Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Indiana

Indiana CDL Truck Driver Salary Information

Truck drivers say, “If you bought it, a truck brought it!” And that’s the truth. Without truck drivers our country would basically shut down. So if you are thinking about contributing to the economy of America in a very big way, become a trucker.

In Indiana there are 52,640 drivers making an average yearly salary of $45,870. If you want to talk median salary, in the U.S. the median salary of a truck driver is $41,340 and in Indiana it is a bit higher at $43,490 (SOURCE). Of course if you look at specific cities, the median salary can differ as well.

  • Michigan City/Laporte: $49,680
  • Gary: $47,830
  • Indianapolis: $46,530
  • Terre Haute: $44,510
  • Kokomo: $44,340
  • Cincinnati: $43,570

Looking into the future, the projected increase for trucking jobs in Indiana from 2014 to 2024 is 11%, which is almost double that of the U.S. at 6% according to that same ONET source.

There are 35,867 square miles of land in Indiana and only 551 square miles of water. Could this mean there are more roads? If you’re driving interstate, you may get to drive through one or more of Indiana’s bordering states: Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan.

The capital of Indiana is, you guessed it, Indianapolis. And here’s a fun fact – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a permanent seating capacity of 235,000, which is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world.

Intermodal Drivers In Indiana

Transporting freight by tractor-trailer isn’t the only way freight is hauled throughout the world. Intermodal transportation uses special containers to transport cargo using standardized containers to move said cargo onto trucks, freight trains, and ships.

These containers are often large rectangular boxes constructed of steel that can be secured to special trailers. The containers are built to withstand being transferred between the different modes of transportation; hence the term intermodal.

Intermodal drivers are often local drivers. They haul rail containers to and from the rail yard. Shipping freight by rail is still a viable solution and less expensive than driving it across the nation. This process requires more hands to touch the freight, though.

One truck and driver takes the freight to the rail yard. Then the freight is moved by rail most of the way. Once the freight arrives another truck and driver picks it up and delivers it to the customer.

Because there are more people involved with shipping freight by rail, it’s a good job for drivers that want to haul freight locally, especially if you want to be home in the evenings with the family. If you live near a major rail hub or shipping port check out companies that haul intermodal freight in your area.

Indiana CDL License Information and Insights

To get an Indiana CDL you must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident, and at least 18 years old if you’ll be transporting property within state lines. You must be 21 years old before you can drive interstate or if you will be transporting people. You must have held a valid driver’s license for at least one year. You must also hold a valid CDL learner’s permit.

Knowledge and Skills Examinations
To obtain a CDL in Indiana, you have to pass a knowledge exam and a skills exam in a vehicle representative of the class of CDL you want to receive. The CDL skills exam must be taken at a (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) BMV-authorized exam site and consists of three parts: pre-trip inspection exam, basic control skills exam, and the road trip exam. Authorized examination sites electronically transmit the skills exam results to the BMV to increase security and accuracy.

Medical Exam
As of April 2016, the current FMCSA-approved Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form, MCSA-5876 provided to you by the FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner must be provided to the BMV for updating your medical status.

Failure to provide these documents will result in the medical status of “Not Certified” and the downgrade of any CLP or CDL to base license privileges only. It is important to note that Indiana applicants must provide both the MER and MEC (SOURCE).

Truck Driver Training Schools
The BMV coordinates the licensing and oversight of driver education schools and instructors. If want to take a truck driver training course, you can find the information on myBMV.com.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Late Fee
Your CDL expires on your birthday and a late fee will be charged if the license is renewed after that date. If your birthday falls on a day when BMV branches are closed, such as a Sunday or a Monday, your license will remain valid until the end of the next business day.

Endorsements and Restrictions
In order to comply with the threat assessment measures required by the U.S.A. Patriot Act, all individuals who hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement must have their fingerprints recorded.

Fingerprinting Service Locations
Fingerprinting services are not available at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) license branches. All hazardous materials endorsement applications and fingerprinting services are conducted at TSA-approved enrollment centers.

Indiana drivers can apply for a hazardous materials endorsement by calling the Enrollment Center at 855-347-8371. You must complete the application before being fingerprinted. Once you’re approved for the hazardous materials endorsement, you can go to your nearest license branch to complete your renewal process (SOURCE).

Indiana Trucking in the News

The Indiana Motor Truck Association organized drivers with unsellable food products to reroute their freight to local food banks via the new Indy Food Drop program.

According to the Indy Food Drop site, one in six Hoosiers face food insecurity. By creating a system for drivers with less than perfect food to offload that freight, this area of America is cutting down on food waste and helping hungry people get food.

Barbara Hunt, vice president for the IMTA, said the Indy Food Drop partnership stemmed from the association’s long relationship with the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis.
“They reached out to us because they also have a good relationship with a lot of the other food banks in the Indianapolis area,” Hunt said. “Their hope is to build this partnership and expand it across the state and then across state lines to show how we can all work together to feed hungry people in the U.S.”

“It’s a win-win-win. The goal is to feed hungry people but the by-product is less food waste and a driver can get that freight offloaded and keep moving,” Hunt said (SOURCE).

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(317) 292-3630

9291 SPRINGMILL RD, 46260
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1634656

1 KUT LAWNCARE

Listed in
(317) 535-1588

227 MOORELAND, 46184
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1683072

1 POLYMER SOURCE INC

Listed in
(765) 488-1581

2117 PEACOCK RD, 47374
Interstate
1912997

101 LAKES CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
8574 W 350 N, 46703
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1557940

101 LAKES LANDSCAPING INC

Listed in
(260) 488-4492

5620 E TEEGARDEN RD, 46742
Interstate
1111591

101 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(765) 778-1101

4791 W 900 S, 46064
Interstate
1728288

11 22 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(812) 537-0686

17758 LOG CABIN LANE, 47025
Interstate
2430184

11 22 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(812) 537-0686

17758 LOG CABIN LANE, 47025
Interstate
2430184

1422 SADLIER CIRCLE W DR

Listed in
(317) 359-1185

1422 SADLIER CIRCLE W DR, 46239
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1897444

1800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(317) 843-1052

14197 STACEY ST, 46033
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1601940

1800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(317) 786-4954

321 N 8TH AVE, 46107
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1604734

1955

Listed in
(765) 625-0847

708 N NORTHWOOD DRIVE, 47368
Interstate
2524522

1988

Listed in
(765) 401-1709

3953 TIFFANY LN, 47933
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2527607

1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE GROUP LLC

Listed in
(317) 889-1111

2650 FAIRVIEW PLACE STE A, 46142
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1369736

1ST CHOICE SEEDS

Listed in
(765) 938-3000

2643 WEST 700 NORTH, 47357
Interstate
1749680

1ST CHOICE TENTS AND PARTY RENTALS

Listed in
(260) 447-0830

2110 ASQUITH DR, 46816
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1848428

1ST CHOICE WATER RESTORATION

Listed in
(812) 839-0101

11388 N WEST FORK RD, 47250
Interstate
1598317

1ST CHOICE WATERPROOFING

Listed in
(317) 782-8700

2419 E KELLY ST, 46203
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1634881

1ST CLASS FUNDRAISERS INC

Listed in
(765) 654-8055

2072 S STATE ROAD 39, 46041
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1099583

1ST CLASS FUNDRAISERS INC

Listed in
(765) 654-8055

2072 S STATE ROAD 39, 46041
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1099583

1ST NORTHWESTERN MASONRY CONST CO

Listed in
(219) 345-5750

10432 N 486 E, 46310
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1521095

1ST STOP FURNITURE WAREHOUSE

Listed in
(317) 838-8820

1725 W 53RD ST, 46228
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1735473

2 B TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(219) 746-6024

760 W 275 S, 46341
Interstate
1619959

2 DOWN SOLUTIONS LLC

Listed in
(317) 867-4558

16851 SOUTH PARK DR STE 100, 46074
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1225186

2 FAMILY TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(317) 297-0107

9104 W LOG RUN DR S, 46234
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1689841

20 20 EXCAVATING SPECIALIST

Listed in
(317) 984-4165

6632 E 266TH ST, 46030
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1373044

21 EXPRESS

Listed in
(574) 298-9992

4804 BELLEVILLE CIR APT 6, 46619
Interstate
1548831

21ST CENTURY CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(219) 865-5544

710 65TH AVE STE C, 46375
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1864326

22 V

Listed in
(812) 894-3342

11440 S DANIEL ST, 47802
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2597891

231 AUTO SALES

Listed in
(812) 649-2899

4196 S ST RD 161, 47635
Interstate
1390165

24 7 AFFORDABLE 24 7 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Listed in
(765) 299-3917

803 MAIN ST, 47993
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2090851

24 SEVEN VENDING

Listed in
(317) 770-0136

14317 RYAN DR, 46038
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1858445

247 EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(317) 378-0232

10882 EMERY DR, 46231
Interstate
2518427

2ND MILE ADVENTURES INC

Listed in
(574) 265-7170

1740 PARK AVE, 46590
Interstate
1526205

3 C AUTOMOTIVE

Listed in
(812) 689-3222

5156 N CR 100 E, 47037
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1516427

3 C’S TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(317) 997-9098

6219 TENNESSEE WALK, 46278
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2255653

3 D TRANSFER INC

Listed in
(765) 210-4761

1100 N HICKORY LN, 46901
Interstate
1279194

3 E INDUSTRIES

Listed in
(260) 638-4612

11211 YODER RD, 46783
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1678151

3 POINTS LLC

Listed in
(574) 234-3462

1218 31ST ST, 46615
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1691901

3 R AGRI INC

Listed in
(260) 368-9143

3077 WEST 950 SOUTH, 46740
Interstate
2369729

3 STAR CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(317) 714-0214

6496 E LAURAL RIDGE LANE, 46158
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1144546

3-TWELVE CONCESSIONS

Listed in
(574) 276-6374

1010 BIRCHWOOD AVE, 46619
Interstate
1932874

30 WEST AUTO SALES AND SERVICE INC

Listed in
(574) 267-7876

1020 W LAKE ST, 46580
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1873543

311 N MARKET ST

Listed in
(219) 253-6601

311 N MARKET ST, 47959
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1285317

317 TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(317) 515-1315

10627 WILEY LN, 46231
Interstate
2571434

356 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

Listed in
(812) 752-6804

362 E STATE RD 356, 47170
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1161973

360 FLEET SERVICES INC

Listed in
(317) 782-9360

1315 W HANNA AVE, 46217
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2479103

38 SQUARE EXCAVATING & HAULING

Listed in
(765) 580-1955

1795 SOUTH HUBBLE ROAD, 47353
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2394873

3B LOCKSMITH LLC

Listed in
(502) 376-3832

1801 DUTCH LN, 47130
Interstate
2564207

3D LIQUID GRAPHICS

Listed in
(574) 244-0015

7462 E 800 N, 46555
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2527498

3D MACHINE INC

Listed in
(219) 297-3674

323 S NEWTON ST, 47948
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1613170

3JS EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(260) 636-1239

485 EAST 75 SOUTH, 46701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2482528

3RD ALARM LAWN CARE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(317) 538-1762

3233 CAPSELLA LN, 46203
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1471726

3RD SHIFT RECOVERY INC

Listed in
(812) 277-9900

3415 WASHINTON AVE, 47421
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1307575

3W ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(847) 366-6555

2727 INDUSTRIAL PKWY, 46516
Interstate
1227930

4 C’S CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(812) 268-0822

101 N FOLEY ST, 47882
Interstate
1402851

4 G DARE TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(765) 458-0268

3430 E KITCHEL RD, 47353
Interstate
2569495

4 HORSES LLC

Listed in
(812) 988-9223

551 COMBS RD, 47448
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1673828

4 K LAWNCARE AND LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(812) 897-1605

2799 E DEGONIA ROAD, 47601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1786806

4 T DOOR SYSTEMS INC

Listed in
(574) 262-0247

53112 FAITH AVE, 46514
Interstate
1350127

4 U LAWN AND LANDSCAPE LLC

Listed in
(812) 332-0577

6292 EAST STATE ROAD 45, 47408
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1905640

4-ACRE TRANSPORT

Listed in
(574) 537-1417

64439 CR 19, 46526
Interstate
1668262

4-H CLOVERLEAF FARMS

Listed in
(574) 273-1709

50620 SAGE RD, 46552-8104
Interstate
1830273

41244

Listed in
(219) 398-4223

724 EAST CHICAGO AVE, 46312
Interstate
1997320

421 PALLET AND CRATE

Listed in
(765) 249-2688

888 S US 421, 46041
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1568163

4440 N KEYSTONE AVE

Listed in
(317) 542-8333

4440 N KEYSTONE AVE, 46205
Interstate
1951612

47 TRANS INC

Listed in
(317) 493-9010

7401 BROOKVILLE RD, 46239
Interstate
1698839

4D MFG

Listed in
(574) 896-2971

0520 E 625 S, 46366
Interstate
1214551

4K CARTAGE INC

Listed in
(708) 675-4630

9515 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD SUITE 6E, 46322
Interstate
1689421

4M PROPERTIES LLC

Listed in
(574) 626-2434

100 W ENGLER, 46994
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1090220

4M PROPERTIES LLC

Listed in
(574) 626-2434

100 W ENGLER, 46994
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1090220

4POINT LLC

Listed in
(859) 661-6503

637 W MAIN ST, 46071
Interstate
2583272

4TC CORPORATION

Listed in
(260) 726-3450

2698 N US 27, 47371
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1594829

5 ARROW TRUCK & TIRE REPAIR INC

Listed in
(908) 463-9090

2893 HOLIDAY WAY, 46143
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2451600

5 ARROW TRUCK & TIRE REPAIR INC

Listed in
(908) 463-9090

2893 HOLIDAY WAY, 46143
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2451600

52 ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(260) 837-8316

5242 CR 16, 46793
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1563107

591 W 925 S

Listed in
(812) 367-1710

591 W 925 S, 47532-9500
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1553016

5K EXPRESS

Listed in
(574) 735-6173

404 S COUNTY ROAD 950 E, 46970
Interstate
1099852

5K EXPRESS

Listed in
(574) 735-6173

404 S COUNTY ROAD 950 E, 46970
Interstate
1099852

6 CONTINUOUS GUTTERING

Listed in
(317) 471-6901

2613 N SICKLE RD, 46219
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1683880

6 LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(260) 403-4723

5304 ARGIANO CROSSING, 46845
Interstate
2359257

6 STAR TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(317) 886-7593

2962 HOLIDAY WAY, 46143
Interstate
2436237

6 STAR TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(317) 886-7593

2962 HOLIDAY WAY, 46143
Interstate
2436237

619 TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(317) 654-3912

3023 W MORRIS ST, 46241
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2433196

619 TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(317) 654-3912

3023 W MORRIS ST, 46241
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2433196

7 STAR EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(317) 520-9350

1349 WEST RAY ST, 46221
Interstate
2384088

7-K FARMS INC

Listed in
(812) 526-2651

3155 W CR 650 N, 47280
Interstate
264524

71 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(219) 939-6100

635 SOUTH LAKE STREET, 46403
Interstate
1716821

80 20 INC

Listed in
(260) 248-8030

1701 S 400 E, 46725
Interstate
1441740

850 INDY CORP

Listed in
(219) 962-7676

3592 N HOBART RD, 46342
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1643993

915 INC

Listed in
(812) 944-5923

1304 DEWEY ST, 47150
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1399356

929 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(502) 299-8310

22909 HIGHWAY 31, 47177
Interstate
2333832

929 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(502) 299-8310

22909 HIGHWAY 31, 47177
Interstate
2333832

9827 E HWY 550

Listed in
(812) 726-5323

9827 E HWY 550, 47597
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1112058

A – 1 CONCRETE LEVELING

Listed in
(765) 534-4785

8093 W STATE ROAD 132, 46051
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1157659

A & A BROTHERS LLC

Listed in
(260) 724-4044

11873 N MINNICH RD, 46733
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2467922

A & A CUSTOM AUTOMATION INC

Listed in
(812) 464-3650

2125 BERGDOLT ROAD, 47711
Interstate
1955444

A & A GRAIN SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT LLC

Listed in
(260) 484-2587

3593 CTY RD 427, 46706
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1058887

A & A MOTORS

Listed in
(773) 266-3943

1542 SUMMER ST, 46320
Interstate
1529516

A & B TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(708) 828-3021

6226 JACKSON AVENUE, 46324-1108
Interstate
2507383