Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Mississippi

Mississippi CDL Truck Driver Salary Information

For truck drivers, the news is not much better with a 6% increase in jobs expected by 2024 in the U.S. as a whole, Mississippi will actually have a decrease. However, if drilling becomes legal in the Gulf of Mexico those drivers with tanker experience should be able to do quite well.

If business does not pick up you could always go to one of the surrounding states to find employment. Those states are: Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas. You would do best when it comes to salary if you look for a trucking job in one of the more populated cities:

  • Jackson
  • Gulfport
  • Southaven
  • Hattiesburg
  • Biloxi

Median salaries, those that fall exactly in the middle with 50% higher and 50% lower, are better in the larger cities. The median for the U.S. as a whole is $41,340 and MS is $38,090. The best median salary is in Jackson $42,320 and Hattiesburg $37,300 and the Gulfport/Biloxi area comes in at $32,660. The average salary is $40,440 and that number is determined by taking all salaries, adding them together and then dividing by the total number of salaries.

Mississippi CDL License Information and Insights

In Mississippi as in the rest of the country, there are three classes of licenses available for commercial driving – Classes A, B, and C. Class D is the regular driver’s license that all drivers must have.

Mississippi CDL Age Requirements

  • You must be at least 17 years of age to drive within state lines (intrastate).
  • You must be at least 21 to drive commercial vehicles across state lines (interstate)
  • You must be at least 21 to haul hazardous materials

Documentation Requirements when Applying

  • A completed, signed application form.
  • Your social security card. (Note: metal social security cards are not acceptable.)
  • A state issued and certified Birth Certificate. Must be the original long form or a certified copy with a raised seal and issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics or State Board of Health.
  • If you’re at least 17 years of age, you must pass the written and driving skills test. This may be waived if you are over 17 and have held an out of state CDL for at least six (6) months.
  • Applicants less than 18 years of age must present an education attendance form obtained from their school or County Superintendent of Education’s Office verifying that the applicant is enrolled in school or has an acceptable alternative. (GED)

Additional endorsements:
H – Transport Hazardous Materials
K – No air brakes
T – Doubles and triple trailers
P – Driving vehicles with 16 passengers, including driver
N –Tank vehicles
X – Combination of hazardous materials and tank vehicle
S – Restricts the driver to school buses transporting pupils to and from school or to school related functions.
SOURCE

Major Industries in Mississippi

Even though some industries in Mississippi prosper, according to Business Insider, the state ranks last among all 50 states in unemployment, average annual wages, and gross domestic product per capita and personal consumption. While this may not be very uplifting, there are a handful of industries that may help create a brighter economic future for the state:

1. The prime industry in Mississippi is agriculture. Almost 30 percent of the state’s labor force works in farming. Because Mississippi’s land mass is largely rural (only 64 people per square mile) farms collectively span 11 million acres. Top crops are cotton, rice, and soybeans.

2. Manufacturing is another leading industry in Mississippi. However, employees in manufacturing are not benefiting from the industry’s increases. The median wage among manufacturing employees is 45 percent lower than the nationwide median wage, 13 percent behind the median wage of manufacturing workers in the other 49 states.

3. Fishing is one of the state’s most reliable industries. Thanks to the Mississippi River to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, the state supplies fish to food suppliers throughout the country.

4. Gambling was one of Mississippi’s fastest-growing industries eight years ago, but it is currently in decline. Hitting its apex of $2.9 billion in 2007, revenue has decreased to $2.1 billion. Some companies are closing a few of their locations due to market saturation and less people risking their money by gambling.

5. The state industry with the most potential could be oil and gas if the federal government lifts its ban on oil and gas drilling in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico off Mississippi’s southern coast. The state could see an increase of over 12,000 jobs and more than $240 million in annual revenue within 20 years. Only time will tell.

Mississippi Trucking In The News

These days, more consumers are buying online, which means more trucks are needed to deliver the goods. This change is causing the freighting industry to re-evaluate its model.

According to Mississippi Trucking Association President Hal Miller, “Over the next 30 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts a 40% increase in the market.” Great news for truck drivers.

The impact is not simply in the future, but has already taken effect. “Our industry has been dealing with a significant shortage,” Miller said. “There’s a shortage of 30,000 to 40,000 personnel nationally.” In only five years the shortage is expected to jump to between 180,000 and 225,000.

Since 75% of products are transported by truck, this will be a significant impact in the way the economy flows if something isn’t done now. The issue isn’t strictly in the amount of goods but also the increase in destinations. In the past, Miller said a truck would be loaded to maximum capacity and drive to Wal-Mart once a week. Now, with the proliferation of companies like Amazon, the goods are being delivered directly to homes. In addition to more deliveries, there’s an inefficiency caused by trucks not being full.

The dilemma is three-fold. To fix it there must be an increase in intermodal transportation, improved recruitment practices, and changes to infrastructure.

Intermodal transportation means products are delivered through different modes of transport: road, rail, air, and water. “The best decision seems to be partnering with rail industries to improve efficiency,” Miller said. “We used to not like each other. Now we have to work together.”

Recruiting good drivers is an integral part of the plan as well. Companies are working to attract more drivers with pay increases, better benefits, and new technologies like anti-collision systems, and ergonomic cabs to improve the quality of driving.

An improvement in infrastructure will make the system flow more smoothly because congestion costs the trucking industry a lot of money every year. It’s estimated that over 996 million hours are wasted while truck drivers are stuck in traffic.

The MDOT’s priority is to ensure that state maintained freight corridors run efficiently to facilitate truck freight movements. MDOT works to ensure maximum flexibility with freight funding by meeting several new federal requirements:

  • The FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act compliant statewide freight plan
  • Establishment of a freight advisory committee
  • Designation of Critical Urban Freight Corridors in coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Designation of Critical Rural Freight Corridor

President Donald Trump said that he’d consider a federal hike in the gas tax to fund his own $1 trillion infrastructure package. The federal gas tax has not been increased since 1993.
What about the consumer? Hal Miller said freight costs could increase in the future, but he doesn’t anticipate a drastic change; at least not one the individual consumer is likely to notice (SOURCE).

11488 FIRETOWER RD

Listed in
(228) 547-4885

11488 FIRETOWER RD, 39571
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2260578

1ST CHOICE CONCRETE PUMPING SERVICE INC

Listed in
(601) 372-1616

5454 I-55 SOUTH, 39272
Interstate
2341052

1ST CHOICE CONCRETE PUMPING SERVICE INC

Listed in
(601) 372-1616

5454 I-55 SOUTH, 39272
Interstate
2341052

2 MILES TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 792-3293

73 TWO MILES RD, 39474
Interstate
2332134

2 MILES TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 792-3293

73 TWO MILES RD, 39474
Interstate
2332134

2 SOUTHERN MEN & 1 TRUCK

Listed in
(929) 225-5551

5 ORCHARD PLACE, 38701
Interstate
1796857

24 HOUR TANKER LLC

Listed in
(601) 497-0662

200 WOOD TURTLE CT, 39047
Intrastate Hazmat
2524596

2ND MILE TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(662) 213-5469

156 CR 7200, 38829
Interstate
2340330

2ND MILE TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(662) 213-5469

156 CR 7200, 38829
Interstate
2340330

3 BAR D CATTLE CO LLC

Listed in
(601) 754-4223

100 TOPEKA JAYESS RD, 39641
Interstate
2006701

3 BAR J ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(601) 852-5323

1320 WEST THOMPSON LANE, 39066
Interstate
2092422

3 D LOGGING

Listed in
(601) 730-0560

27 Q D DILLON ROAD, 39667
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2056144

3 MEN MOVING AND STORAGE LLC

Listed in
(662) 238-7774

419 JACKSON AVE, 38655
Interstate
1934595

3 OF A KIND LLC

Listed in
(469) 337-3793

605 CHOCTAW CIRCLE, 38751
Interstate
2380846

3 OF A KIND LLC

Listed in
(469) 337-3793

605 CHOCTAW CIRCLE, 38751
Interstate
2380846

3 R ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(601) 870-3481

64 RICE ROAD, 39120
Interstate
2084665

3-D PINE STRAW LLC

Listed in
(662) 266-0123

1076 CR 371, 38652
Interstate
2386076

3-N TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 225-7475

5723 OXFORD MEADVILLE RD, 39638
Interstate
2402821

3-T’S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 299-0081

2642 HWY 49, 39428
Interstate
1278033

360 EXPEDITERS INC

Listed in
(662) 425-1939

285 BUSTER GOODE ROAD, 39773
Interstate
2208628

3D CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(601) 947-2262

10100 COUNTRY OAK CIRCLE, 39452
Interstate
2258809

3D TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 645-5872

2107 LOUIS GAULDEN ROAD, 39631
Interstate
2567005

3G TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(228) 493-2529

16373 HWY 603, 39556
Interstate
2555668

3G TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(901) 826-7598

4500 TREADWAY RD, 38632
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2328941

3G TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(901) 826-7598

4500 TREADWAY RD, 38632
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2328941

3J TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(662) 710-0990

100 OAKLEIGH DRIVE, 38606
Interstate
2591106

4 BELLS AND ASSOCIATES INC

Listed in
(901) 331-9683

99 NORTH FIRST STREET UNIT 1, 39159
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1575539

4 H CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(662) 846-6018

117 SOUTH COURT STREET, 38732
Interstate
1502864

4 H TRUCKING

Listed in
(662) 723-6739

319 J W MATTHEWS STREET, 38764
Interstate
1112534

4- WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(662) 402-8236

308 GREEN AVE, 38737
Interstate
2122786

4- WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(662) 402-8236

308 GREEN AVE, 38737
Interstate
2122786

4-B FARM LLC

Listed in
(601) 876-5029

519 STALLINGS BRIDGE RD, 39667
Interstate
1396624

4-C FARM

Listed in
(601) 795-0167

60 HARTFIELD RD, 39470
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1565643

45 WRECKER SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(662) 869-5723

2113 HWY 145, 38866
Interstate
2557749

45 WRECKER SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(662) 869-5723

2113 HWY 145, 38866
Interstate
2557749

49 TANKER LINE LLC

Listed in
(601) 214-9689

3545 OLD BRANDON RD, 39208
Interstate
2385905

4F TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(662) 587-1938

61 CR 425, 38663
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1959294

4W TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(228) 669-0091

11177 HWY 11 NORTH, 39470
Interstate
2472776

5 STAR TRUCK LINES INC

Listed in
(662) 560-9239

2676 FOY ROAD, 38668
Interstate
2504340

5-A TRUCKING

Listed in
(662) 310-1888

2094 HWY 51 NORTH, 38967
Interstate
1934860

51 TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 405-7828

9181 TYSON ROAD, 39191
Interstate
1556036

5M FARMS LLC

Listed in
(601) 498-0597

24 GRIFFIN DR, 39437
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2643775

747 TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 870-7657

2716 MARQUETTE AVE, 39120
Interstate
2438356

747 TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 870-7657

2716 MARQUETTE AVE, 39120
Interstate
2438356

A & A HAULING LLC

Listed in
(228) 323-8229

12130 JESSICA CIRCLE, 39503-4199
Interstate
2523556

A & A SAND & GRAVEL

Listed in
(601) 794-0049

5697 HWY 11, 39475
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1484871

A & A TRANSPORT SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(662) 488-4994

1130 PALESTINE ROAD, 38863
Interstate
1684753

A & A TRUCKIN LLC

Listed in
(662) 519-1180

220 ANDERSON ST, 38670
Interstate
2480643

A & B CATTLE & FARM INC

Listed in
(662) 489-0229

3916 THAXTON RD, 38871
Interstate
1423238

A & B ELECTRIC CO INC

Listed in
(601) 483-0225

1020 D STREET, 39301
Interstate
248952

A & B PUMP & SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(601) 787-3741

710 HWY 528 WEST, 39439
Interstate
2013377

A & D LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(601) 670-3949

5683 KEWANEE CHURCH ROAD, 39364
Interstate
2185514

A & E TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 329-9922

748 WEST 4TH STREET, 39401
Interstate
2477224

A & J KING

Listed in
(662) 233-1500

4507 POAGVILLE RD, 38638
Interstate
1340755

A & L EXPRESS

Listed in
(601) 943-8360

365 BASS BURKETT RD, 39427
Interstate
2576847

A & M TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 870-0892

1420 OLD ROXIE RD NW, 39661
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1761855

A & M TRUCKING & SONS LLC

Listed in
(601) 384-5583

92 WILLIEMAE LANE NW, 39661
Interstate
1956500

A & O ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(601) 549-7786

107 WAVERLY CIRCLE, 39402
Interstate
2454680

A & O ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(601) 549-7786

107 WAVERLY CIRCLE, 39402
Interstate
2454680

A & O TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(769) 232-5512

4443 WEAR AVE, 39216
Interstate
1470502

A & R TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 631-1144

2084 VALLEY MOON RD, 39086
Interstate
2489396

A & T’S TRUCKING

Listed in
(501) 425-0677

5180 PLUM TREE DRIVE, 38671
Interstate
1800729

A AND A FARM LLC

Listed in
(662) 706-6212

753 HIGHWAY 45, 38834
Interstate
1925746

A C H & SON

Listed in
(662) 252-3992

2263 SO SLAYDEN RD, 38635
Interstate
1019842

A C PIPKINS

Listed in
(601) 947-9634

1304 VEMAL MCINNIS ROAD, 39452
Interstate
112780

A C WRIGHT TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(662) 728-7744

1916 N SECOND STREET, 38829-9715
Interstate
128659

A CHRISTIAN MOVING SERVICE INC

Listed in
(601) 857-0650

560 WALKER LANE, 39154
Interstate
1136230

A COMPANY TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(703) 470-1102

540 SHUQUALAK ROAD, 39354
Interstate
1440274

A D EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(228) 463-1830

600 KELLER ST, 39520
Interstate
1552176

A D TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(901) 496-0984

5929 EAGLE LANE, 38654
Interstate
1674872

A DREAMCHASERS LLC

Listed in
(601) 862-5154

39 WHITE ROGERS RD, 39474
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2461122

A J TRUCKING

Listed in
(769) 204-0399

265 STATELINE ROAD, 39478
Interstate
2515841

A K TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 656-8026

214 HOMER AVE, 39350
Interstate
1564272

A L A TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(901) 281-3549

8201 PARK PIKE DR, 38671
Interstate
2496616

A R JUDKINS EXPRESS

Listed in
(405) 283-0698

30025 EDWARDS RD, 38858
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1705103

A SHIRK & SONS LLC

Listed in
(662) 361-0135

52408 HWY 14, 39341
Interstate
1172133

A TO Z TRANSPORT

Listed in
(901) 603-2223

920 HWY 301 SOUTH, 38641
Interstate
1164359

A TO Z TRANSPORT

Listed in
(662) 554-1588

266 CR 968, 38873
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2417496

A TO Z TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(662) 574-1776

3777 E HAZELWOOD RD, 39773
Interstate
1833295

A TRUCKER’S PASSION LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(404) 963-7247

200 COUNTRY MANOE DR 7C, 38954
Interstate
1856930

A TRUCKING

Listed in
(601) 996-2397

1017 TOWN CIRCLE, 39648
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2051255

A W TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(662) 229-7180

413 CR 235, 38953
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1830904

A WIL TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(601) 857-2936

3479 N MIDWAY ROAD, 39154
Interstate
1900009

A- 1 PROPANE LLC

Listed in
(662) 328-7444

8626 HIGHWAY 182 E, 39702
Interstate
2090039

A-1 LOGGING

Listed in
(601) 886-7029

269 HOOKER ROAD, 39663
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1629140

A-1 SEALING INC

Listed in
(601) 788-2362

105 SOUTH CYPRESS STREET, 39476-1670
Interstate
1014102

A&A XPRESS LLC

Listed in
(888) 349-8290

1308 VERNON COVE, 38632
Interstate
2627819

A&F TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(601) 381-2292

609 GLEN DRIVE, 39367
Interstate
1952901

A&M LOGISTICS

Listed in
(228) 217-7701

9701 WIRE RD, 39565
Interstate
2440860

A&M LOGISTICS

Listed in
(228) 217-7701

9701 WIRE RD, 39565
Interstate
2440860

A&S UPHOLSTERY & DRAPERY INC

Listed in
(601) 936-4877

4240 LAKELAND DRIVE, 39232
Interstate
1519554

A&T TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(662) 272-8463

129 DORA RD, 39739
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2040742

A1 CONDUCTOR AND RAT HOLE LLC

Listed in
(601) 477-5288

1465 TUCKERS CROSSING ROAD, 39437
Interstate
2375710

A1 PORTABLE BLDGS

Listed in
(601) 736-1815

489 HWY 98W, 39429
Interstate
1836686

AAA TRANSFER & STORAGE INC

Listed in
(228) 818-3528

6701 B SUNPLEX DRIVE WEST, 39564
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2279998

AAC TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(228) 383-1487

600 PASS RD, 39501
Interstate
2446221

AAC TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(228) 383-1487

600 PASS RD, 39501
Interstate
2446221

AARON SHORT

Listed in
(208) 351-0505

TRAILER A 106 BILLY SHOEMAKE ROAD, 39466
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1467514

ABA FARMS INC

Listed in
(662) 588-8711

1270 MOUND CITY ROAD, 38726
Interstate
2343952

ABA FARMS INC

Listed in
(662) 588-8711

1270 MOUND CITY ROAD, 38726
Interstate
2343952