Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Delaware

Delaware has a pretty mild climate year round. Average monthly temperatures can range from 76-degrees to 32-degrees. About 57% of the days are sunny and make for good driving conditions. Average snowfall in Dover, the capital, is 15 inches while the average U.S. city gets 26 inches of the white stuff (SOURCE) (SOURCE2).

Trucking is big business in Delaware with more than 4,000 drivers. So let’s take a quick look at the top 3 trucking companies in the state.

Notable Trucking Companies in Delaware

Sentinel

There’s a reason Sentinel is a known name in Delaware. It’s because the executives and employees strive to go further than other companies do when it comes to customer satisfaction. Sentinel has prided itself on being able to haul the most difficult tanker loads.

Sentinel’s headquarters are in Wilmington and there are more than 30 terminals operating nationwide. Use of the latest technology added to advanced training for their drivers is what places Sentinel trucking company at the top of the list.

Reed Trucking Co.

Reed Trucking has been part of the trucking industry since 1937 and at that time was incorporated in Milton, Delaware. Eighty years later their headquarters are still in the same location. What they have tried to change over the years is the improvement of their transportation services. These days, Reed Trucking has a fleet consisting of 52 trucks and 80 trailers. In addition to conventional load transportation services, they added LTL service in 2005.

LTL stands for “less-than-truckload” and it’s a service for shippers who need a small delivery of goods at a time. LTL drivers haul multiple shipments at one time on the same trailer, and each one has a different destination. Usually these shipments are delivered to a terminal then transferred from truck to truck until they reach their destination. Experienced drivers most often handle LTL driving jobs.

If you’re looking for a job in Delaware Reed Trucking Co. could be a good place to start applying. The company has a good reputation for exceptional load transportation services and the extensive benefits package they provide their drivers.

Eagle

Eagle Transport has been in Delaware for the past 40 years. There’s no doubt they’re one of the most known brands. Over the years they have managed to become one of the largest trucking companies in the state. Eagle has a fleet equipped with 440 power units and 23 terminals located throughout the eastern U.S.

Eagle Transportation specializes in transporting liquid petroleum, so the better part of their fleet is comprised of tanker trucks. The company’s goal is to become the best at what they do, and so far it looks like it’s working. Of course there are plenty of top notch trucking companies in Delaware, so do your research to find the one that’s best for your situation (SOURCE).

Delaware CDL Truck Driver Salary Information

After taking a look at the above companies and thinking about all the other trucking companies in Delaware, what might you expect as a “ball park estimate” of a salary? Well, the median salary for drivers for the entire U.S. is $41,340 and in Delaware that figure is a bit less at $39,440. But no need to despair! Depending on where you are in the state, you could make more (or less) and the more experience you get and the longer you stay with a company your salary will increase over the years. Here are median salaries of three cities (SOURCE):

  • Wilmington $44,750
  • Salisbury $38,130
  • Dover $34,600

What’s more, the future looks bright for trucking in Delaware, as projected employment increase from 2014 to 2024 is 9% whereas the rest of the nation is only 6%.

Delaware CDL License Information and Insights

You can renew an existing CDL within 30 days prior to expiration.

CDL Class A
Required when the vehicle’s combination actual or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is over 26,000 pounds, and the vehicle that’s being towed has a registered, actual or GVWR over 10,000 pounds.

CDL Class B
Required when the vehicle’s registered, actual or rated weight (GVWR) is over 26,000 pounds, and it is not towing another vehicle over 10,000 pounds GVWR.

CDL Class C
Required for vehicles less than 26,000 pounds that are designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver. Class C is also required for trucks that must be placarded when carrying hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

CDL Endorsements
Depending on the job you obtain, you may need one or more of the following endorsements along with your license:

  • H – Hazardous Materials
  • N – Tank Vehicle
  • P – Passenger Class A, B, C
  • T – Doubles and Triples
  • X – Tank and Hazmat
  • S – School Bus

CDL Skills Test
All CDL skills test are by appointment only and can only be made once you have your CLP for at least 2 weeks. The Delaware DMV offers two options to schedule your road test. Use the DMV’s online My Road Test scheduler or call your local DMV office to speak with a DMV technician.

Upon arriving for your ROAD TEST you must have the following in your possession:

  • Valid learner’s permit
  • Valid driver license of the accompanying driver who is at least 21 years of age (excludes motorcycle skills test and ‘international driver license’ holders)
  • Valid registration card for the vehicle you will be using (and trailer if applicable)
  • Valid insurance card (original or electronic) for the vehicle you will be using

Physical Qualifications for CDL Holders

A CDL driver must be physically qualified to operate a CMV. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established medical certification guidelines that apply to all commercial learner permit and driver’s license holders and applicants.

Every driver must be physically qualified to operate a CMV and to prove that you are, you’ll need a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a licensed medical examiner, such as:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Physician’s Assistant (PA)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)

You’re responsible for bringing your certificate paperwork with you to your examiner appointment. To find out if your doctor will complete the Medical Examiner Certificate, you should probably call them first.

Failure to maintain a valid federal medical certificate on file at the DMV will result in the CLP being denied or your CDL could be downgraded to a non-commercial, Class D privilege only license.

Delaware Trucking In The News

Truck Driver Robbed At Gunpoint In Newark, Delaware I-95 Service Center
A robbery occurred on Saturday, August 5, 2017 around 7:00 pm when a man brandishing a handgun demanded the driver’s wallet and phone. The driver gave the man his wallet, but refused to surrender his phone.

The suspect took the driver’s wallet but left the driver with his phone. Fortunately the driver was not injured, and the suspect took off on foot but was never caught (SOURCE).

Raining Pennies from Heaven? No, A Tractor-Trailer
A tractor-trailer overturned then caught fire, spilling blank pennies all over I-95 in New Castle, Delaware. The crash happened just before 2:00 a.m. near the I-295 split. No other vehicles were involved. The big rig was on the way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia carrying blank pennies when it slammed into a Jersey barrier, overturned and then caught fire. Tens of thousands of blank pennies covered the roadway.

Luckily, the driver suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene. There was no word about what led to the crash. Throughout the morning rush hour and long after, multiple crews worked to clean the pennies, debris and spilled gasoline from the roadway. There was a huge backup on Airport Road as commuters were detoured off of I-95.

All lanes reopened soon after 3:15 p.m., just in time for the evening rush hour (SOURCE).

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(443) 523-6316

12528 UTICA ROAD, 19950
Interstate
1475124

1ST STATE INSULATION

Listed in
(302) 480-1520

9796 NANTICOKE BUSINESS PARK DRIVE, 19950
Interstate
2637952

1ST STATE TOOLS

Listed in
(302) 423-7135

321 BLUE HERON RD, 19904
Interstate
2482350

24 7 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(302) 393-1337

13505 BENDER FARM ROAD, 19950
Interstate
1901153

24-7 AUTO TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(551) 265-6549

16 WINNWOOD ROAD, 19711
Interstate
2558169

24-7 AUTO TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(551) 265-6549

16 WINNWOOD ROAD, 19711
Interstate
2558169

2ND TIME DESIGNS

Listed in
(302) 945-3988

26380 JOHN J WILLIAMS HWY, 19966
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1380934

3R’S TRUCKING

Listed in
199 GENESIS LANE, 19952
Interstate
1203028

5MS PALLET RECYCLE AND RESALE

Listed in
(302) 250-1641

532 WOODS RD, 19701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2264413

5T’S DISTRIBUTING

Listed in
(443) 235-4985

36849 RED BERRY RD, 19940
Interstate
2119171

5T’S DISTRIBUTING

Listed in
(443) 235-4985

36849 RED BERRY RD, 19940
Interstate
2119171

A & A AIR SERVICES

Listed in
(302) 436-4800

35130 BENNETT ROAD, 19945
Interstate
1096758

A & A AIR SERVICES

Listed in
(302) 436-4800

35130 BENNETT ROAD, 19945
Interstate
1096758

A & B SALVAGE

Listed in
(302) 258-4883

33343 SHOCKLEY ROAD, 19956
Interstate
1786591

A & J TRANSPORTERS LLC

Listed in
(302) 588-6509

2600 PHILADELPHIA PIKE #2, 19703
Interstate
2472621

A C SCHULTES OF DELAWARE INC

Listed in
(302) 337-8254

16289 SUSSEX AVENUE, 19933
Interstate
238255

A G&G SHEET METAL INC

Listed in
(302) 653-4111

129 NORTH UNION ST, 19977
Interstate
2580221

A L DAMBRO GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(302) 798-3663

2513 FISHER COURT, 19703
Interstate
1246169

A O Z TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(302) 981-2966

9 WENARK DR #8, 19713
Interstate
2439237

A O Z TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(302) 981-2966

9 WENARK DR #8, 19713
Interstate
2439237

A PARKER PAVING INC

Listed in
(302) 832-5955

109 CHARTWELL COURT, 19701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1878159

A PLUS SEAMLESS GUTTERING AND REMODELING LLC

Listed in
(302) 381-8898

106 WEST MARKET STREET, 19950
Interstate
1373823

A RIVER TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(302) 258-9023

11312 APPLE ORCHARD RD, 19973
Interstate
2534136

A S D TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(302) 531-5914

2505 WHITE OAK ROAD, 19901
Interstate
2333581

A S D TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(302) 531-5914

2505 WHITE OAK ROAD, 19901
Interstate
2333581

A SHOWELL TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(302) 345-0544

303 5TH STREET #B, 19720
Interstate
2138337

A SMACK TRUCKING

Listed in
(302) 629-3152

13206 FLEETWOOD POND ROAD, 19973
Interstate
169697

A WOMANS TOUCH MOVING & PACKING

Listed in
(302) 745-1272

35584 AIRPORT RD, 19971
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2437554

A WOMANS TOUCH MOVING & PACKING

Listed in
(302) 745-1272

35584 AIRPORT RD, 19971
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2437554

A-1 CUSTOM FENCE LLC

Listed in
(302) 644-0895

29029 LEWES GEORGETOWN HWY, 19958
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1831013

A-1 SERVICES GENERAL LLC

Listed in
(302) 999-0397

99 SOUTH LAURA COURT, 19804
Interstate
1318963

A&H METALS INC

Listed in
(302) 366-7540

249 EAST CHESTNUT HILL RD, 19713
Interstate
1901279

A&Y LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(302) 290-2722

906 CEDARTREE LANE APT 6, 19703
Interstate
1218106

AA-1 LOGISTICS

Listed in
(302) 332-5628

5903 ORCHARD AVE, 19808
Interstate
2579077

AARON’S SALES & LEASING

Listed in
(302) 266-8082

59 MARROWS RD, 19713-3701
Interstate
1244960

AB TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(609) 351-1633

205 GREENHILL AVENUE APT #C, 19805
Interstate
2174455

ABBA MONUMENT CO

Listed in
(302) 738-0272

94 ALBE DRIVE SUITE 8, 19702
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1794968

ABBA TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(302) 543-1025

608 HEATHERFIELD DRIVE, 19701
Interstate
1958127

ABOUT MY BREAD INC

Listed in
(443) 388-6328

505 ELM DRIVE, 19973
Interstate
2597405

ACCENT LIMOUSINE AND EXECUTIVE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

Listed in
(302) 762-7200

104 COLORADO AVENUE, 19803
Interstate
1592205

ACCENTS OF NATURE LANDSCAPING INC

Listed in
(302) 218-5226

6 ALBERTSON BLVD, 19808
Interstate
1256723

ACCUTRENCH CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(410) 829-5157

407 HIGHLAND DR, 19973
Interstate
1234788

ACY MOVING SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(302) 399-0413

4486 N DUPONT HWY, 19901
Interstate
1815399

ADAM BASEMENT INC

Listed in
(302) 983-8446

563 WALTHER RD, 19702
Interstate
1711744

ADAM JAMES HUTCHINS

Listed in
(302) 423-8960

22 SOUTH EDGEHILL AVENUE, 19901
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2532796

ADDALLI LANDSCAPING INC

Listed in
(302) 836-2002

2546 RED LION ROAD, 19701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1390334

ADDERLEY CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(302) 994-9267

1302 WEST NEWPORT PIKE, 19804
Interstate
1681119

ADDLESTONE INC

Listed in
(302) 373-1598

1511 NEWLONDON ROAD, 19807
Interstate
2437096

ADDLESTONE INC

Listed in
(302) 373-1598

1511 NEWLONDON ROAD, 19807
Interstate
2437096

ADELAIDE TRUCKING SERVICES

Listed in
(302) 893-7595

311 SENATOR DRIVE, 19709
Interstate
1403416

ADS LLC DBA EAST COAST FURNITURE SERVICES

Listed in
(302) 690-3002

77 MCCULLOUGH DR #11, 19720
Interstate
2032762

ADVANCE OFFICE INSTALLATIONS INC

Listed in
(302) 777-5599

37 LUKENS DR, 19720
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1418640

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES INC

Listed in
(302) 295-4868

1000 N WEST ST SUITE 1200, 19801-1058
Interstate
1929940

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE CO OF DE INC

Listed in
(302) 644-3880

14298 ISAACS RD, 19968
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2375227

ADVANCED STUDENT TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(302) 998-6726

1400 FIRST STATE BLVD, 19804
Interstate
1671442

ADVANTEDGE SOLUTIONS OF MIDDLE ATLANTIC INC

Listed in
(302) 533-6858

1 SHEA WAY, 19713
Interstate
1377546

AFFORDABLE PAINTING AND POWERWASHING

Listed in
(202) 262-6267

16948 W HUDSON POND ROAD, 19960
Interstate
2554869

AFFORDABLE SOD INC

Listed in
(302) 368-4209

1 SOUTH WYNWYD DRIVE, 19711
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1476337

AFRICAN FOOD SUPERMARKET INC

Listed in
(302) 324-1642

715 PULASKI HIGHWAY, 19701
Interstate
1857562

AIR FISH AUTOMOTIVE

Listed in
(302) 875-2818

11125 NATIONAL BLVD STE A, 19956
Interstate
2384365

AKIE ENTERTAINMENT & SOUND INC

Listed in
(302) 363-5385

77 SHADY LANE, 19901
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1680132

AKOLA LOGISTIC INC

Listed in
(609) 251-0780

410 N RAMUNNO DR UNIT 612, 19709
Interstate
2571223

AKU TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(302) 690-2745

24559 DUPONT HWY, 19947
Interstate
2050053

AL’S AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(302) 875-7380

6086 OLD SHARPTOWN RD, 19956
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1772964

ALAN DAISEY WELL DRILLING INC

Listed in
(302) 436-5329

32647 LIGHTHOUSE RD, 19975
Interstate
2338115

ALAN DAISEY WELL DRILLING INC

Listed in
(302) 436-5329

32647 LIGHTHOUSE RD, 19975
Interstate
2338115

ALAN P MCCLISTER

Listed in
(302) 284-3902

6281 BURNITE MILL ROAD, 19943
Interstate
1016339

ALBERT W CAIN

Listed in
(302) 545-9795

9463 S DUPONT HWY, 19943
Interstate
2364851

ALEXANDER’S LAWN AND GARDEN

Listed in
(302) 738-0330

800 OGLETOWN RD, 19711
Interstate
2366757

ALGIO PRODUCE LLC

Listed in
(302) 377-9403

42 BELMONT AVE, 19804
Interstate
1910184

ALL AMERICAN DISCOUNT FUELS INC

Listed in
(302) 526-9909

16 W FAIRVIEW AVENUE, 19709
Interstate
2472446

ALL AROUND MOVERZ LLC

Listed in
(302) 494-9925

314 W 35TH STREET, 19802
Interstate
2017960

ALL CLEAN POWER WASHING LLC

Listed in
(302) 448-6795

36668 HUDSON ROAD, 19975
Interstate
1893845

ALL IN ONE TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(302) 482-3222

15 ASHLEY PL SUITE 1B, 19804
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2511319

ALL OUT TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(302) 682-5082

9438 THARP RD, 19973-7716
Interstate
2127738

ALL TURF LAWN SERVICES INC

Listed in
(302) 653-2213

34216 SASSAFRAS ROAD, 19966
Interstate
1305390

ALLAN HUGHES EXP INC

Listed in
(302) 230-6666

701 BENNET ST, 19709
Interstate
2441689

ALLAN HUGHES EXP INC

Listed in
(302) 230-6666

701 BENNET ST, 19709
Interstate
2441689

ALLEN HARIM

Listed in
(302) 629-9163

126 N SHIPLEY ST, 19973
Interstate
2184266

ALLEN HARIM

Listed in
(302) 629-9163

126 N SHIPLEY ST, 19973
Interstate
2184576

ALLSEAS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(267) 249-0100

210 PORKY OLIVER DR, 19709
Interstate
1259815

ALLSTATE SALVAGE INC

Listed in
(302) 856-9501

20262 DONOVAN ROAD, 19947
Interstate
250518

AMAZING GROUT INC

Listed in
(302) 280-6740

6691 GIVENS POND LANE, 19956
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1903851

AMERICAN DRIVING TRAINING ACADEMY INC

Listed in
(302) 655-4511

19-B DAVIDSON LANE, 19720
Interstate
1160539

AMERICAN HARDSCAPES

Listed in
(302) 253-8237

20099 GRAVEL HILL ROAD, 19947
Interstate
2156531

AMERICAN HERITAGE

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

25706 COUNTRYSIDE DR, 19966
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2486650

AMERICAN HOMES AND ADDITIONS

Listed in
(302) 463-3322

122 CROSS AVENUE, 19720
Interstate
2558654

AMERICAN HOMES AND ADDITIONS

Listed in
(302) 463-3322

122 CROSS AVENUE, 19720
Interstate
2558654

AMERICAN PORTABLE MINI STORAGE INC

Listed in
(302) 934-9898

24139 FISHERS POINT, 19966
Interstate
1274421

AMERICAN WOOD DESIGN INC

Listed in
(302) 792-2100

100 NAAMANS RD UNIT 4A, 19703
Interstate
2391724

AMERIMAX INC

Listed in
(717) 681-3583

3025 BOWLARAMA DRIVE, 19720
Interstate
2468367

AMH ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(302) 337-0300

8805 E NEWTON ROAD, 19933
Interstate
2041238

AMTRAK

Listed in
(302) 836-7787

258 E SCOTLAND DRIVE, 19701-1738
Interstate
240318

ANGLIN CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(302) 834-7044

873 SALEM CHURCH ROAD, 19702
Interstate
2167191

ANNEX MARKETPLACE

Listed in
(302) 633-6331

120 W MARKET ST, 19804
Interstate
1863788

ANTAL INC

Listed in
(718) 363-0585

5771 DUPONT HIGHWAY, 19977
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2386054

ANTHONY R CAMPAGNINI

Listed in
(302) 736-8494

103 COMMERCE STREET, 19936
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1614406

ANTHONY SPEEDY EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(302) 834-1075

405 FEATHER DRIVE, 19702
Interstate
1357515

ANTIQUE MACC OF MELLSBORO

Listed in
(302) 934-8500

23661 GODWIN SCHOOL ROAD, 19966
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1582437

APEX PIPING SYSTEMS INCORPERATED

Listed in
(302) 995-6136

302 FALCO DRIVE, 19804
Interstate
1265195