Trucking Companies and CDL Information in New Hampshire

With the name The Granite State, you might think New Hampshire is a steadfast, unmovable state, but no. New Hampshire has always been a state of change. They were the first of the thirteen original colonies to declare independence from England six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed. Guess they couldn’t wait.

Unique Trucking Weather Factors to Consider

With the name The Granite State, you might think New Hampshire is a steadfast, unmovable state, but no. New Hampshire has always been a state of change. They were the first of the thirteen original colonies to declare independence from England six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed. Guess they couldn’t wait.

  1. Healthcare
  2. Computer-related fields
  3. Advanced manufacturing
  4. Construction
  5. Hospitality

Not only do the workforce and industries change but so does the weather. New Hampshire is known for its ever-changing climate. The weather can be warm and sunny one minute and cold and snowy the next. The average snowfall here is 18 inches. Snowfall can be even more in a few of the bordering states of Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Climate variations can be affected by the distance from the ocean, mountains, lakes or rivers, and Mount Washington, the highest mountain peak in the Northeastern U.S. is located in Coos County, New Hampshire.

Even the seasons change here. Spring arrives mid-March although it has been known to snow in April when the flowers are blooming. Summer begins mid-June with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights. Late September to early October, the landscape’s color changes and the evening temperatures start to dip below freezing.

The days are usually sunny and mild. Winter begins in late October and continues through March. As a driver it’s highly valuable to have driving experience in different types of environments and weather conditions.

New Hampshire Trucking Salary Information

As far as salaries go, New Hampshire is pretty much in line with the rest of the country. The average salary is $43,030. Your job experience and time on the job will affect your salary, but to give you a ball park figure the lowest is $31,770 and the highest is $58,340. The average hourly salary is $20.69.

Salaries are shown as average (adding an entire list of salaries and dividing the answer by the quantity of numbers). Finding the median is a bit different because the median number is exactly in the middle with 50% of salaries being higher and 50% lower. It doesn’t always look as good as the average, but it’s still quite good in terms of the state. Median truck driver salaries are as follows (SOURCE):

  • United States: $41,320
  • New Hampshire: $41,750
  • Lowell: $47,820
  • Nashua: $44,490
  • Portsmouth: $43,270
  • Manchester: $41,810

You will notice that once you look at median salaries by city, you can see most of the larger cities have salaries higher than the state median. When looking at growth in the truck driving market, the projected increase in jobs is pretty healthy in New Hampshire at 5% and the country as a whole is 6%.

New Hampshire CDL License Information and Insights

A Commercial Driver Learner Permit (CLP) is provided to applicants who are applying for a new Commercial Driver License (CDL), or who currently have a CDL but want to upgrade, or remove any restrictions.

The holder of a CLP can drive a commercial motor vehicle when accompanied by a person 25 or older who already has a CDL for the type of vehicle driven, and who must occupy the passenger’s seat adjacent to the new driver. If the vehicle is a school bus or a motor coach, the CDL holder must sit either directly behind or in the first row behind the driver.

A CLP is valid for 180 days and can be renewed one time as long as the required knowledge exams are successfully completed within a one year period. If the knowledge exams were taken more than one year ago, you have to retake the exams to renew the permit.

Eligible drivers can apply for a CLP in person at any DMV location.
For a CLP, you must:

  • Have a valid New Hampshire Driver License
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid medical card on file with the DMV
  • Bring a completed CDL Application
  • Pay the appropriate fees
  • Pass all applicable knowledge tests

Restrictions
New truck drivers are just like new vehicle drivers in that they have to practice their technique with an individual who already has the experience. Therefore restrictions are put on new drivers’ permits:

  • A CLP with a passenger (P) restriction cannot carry passengers other than the accompanying CDL holder, Federal/State auditors, inspectors, and test examiners.
  • Permit holders with a school bus (S) restriction are prohibited from operating a school bus with passengers other than the accompanying CDL holder, Federal/State auditors, inspectors, and test examiners.
  • Permit holders with a tank vehicle (N) restriction may operate an empty tank vehicle only and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that contained hazardous materials and has not been purged of the residue.
  • Permit holders are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials.

How to Schedule A Road Test

Before you can schedule a road skills test, you must successfully complete all applicable written tests. The road skills test may be scheduled 14 days after you received you CLP. Go to any DMV office or call (603) 227-4020 (SOURCE).

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires every state to meet the same minimum standards for commercial driver licensing. The standards require drivers to get a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to operate any of the following commercial motor vehicles:

  • A vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 pounds.
  • A combination of trailer and towing unit that exceeds 26,000 pounds GVWR with the trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds.
  • A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
  • Any size vehicle, which transports enough hazardous materials that it requires a Hazmat placard.

Drivers are required to pass written knowledge tests and road skills tests depending on which Classifications and Endorsements they apply for and the type of license they hold. Before applying for a CDL license, thoroughly review the Commercial Driver Manual.

Medical Card Requirement

Effective January 30, 2012 all commercial licensed drivers (CDL) and those applying for a commercial license must have a current and valid medical card on file with the DMV. This requirement is mandatory regardless of the CDL driver’s employment status or intent to operate a commercial vehicle.

Any non-exempt CDL driver must keep a current medical card on file if they wish to maintain a commercial license. Drivers who fail to keep a current medical card on file will risk losing their CDL privileges.

Here is an explanation of the terms on the back of your card. You may check only one (SOURCE):
– Interstate: You use your CDL to drive out of state, in Canada, and/or Mexico.
– Intrastate: You use your CDL within New Hampshire only (you are under the age of 21, or you’re restricted to NH only, because you hold a Waiver of Physical Deficiency.)
– Non-excepted: This means you do not work for a government agency or a municipality; you must have a medical card on file whether you are currently using your CDL or not.
– Excepted: This means you work for a government agency or a municipality (e.g. EMT, firefighter, rescue vehicles, federal, state, or local government employee) and this is the only commercial driving you do, then you are not required to have a medical card and you are considered “excepted.”

New Hampshire Trucking and Transportation in the News

A New Hampshire construction company paid tribute to those who have given their lives in service to our country with a truck and flag display set up on Interstate 93.

To commemorate the Memorial Day weekend, the company, RS Audley Inc. lined up its trucks at its construction site near the Exit 4 interchange in Londonderry. The tribute was tremendous as each truck had a flag on it and a crane displayed a large American flag (SOURCE).

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(978) 551-1844

28 CHARRON AVE SUITE 4, 3063
Interstate
2157933

1956

Listed in
(603) 627-7771

521 HARVARD ST, 3103
Interstate
2569451

1ST PRO-TECH BUILDING AND EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(603) 587-0999

564 OLD CANDIA ROAD, 3034
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2405237

1ST PRO-TECH BUILDING AND EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(603) 587-0999

564 OLD CANDIA ROAD, 3034
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2405237

2 WAY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INC

Listed in
(603) 431-6288

23 RIVER ROAD, 03801-2832
Interstate
1417985

3D LOGGING CO INC

Listed in
(603) 915-3020

302 HOWARD STREET, 3570
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1024598

5 KARAT TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(603) 863-6698

26 B SUNAPEE ST, 3773
Interstate
1268210

7-C’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Listed in
(603) 497-3344

57 MEADOW LARK LANE, 3045
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1112158

A & A AND SONS LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(603) 456-2336

65 HORNE STREET, 3278
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1875572

A & B VENDING CO

Listed in
(800) 696-1188

26 HALL ROAD, 3224
Interstate
1055875

A & D TRUCKING

Listed in
(603) 798-3355

155A PIPER HILL ROAD, 3307
Interstate
1377555

A & J CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN INC

Listed in
(781) 929-6013

371 BIRCH HILL RD, 3855
Interstate
2270586

A & R BREAD SERVICES

Listed in
(603) 497-5689

12 RIDGEWOOD DR, 3045
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1300555

A AND M SIGNS WITH STYLE INC

Listed in
(603) 621-4144

836 CANDIA RD, 3109
Interstate
2293527

A CURIOUS PRODUCTION

Listed in
(603) 219-1172

400 BEDFORD ST SUITE 241, 3101
Interstate
2335483

A CURIOUS PRODUCTION

Listed in
(603) 219-1172

400 BEDFORD ST SUITE 241, 3101
Interstate
2335483

A J MAC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(603) 889-6086

29 ELM AVE, 3051
Intrastate Hazmat
1394103

A J ROY EXCAVATION LLC

Listed in
(603) 485-2515

111 GOFFSTOWN RD, 3106
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1287060

A N L TRUCKING

Listed in
(603) 903-0532

11 WEST ST, 3469
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
150968

A PITTORE BROS PAVING

Listed in
(603) 623-1919

27 MOLLIE DRIVE, 3103
Interstate
2440047

A PITTORE BROS PAVING

Listed in
(603) 623-1919

27 MOLLIE DRIVE, 3103
Interstate
2440047

A R PADUCHOWSKI ELECTRIC LLC

Listed in
(603) 870-9637

8 FRASER DRIVE, 3079
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2033304

A S B FARRIER SERVICE

Listed in
(603) 834-3785

247 OLD NOTTINGHAM ROAD, 3042
Interstate
2428112

A S K QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(603) 231-1494

21 QUAKER ST, 3858
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1154221

A STONE’S THROW LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(603) 502-1577

92 BREWSTER STREET, 3801
Interstate
2184359

A TWO Z MECHANICAL LLC

Listed in
(603) 490-4769

5 CLYDESDALE AVE, 3076
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2186258

A-1 FIREWOOD CO

Listed in
(603) 978-5012

228 EVERGREEN VALLEY, 3851
Interstate
1640960

A-1 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Listed in
(603) 536-7760

234 MAYHEW TPK, 03264-0234
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1369067

A-TECH AUTOMOTIVE LLC

Listed in
(603) 673-7462

116 NASHUA ST, 3055
Interstate
1839596

A&T TRUCKING

Listed in
(978) 804-6810

349 MAIN STREET, 3444
Interstate
1059894

AAA ENERGY SERVICE COMPANY

Listed in
(603) 626-4884

20 PRISCILLA LANE, 3032
Interstate
1693631

AAA PUMP SERVICE INC

Listed in
(603) 645-8610

93 DEPOT RD, 3103
Interstate
2365021

AAA WOOD PRODUCTS

Listed in
(603) 765-9132

8 PARK ST, 3820
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1259960

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS

Listed in
(603) 225-7213

234 LOUDON ROAD, 3301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1205005

AAP LLC

Listed in
(603) 878-1149

35 WILLARD FARM ROAD, 3071
Interstate
2130019

AARON P DAVIS SR

Listed in
(603) 837-9113

152 LITTLETON RD, 3598
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2177233

AAS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(603) 892-1199

197 CILLEY ROAD, 3103
Interstate
2629243

ABARCA TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(617) 797-5986

24 BURNT HILL CT, 3278
Interstate
1449198

ABBEY RUN CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(603) 463-7178

211 A MT DELIGHT RD, 3037
Interstate
1789973

ABBY LIMOUSINE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(603) 786-9313

258 MAIN ST, 3266
Interstate
1180995

ABC FLOORING SPECIALISTS

Listed in
(603) 365-6558

13 DELTA DRIVE, 3053
Interstate
1909673

ABOVE&BEYOND MOVING&STORAGE LLC

Listed in
(603) 924-3211

9 VOSE FARM RD, 3458
Interstate
2142492

ABS SEALCOAT

Listed in
(603) 436-5333

24 BRUCE COURT UNIT A, 3840
Interstate
2469809

ABSOLUTE DATA DESTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(800) 797-0515

15 LANCE LANE SUITE 15, 3045
Interstate
1025363

ABSOLUTE ENVIRONMENTAL INC

Listed in
(603) 890-6500

22 TROLLEY LANE, 3079
Interstate
1802952

ABSOLUTE POWERSPORTS NH

Listed in
(603) 466-5454

461 MAIN STREET, 3581
Interstate
2086210

ACCURATE TREE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(603) 235-6799

150 LONDONDERRY TPKE, 3106
Interstate
1687233

ACE TRUCKING COMPANY

Listed in
(603) 772-7813

40 HAMPTON ROAD LOT AO2, 3833
Interstate
1032735

ACHILLE TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(603) 784-5426

69 JAFFREY ROAD, 3458
Interstate
1581009

ACRES EDGE EARTH PRODUCTS INC

Listed in
(603) 635-2400

76 BRIDGE ST, 3076
Interstate
1126768

ACTION EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(603) 587-0237

61 ROCKINGHAM RD, 3053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2468728

ADAM M KIMBALL

Listed in
(603) 477-4640

53 SPRINGFIELD ROAD, 3773
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2478334

ADAPTIVE CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(603) 845-6687

32 ANTHONY DR, 3053
Interstate
2499164

ADEP GROUP INC

Listed in
(603) 239-3005

8 INDUSTRIAL WAY STE E2, 3079
Interstate
2565599

ADSA INC

Listed in
(203) 984-7487

1 STILES ROAD STE 105, 3110
Interstate
1465134

ADVANCE TOWING AND TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(603) 464-3218

47 HIGH STREET, 3244
Interstate
1128578

ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING LLC

Listed in
(603) 856-7689

1494 ROUTE 3A SUITE 7, 3304
Interstate
2499883

ADVANCED HARVESTING LLC

Listed in
(603) 562-6146

7A WINTER STREET, 3458
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1430169

ADVANTAGE TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(603) 783-1706

17 GIGANTE DRIVE, 3841
Interstate
1867974

AEBI NEW ENGLAND LLC

Listed in
(603) 835-2600

166 RIVER STREET ROUTE 123, 3602
Interstate
1135854

AEC CORP

Listed in
(603) 642-6031

2 NASON LANE, 3848
Interstate
2071767

AEGIS CONTAINER

Listed in
(603) 673-8900

RIVERWAY WEST, 3055
Interstate
237321

AERIAL CRANE SERVICE

Listed in
(603) 627-1340

4 TALLWOOD DRIVE, 3304
Interstate
273068

AFFILIATED RESOURCE SOLUTIONS INC

Listed in
(603) 312-2655

15 NOTTINGHAM ST, 3051
Interstate
2556886

AFFILIATED RESOURCE SOLUTIONS INC

Listed in
(603) 312-2655

15 NOTTINGHAM ST, 3051
Interstate
2556886

AFFINITY PACKING & MOVING SPECIALISTS LLC

Listed in
(603) 557-5030

23 TECHNOLOGY WAY, 3060
Interstate
1923801

AFFORDABLE OIL LLC

Listed in
(603) 743-5749

141 ROLLINS RD, 3869
Interstate
1802486

AFFORDABLE VINYL WINDOWS & SIDING INC

Listed in
(603) 647-7474

320 ROCKINGHAM ROAD, 3032
Interstate
1319729

AGGRESSIVE HEATING

Listed in
(603) 863-5747

168 CASH STREET, 3773
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1572426

AGW & ASSOCIATES INC

Listed in
(603) 762-1845

397 ELM ST, 3431
Interstate
2641991

AH THERMO HEATING & COOLING LLC

Listed in
(603) 772-8850

8 CONTINENTAL DRIVE UNIT F, 3833
Intrastate Hazmat
1180711

AHC CORP

Listed in
(603) 623-5444

850 E INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE, 3109
Interstate
1233982

AHLMAN’S WELL AND PUMP SERVICE

Listed in
(603) 898-9100

400 NORTH MAIN STREET, 3079
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2043127

AHO CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(603) 878-3150

30 TRICNIT ROAD, 3071
Interstate
2147343

AIGE EXPRESS CORP

Listed in
(603) 715-2759

62 ALICE DRIVE, 3303
Interstate
2056540

AJC ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(603) 966-7672

67 MILLIKEN ROAD, 3452
Interstate
1143711

AJM WHOLESALE

Listed in
(603) 894-6605

26 MATTHEW, 3079
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1183607

ALAN R SEMPLE III

Listed in
(603) 437-2009

14 BRANDY CIR, 3052
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1001228

ALBANY AUTO TIRE & TRANS

Listed in
(603) 447-5900

1297 RT 16, 3818
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1308321

ALBEE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(603) 763-2566

93 LOWER MAIN ST, 3782
Interstate
2465076

ALBERT WYMAN CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(603) 765-2060

91 MAIN ST, 3865
Interstate
2354510

ALBERT WYMAN CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(603) 765-2060

91 MAIN ST, 3865
Interstate
2354510

ALCON

Listed in
(603) 788-2445

WATER STREET EXTENSION, 3584
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1528064

ALECON ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(603) 508-0991

21 BENOIT AVE, 3076
Interstate
2462520

ALEXANDER’S SHEET METAL INC

Listed in
(603) 352-1128

140 FOREST AVE, 3469
Interstate
1026649

ALEXS WELDING SERVICE

Listed in
(603) 852-8054

23 WOODCRAFT LANE, 3602
Interstate
2578511

ALIX-BERNIER CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(603) 378-9219

212 EAST MAIN ST, 3826
Interstate
1990323

ALL AROUND ASPHAULT

Listed in
(603) 203-9609

67 BELL ST UNIT 11, 3103
Interstate
1827864

ALL CREATURES MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(603) 244-6098

17 ELKINS RD, 3848
Interstate
2542164

ALL KITCHENS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Listed in
(603) 448-4887

18 MASCOMA STREET, 3766
Interstate
2425868

ALL LAND ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(603) 652-9009

221 OLD WAKEFIELD ROAD, 03851-4919
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1689618

ALL PHASE LAWN MAINTANENCE

Listed in
(603) 235-9179

40 LONGHILL ROAD, 3077
Interstate
1381054

ALL PRO MOVING AND STORAGE INC

Listed in
(603) 626-8010

836 CANDIA ROAD, 3109
Interstate
1016693

ALL SEASONS EQUIPMENT

Listed in
(603) 230-9500

26 KNOX RD, 3304
Interstate
2135376

ALL STATE ABATEMENT PROFESSIONALS INC

Listed in
(603) 378-0600

4 WILDER DRIVE SUITE 12, 3865
Interstate
1669385

ALL WAYS ACCESSIBLE INC

Listed in
(603) 224-9226

128 HALL STREET SUITE F, 3301
Interstate
1537669

ALLAN CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(603) 893-5083

1 DELAWARE DRIVE, 3079
Interstate
1286157

ALLARD TRUCKING

Listed in
(603) 968-1080

121 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, 3217
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1226807

ALLEGRO PIANO MOVERS LLC

Listed in
(603) 809-7216

28 CHARRON AVE, 3063
Interstate
2008601

ALLIANCE MECHANICAL SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(603) 465-7026

26 WEST HOLLIS ROAD, 3049
Interstate
1870043