Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Hawaii

Hawaii CDL Truck Driver Salary Information

The state of Hawaii is made up of several islands, so driving a truck here is different than on the mainland. All driving is intrastate. The climate is tropical and as you would imagine most people here have a laid-back attitude toward life. How could you not? It’s paradise. Once you get a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you can transport goods locally or if you like an audience, you could drive one of the many tour buses.

In Hawaii, the need for truck drivers is growing faster than the amount of people with CDLs. So if you’ve ever though about living in Hawaii you can make a pretty good living driving a truck here as salaries in Hawaii tend to be higher than in other states. The average yearly salary is $45,100. The median salary for the United States is $41,340 while Hawaii’s median is $44,500 (SOURCE). The projected rate of growth from 2014-2024 is 6%, which is right in line with the U.S. as a whole.

There’s a good bit of variety in the types of companies that hire drivers. In addition to traditional driving jobs, there are jobs for equipment operators, tour bus drivers, and shuttle bus drivers.

Since Hawaii is so small, the trucking community is very tight-knit. The Hawaii Transportation Association is the statewide organization that represents truck drivers, tour bus drivers, bus drivers, and other transportation professionals. You can join the group as a student or professional and enjoy the member benefits. Most importantly, the group advocates for the interests of truckers on a legislative level and provides regular updates on new laws.

As a member, you may be able to attend training programs and seminars at a discounted rate to improve your truck driving skills. They could also help in your job search because they network with several local organizations like the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and other state groups.

Hawaii CDL License Information and Insights

Hawaii has the most succinct information of all states.

What you need to do to receive your CDL:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Submit the DOT Physical (DOT 4-766) verifying that you meet the Medical and Physical requirements to become a driver
  • Pass the required vision test with a minimum of 20/40 in both eyes
  • Have a regular Hawaii Drivers License
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Original Social Security Card
  • Current photo that shows your face (No smaller than passport size & no larger than a standard size photo)
  • Pass all required written tests for the class of license you wish to drive

You can transfer an out of state CDL and not lose any endorsements as long as the endorsements can be verified by your previous state of record. The only endorsement that will NOT transfer is a Hazardous Materials Endorsement. You will have to pass a written test. You also need to register with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and successfully complete and pass a background check (SOURCE).

If you’re new to trucking and need to get in some practice for the skills portion of the CDL test, the easiest way to do that is to take a truck driving training course. Hawaii doesn’t require you to complete any type of training, but without it, you may have a hard time getting enough experience.

You can return to the Department of Transportation after you’ve gotten comfortable behind the wheel of a truck. They can set you up with a three-part driving exam, which includes a vehicle inspection, an off-the-road skills test, and an on-the-road skills test. You get your CDL after passing all three parts of the exam.

What you need to do to receive your Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP):

  • Hawaii State Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card or SSA Verification Letter
  • Proof of Citizenship or Legal Presence
  • Two documents for Proof of Residence

Requirements

  1. Complete the CDL Application DOT 4-764 MVS (07/15)
  2. Bring the required documents listed in section above
  3. Pass the General Knowledge test
  4. Complete any required Special Knowledge test relevant to testing vehicle

CDL Test Locations and Requirements

South Hilo Practical Tests (which are called skill tests in many other states) are held Monday through Friday. Kona Practical Tests are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, apply in person and pay a $50 test fee.

Bring the following to the road test:

  • A valid Hawaii Driver License
  • A valid permit representative to the class of vehicle you will be operating (A, B, or C)
  • A valid DOT Medical Certificate
  • Original and valid Certificate of Registration
  • Original and valid DOT Vehicle Inspection
  • Original and valid motor vehicle insurance identification card or self-insured certificate

Also worth noting: Proper attire and footwear must be worn for testing. Use of slippers is not allowed (SOURCE).

Hawaii Trucking in the News

The annual Almighty Truck Cruise is a traditional event for hundreds of automotive enthusiasts who gather and ride around the island in a convoy of trucks. This year the annual truck rally, held in Kapolei, was interrupted when Honolulu police and city vehicle inspectors arrived in force.

The crackdown on modified vehicles caught drivers by surprise. The HPD gave out more than 300 citations on about 100 vehicles. Nearly 40 reconstruction-related tickets were handed out and 17 recon permits were revoked.

“As soon as I came across the light, two biker cops followed me and their sergeant also followed me and they blocked me in before I could even park,” said driver Michael Villanueva, who denies his truck is illegally modified, but got several citations anyway. “They charged me four times for no flares and no mud flaps,” Villanueva said.

Some say with all the complaints about the truckers and their public cruising, the crackdown was inevitable. “It was out of control, “said Michael Kitchens, an avid car enthusiast. “They were blocking the road and doing burn outs and disrupting traffic.”

Kitchens said he supports these types of events, but it was only a matter of time before HPD would send a message. HPD said the enforcement followed years of complaints about prior rallies, including speeding, reckless driving and damage at beach parks (SOURCE).

3 STAR MOVIE EQUIPMENT

Listed in
(808) 479-5694

45995 WAILELE RD 4, 96744
Interstate
1120145

A & E EQUIPMENT RENTALS INC

Listed in
(808) 847-4267

1019 ULUPONO STREET, 96819
Interstate
2011316

A & M TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(808) 690-4591

1730 KITTYHAWK STREET, 96707
Interstate
1750114

A TOW IN PARADISE

Listed in
(808) 245-8818

6832 KAWAIHAN RD, 96746
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1123570

A&A TRUCKING SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(808) 963-6323

1 OLD PLANTATION RD, 96776
Interstate
1517557

AALA SHIP SERVICE

Listed in
(808) 522-0550

869 N NIMITZ HWY, 96817-5063
Interstate
213897

ABC CORPORATION

Listed in
(808) 671-2671

94-085 LEONUI ST, 96797
Intrastate Hazmat
202372

ABOVE AND BEYOND DELIVERY

Listed in
(808) 478-3325

80 SAND ISLAND ACCESS ROAD 138, 96819
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446105

ABOVE AND BEYOND DELIVERY

Listed in
(808) 478-3325

80 SAND ISLAND ACCESS ROAD 138, 96819
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446105

ACR WATER HAULING

Listed in
(808) 966-7693

15-1757 POHA STREET, 96749
Interstate
1205380

ACTION ADVENTURE TOURS

Listed in
(808) 661-7333

1223 FRONT, 96761
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1489382

AERO COURIER

Listed in
(808) 839-1908

1312 ALA PUA ALA WAY, 96818
Interstate
1797043

AHUALOA DAIRY INC

Listed in
(809) 936-8000

46-4023 KAHANA DR, 96727
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1096829

AHUALOA DAIRY INC

Listed in
(809) 936-8000

46-4023 KAHANA DR, 96727
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1096829

AHUNA SPECIAL EFFECTS SERVICES

Listed in
(808) 368-1301

510 18TH AVE, 96816
Intrastate Hazmat
2394933

AINA SITE CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(808) 245-7800

3175 ELUA ST SUITE B, 96766
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1832655

AIWOHI BROS INC

Listed in
(808) 668-4285

91 1041 MIDWAY STREET, 96707
Interstate
1582636

AKANA PETROLEUM

Listed in
(808) 969-1411

50 KUKILA STREET, 96720
Intrastate Hazmat
2035885

AKINA ALOHA TOURS INC

Listed in
(808) 879-2828

140 ALAHELE PLACE, 96753
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1352893

AKINA BUS SERVICE LTD

Listed in
(808) 879-2828

140 ALAHELE PLACE, 96753
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1801154

AKW ENVIRONMENTAL LLC

Listed in
(808) 430-2339

190 KUAWA STREET, 96720
Intrastate Hazmat
2099085

ALEX GOMES TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 344-7271

17 WAIOLANI PLACE, 96793
Intrastate Hazmat
2432989

ALEX GOMES TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 344-7271

17 WAIOLANI PLACE, 96793
Intrastate Hazmat
2432989

ALL WEATHER SURFACES HAWAII LLC

Listed in
(808) 487-3043

99-890 IWAENA STREET, 96701
Intrastate Hazmat
1881720

ALL-AMERICAN MOVING INC

Listed in
(808) 682-4552

91-110 HANUA STREET 208, 96707
Interstate
1174041

ALOHA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC

Listed in
(808) 216-3286

911041 MIDWAY ROAD, 96707
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2408619

ALOHA FAMILY MOVING AND STORAGE LLC

Listed in
(808) 664-4927

96-1185 WAIHONA ST #C2, 96782
Interstate
2542475

ALOHA ISLAND ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(808) 368-7227

45466 LO LII PLACE, 96744
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2254133

ALOHA ISLE MOVING INC

Listed in
(808) 245-1985

1811 LELEIONA ST, 96766
Interstate
2201885

ALOHA L P GAS INC

Listed in
(808) 668-8700

87-275 MAIPALAOA ROAD, 96792
Intrastate Hazmat
1024430

ALOHA MOVERS & STORAGE

Listed in
61-3788 MALUOKALANI PL, 2B, 96743
Interstate
2593605

ALOHA PRODUCTS

Listed in
(808) 836-8811

2829 A MOKUMOA STREET, 96819
Interstate
2087326

ALOHA SHOYU COMPANY LIMITED

Listed in
(808) 687-6277

96-1205 WAIHONA STREET, 96782
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2149687

ALOHA STATE TOUR & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

Listed in
(808) 847-7884

1105 PUUWAI STREET, 96819-4330
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
130343

ALOHA TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(808) 216-3286

91-1041 MIDWAY ROAD, 96707
Interstate
1313126

ALOHA WAIKIKI SHUTTLE INC

Listed in
(808) 953-7871

2240 KUHIO AVENUE 1301, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2378419

ALOHA WAIKIKI SHUTTLE INC

Listed in
(808) 953-7871

2240 KUHIO AVENUE 1301, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2378419

ALOHA WAIKIKI SHUTTLE INC

Listed in
(808) 953-7871

2240 KUHIO AVENUE 1301, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2378419

AMERITONE MAUI

Listed in
(808) 871-7734

140 ALAMAHA STREET, 96732
Intrastate Hazmat
1121457

APOLLO ENTERPRISE CORP

Listed in
(808) 225-2510

45-210 KOA KAHIKO PL, 96744
Intrastate Hazmat
1631777

ARMSTRONG PRODUCE LTD

Listed in
(808) 538-7051

802 MAPUNAPUNA ST, 96819
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
213942

ASHLEY FURNITURE HOMESTORE

Listed in
(808) 488-2935

94-887 LUMIAINA STREET, 96797
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1450937

ATA’S HAULING

Listed in
(808) 938-8005

578 KALANIKOA STREET, 96720
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1523922

ATF

Listed in
(808) 672-5426

2029 LAUWILIWILI ST, 96707
Interstate
2417175

ATS

Listed in
(808) 596-4315

2270 KALAKAUA AVE ROOM 1200, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2070123

B & C TRUCKING CO LTD

Listed in
(808) 487-7199

99-1200 HALAWA VALLEY RD, 96701
Interstate
105293

BACON UNIVERSAL COMPANY INC

Listed in
(808) 839-7202

918 AHUA ST, 96819-4495
Intrastate Hazmat
150924

BG EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING

Listed in
(808) 244-1619

900 EHA STREET SUITE 108, 96793
Intrastate Hazmat
1381458

BHL TRUCKING AND EQUIPMENT SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(808) 590-4526

41 849 KAKAINA STREET, 96795
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1892560

BIG ISLAND ASPHALT COMPANY

Listed in
794 KALANIANAOLE AVE, 96720
Intrastate Hazmat
1138078

BIG ISLAND SCRAP METAL LLC

Listed in
(808) 682-9200

30 MAKAALA STREET, 96707
Interstate
2334201

BIG ISLAND SCRAP METAL LLC

Listed in
(808) 682-9200

30 MAKAALA STREET, 96707
Interstate
2334201

BIG SAVE INCORPORATED

Listed in
(808) 335-3145

4416 WAIALO ST, 96705
Intrastate Hazmat
139031

BLUE BULL TRUCKING

Listed in
(808) 261-0364

1305 MANU ALOHA ST, 96734
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2094343

BLUE WAVE TOUR INC

Listed in
(808) 351-7073

1850 ALA MOANA BLVD ROOM 601, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2198763

BOBBY BOY’S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 478-2303

91-1324 ENTERPRISE AVENUE, 96707
Interstate
1673067

BOWMAN TERMITE & PEST MANAGEMENT

Listed in
(808) 244-0296

253 WAIEHU BEACH ROAD, 96793
Intrastate Hazmat
2044126

BRYON J HENSLER

Listed in
(360) 536-8803

415 SOUTH STREET APT 1501, 96813
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2635427

BULLY’S TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(808) 479-3500

85-1521 KAPAEKAHI STREET, 96792
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1736662

C & K SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(808) 936-2400

92-8633 BOUGAINVILLEA DRIVE, 96737
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2376791

CALASA TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 357-1643

1552 KAUPAKALUA ROAD, 96708
Interstate
1804674

CAMERON CHEMICAL CORP

Listed in
(808) 695-2999

94-110 LEOKANE STREET, 96797
Intrastate Hazmat
2279575

CANE & CAB TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(808) 375-5073

94531 ANA AINA PLACE, 96797
Interstate
1645623

CCH

Listed in
(808) 532-2600

815C WAIAKAMILO ROAD, 96817
Intrastate Hazmat
1078257

CCM CLEARING

Listed in
(808) 870-1622

228 KUPAA STREET, 96779
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1812044

CHEAP VIP TOUR

Listed in
(808) 922-5678

307 LEWERS STREET ROOM 500, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2434095

CHEAP VIP TOUR

Listed in
(808) 922-5678

307 LEWERS STREET ROOM 500, 96815
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2434095

CHESTER AND KEIKI’S TRUCKING

Listed in
(808) 348-6743

91-1079 PAAOLOULU WAY, 96707
Interstate
2353327

CHESTER AND KEIKI’S TRUCKING

Listed in
(808) 348-6743

91-1079 PAAOLOULU WAY, 96707
Interstate
2353327

CJ PETERSON SERVICES INC

Listed in
(808) 678-9527

94-121 LEOKANE ST, 96797
Intrastate Hazmat
1740160

CLOSE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED

Listed in
(808) 678-9493

94 405 MAIKOIKO STREET, 96797
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2102891

CM RECYCLING LLC

Listed in
(808) 842-6640

204 SAND ISLAND ACCESS RD, 96819-2226
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
150923

CMZ OF HAWAII INC

Listed in
(808) 682-4127

91551 NUKUAWA STREET, 96707
Interstate
1708305

CNK TRUCKING CO

Listed in
(808) 696-5773

85-138 C WAIANAE VALLEY RD, 96792
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1824675

COCONUT COAST PROPERTY SERVICES

Listed in
(808) 245-3109

3492 MAONA ROAD, 96766
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1686503

CODY EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(808) 870-9248

25 APUHIHI LANE APT 16B, 96753
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1334885

CONTINENTAL TRANSPORT SERVICE

Listed in
(808) 864-7362

94 1074 PAAWALU ST P7, 96797
Interstate
1629266

CONTRACTORS EQUIPMENT & SERVICE CORP

Listed in
(808) 676-7566

94460 UKEE STREET, 96797
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2129997

CORAN HAULING & EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(808) 870-1485

19 KUHINA PL, 96768
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1649376

COUNTY OF MAUI

Listed in
(808) 270-7850

200 S HIGH STREET, 96793
Intrastate Hazmat
1030010

CROSS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 864-5497

86-135 PUHAWAI RD, 96792
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1553901

CROWN RELOCATIONS

Listed in
(808) 625-4520

600 KAHELU AVE, 96789-3900
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
105284

D & K PETROLEUM INC

Listed in
(808) 235-0215

46 145 MALINA PL, 96744
Intrastate Hazmat
1129821

D S ALLEN SERVICES

Listed in
(808) 989-6531

73-4548 OLD GOVERNMENT ROAD, 96740
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1652100

DAEHAN TONGWOON EXPRESS IN HAWAII

Listed in
(808) 551-2424

1133 WAIMANU ST 610, 96814
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1222351

DAILY TRUCKING

Listed in
(808) 847-7377

716 UMI STREET, 96819
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1077887

DARBS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 590-9009

99604 ALIA PLACE, 96701
Interstate
1759204

DC ASPHALT SERVICES INC

Listed in
(808) 682-4414

91-315B KAIHOLO STREET, 96707
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2562163

DC EXPRESS

Listed in
(808) 487-0030

99-1287 WAIUA PLACE, 96701
Interstate
1397553

DEBZ DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

Listed in
(808) 620-3528

99-669 HULUMANU ST, 96701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2339912

DEBZ DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

Listed in
(808) 620-3528

99-669 HULUMANU ST, 96701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2339912

DELTA CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

Listed in
(808) 682-1315

91-255 OIHANA STREET, 96707
Intrastate Hazmat
1227235

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Listed in
(808) 692-5206

1000 ULUOHIA STREET SUITE 308, 96707
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1305929

DEPENDABLE HAWAIIAN EXPRESS BIG ISL

Listed in
(808) 327-3489

73 4253 HULIKOA DRIVE, 96740
Interstate
1436316

DESERT ISLE BEVERAGES

Listed in
(808) 682-4209

91 226 KAUHI STE 2A, 96707
Intrastate Hazmat
1211552

DIAMOND B RANCH TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(808) 572-8102

103 MAHA ROAD, 96768
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1604232

DIAMOND HEAD SEAFOOD WHOLESALE INC

Listed in
(808) 832-9500

966 ROBELLO LANE, 96817
Interstate
1016198

DIESEL TRUCKING 808 INC

Listed in
(808) 877-3568

118 S PAPA AVENUE, 96732
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1537389

DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS COM

Listed in
(310) 600-3073

955 WAIMANU ST, 96814
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2579154

DISCOVER HIDDEN HAWAII TOURS

Listed in
(808) 737-3700

955 WAIMANU STREET, 96814
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1802769