Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Nevada

If you’re seeking a truck driver job in Nevada, then this is your lucky day. Nevada is in the top 5 highest paying states for trucking jobs and the projected increase in trucking jobs from 2014 to 2024 is estimated at 6% for the entire U.S. and 27% for Nevada. So it might be time to get out there and start interviewing!

Nevada Trucking Salary Information

Depending on your family situation, you may want to drive local, regional, or OTR. If you choose local you will probably be home every night and have the same route and customers every day. Regional driving will take you into some of the surrounding states of California, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon, and Utah.

Over-the-Road can open you up for coast to coast driving but you’ll be away from home for days or weeks at a time. If you love to travel and see the world from the bird’s eye view of a driver’s seat, this may be the type of job that appeals to you.

The average salary for a truck driver in Nevada is $49,590 and the average hourly rate is $23.84. Remember these are averages. Your salary is not likely to line up with this unless you’ve had several years of experience.

To provide a better idea, the low end of Nevada trucker salaries is $33,900 while the high end is $65,710. Often the larger salaries are found in the larger cities, but depending on where you live there are probably plenty of opportunities there as well. The highest populated cities in the state (in order) are Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, and Sunrise Manor.

Most people know what’s in Las Vegas but we’re all bound to secrecy, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Two other must-see places in the state are Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake, and the Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas.

There are several key industries in Nevada that help create and sustain trucking jobs (SOURCE). They are:

  1. Agriculture: Usually livestock production. The average size of a Nevada ranch is 3,500 acres.
  2. Energy: Nevada’s renewable energy has the potential for generating solar, wind, and geothermal power.
  3. Logistics & Operations: Nevada is a gateway to domestic and global exporting opportunities using multiple modes of transportation – ground, rail, and air.
  4. Manufacturing: with the above transportation infrastructures in place, Nevada’s manufacturing industry just keeps growing.
  5. Mining: mineral wealth makes mining the state’s largest export industry.

If you look at median salaries for truck drivers in the U.S. the number is $41,340 while the state of Nevada is $48,990. Here’s where you get an example of the higher pay scale. Individual city median salaries vary slightly. Las Vegas is a bit higher at $47,750 while Reno is slightly under at $47,350. Carson City is below both of them at $45,540.

Nevada CDL License Information and Insights

A Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required to drive a commercial motor vehicle from Class A, B, or C. Visit a CDL office for all commercial license transactions.

A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property. You need to get a CDL if the motor vehicle you drive for work:

  • Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds; or
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more; or
  • Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  • Is of any size and used to transport an amount of hazardous materials that requires placarding.

Age Requirements

  • You must be at least 21 to get a CDL to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce and to receive endorsements for passengers or hazardous materials.
  • You must be at least 25 to receive an endorsement for vehicle combinations over 70 feet in length.
  • CDLs issued to applicants age 18 to 20 will contain Restriction R (no passengers or hazmat) and Restriction 2 (intrastate commerce only- within state lines).

How To Apply

  • List all states where you’ve held commercial or non-commercial driver’s licenses in the past ten years.
  • Self-certify the types of driving you perform and, if needed, submit a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. Your employer may require a physical even if the state doesn’t.
  • For the physical, you are required to use a physician listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
  • Complete an Application for Commercial Driving Privileges
  • Meet Residency & Proof of Identity requirements

You must present Proof of Identity, Social Security Number, and Proof of Residency if you’ve never had commercial driving privileges in Nevada.

Commercial Learner Permits

Nevada issues Commercial Learner Permits (CLPs) that are valid for 180 days. Nevada does not issue “Non-Domiciled” CLPs to residents of other U.S. jurisdictions.

You must obtain a CLP if (SOURCE):
– This is your first Nevada CDL
– You’re upgrading a CDL to a higher class, adding an endorsement, or removing a restriction that requires a skills test and the upgrade requires a skills test
– Your CDL privileges have been invalid for 4 or more years

Nevada Trucking and Transportation in the News

According the Nevada Highway Patrol, “Passenger vehicle drivers cause or contribute to 81 percent of the roadway fatalities involving trucks. Truck drivers cause or contribute to 26 percent of the fatalities.” This just backs up what truck drivers have been saying all along.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers took a ride in the cab of a semi truck to catch car drivers driving dangerously in Las Vegas. The Nevada Highway Patrol’s “Badge on Board” campaign was created to cut down on crashes involving commercial vehicles by targeting passenger vehicle drivers. During the day-long operation on the 215 Beltway, troopers handed out more than 70 citations to drivers. Trucks make a great disguise for troopers to catch illegal driving maneuvers.

The Nevada Highway Patrol issued the following reminders to passenger vehicle drivers on how to drive safely while sharing the road with trucks (SOURCE):

  • When passing a truck, make sure you can see both of the truck’s headlights in your mirror before changing lanes and maintain a steady speed.
  • A truck does not drive like a car. It can take over 500 feet for a fully-loaded truck going 65 mph to come to a complete stop.
  • A truck driver has blind spots in front of the cab, on both sides of the rig, and at the rear of the trailer.
  • If you’re driving behind a truck and can see the truck’s side mirrors on both sides, you are at a safe distance behind it. If you can’t see the mirrors then you’re too close.

015 EXPEDITED INC

Listed in
(800) 994-1451

6752 OAK VALLEY DR, 89103
Interstate
2502176

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(775) 887-8898

496 W ANN ST, 89703
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2130573

103 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LTD

Listed in
(623) 687-8795

6440 CANDLEBRUSH LANE, 89107
Interstate
2454381

103 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LTD

Listed in
(623) 687-8795

6440 CANDLEBRUSH LANE, 89107
Interstate
2454381

153 TRADING INC

Listed in
(832) 803-5525

5130 SILVERHEART AVE, 89142
Interstate
2340316

153 TRADING INC

Listed in
(832) 803-5525

5130 SILVERHEART AVE, 89142
Interstate
2340316

168 ASIAN MARKET

Listed in
(775) 823-9918

3090 SOUTH VIRGINIA ST, 89503
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2114748

168 ASIAN MARKET

Listed in
(775) 823-9918

3090 SOUTH VIRGINIA ST, 89503
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2114748

2 WAY TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 418-9011

5309 W GOWAN RD, 89130
Interstate
2560823

20 BELOW DISTRIBUTION

Listed in
(702) 683-7444

1120 EMERALD TINT CT, 89144
Interstate
1773634

21 CENTURY TRANS LLC

Listed in
(248) 635-6670

9782 RESTING PINES CT, 89147
Interstate
2333672

21 CENTURY TRANS LLC

Listed in
(248) 635-6670

9782 RESTING PINES CT, 89147
Interstate
2333672

24 7 ENTERTAINMENT LIMOUSINES

Listed in
(702) 616-6000

3850 PONDEROSA WAY, 89118
Interstate
1083423

24 7 ENTERTAINMENT LIMOUSINES

Listed in
(702) 616-6000

3850 PONDEROSA WAY, 89118
Interstate
1083423

24 7 TRUCKING

Listed in
(310) 722-5631

4894 W LONE MOUNTAIN #158, 89130
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2585964

24-7 PRODUCTION SERVICES

Listed in
(702) 699-7053

2310 INDUSTRIAL RD, 89102
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2572386

2R

Listed in
(619) 713-0563

800 N RAIBOW BLVD #208, 89107
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1798007

3 AT A TIME

Listed in
(702) 558-7691

8447 BRODY MARSH, 89143
Interstate
1200642

3 G PRODUCTIONS INC

Listed in
(702) 948-0459

5810 S EASTERN AVE, 89119
Interstate
1839376

3 SISTERS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(702) 759-0056

3608 RUSSIAN OLIVE ST, 89032
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1500336

3D CONCRETE

Listed in
(775) 635-5188

1110 MULESHOE ROAD, 89820
Interstate
2155998

3D LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(775) 846-6225

19TH STREET, 89316
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1797428

3J CATTLE LLC

Listed in
(775) 530-6780

#1 OX ROAD, 89008
Interstate
2182222

4 T TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(402) 304-0196

7765 DEAN MARTIN DRIVE, 89139
Interstate
1194581

4G TRANSPORT

Listed in
(775) 674-0524

6360 MOHEGAN CT, 89433-6631
Interstate
2330440

4G TRANSPORT

Listed in
(775) 674-0524

6360 MOHEGAN CT, 89433-6631
Interstate
2330440

5 STAR GRAND CANYON HELICOPTER TOURS LLC

Listed in
(702) 885-7827

1421 AIRPORT ROAD SUITE 105, 89005
Interstate
2296119

5 STAR TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(702) 301-2282

1100 LEONARD AVE, 89106
Interstate
2577453

55 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(775) 623-1604

3600 W WINNEMUCCA BLVD, 89445
Interstate
1035186

702 HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Listed in
(702) 566-1989

429 MAX COURT STE D, 89011
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1706111

702 ON TIME DELIVERY

Listed in
(702) 601-0006

3635 RUSSIAN OLIVE ST, 89032
Interstate
2590379

775G & M TRANSPORT

Listed in
(775) 358-6987

2015 KIM WAY, 89431
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1425902

777 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(702) 494-9429

8664 MESQUITE HILLS, 89139
Interstate
2165548

99 PINES LLC

Listed in
(530) 546-3507

96 INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY, 89706
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2484389

99 RANCH MARKET

Listed in
(702) 252-0666

4155 WEST SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD, 89102
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1386383

A & A TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(702) 541-1241

1147 EVENING CANYON AVE, 89014
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2006203

A & E TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(702) 350-5207

8807 DIAMOND WOOD CT, 89139
Interstate
2497622

A & M TRANSPORT

Listed in
(702) 218-8989

6423 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE, 89110
Interstate
1041842

A & R DELIVERY SERVICE

Listed in
(775) 846-7687

500 CONNEMARAS CT, 89521
Interstate
2526224

A & S ESPOSITO

Listed in
(702) 235-4287

9360 W FLAMINGO RD STE 110 414, 89147
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1293759

A & T LIQUIDATORS

Listed in
(702) 523-6678

4170 W HARMON AVE ST 6, 89103
Interstate
2495250

A A A SMOOTH MOVES

Listed in
(702) 413-1067

2107 WESTERN AVE, 89102
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1336974

A AND A MOBILE REPAIR

Listed in
(702) 232-9444

406 WOODRIDGE DRIVE, 89015
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1447245

A AND D TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 773-1340

4824 GOLDENEYE WAY, 89031
Interstate
2354836

A AND D TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 773-1340

4824 GOLDENEYE WAY, 89031
Interstate
2354836

A BORASKY EXCAVATING

Listed in
(775) 751-1862

1640 MANSE ROAD, 89048-6831
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1722862

A BORASKY EXCAVATING

Listed in
(775) 751-1862

1640 MANSE ROAD, 89048-6831
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1722862

A BORASKY EXCAVATING

Listed in
(775) 751-1862

1640 MANSE ROAD, 89048-6831
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1722862

A BORASKY EXCAVATING

Listed in
(775) 751-1862

1640 MANSE ROAD, 89048-6831
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1722862

A J FARLEY TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 498-8708

6013 CRYSTAL TALON ST, 89130
Interstate
1327755

A J RUSSELL TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 396-6328

6120 WADSWORTH COURT, 89130
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1269712

A M CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(702) 252-5014

5870 CONSTRUCTION AVE, 89122
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1098757

A M CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(702) 252-5014

5870 CONSTRUCTION AVE, 89122
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1098757

A M TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 293-5762

6922 WOOD BARK DR, 89119
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1327296

A MAP TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(909) 533-0781

4832 SLASON ST, 89081
Interstate
2466566

A ON TIME FREIGHT

Listed in
(818) 269-5051

871 CORONADO CTR DR #200, 89052
Interstate
2193393

A P E TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(775) 575-0900

395 SAGE STREET, 89048
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1295002

A QUALITY MOVING AND STORAGE COMPANY LLC

Listed in
(702) 416-3432

4619 HUTCHINSON DR, 89147
Interstate
2725401

A T TRUCKING

Listed in
(505) 304-6546

5215 RENAULT AVE, 89142
Interstate
2578279

A TEAM TRASH HAULING LLC

Listed in
(775) 476-0124

30605 SUTCLIFFE STAR ROUTE SPACE 15, 89510
Interstate
1950574

A TEAM WATER TRUCK SERVICE

Listed in
(775) 247-6089

11805 CLAIM STAKE DRIVE, 89506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1402373

A-1 AUTO REPAIR & TOW SERVICE

Listed in
(775) 623-3498

5075 E WINNEMUCCA BLVD, 89446
Interstate
1019704

A-ACTION DELIVERY LLC

Listed in
(775) 331-2900

2725 BULLRIDER, 89521
Interstate
1046779

A-ADVANCED DELIVERIES

Listed in
(775) 287-2414

855 CHRISTINA CIRCLE, 89436
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1400870

A-B TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 221-4356

5253 VARSITY AVE, 89146
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1629120

A-DIAZ MASONRY

Listed in
(775) 287-9894

3415 HEIGHTS DRIVE, 89503
Interstate
2725987

A-L SIERRA WELDING PRODUCTS

Listed in
(775) 882-4848

4443 HIGHWAY 50 EAST, 89701
Interstate
2123742

A-L SIERRA WELDING PRODUCTS

Listed in
(775) 882-4848

4443 HIGHWAY 50 EAST, 89701
Interstate
2123742

A-XPRESS MOVING

Listed in
(775) 657-0013

2165 PROBASCO WAY, 89431
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1784874

A&A AFFORDABLE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

Listed in
(702) 271-5234

9220 W ROSADA WAY, 89149
Interstate
2578982

A&J TRANSPORT

Listed in
(702) 903-0035

4346 SUN VISTA DR, 89104
Interstate
1593357

A&L TRANSPORT CORP

Listed in
(702) 768-1853

5034 CINDY WAY, 89146
Interstate
2542856

A&M CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(775) 852-0100

490 LOVITT LANE, 89506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
254411

A&O AUTO SOUND

Listed in
(702) 373-3709

1024 CYPRESS FALLS CT, 89081
Interstate
2578557

A&T TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(702) 283-1607

6395 WHISPERING CLOUDS CT, 89141
Interstate
1273747

A+ INSTALLATION

Listed in
(702) 528-1926

2995 S BRONCO ST, 89146
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2524067

A2 CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(702) 275-0091

5716 ALINGTON BEND DR, 89139
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2627712

AAA AWESOME AUTO TRANSPORT

Listed in
(702) 614-1255

2725 CAROLINA BLUE AVE, 89052
Interstate
1021072

AAA CONCRETE MOBILE MIX LLC

Listed in
(702) 871-9733

5790 WINN ROAD, 89118
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1420082

AAA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Listed in
(775) 972-4933

ROLLING SAGE CT, 89506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1582876

AAA TRANSPORTATIONS INC

Listed in
(323) 559-2900

304 S BUFFALO DR # 202, 89145
Interstate
2257768

AARON WEBER

Listed in
(775) 345-4912

2555 CACTUS VIEW DR, 89506
Interstate
2405915

AARON WEBER

Listed in
(775) 345-4912

2555 CACTUS VIEW DR, 89506
Interstate
2405915

AB TRANSPORT

Listed in
(702) 818-0866

6574 SAMBA AVE, 89139
Interstate
2642777

ABBA EXPRESSWAY

Listed in
(702) 336-2146

8423 CHINOOK CANDY CT, 89113
Interstate
2469805

ABE TRUCKING

Listed in
(702) 898-9005

2286 CASSATT DR, 89074
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1045929

ABJ TRUCKING CO

Listed in
(775) 400-5034

1720 TRABERT WAY, 89431
Interstate
2587378

ACAT TRANSPORT DIV

Listed in
(702) 401-6949

4374 PINEGROVE, 89147
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1118323

ACC TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(702) 290-9648

4648 OLGUIN LANE, 89110
Interstate
2253420

ACCELLENCE HOME MEDICAL

Listed in
(775) 787-8880

35 N EDISION WAY SUITE 37, 89502
Interstate
1446647

ACCUBORE

Listed in
(775) 677-0857

11945 HEARTPINE ST, 89506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1056682

ACCURATE DRILLING & TRENCHING

Listed in
(510) 487-1506

3462 MARK TWAIN, 89410
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1486122

ACE AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(702) 763-6557

4761 NORFOLK CT, 89147
Interstate
2251390

ACE BUILDERS

Listed in
(702) 643-5462

2485 MARCO ST, 89115
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2517811

ACE GRADING & PAVING INC

Listed in
(775) 829-1660

6015 SO VIRGINIA #216 SUITE E, 89502
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1233681

ACE TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(702) 568-4198

933 SADDLE HORN DRIVE, 89015
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1496293

ACE WORLD WIDE OF NEVADA

Listed in
(702) 454-2222

3010 E ALEXANDER RD #1004, 89030
Interstate
2480723

ACM LOGISTICS

Listed in
(702) 470-4944

6570 W FLAMINGO RD APT 222, 89103
Interstate
2462561

ACME MOVING CO

Listed in
(702) 523-7547

5244 SMOKE RANCH RD, 89108
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1764307

ACME UNDERGROUND INC

Listed in
(702) 564-0602

153 W LAKE MEAD DR STE 1200, 89015-7044
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1017344