drivers many routes across and throughout the state. About 1,100 miles of these roadways are included in Wisconsin’s interstate system as follows:
I-39 from Beloit to Rothschild
I-41 from Howard to Russell, Illinois
I-43 Beloit to Howard
I-90 from La Crosse to Beloit
I-94 from Hudson to Russell, Illinois
Auxiliary interstate highways
For more information on Wisconsin and its truck driver jobs, visit: witruck.org
Job search faqs
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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.