Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Nebraska

If you’re seeking a job as a truck driver in Nebraska, then kudos! The future looks bright indeed. When you look at projected growth for the truck driving business between 2014 and 2024 the U.S. has a healthy 6% but Nebraska is a big 14% meaning there is a lot more future opportunity in Nebraska than many other states.

Nebraska Trucking Salary Information

If you’re over 21, you can drive regional or OTR throughout some of the bordering states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wyoming. You’ll get a view of the U.S. that most people are not fortunate enough to see.

The average truck driver salary in Nebraska is $42,590. If you are just starting out, your salary will be lower and if you have 20 years’ experience yours will be much higher – just like in any profession. On the low end the salary is $27,840 while on the high end it is $62,080. In addition to these numbers you need to consider the benefits you receive. Maybe you don’t make the highest salary, but if you receive good medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K, paid days off and more, those are worth a lot of money. Also, when looking at specific companies ask about their turnover rate. That’s usually a pretty telling sign. If turnover rate is low, it’s highly likely the company takes care of their drivers.

The highest populated cities in Nebraska are: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, and these are usually a great place to start your job search. Weather in Nebraska is fairly mild with snow in the winter. Ensure you have plenty of experience driving on ice and snow, as the surrounding states will be covered in it, too.

Looking at median salaries, those that fall exactly in the middle with 50% higher and 50% lower, makes the salaries look low. The median salary for truckers in the U.S. is $41,340 and Nebraska’s median is $39,310. The state is mostly broken down into areas as opposed to cities when it comes to median salary with the northeast portion of the state coming in at $40,080, Central Nebraska at $37,670, southeast is $33,350 and the western part of the state is
$33,310.

Nebraska CDL License Information and Insights

Commercial Driver’s Licenses are broken down into three classes – A, B, and C. You are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in one of those classes to operate any of the following:

  • Class A: combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class B: a vehicle exceeding 26,000 GVWR that is towing a trailer at/or under 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  • Class C: any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • Class C: a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver).
  • Endorsement H: any size vehicle requiring hazardous material placards or is carrying material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR part 73. Federal regulations require a background check and fingerprinting for the Hazardous Materials endorsement.

Minimum Age regardless of CDL Class: 21 years old (interstate), 18 years old (intrastate – within state lines.

  • Class A: combination vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Applicants applying for Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLPs) and Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) are required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful status.
  • When applying for a CLP or CDL, individuals must certify to the DMV what type of truck(s) they drive and what their job is. If certifying a Class A: Interstate – Non-Excepted, drivers must provide the DMV with an up-to-date copy of their medical examiner’s certificate (MEC card – not long form) and keep it current with the DMV.
  • In order to take the skills tests for a CDL, drivers must first have a CLP for at least 2 weeks.
  • If a CLP expires and all three segments (pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic controls skills and road test) of the skills test have not been passed, any skills tests previously passed are invalid and ALL skills testing must be retaken and fees paid again.
  • CLPs will have a class and may have endorsements and restrictions. CLPs require all applicable written tests be passed as a condition of issuance.
  • Once you’ve held your CLP for two weeks and passed all written tests necessary for your license class, you can sign up to take the three-part skills test.

Required Documentation

When applying for a Nebraska Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP), you will be asked to present:
– Valid U.S. Citizenship or Proof of Lawful Status and U.S. Based Identity containing Name and Date of Birth
– Current Address in Nebraska
– Supply your social security number
– If Category A – Interstate – Non-Excepted – show a Valid Medical Certification Card

Note: Proof of identification must be presented at each visit. The digital image (photo) retained by DMV cannot be used as proof of identification.
– Documents must be certified with a raised seal or stamp.
– Faxed or photocopied documents will NOT be accepted.
– Documents are subject to review and approval.
– In some cases, document approval may not occur on the same day. You may have to return for another visit to the driver licensing office.
– The Department may retain copies of any document presented.

Home Address Verification
You will need to present TWO documents with your Nebraska principal address listed. A P.O. Box will not be accepted as proof of principal address. Proof of principal address must be from two different issuing sources.

  1. Account statement from a bank issued within the last 90 days.
  2. Pay stub or earnings statement issued within the last 90 days with the name and address of the employer.
  3. Federal, state or local government documents, issued within the last 90 days such as receipts.
  4. Magazines issued within the last 90 days
  5. Any envelope, box or postcard that has been sent indicating a postmark or stamped date within the last 90 days
  6. Valid Nebraska vehicle registration
  7. Valid life, health, auto or home insurance policy or card
  8. Valid real estate tax statement or receipt
  9. Any valid license (driver’s, nursing, law, fishing, etc.)
  10. Nebraska voter registration card
  11. Nebraska DMV Renewal Notice.
  12. Blank check or deposit slip.

Medical Certification
If you are certifying as Category A: Interstate – Non Excepted, you must provide the DMV with a current copy of your medical examiner’s certificate (card – not long form) and keep current with the DMV. The medical examination should be performed by a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Additional Testing Information:

  • There’s a one-day waiting period required before retesting after written or skills tests are failed.
  • A new resident surrendering a valid out-of-state CDL will not be required to take any CDL knowledge tests or skills tests previously passed (except hazardous materials written test if required.)
  • Nebraska residents renewing their CDL (up to one year expired) will not be required to take any CDL written tests previously passed (except hazardous materials.)
  • Skills tests must be taken with a vehicle of the license class for which the applicant is applying.

CDL Skills Test Appointments

  • CDL skills test are administered by appointment only.
  • You cannot schedule an appointment to take the CDL Skills Tests unless all applicable knowledge tests have been passed and you hold a valid CLP.
  • Schedule your CDL skills test by calling (402) 471-7983.
  • The applicant taking the test must be the one to call and make the appointment.
  • The scheduler will ask for your Nebraska Driver License Number, cell phone number, and email address to make the appointment.

(SOURCE)

Nebraska Trucking and Transportation in the News

Nebraska’s larger trucking companies say they’re already using the electronic record-keeping devices that will soon be required for all truckers.

The technology is called an electronic logging device, which is basically an on-board computer that tracks all the information truckers must report to stay in compliance with rules – like limiting the number of hours they can drive in a given period.

Large commercial trucks begin using ELDs before December 18, 2017. Big trucking companies are happy about it – smaller owner-operators, not so much. Objections include the price tag for the on-board systems and claims that they don’t improve safety.

At large fleets, drivers are already familiar with using the electronic systems and have been for some time. ELDs record speed, fuel economy, driver work hours, rest breaks, and other information. (SOURCE)

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Listed in
(402) 756-1270

503 N MAIN STREET, 68928
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2033361

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(402) 618-0727

3118 S 112 ST, 68144
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1469822

1 ON 1 NUTRITION OF NEBRASKA

Listed in
(402) 540-6557

RR 1 BOX 2, 68837-9702
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1404428

1-10 DOLLAR STORE

Listed in
(308) 381-2497

2211 N WEBB ROAD, 68803
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1116227

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(816) 678-9811

13417 B ST, 68144
Interstate
1883831

10 MEN ROOFING

Listed in
(402) 720-0002

15315 TAYLOR ST, 68116
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2120701

10 MEN ROOFING

Listed in
(402) 720-0002

15315 TAYLOR ST, 68116
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2120701

100TH MERIDIAN MANUFACTURING INC

Listed in
(308) 784-4338

114 E 6TH STREET, 69130
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1601785

103 SOUTH WASHINGTON AVE

Listed in
(308) 546-2277

103 SOUTH WASHINGTON AVE, 69152
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1634740

14-20 TOWING

Listed in
(402) 842-2019

BOX 422, 68720
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1127079

18 EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(402) 631-9249

1503 W 18TH ROAD, 68818
Interstate
2274492

1960

Listed in
(402) 981-3838

4134 STATE HWY 133, 68008
Interstate
2478865

1991

Listed in
(402) 884-7940

8708 S 9TH STREET, 68147
Interstate
1943345

2 GROVES LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(402) 335-3360

530 SOUTH 3RD, 68450
Interstate
2378049

2 GROVES LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(402) 335-3360

530 SOUTH 3RD, 68450
Interstate
2378049

2 GROVES LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(402) 335-3360

530 SOUTH 3RD, 68450
Interstate
2378049

2 HAULING INC

Listed in
(308) 627-6190

10125 SWEETWATER AVE, 68847
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1652162

2 K TRUCKING

Listed in
(308) 836-2879

HC 78 BOX 16 A, 68825
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1452774

2 K TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(402) 380-0244

524 15TH ST, 68791
Interstate
1434642

2 N TRANSFER LLC

Listed in
(402) 992-1535

83080 553 1/2 AVE, 68748
Interstate
2355500

2 THE ENDS OF THE EARTH LLC

Listed in
(308) 636-8551

104 SOUTH MAIN STREET, 69219
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2500532

2 U EXPRESS

Listed in
(402) 649-6492

302 N PINE, 68701
Interstate
2641930

2 X 2 DISTRIBUTING

Listed in
(402) 604-1081

403 PHEASANT DRIVE, 68818-2840
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2422302

2001

Listed in
(402) 635-2064

113 EAST 2ND STREET, 68710
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2391159

21ST CENTURY EQUIPMENT LLC

Listed in
(800) 432-8350

601 5TH AVENUE, 69361
Interstate
132329

24 7 COMMERCIAL SERVICES INC

Listed in
(402) 464-2701

2734 NO 48TH, 68504
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2259245

24 HR TOWS R US

Listed in
(402) 325-0000

3130 CORNHUSKER HWY, 68504
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1615657

2JM TRUCKING

Listed in
(308) 750-4312

311 DUNCAN ST, 68837
Interstate
1168459

2K OUTDOOR LIVING INC

Listed in
(402) 792-2214

6700 BENNET ROAD, 68430
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1050769

2ND NATURE LAWN & LAND LANDSCAPE

Listed in
(402) 510-5999

3117 N 168TH AVE, 68116
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1275426

2R BAR RANCH

Listed in
(308) 762-2617

7208 MADISON ROAD, 69301
Interstate
1473577

2R RANCH TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(402) 239-7523

14253 SW 114TH RD, 68341
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2552817

2XZ RANCH

Listed in
(402) 923-1036

47364 310TH AVE, 68642
Interstate
1990391

3 B ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(402) 677-6008

8101 N 300TH, 68064
Intrastate Hazmat
1651873

3 BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(402) 435-1230

1929 SW 34TH STREET, 68522
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1987810

3 D DESIGNS INC

Listed in
(402) 563-1556

1520 25TH STREET, 68601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1546843

3 D PLUMBING AND HANDYMAN

Listed in
(402) 852-6629

1045 14 ST, 68420
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1831535

3 D TRUCKING

Listed in
(308) 325-9694

74306 RD 433, 68976
Interstate
1642096

3 PHASE RENTALS

Listed in
(402) 210-9183

6113 N 89TH CIRCLE, 68134
Interstate
2126890

3 PHASE RENTALS

Listed in
(402) 210-9183

6113 N 89TH CIRCLE, 68134
Interstate
2126890

3 SCHOE’S CUSTOM CUTTING INC

Listed in
(308) 235-2015

229 S CHESTNUT, 69145
Interstate
2382652

3-D CONCRETE

Listed in
(402) 826-9781

308 CLAIR LANE, 68405
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1823433

360 CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(308) 737-6278

1201 W 4TH, 69001
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2394031

37 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(308) 991-8839

603 MCMILLAN ST, 68949
Interstate
1985990

3D RECYCLING

Listed in
(140) 258-6288

703 E GRANT, 68786
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1782096

3G PIPE & STEEL

Listed in
(308) 830-0853

802 ROLLINS AVE, 68864
Interstate
2493805

3P FARMS INC

Listed in
(402) 380-5192

1675 COUNTY ROAD K, 68045
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2176995

3PC TRANSPORT

Listed in
(402) 613-3502

5220 WEST MADISON CT, 68524
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2271926

3RD GENERATION PAINTER

Listed in
(308) 383-5834

10476 W HUSKER HWY, 68883
Intrastate Hazmat
1788117

4 BEE’S DELIVERY

Listed in
(402) 439-2064

1303 10TH ST, 68779-1303
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1298550

4 C’S CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(308) 963-4416

476 WEST HWY 23, 69170
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1621307

4 D REPAIR LLC

Listed in
(308) 530-3239

914 HACKBERRY RD, 69101
Interstate
2256420

4 R RANCH

Listed in
(402) 854-2215

2009 N J RD, 68865
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1585183

4 S WASTE MANAGEMENT LLC

Listed in
(308) 346-5205

46471 HWY 91, 68823
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1547957

4 SEASONS LAWNCARE

Listed in
(402) 336-2362

1604 CENTER AVE, 68763
Intrastate Hazmat
1897312

4-D TRENCHING & EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(308) 284-6706

704 WEST P STREET, 69153
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1058285

4-R CLEANING SERVICE

Listed in
(308) 380-6652

4312 LARIAT LN, 68803
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2593758

402 TRUCKING

Listed in
(402) 730-1745

1409 FOREST AV, 68333
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2382358

419 LLC

Listed in
(402) 217-0056

635 APPLE ST, 68418
Interstate
2209258

4G STEEL FABRICATION LLC

Listed in
(402) 904-8578

4851 SOUTH 16TH STREET, 68512
Interstate
2590405

4H CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(402) 371-6636

1615 WEST BERRYHILL DRIVE, 68701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1107173

4L OUTDOORS LLC

Listed in
(402) 214-8956

1864 S 88TH ST, 68124
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2393327

4STAR CONCRETE LLC

Listed in
(402) 884-7401

5607 S 174TH AVE, 68135
Interstate
2291498

4TH STREET AUTO SALES

Listed in
(308) 381-4164

1015 E 4TH STREET, 68801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1135542

5 BAR L ENTERPRISE INC

Listed in
(308) 836-2618

79301 DR 421, 68825-0100
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1663567

5 D’S TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(402) 214-7781

20740 APPALOOSA DR, 68022
Interstate
2458116

5 H TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(402) 385-2296

1293 H AVE, 68047
Interstate
2568035

5 STARR TRANSPORT LLP

Listed in
(402) 450-2369

4510 PIONEERS BLVD, 68506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1262313

542 INC

Listed in
(308) 935-1463

24 DIVISION ST, 68814
Interstate
2584030

5H FARMING LLC

Listed in
(308) 641-7581

120048 CR H, 69357
Interstate
2065855

5X5 PIVOTS AND CRANE SERVICES

Listed in
(402) 366-8635

4837 ROAD C, 68943
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2119210

5X5 PIVOTS AND CRANE SERVICES

Listed in
(402) 366-8635

4837 ROAD C, 68943
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2119210

6 B TRUCKING

Listed in
(402) 879-5160

1936 BIRCH ROAD, 68978
Interstate
1199546

6 DOGS A TRUCKIN

Listed in
(308) 265-7417

100 3RD ST, 68946
Interstate
1723572

6 DOGS A TRUCKIN

Listed in
(308) 265-7417

100 3RD ST, 68946
Interstate
1723572

60 COUNTY LLC

Listed in
(308) 692-3196

72964 RD 399, 69020
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2118170

60 COUNTY LLC

Listed in
(308) 692-3196

72964 RD 399, 69020
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2118170

6040 TRUCKING

Listed in
(308) 672-6476

8154 E ROAD 106, 69334
Interstate
2114015

6040 TRUCKING

Listed in
(308) 672-6476

8154 E ROAD 106, 69334
Interstate
2114015

680 MAPLE MOBILE STORAGE

Listed in
(402) 572-0450

3206 N 102ND ST, 68134
Interstate
2292618

7 K TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(402) 743-2240

103 W 2ND RD, 68980
Interstate
2572040

76 BAR LOGGING

Listed in
(402) 497-3843

89743 TURKEY CREEK AVE, 68778-9655
Interstate
1244538

7C’S FLOORING

Listed in
(402) 379-3233

108 E MAIN, 68701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2560101

7C’S FLOORING

Listed in
(402) 379-3233

108 E MAIN, 68701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2560101

8 N TREE SERVICE

Listed in
(308) 458-8278

205 N SHERMAN AVE, 69350
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2608928

808 RANCH

Listed in
(402) 358-3857

53449 871 RD, 68729
Interstate
1160881

81 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(402) 635-2058

86647 584 AVE, 68710
Interstate
1407816

86590 527 AVE

Listed in
(402) 841-2723

86590 527 AVE, 68720-3013
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2438750

86590 527 AVE

Listed in
(402) 841-2723

86590 527 AVE, 68720-3013
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2438750

A – 1 SEAMLESS GUTTERS

Listed in
(402) 429-4222

400 NW 18, 68528
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2395853

A & A AUTO

Listed in
(402) 466-4808

3639 N 40 STREET, 68504
Interstate
1008912

A & A BUILDER

Listed in
(402) 563-7164

27511 WOODSIDE DRIVE, 68601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1303664

A & A FARMS

Listed in
(308) 379-8561

10919 W CAPITAL AVE, 68883
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2152505

A & A HEATING & COOLING

Listed in
(308) 380-7080

508 SPRUCE ST, 68872-0096
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1875082

A & A LANDSCAPING STUMP REMOVAL

Listed in
(402) 910-6175

668 E 44TH AVE, 68601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2368758

A & A PLUMBING & DRAIN SERVICES

Listed in
(402) 932-3899

6408 S 177TH STREET, 68135
Interstate
2347445

A & A PLUMBING & DRAIN SERVICES

Listed in
(402) 932-3899

6408 S 177TH STREET, 68135
Interstate
2347445

A & A SEAMLESS GUTTERING

Listed in
(402) 486-3434

8931 VENICE LANE, 68526
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1376233

A & A VINYL INC

Listed in
(402) 466-4422

8305 NO 58TH CIRCLE STE A, 68517
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1181758

A & D CONCRETE OR STORM WATERPROOFING

Listed in
(402) 291-6440

8709 S 9TH STREET, 68147
Interstate
1758770