Trucking Companies and CDL Information in New Jersey

New Jersey is the Garden State and it borders three other states Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania. New Jersey does not have a lot of wide open spaces as some states do since there are 1,208 people per square mile. You’ve really got to love your fellow man.

New Jersey has some historic places including Ellis Island (which is technically between New York and New Jersey), where in the first half of the 20th century immigrants from all over the world passed through its gates in search of a better life.

Atlantic City has its famous boardwalk and in Fort Lee is the suspension bridge named after the first president – George Washington Bridge. The most populated cities in New Jersey are:

  1. Newark: 277,140
  2. Jersey City: 247,597
  3. Paterson: 146,199
  4. Elizabeth: 124,969
  5. Edison: 99,967

And these will be the best cities in which to find a job. However, don’t despair if you are in a smaller town. If you look you may be able to find a trucking job in the area. If not, start at the next largest city and look there.

New Jersey Trucking Salary Information

Salaries for truck drivers based in New Jersey are very good. Currently there are an estimated 42,990 drivers making an average salary of $47,990. Of course every driver doesn’t make the average, your salary will be higher or lower depending on your experience but even the low $31,660 isn’t too bad.

And the high is very good at $66,340. Another bright spot on the horizon for truck drivers looking for jobs in New Jersey is projected increase in jobs. From 2014 to 2024 the expected increase in the U.S. is 6% while New Jersey’s increase is expected to be 11%.

Median salaries change with each city and in New Jersey it’s just more good news no matter how you slice it (SOURCE):

  • United States: $41,340
  • New Jersey: $46,830
  • Newark: $47,740
  • Camden: $46,570
  • Vineland: $43,640
  • Trenton: $42,630
  • Atlantic City: $42,380
  • Ocean City: $41,350

A few of the top New Jersey industries that lend themselves to trucking are the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries. Because of its strategically relevant location, New Jersey is ideal for manufacturing and exportation. The state has a well-developed transportation infrastructure plus extensive warehousing and distribution capabilities (SOURCE).

New Jersey CDL License Information and Insights

Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) applicants must submit a CDL Holder Self-Certification form and a valid medical examiner’s certificate, if required by the type of vehicle you will drive. If you’ve had a federal medical variance issued, it must also be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) BEFORE you can get your CLP.

The MCV in New Jersey is the same as the DMV in other states. You can find all the documents you need to fill out on the NJ MVC website or at any MVC Agency.

Note: Drivers under 21 years of age are only allowed to operate within New Jersey (intrastate) and must check either commerce category box 3 or 4 on the CDL Holder Self-Certification document.

CLP applicants who intend to meet the excepted interstate (category 2) or excepted intrastate (category 4) requirements will only need to submit the CDL Holder Self-Certification document and are not required to submit a medical examiner’s certificate or variance unless they have a passenger (P) endorsement on their CLP.

CLP applicants listed as non-excepted interstate (category 1) or non-excepted intrastate (category 3), must submit a valid, fully completed, legible medical examiner certificate. All medical examiner’s certificates must be completed by a federally certified medical examiner.

If you want to be a truck driver or a bus driver, you need a Commercial Driver License (CDL). But first, you must have a basic New Jersey Driver’s License. Per Federal regulations, CDL holders must visit an agency at renewal time. Renewal by mail is not currently an option.

When you apply for a CDL there are different classes depending on the type of commercial vehicle you’ll be driving¬. Each class has its own regulations.

Insights on New Jersey CDL License Classes

Class A includes tractor trailers and any truck/trailer combo with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 pounds – provided that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 pounds. You can drive any vehicle in Classes B, C, or D categories, and well if you have the proper extra endorsements on your CDL.

Class B includes any vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds. A vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds towing a trailer with a GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds. A bus with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver).

You can drive vehicles in Classes C and D as long as you qualified for any added endorsements needed.

Class C includes any vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds that’s used to transport enough hazardous material that it requires a mandatory placard. Any bus designed to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver) and with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds.

School vehicles designed for 15 passengers or less (including the driver) or any bus or vehicle used for hire and designed to transport 8 to 15 passengers (including the driver)

To get your CDL you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a regular Class D New Jersey driver license
  • Be able to recognize red, green and amber colors
  • Have 20/40 vision in each eye (with or without glasses)
  • Be physically fit*

*Federal law and New Jersey regulations require commercial drivers to submit a self-certification form along with the valid medical examiner’s certificate, completed by a certified medical examiner, to the MVC. These items must be renewed every two years.

Application Process and CDL License Restrictions in New Jersey

Application process (SOURCE):

  • Study the CDL Manual
  • Visit an MVC Agency
  • Pass the 6 Point ID Verification. Present your Social Security card for the initial commercial learner permit (CLP)
  • Pay $125 for the test fee (non-refundable)
  • Take the CDL knowledge test (written)
  • After passing the knowledge test, return to any MVC Agency and obtain your CLP
  • Practice driving in the type of CMV you want to be licensed for
  • Schedule the skills/road test
  • Take and pass the skills/road test
  • Return to any MVC Agency for your CDL

Restrictions for CDL applicants under 21 years of age:

  • Can only operate in intrastate (within New Jersey)
  • Must select commerce category “3” or “4” on the CDL Holder Self-Certification form
  • Will not receive a hazmat endorsement
  • Will not receive a passenger endorsement

Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) restrictions:

  • K – Intrastate only
  • L – No air brakes
  • P – No passenger restriction on CLP, if CLP has a P endorsement
  • V – Medical variance (the driver must also have the hard copy variance issued by FMCSA)
  • X – No Cargo in Tank, if CLP has an N endorsement

Commercial Driver License (CDL) restrictions:

  • E – No manual transmission (If you take the test in a CMV with an automatic transmission, you will receive the E restriction and are prohibited from operating a CMV with a manual transmission.)
  • K – Intrastate only
  • O – No tractor trailer
  • V – Medical variance
  • Z – No full air brake

Exemptions – The following types of drivers do not need a CDL:

  • Firefighters
  • Taxi drivers (less than eight passengers) and ride-sharing van drivers
  • First Responders (operating rescue or first-aid squad vehicles)
  • Farmers hauling their own products and equipment within 150 miles of their farms
  • Non-civilian operators of military equipment
  • Construction equipment drivers of vehicles not designed to operate on public roads
  • Recreational vehicle drivers (as long as the vehicle is operated for personal use)

New Jersey Trucking and Transportation in the News

A police officer saw an 18-wheel tractor-trailer near the Washington Avenue section of the boardwalk around 5:30 a.m. The driver told the officer he got on at Albany Avenue in Atlantic City and based on the directions from his GPS he continued to drive up the boardwalk almost three miles to Washington Street, but then could not get off.

The truck could not turn and damaged nearly 100 feet of railing on the boardwalk.

It took four hours to remove the 100 feet of railing, backload sand on the corner to allow the truck to make the turn, unhitch the trailer, get the cab off the truck, and get a tow truck on scene to help.

Believe it or not, the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Still, he was issued a couple of summonses, mainly for driving off-road.

City officials and engineers checked to see if the truck caused structural damage and they also alerted Atlantic City about the incident so they could check for damage as well (SOURCE).

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260 HUDSON STREET, 7601
Interstate
1929143

011 BEOGRAD INC

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124 MILL STRET, 7501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1382229

1 800 HEATERS

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(732) 417-0099

2 GOURMET LANE SUITE H, 8837
Interstate
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1 A & Q FLEET LEASING

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24 JOHN ST, 7508
Interstate
1800564

1 A WAY TRUCKING LLC

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12 ARGYLE PL, 7031
Interstate
1641110

1 NATION TRANSPORTATION LLC

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470 PAIGET AVENUE APT B4, 7011
Interstate
2608212

1 RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION INC

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137 LODI STREET, 7601
Interstate
1953508

1 ST MOVING CORP

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(732) 637-8816

1743 RT 9 NORTH, 7731
Interstate
1618672

1 WAY TRANSPORTATION

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(732) 900-7808

409 OGDEN PL, 8861
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1995632

1-800-PACK-RAT

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(732) 438-5880

8 NICHOLAS COURT UNIT A, 8810
Interstate
1447594

1&1 TRANSPORTATION INC

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(201) 443-2186

65 NEW HOOK RD, 1ST FL, 7002
Interstate
2349080

1&1 TRANSPORTATION INC

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(201) 443-2186

65 NEW HOOK RD, 1ST FL, 7002
Interstate
2349080

12 STAR LEASING CORPORATION

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(732) 302-1228

12 RASPBERRY TRAIL, 7059
Interstate
2210305

15 EAST MANAGEMENT CORP

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(973) 831-4015

220 WEST PARKWAY UNIT 10, 7470
Interstate
1656369

15 PARK STREET CO INC

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(201) 440-1439

15 PARK ST, 7606
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1134542

164-01 JAMAICA AVE CORP

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85 METRO WAY, 7094
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1409569

17 NORTH LIMOS LLC

Listed in
(201) 787-3244

ONE INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD, 7495
Interstate
2462960

1800 GOT JUNK

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(856) 430-4261

143 HARDING AVE, 8031
Interstate
1650696

1800GOTJUNK

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(914) 890-2981

115 FRANKLIN TPKE #383, 7430
Interstate
1287483

1968

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(856) 207-9671

213 WOODHOLLOW DR, 8066
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1341374

1968

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(856) 252-9437

520 RANDOLPH ST, 8105
Interstate
2393797

1975

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(973) 356-2907

236 LINDEN RD, 7470
Interstate
2393657

1ST CALL LOGISTICS INC

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(848) 200-7237

32 WERNIK PLACE, 8840
Interstate
2348349

1ST CALL LOGISTICS INC

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(848) 200-7237

32 WERNIK PLACE, 8840
Interstate
2348349

1ST CALL SERVICES INC

Listed in
(848) 200-7237

402 MAIN STREET SUITE 100-298, 8840
Interstate
1571610

1ST CALL TRANSPORT INC

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(848) 200-7237

32 WERNIK PLACE, 8840
Interstate
2631215

1ST CHOICE SOLUTIONS

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(856) 441-0044

109 N BLACK HORSE PIKE STE 4B, 8012
Interstate
2517795

1ST CLASS LIMO NJ LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

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(888) 655-4665

570 SPRINGFIELD AVE, 7901
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2505380

1ST DEFENSE FIRE PROTECTION

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(856) 488-6202

101 ROUTE 130 SUITE 460, 8077
Interstate
1952436

1ST GEAR

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(201) 885-8855

512 WESTVIEW AVE, 7010
Interstate
2554748

1ST WESTCO CORPORATION

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(856) 858-7771

800 NEWTON AVENUE, 08107-1236
Interstate
1698677

2 B Z LOGISTICS CORPORATION

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(201) 873-5593

68 EAST 54TH STREET, 7407
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2180508

2 BROTHERS EXPRESS MOVING CORPORATION

Listed in
(908) 922-3974

325 MCDOWELL ST, 7063
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2441518

2 BROTHERS EXPRESS MOVING CORPORATION

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(908) 922-3974

325 MCDOWELL ST, 7063
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2441518

2012

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(201) 426-5888

361 RT 17, 7604
Interstate
2518948

21ST CENTURY FINISHING INC

Listed in
(201) 797-0212

280 N MIDLAND AVE BLDG M-1, 7663
Interstate
2134673

21ST CENTURY KITCHEN & BATH

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(856) 988-1188

903 ROUTE 70 WEST, 8053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1636920

22 EXPRESS INC

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(201) 630-4250

222-224 DUNCAN AVE SUITE 100, 7306
Interstate
2388752

224 JB FARM LLC

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(201) 906-8169

259 11TH STREET FLOOR 2, 7650
Interstate
2449605

224 JB FARM LLC

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(201) 906-8169

259 11TH STREET FLOOR 2, 7650
Interstate
2449605

24 7 GO CARGO EXPRESS

Listed in
(917) 655-2621

445 RIVER STREET STE B, 7524
Interstate
2638195

24 7 TRI-STATE TRUCKING LLC

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(201) 681-7084

1 WEBSTER STREET, 7660
Interstate
2642090

24 CARROT EQUINE TRANSPORTATION

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(908) 362-6029

11 CAMP WASIGAN ROAD, 7825
Interstate
1883799

24-7 ELECTRIC LLC

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44 BRANDYWINE RISE, 8812
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2536124

24-7 LOGISTICS LLC

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(845) 541-0895

2 MARINEVIEW PLAZA SUITE 7, 7030
Interstate
2424766

247 CONTRACTING

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(908) 353-7054

720 SOUTH FRONT STREET, 7202
Interstate
1852835

27 FARM MARKET

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(732) 662-4954

92 LINCOLN HWY, 8820
Interstate
2440159

27 FARM MARKET

Listed in
(732) 662-4954

92 LINCOLN HWY, 8820
Interstate
2440159

2K EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(201) 344-4370

78 VAN NOSTRAND AVE, 7305
Interstate
2140156

3 A Z TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(908) 656-1503

19 DIANE CT 2ND FL, 7974
Interstate
2032956

3 ANGELS EXPRESS CORP

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(646) 309-7084

375 STATE STREET SUITE 510, 8861
Interstate
1667646

3 GABV CORPORATION

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(732) 851-7419

5 WOODCREST TERRACE, 7726
Interstate
2444229

3 GABV CORPORATION

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(732) 851-7419

5 WOODCREST TERRACE, 7726
Interstate
2444229

3 J’S TRANSPORTATION INC

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(856) 536-7037

2042 S WINTHROP AVE, 8021
Interstate
2572819

3 SEEDS TRANSPORTERS LLC

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(732) 850-0147

640 AMHERST ROAD, 7036
Interstate
2628319

307 TRANSPORT LLC

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(347) 855-1364

909 JEFFERSON AVE, 7201
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2260726

321 TRUCKING LLC

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(908) 220-1988

1992 MORRIS AVE STE 109, 7083
Interstate
2208114

345 MANAGEMENT CORP

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345 NYE AVE, 7111
Interstate
2470816

365 DELIVERY LLC

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(201) 310-9120

250 TENAFLY RD, 7631
Interstate
2586377

3BROTHERS TRUCKING EXPRESS

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(201) 572-6875

95LACKAWANNA DR, 7874
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2263897

3LM 3 LITTLE MEN

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869A ST R5 12 BLDG A, 8825
Interstate
2585758

3LM LOGISTICS INC

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(732) 803-4015

55 METUCHEN AVE, 7095
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2097434

3M TRUCKING LLC

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18 EVERGREEN CIR, 8052
Interstate
2581629

3N TRUCKING

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711 SUMMER STREET 2ND FL, 7202
Interstate
2206111

3RD EYE TRUCKING CORP

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(201) 403-7904

1442 STANELY TERRACE, 7205
Interstate
2393718

4 A’S TRANSPORT

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(732) 690-1247

63 MONMOUTH ROAD, 8831
Interstate
1587866

4 BELLA TRANSPORTATION

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5 FABISZEWSKI WAY, 8859
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1924737

4 DAYS LLC

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286 SHELTON TERRACE, 7205
Interstate
1718608

4 G’S TRUCKING LLC

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206 DAWES DR, 7751
Interstate
2252909

4 J EXPRESS CORP

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657 NORTH 5TH STREET, 7107
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1713686

4 M MOTOR TRANSPORT LLC

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(443) 877-6722

316 CONNECTICUT STREET, 7090
Interstate
2579222

4 SEASONS CLEANOUTS COMPLETE JUNK RUBBISH REMOVAL

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(973) 277-5716

22 THOMAS STREET, 07003-2354
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2489874

4 SONS DELIVERY LLC

Listed in
(347) 209-7369

294 LAKEVIEW AVE #A18, 7503
Interstate
2579196

4 SUNNS INC

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(201) 726-2084

49 PARK STREET, 7304
Interstate
1714874

4-P’S LAND IMPROVEMENTS LLC

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(856) 299-7825

270 PERKINTOWN ROAD, 8067
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1422498

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(718) 213-6622

685 MAPLE AVENUE, 7202
Interstate
1910755

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(917) 557-6961

47 SARATOGA CT, 7753
Interstate
2728142

4WALL ENTERTAINMENT INC

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(201) 329-9878

35 STATE STREET, 7074
Interstate
1268958

5 C’S LANDSCAPING CORP

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(973) 628-7077

257 NEWARK POMPTON TURNPIKE, 7470
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2633144

5 SEASONS

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(201) 460-1300

1099 WALL STREET WEST SUITE 357, 7071
Interstate
1859337

5 STAR TRUCKING LLC

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(908) 687-5752

368 PRINCETON AVE, 7205
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1587675

52 STAR LOGISTICS LLC

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(609) 839-9072

211 E KENNEDY DRIVE, 8234
Interstate
2637301

565 TRUCKING LLC

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(973) 875-9669

176 RT 565, 7461
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2338896

565 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(973) 875-9669

176 RT 565, 7461
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2338896

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(866) 722-1111

1256 N CHURCH STREET, 8057
Interstate
1321589

7 EQUIPMENT LEASING LLC

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(856) 786-0707

1708 UNION LANDING ROAD, 8077
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2544368

814 AMERICA’S INC

Listed in
(908) 354-2674

814 SECOND AVENUE, 7202
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1305614

829TRANS INC

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(732) 593-7440

299 HANDY ST FL 2, 8901
Interstate
2578837

88 LOGISTICS NJ INC

Listed in
(786) 229-7396

125 JACKSON AVE UNIT 3, 8837
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1413018

881 HK INC

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(917) 538-6000

188 JEFFERSON ST SUITE 123, 7105
Interstate
2429462

911 MOTOR CARRIER

Listed in
(201) 921-6953

7604 BERGENLINE AVE, 7047
Interstate
2111678

911 MOTOR CARRIER

Listed in
(201) 921-6953

7604 BERGENLINE AVE, 7047
Interstate
2111678

950 MEAT & GROCERY INC

Listed in
(347) 538-1440

946 - 956 MARKET ST, 7513
Interstate
2499144

A & A CONCRETE PRODUCTS INC

Listed in
(973) 835-2239

2 SOUTH CORPORATE DRIVE, 7457
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1359960

A & A DISTRIBUTING LLC

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(908) 290-3757

717 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, 7036
Interstate
2164405

A & A LOGISTIC LLC

Listed in
(908) 965-0700

1215 LIBERTY AVE STE 39, 07205-2039
Interstate
1982340

A & B CORE NJ LLC

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(973) 277-3760

5 BEHRENS DR, 07981-1306
Interstate
1013326

A & B GARAGE INC

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(908) 782-4330

206 REAVILLE ROAD, 08822-1888
Interstate
2463172

A & B LIFETIME TRANSPORTATION LLC

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(732) 422-7710

21 DISTRIBUTION WAY, 8812
Interstate
2270727

A & B TRANSPORTATION LLC

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(732) 496-4180

29 GRACE DRIVE, 8857
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2343543