Trucking Companies and CDL Information in New York

When someone says, “New York” many of us think about New York City. But there’s a lot more to the state than The Big Apple. Albany is the capital of New York and the state is surrounded by New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. When you combine the NY/NJ metro you get the highest number of truck drivers in the country. Surprisingly New York State has only 419 people per square mile while New Jersey has 1,208 per square mile.

The five largest cities in the state are:

  • New York: 8,175,133
  • Buffalo: 261,310
  • Rochester: 210,565
  • Yonkers: 195,976
  • Syracuse: 145,170

If you live in any one of these cities you’ve already got it made. If not, don’t worry. There are plenty of trucking jobs to be had in New York. As a matter of fact, the projected increase in trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 is 6% nationwide but in New York it’s more than twice that at a healthy 14%.

New York Trucking Salary Information

The average salary for a truck driver in New York is $48,390 with a low salary of $27,170 and a high of $74,570. Your actual salary will depend on the type of work you do, how much experience you have, what types of endorsements are on your CDL, and more.

Median salaries differ, too. For the nation, the median salary for a truck driver is $41,340 and in New York it’s higher coming in at $45,340 (SOURCE). Median salaries for truck drivers vary widely by city:

  1. NY Metro area: $54,970
  2. Syracuse: $47,280
  3. Kingston: $47,170
  4. Rochester: $42,380
  5. Buffalo: $41,820
  6. Albany: $40,530
  7. Glen Falls: $40,400
  8. Elmira: $40,320

There are dynamic aspects to consider like cost of living and other factors outside of looking at just the total annual salary amount.

How To Earn You CDL in New York

We wanted to breakdown the steps required to earn your CDL living in the state of New York so you can start your journey today.

1: You need either a regular New York State driver’s license (Class D) or a valid CDL from another state to get started.

Get the CDL driver’s manual online or from a DMV office. Study the sections that apply to the type of CDL you need. The sections you need to study are explained in the manual and will depend on the type of vehicle you’ll be driving and any endorsements you need.

2: Apply for a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) at a DMV office.

You must pass the written test(s) for the CDL that you need. There’s a $10 application fee that allows you to take all written tests (knowledge and endorsements) required for permit and license issuance applied for.

There is an extra $5 fee for any other required tests not taken or not passed at the initial application. There is a fee of $40.00 to take the CDL road skills test. You can pay the road test fee when the DMV office issues your commercial learner permit, or you can pay online. You have to pay the fee before you can schedule your road test. (All fees listed are as of 11/1/17.)

When you apply for an original New York State CDL (Class A, B, or C), you must certify that you did not have a driver’s license in any state or the District of Columbia except New York in the last 10 years. If this is not the case you should report every US state (or the District of Columbia) where you held a driver license in the past decade.
– You must meet the Federal medical examination requirements
– You must prove that your legal presence in the United States
Note: You must provide original documents (not photocopies), and documents submitted as proof of residence must have your current residence address (no P.O. Boxes permitted).

If you aren’t a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (i.e., temporary visitors) your CLP or CDL will have the legend “NON-DOMICILED” printed on documents issued on it. The “TEMPORARY VISITOR” and expiration date of your legal status documentation will be displayed on the CLP and/or CDL document.

If you have an open suspension or revocation, in any state, the New York DMV will reject your application.

3: Prepare for your road test and practice with a supervising driver.

The supervising driver must have a CDL that’s valid to drive the commercial motor vehicle that you use for practice.

4: Schedule your road test.

You can’t schedule an appointment for a date less than 14 days after being issued a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). If you don’t pass the road test, you have to pay the $40 fee again before you can schedule another road test. Once you pass, your photo CDL will arrive in the mail in 3 to 4 weeks.

If you have another CDL from a different state, to get a New York State CDL, you must apply at a DMV office and surrender your out-of-state CDL. If your out-of-state CDL has a hazardous materials endorsement, you need to pass the hazardous materials knowledge test when you apply for your New York State CDL.

You must provide fingerprints for federal and New York State background checks for criminal violations.

New York Trucking and Transportation in the News

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act states that gun permits would become more like driver’s licenses and that a permit valid in one state would be valid in all American jurisdictions. As you can imagine this is highly contested.

Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) commented on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act saying that a lawmaker in a state “where there are no standards” can effectively set gun policy for a largely populated place like New York City is absurd.

The proposed legislation by the NRA is to prevent travelers from facing felony charges for carrying a gun that they are permitted to carry in another state. New York state has much higher restrictions when it comes to procuring a concealed carry permit compared to other states in the U.S.

New York only grants a permit like this to current or former law enforcement officers, some security guards, and individuals who can demonstrate a fear of danger.

How does this relate to the trucking industry? If a driver is hauling valuable cargo and/or is held up at a truck stop while driving through New York, the restrictive law would mean that driver is disarmed throughout his/her entire trip. Gun control is a hot topic in the country especially since the Las Vegas shooting and that’s why the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has become so controversial (SOURCE).

Listed in
(315) 597-2188

1607 COMMONS PARKWAY, 14502
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1143193

‘JR’ VALENTI

Listed in
(315) 497-3263

4689 RILEY ROAD, 13118
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1145065

0000 AUTO RECUE TRANSPORT

Listed in
(718) 627-0707

1914 CONEY ISLAND AVE, 11230
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1751217

00CONCO CONTRACTING CORP

Listed in
(631) 656-8597

27 COLGATE DR, 11787
Interstate
1406741

1 800 APPLIANCES CORP

Listed in
(917) 544-2999

22908 EDGEWOOD AVE, 11413
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2288599

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(516) 798-1588

74A GRAND AVENUE, 11758-4906
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1513588

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(716) 583-5865

116 LAKE AVE, 14219
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1519442

1 800 MR RUBBISH FRANCHISING LLC

Listed in
(800) 677-8224

1033 86 STREET, 11228
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1756088

1 800 PICK UP

Listed in
(917) 747-4677

229 08 EDGEWOOD AVE, 11413
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2470877

1 855 JUNK THAT INC

Listed in
(185) 558-6584

343 COMMACK RD, 11751
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2256502

1 ADVANCED CAR CARE INC

Listed in
(917) 379-2954

163 AKRON STREET, 11757
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2637024

1 BOY 1 GIRL INC

Listed in
(631) 567-1175

716 DURHAM RD, 11782
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2547850

1 BROTHER LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(631) 578-0681

34 PARK AVE, 11717
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2445093

1 BROTHER LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(631) 578-0681

34 PARK AVE, 11717
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2445093

1 CALL ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(845) 494-5520

4 WINDSOR CT, 10954
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1512623

1 DAY WALL INC

Listed in
(516) 903-1072

155 POLLOK PL, 11791
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2374662

1 HAULING LLC

Listed in
(315) 506-5455

3717 WARNERS ROAD, 13209
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1919405

1 ONTIME TRANSPORTATION TOURS INC

Listed in
(718) 341-5768

259-20 148TH DRIVE, 11427
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1951550

1 TOUCH LANDSCAPING SPECIALTIES

Listed in
(518) 424-0623

434 SOUTH SHORE RD, 12053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1766212

1-2 PRICE MOVERS

Listed in
(718) 317-5460

22 AARON LANE, 10309
Interstate
1381128

1-2 TREE

Listed in
(845) 564-3513

264 PRESSLER RD, 12589
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1552761

1-2-3 AUTO WRECKER

Listed in
(718) 842-2422

1287 EAST BAY AVENUE, 10474
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1382389

1-800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(516) 377-4518

6194 THOMPSON ROAD, 13206
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2399312

1-800-60-SEALIT

Listed in
(845) 626-5747

90 DELEO DRIVE, 12446
Interstate
1659970

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(845) 733-6308

75 VALLEY VIEW ROAD, 12721
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1378435

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(518) 487-4329

709 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE, 12061
Interstate
1501212

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(914) 751-7691

107 COLIN ST, 10701-4921
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1505159

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(184) 520-1026

2345 ROUTE 52 - SUITE 2J, 12533
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1518816

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(585) 298-9600

736 PORTLAND AVE, 14621
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1528702

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(718) 766-8880

214-69 33 AVE, 11361
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1615172

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(631) 265-3608

350A CENTRAL AVE, 11716
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1625691

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(917) 288-8084

80 BROAD ST, 10004
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1643490

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(917) 468-3468

367 SOUTHERN BLVD 8TH FL, 10454
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1663050

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(718) 384-2514

109 SOUTH 5TH ST STE 205, 11249
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1694100

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(315) 446-2426

1600 JAMES ST, 13203-2816
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1697821

1-866-MRTRASH

Listed in
(866) 678-7274

605 NEGREID AVE, 10470
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1898056

1-877-4GET-JUNK

Listed in
(845) 270-9000

7 JODI LANE, 10956
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1893317

1-888- EZ1-JUNK

Listed in
(516) 451-2020

67-49 185 STREET, 11365-3511
Interstate
1401603

1-888-4-JUNK-AWAY

Listed in
(516) 840-0668

39 PARK AVENUE, 11771
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1507523

1000 ACRES ARNCH RESORT

Listed in
(518) 696-2444

465 WARRENSBURG RD, 12878
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1780620

1000 ISLANDS MOVING & STORAGE

Listed in
(315) 782-7777

21207 COFFEEN ST RT 12F, 13601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1902516

1000 ISLANDS RIVER RAT CHEESE INC

Listed in
(315) 686-2480

242 JAMES STREET, 13624
Interstate
1525108

101 MOBILITY

Listed in
(585) 270-5689

1249 RIDGEWAY AVE, 14615
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2452698

101 MOBILITY

Listed in
(585) 270-5689

1249 RIDGEWAY AVE, 14615
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2452698

102-104 ASH ASSOCIATES INC

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

3000 NAVAJA STREET, 10598
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2523760

104 CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(585) 265-2070

536 ROUTE 104, 14519
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1407372

106 NORTH BROADWAY LLC

Listed in
(914) 384-0874

92 N BROADWAY, 10533
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2486324

106TH TIRE & WHEELS CORP

Listed in
(718) 446-6769

106-01 NORTHERN BLVD, 11368
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1256359

107 AUTO BODY INC

Listed in
(516) 937-7000

477 S BROADWAY, 11801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2516308

1071 ROCHESTER STREET

Listed in
(585) 624-4106

2900 RUSH MENDON RD, 14472
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1663812

107400665

Listed in
(607) 732-2909

215 JUDSON ST, 14901
Interstate
1566009

108 GARDEN GOURMET INC

Listed in
(718) 997-6648

64-35 108 ST, 11375
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1885797

1095 NIAGARA STREET INC

Listed in
(716) 912-2504

4525 MOUNT VERNON BLVD, 14075
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1097554

1095 NIAGARA STREET INC

Listed in
(716) 912-2504

4525 MOUNT VERNON BLVD, 14075
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1097554

11 G STABLES

Listed in
(518) 260-8773

189 EAST RD, 12828
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1907642

11 MONTH

Listed in
(631) 392-1668

770-07 GRAND BLVD, 11729
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2087180

110 SAND COMPANY

Listed in
(631) 249-4108

136 BETHPAGE SPAGNOLI RD, 11747
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1374800

110 TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(631) 694-5456

1050 BROADHOLLOW RD, 11735
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1382123

111 FARMS & NURSERIES

Listed in
(631) 234-1111

1011 ISLIP AVE, 11722
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1406535

11111965

Listed in
(607) 273-0412

107 GUSSIE STREET, 14850
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1955335

112 EAST 98TH STREET FURNITURE CORP

Listed in
(347) 406-8124

112 EAST 98TH ST, 11234
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2579463

1150 DELI CORP

Listed in
(516) 483-4900

1150 HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE, 11553
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1495684

116 ROSEVIEW APTS INC

Listed in
(516) 852-8989

54 WREN DR, 11576
Interstate
2572559

11TH ST WORKSHOP INC

Listed in
(212) 477-1032

88 NORTH 1ST STREET, 11249
Interstate
2521354

12 ROSES CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(716) 335-7877

3840 EAST ROBINSON ROAD #112, 14228
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2596316

123 AUTO CORP

Listed in
(516) 676-7985

108 GLENN COVE AVE, 11542
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1736607

123 DELIVERY SERVICES INC

Listed in
(716) 633-1234

3427 HARLEM RD, 14225
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2560516

123 FUEL

Listed in
(914) 245-6600

1992 COMMERCE ST #223, 10598
Intrastate Hazmat
2401051

123 JEFFERY PRICE

Listed in
(585) 356-4880

11384 STOLLE RD, 14052
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2360884

123 MJ EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(646) 372-5542

43-22 158 ST 1FL, 11358
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2171890

123 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(646) 479-9395

79 ALLEN ST #4B, 10002
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1922293

1385 EMPIRE BOULEVARD ASSOCIATES LLC

Listed in
(585) 482-7000

1385 EMPIRE BLVD, 14609
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2152295

14 EXPRESS INC

(347) 969-0519

107-25 120TH ST, 11419
Interstate
2562214

1425 MILITARY ROAD INC

Listed in
(716) 875-0100

1425 MILITARY ROAD, 14217
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1718008

148 FOOD PLAZA INC

Listed in
(212) 234-2337

3596 BROADWAY, 10031
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1844749

1490 MOTORS INC

Listed in
(716) 492-4300

3073 RT 39, 14173
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1431832

154 CLINTON AVENUE LLC

Listed in
(845) 331-8710

154 CLINTON AVENUE, 12401-4922
Interstate
1462359

154-21 CORP

Listed in
(718) 353-8781

1801 120 ST, 11356
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2343051

154-21 CORP

Listed in
(718) 353-8781

1801 120 ST, 11356
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2343051

16 BROTHERS CORP

Listed in
(646) 305-2125

1894 DALY AVENUE APT 2, 10460
Interstate
2202596

16111349

Listed in
(716) 674-0545

47 LEIN ROAD, 14224
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1725157

1637 LEASING CORP

Listed in
(631) 249-5800

1637 BROAD HOLLOW RD, 11735
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1082616

1637 LEASING CORP

Listed in
(631) 249-5800

1637 BROAD HOLLOW RD, 11735
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1082616

168 INC

Listed in
(315) 386-8194

43 MAIN STREET, 13617
Interstate
1276493

168 MOVERS CORP

Listed in
(718) 249-2370

69-73 185 STREET, 11365
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2416513

178 BRUCKNER COMMISSARY LLC

Listed in
(347) 325-4781

178 BRUCKNER BLVD, 10454
Interstate
2462461

179 JEROME INC

Listed in
(917) 640-3880

2028 JEROME AVE, 10453
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2580576

18 WHEELER CARRIER COMPANY

Listed in
(347) 866-4568

4805 46TH ST APT 2A, 11377
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2551763

1800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(718) 420-9592

42 DOUGLAS AVENUE, 10310-3124
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1448758

1800 MR RUBBISH INC

Listed in
(718) 744-7665

1033 86TH STREET, 11228
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2399313

1800GOTJUNK

Listed in
(917) 692-4949

680W 232 ST, 10463
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1622115

184 AUDUBON CORP

Listed in
(914) 476-6478

16 E 169 ST 6J, 10452
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1622922

1888CHUCKIT LLC

Listed in
(188) 824-8254

48 MYRTLE ST, 12866
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1507113

1936 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(718) 585-2882

1936 E 26TH STREET, 11229
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1721797

1946

Listed in
(347) 749-0092

612 JERICHO TURNPIKE, 11040
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2556366

1955

Listed in
(914) 949-1152

1 PROSPECT AVENUE, 10607
Interstate
1011642

1969

Listed in
(315) 598-5704

442 PHINNEY RD, 13074
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2511600

1969 MOVERS

Listed in
(718) 956-8192

22-16 35TH STREET, 11105
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1379783

1973

Listed in
(631) 578-9656

50 A WINSTON DR, 11787
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2490832

1973

Listed in
(347) 406-9580

974 ATLANTIC AVENUE, 11238
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2507648