Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Louisiana

Louisiana CDL Truck Driver Salary Information

Shipping is a major industry in Louisiana and has helped create a vibrant trucking industry in the state. A variety of trucking jobs are available here: local, regional, and OTR. Depending on what type of job suits your personality, you’ll be able to find a trucking job in Louisiana.

If you want to talk average salary for a truck driver, in Louisiana it’s $40,900 (SOURCE). Since this is an average, you can also take into consideration the highs $60,050 and lows $26,110 and then depending on your experience and any endorsements you may test for, you should be able to pinpoint the range of your salary. While the median salary for Louisiana $38,920 is lower than the median salary for the U.S. $41,340 in many cases, the cost of living in Louisiana tends to be lower. Also, depending on where you are in the state, the median salary can be higher or lower (SOURCE):

  • New Orleans: $41,920
  • Baton Rouge: $40,840
  • Shreveport: $38,420
  • Monroe: $38,340
  • Lake Charles: $36,040

As with most states in the nation, qualified drivers are in high demand in Louisiana. Companies compete for drivers, and use benefits as incentives to attract drivers to their company. When figuring your salary take into account the price of the benefits you’ll receive. Many offer medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K retirement plans, paid vacation, and some companies even offer signing bonuses. Nice.

Louisiana CDL License Information and Insights

Commercial Learner’s Permit

A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) must be obtained before you can start your training to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

Requirements (SOURCE):

  • The CLP holder must be accompanied by a driver with a valid CDL at all times. The CDL holder must have the proper class and endorsement for operating the vehicle being used to train.
  • The CLP holder must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license issued by the same jurisdiction as the CLP.
  • The CLP holder must wait 14 days after issuance of the CLP before taking the CDL skills test.
  • The CDL holder must sit in the front passenger’s seat of the vehicle and be able to observe and supervise the permit holder at all times.
  • The CLP holder must possess a valid class “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or “E” license.
  • The applicant must pass all applicable tests and have a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate certifying the driver is physically qualified under the provisions of 49 CFR 391.41. CDL physicals must be performed by a medical examiner certified by the National Registry of Medical Examiners.

The CLP applicant must provide proof that he/she is a resident of the state of Louisiana as per 49 CFR 383.71. Acceptable documentation includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • A Louisiana voter’s registration card
  • A Louisiana property tax receipt from the tax assessor’s office, indicating the property owner is the same individual as shown on the exemption certificate.
  • A copy of a lease or rental agreement on property within the State of Louisiana, indicating the lessee is the same individual.
  • Utility statements with applicant’s current name and address (electric, gas, water, telephone, or cable).
  • A statement on letterhead stationery, from the postmaster in the city where the applicant resides verifying the mailing address of the applicant and stating that the applicant receives mail at that address.
  • W-2 Forms reflecting the applicant’s name and Louisiana address.
  • A current health, home or personal vehicle insurance policy reflecting the name of the applicant and the applicant’s Louisiana address.
  • A copy of the current telephone statement listing the physical address and the individual’s name.

Additional things you should note:

  • A CLP can only be issued after all applicable tests are passed.
  • There are only three CLP endorsements. They are N – Tank, P – Passenger, S – School Bus

Each endorsement indicated above has a corresponding restriction code:

  • N – Tank/69 restriction
  • P – Passenger/07 restriction
  • S – School Bus/07 restriction.

SOURCE

Explanation of CDL Classifications in Louisiana

Class A CDL – Combination Vehicles
Age Requirements for Classes A, B, and C: 18 years or older for intrastate and 21 years or older for interstate.

Class A CDL allows a driver to operate all vehicles within Classes B, C, D, and E, with any appropriate endorsements and any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10, 000 pounds.

  • If the pulling unit of the combination vehicle is 26,000 pounds or less, a restriction (55 – No 18-wheelers) must be added to the license.
  • If vehicle being towed has a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less, it is not taken into consideration.

Class B CDL- Heavy Straight Vehicle
Permits the operation of any vehicle within Classes C, D, and E, with any appropriate endorsements plus any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds. A “straight vehicle” is defined as one that does not bend or have a moveable joint in its frame between the driver’s seat and the cargo or passenger compartment.

Class C CDL – Light Vehicle
Permits the operation of any vehicle within Classes D and E, with any appropriate endorsement(s), plus any single vehicle less than 26,001 pounds GVWR.

This group includes passenger vehicles that transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and do not qualify as a Class A or Class B vehicle, and vehicles used to transport placarded amounts of hazardous materials (SOURCE).

Louisiana Trucking in the News

A truck driver performed CPR on fellow trucker in distress. A Louisiana driver has been recognized for helping a fellow trucker who had a health issue.
The Truckload Carriers Association named Chris Lemaire, of Erath, Louisiana, a Highway Angel. Chris is a driver for Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company of Caseyville, Illinois, who’s being recognized for performing CPR on a fellow driver who collapsed.

It happened in February of 2017 when Lemaire was at a Pilot Travel Center in Cartersville, Georgia. Another driver mentioned to him that he felt sweaty and ill. Without hesitation, Lemaire checked the drivers’ blood pressure and advised him to call 911. Before paramedics could arrive, the driver collapsed. Lemaire jumped in to help immediately, propped up the driver’s head, and began performing CPR.

Fortunately for the driver, Lemaire used to work in law enforcement and is currently a certified first responder, so he was in good hands. Paramedics arrived soon after to provide medical care to the collapsed driver.

For his willingness to assist a fellow driver, TCA presented Lemaire with a certificate, truck decals, patches, and lapel pins. Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company also received a certificate acknowledging Chris as a Highway Angel (SOURCE).

1 FUND RAISING

Listed in
(225) 387-3678

2425 NORTH STREET, 70802
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1631475

1 TON TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(225) 366-6988

15518 RHONDA AVE, 70816
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1738609

1111 CESS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(337) 578-8899

121 BAYOUVIEW DRIVE APT 1, 70538
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2365650

165 FUEL AND TIRES

Listed in
(318) 823-2545

17384 WILMOT HWY, 71250
Interstate
1991268

1800GOTJUNK RED STICK

Listed in
(225) 802-1565

36258 CYPRESS WAY, 70734
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1690695

1963

Listed in
(504) 433-0488

655 BAYOU RD, 70037
Interstate
2115232

1963

Listed in
(504) 433-0488

655 BAYOU RD, 70037
Interstate
2115232

1964

Listed in
(318) 245-4822

156 FRANKLIN ESTATES RD, 71040
Interstate
2563214

2 COOL TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(504) 430-9367

15094 E LAKEFRONT DR, 70737
Interstate
2564961

2 GIRLS AND A BOY LLC

Listed in
(985) 290-8972

240 MARLE LOOP, 70437
Interstate
1860519

2 GUEVARA NURSERY

Listed in
(318) 787-1576

165 BUTTER CEMENTARY CUT OFF ROAD, 71430
Interstate
2553256

2 R CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(318) 382-9028

309 E UNION STREET, 71055
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1279316

2 SWEET BAYOUS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

167 SAMS LANE, 70394
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2549014

200 PLUS TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(504) 234-8862

125 SOMERSET, 70068
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1428138

2B2C TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(337) 462-8835

1208 ALLISON DR, 70634
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1743571

2M SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(318) 982-3478

4228 HIGHWAY 552, 71234
Interstate
2122074

2M SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(318) 982-3478

4228 HIGHWAY 552, 71234
Interstate
2122074

2TROUBLE TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(337) 462-8207

650 NORTH BEARHEAD ROAD, 70660
Interstate
1462885

3-D FARMS EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(337) 375-7130

3184 HWY 171, 70634
Interstate
1712857

3-D TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(318) 745-2212

2990 HWY 163, 71023
Interstate
2517225

3-H FARMS INC

Listed in
(318) 724-6133

715 PETE HARING ROAD, 71378
Interstate
1558142

365 EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(504) 915-1118

848 RICHARD LANE, 70056
Interstate
2196517

3BN TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 439-1969

7964 HWY 562, 71243
Interstate
2637988

3D INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM SIGN & DESIGN

Listed in
(337) 233-7446

1801 BERTRAND DRIVE, 70506
Interstate
1424269

3H FARMS

Listed in
(337) 652-8241

10639 HIGHWAY 91, 70542-5604
Interstate
1194122

3K TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(405) 283-0698

11558 OAK GROVE HWY, 71261
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2084649

3RD COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(225) 229-6453

2348 SILVEREST AVE, 70816
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2182715

3S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(337) 319-8587

1102 CLASTON SIMON ROAD, 70517
Interstate
2007010

3SONSTRANSPORT

Listed in
(225) 222-4020

1531FELTONROAD, 70441
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1076381

3T CATTLE CO

Listed in
(337) 275-9213

502 MCCOWN RD, 70591
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1090504

3T CATTLE CO

Listed in
(337) 275-9213

502 MCCOWN RD, 70591
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1090504

4 B PLANTING COMPANY INC

Listed in
(318) 728-2585

216 BENEDETTE, 71269
Interstate
1158022

4 CORNER TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(225) 629-9509

11383 GRANT ST, 70789-0072
Interstate
1517342

4 K FARMS LLC

Listed in
(318) 346-8800

1257 HIGHWAY 29 EAST, 71322
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2173726

4 MONROE TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(225) 300-7655

10736 BROWN DR, 70775
Interstate
1283001

4 S FARM AND RANCH LLC

Listed in
(318) 418-3331

162 BUS KIRK RD, 71254
Interstate
2079363

4 SEASONS TOURS LLC

Listed in
(318) 308-3883

6125 BOUEF TRACE, 71301
Interstate
1622807

4 W TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(318) 982-6164

334 ANTLEY RD, 71234
Interstate
1469382

4-10 TRANSPORTATON LLC

Listed in
(337) 852-4534

2357 LAWTELL HIGHWAY, 70525
Interstate
2063816

4-G CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(318) 697-2800

4849 MARSHALL ROAD, 71049
Interstate
1506452

4-G TRANSIT LLC

Listed in
(504) 251-7231

3832 LAKE HURAN DR, 70058
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2766993

4-M TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 428-8424

2542 ROUNDHILL RD, 71263
Interstate
2071080

44 DELIVERY SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(504) 428-4182

1501 ALEXANDER AVE, 70032
Interstate
2525109

5LR TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(337) 226-9474

1594 TOWNSLEY RD, 70634
Interstate
2639166

7 2 5 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(504) 701-7101

3312 DELAWARE AVE #C, 70065
Interstate
2567420

72-1447332

Listed in
(337) 463-2142

456 THUNDER VALLEY RD, 70634
Interstate
2559863

72-1447332

Listed in
(337) 463-2142

456 THUNDER VALLEY RD, 70634
Interstate
2559863

8 WAY DELIVERY LLC

Listed in
(985) 750-0662

45235 ONER MILLER RD, 70438
Interstate
1836943

8107476

Listed in
(337) 625-8880

1650 SWISCO ROAD, 70665-8208
Interstate
216024

985AEROCHEQUE DELIVERY LLC

Listed in
(225) 819-7130

21 ORMOND PLACE, 70047
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1430038

A & A CHOPPERS LLC

Listed in
(337) 278-7011

115 THORNBERRY ROAD, 70529
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2430057

A & A CHOPPERS LLC

Listed in
(337) 278-7011

115 THORNBERRY ROAD, 70529
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2430057

A & B INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(337) 528-6880

1401 E NAPOLEON STREET, 70663
Interstate
2454263

A & B INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(337) 528-6880

1401 E NAPOLEON STREET, 70663
Interstate
2454263

A & C TRANSPORTATION OF GONZALES LLC

Listed in
(225) 252-0523

421 WEST BLUEBIRD STREET, 70737
Interstate
1269229

A & C TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 544-8177

1412 THOMPSON RD, 71016
Interstate
1589076

A & D HARVESTING

Listed in
(337) 286-5941

22219 HIGHWAY 8, 71446
Interstate
1415763

A & E TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 659-4824

156 GOODMAN RD, 71433
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1285497

A & L INDUSTRIES INC

Listed in
(318) 925-3147

1066 HWY 171 SOUTH, 71078
Interstate
202272

A & L OF JIGGER INC

Listed in
(318) 723-5481

460 BACLE RD, 71295
Interstate
1150558

A & L SALES INC

Listed in
(504) 394-3840

111 DR BOWEN ST, 70037
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1560178

A & L TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 443-9081

2442 MIDWAY STREET, 71301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1694316

A & M TRANSPORT

Listed in
2960 CAMELLIA DR, 70458
Interstate
1906205

A & M TRUCKING SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(225) 301-4492

5316 RUSH DR, 70777
Interstate
2102110

A & R SOTO

Listed in
(337) 502-7088

95 NEW ENGLAND, 70053-0000
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1880845

A & R TRANSPORT

Listed in
(318) 729-4773

2365 HWY 362, 71327
Interstate
2211387

A & T TRUCKING

Listed in
(318) 597-2992

2971 VILLEMARRETTE ST, 71340
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1424203

A & W TRUCKING

Listed in
(337) 397-7834

231 BRIDGET ST, 71446
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1803951

A AND A TRUCKING

Listed in
(832) 693-7958

8515 HWY 80, 71270
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2498739

A AND M TRUCKING COMPANY LLC

Listed in
(504) 782-3496

2901 ESSEX AVENUE, 70068
Interstate
1294120

A BEAR TRUCKING CO

Listed in
(337) 623-2020

833 HWY 360, 71358
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1786453

A BLANCHARD ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(985) 748-5375

11066 CLAYTON MCMICHAEL ROAD, 70456
Interstate
1195625

A C HAULING LLC

Listed in
(888) 872-9802

14547 HWY 175, 71052
Interstate
1038774

A C NICHOLSON TRANSPORT

Listed in
(430) 200-6109

12024 FLORIDA BLVD, 70785
Interstate
2387090

A C W INC

Listed in
(225) 775-2350

42299 RICHARD WAQUESPACK ROAD, 70737
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1802724

A COBB III – US POSTAL SERVICE

Listed in
(985) 774-4067

505 SPARTAN DRIVE UNIT 3205, 70458
Interstate
1263881

A D E TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(318) 648-7576

1358 EMMITT MESHELL RD, 71486
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1583866

A D WYNNE CO INC

Listed in
(504) 522-9558

710 BARONNE STREET, 70113
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1250652

A G RIDE INC

Listed in
(318) 564-8817

1053 DALZELL, 71104
Interstate
1285525

A L K TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(504) 342-8930

1502 N DORGENOIS ST, 70119
Interstate
2431489

A L K TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(504) 342-8930

1502 N DORGENOIS ST, 70119
Interstate
2431489

A LIMO 4 U LIMOUSINE

Listed in
(318) 561-2271

1617 BRANCH ST, 71301
Interstate
1438981

A N S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(337) 873-6152

3002 DAULAT DR, 70508
Interstate
2459062

A NEW ROCK CO INC

Listed in
(337) 237-0019

615 RIDGE ROAD, 70506
Interstate
2004799

A ONE LOGISTIC LLC

Listed in
(504) 269-7111

3101 BEHRMAN HWY, 70114
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2277037

A R A EXPRESS TRUCKING L L C

Listed in
(225) 275-6084

15338 WOODLORE DR, 70816
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1426490

A R TRUCKING

Listed in
(318) 510-4690

5852 BLUE BONNET DRIVE, 71112
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2628904

A S A P INDUSTRIES LLC

Listed in
(985) 851-7272

908 BLIMP ROAD, 70363
Interstate
1175983

A S COSPER

Listed in
(318) 729-7003

9087 HWY 15, 71326
Interstate
242422

A STUDIO RENTALS COMPANY

Listed in
(225) 330-6126

10000 CELTIC DRIVE, 70809
Interstate
1703704

A V TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(405) 283-0698

625 WOODWARD AVE, 70123
Interstate
2390168

A WEATHERSPOON TRUCKING

Listed in
(225) 268-5996

11185 HWY 68, 70789
Interstate
1322134

A WILLIAMS ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(318) 469-4568

2410 WINDBROOK CT, 71118
Interstate
2276213

A-1 MOBILE HOME MOVERS LLC

Listed in
(337) 684-5500

241 EDMONIA DRIV, 70525
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2039125

A-1 WRECKER & TOWING SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(337) 433-9470

2008 BROAD ST, 70601
Interstate
1138748

A-1 WRECKER SERVICE INC

Listed in
(985) 863-7070

38403 HWY DEPT RD, 70452
Interstate
1255531

A-C SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(504) 733-5600

1305 EDWARDS AVE, 70123
Interstate
2107343

A-C SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(504) 733-5600

1305 EDWARDS AVE, 70123
Interstate
2107343

A-LIST SEAFOOD LLC

Listed in
(985) 464-0146

4951 BAYOU BLACK DRIVE, 70356
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2524325

A-TEAM CS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(504) 610-2844

904 BARNES STREET, 70094
Interstate
2175414