Trucking Companies and CDL Information in North Carolina

North Carolina is known as the state that was “First in Flight” thanks to the Wright brothers who completed the first successful flight of a mechanically propelled airplane at Kitty Hawk in 1903. States that border North Carolina are: South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. North Carolina has it all, mountains in the west, green forests in the central region and the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern coast. Speaking of the ocean, The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse located in Buxton is the tallest lighthouse in the country and stands at 193 feet.

The five most populated cities in North Carolina are:

  1. Charlotte: 731,424
  2. Raleigh: 403,892
  3. Greensboro: 269,666
  4. Winston-Salem: 229,617
  5. Durham: 228,330

North Carolina Trucking Salary Information

If you’re looking for a job as a trucker in North Carolina, you’ve made an excellent choice. Truck driving jobs in the U.S. are projected to increase 6% from 2014 to 2024. However, in North Carolina the increase is expected to be almost twice that at 11%. There are currently 54,400 drivers working in the state making an average yearly salary of $41,300.

Median salaries vary from city to city, but for the state the median salary is $39,410 compared to the U.S. average of $41,340. Broken down by city the salaries often look better:

  1. *Hickory: $43,320
  2. Charlotte: $41,710
  3. Greensboro: $41,270
  4. Raleigh: $40,400
  5. Winston Salem: $40,130
  6. Durham: $39,180
  7. Asheville: $38,290

*Hickory pays the highest salaries, likely because this city is famous for its furniture manufacturing.

Insights on Earning Your CDL in North Carolina CDL

CDL applicants must hold a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) for 2 weeks days before taking any skills tests. Drivers must first pass the vehicle (written test) portion before scheduling skills (on the road) testing.

Security Threat Assessments for CDL Drivers
Drivers that need a HAZMAT endorsement on their license must be fingerprinted and have a background check. However, applicants who have their Transportation Worker Identification Credential Security Threat Assessment (TWIC STA) may use that as a comparable security threat assessment during the application process.

The 3 Types of Commercial Driver Licenses Available in North Carolina

Class A
Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed are in excess of 10,000 pounds.

Class B
Any single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds or any such vehicle towing another vehicle with a GVWR less than 10,000 pounds.

Class C
Any vehicle not described in Class A or B above but one that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or is used to transport a large enough amount of hazardous materials to require the vehicle to be placarded under C.F.R., Part 172, Subpart F.

CDL Requirements in North Carolina

Many commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have medical cards. Those who are must bring them at the time of the original application and any subsequent renewals. If questions arise about a driver’s physical condition, the DMV may require that driver to submit a completed medical report.
Commercial Learner’s Permit

  • Must be held for 14 days before skills testing
  • Valid for 180 days
  • Limit two permits in two years
  • Permits that are thirty days past the expiration date cannot be renewed until the driver retakes and passes all written tests.

Note: NCDMV now offers N.C. REAL ID driver licenses. See their website for more information. A Commercial Driver license is valid for 5 years.

Requirements & Documents
If this is your first time applying for an NC CDL you need to bring the following documents:

Proof of Age & Identity
You need 2 documents from this category that show your full name (including middle name) and your date of birth. Documents that do not include a middle name will not be accepted.

  • A Social Security card or proof of Social Security Number.
  • If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you need documentation issued by the U.S. government indicating your legal presence in the country.
  • An insurance card with your name, policy number, issue and expiration dates

At the time of application, you must certify that:

  • Your license is not suspended, disqualified or revoked
  • You currently do not hold more than one Driver’s License

Medical and Physical Requirements

Many commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have medical cards. Those who are must bring them at the time of the original application and any subsequent renewals.
If questions arise about a driver’s physical condition, the DMV may require that driver to submit a completed medical report.

CDL Learner Permit – Additional Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age (21 for operations that require a medical card, interstate driving, and/or driving a vehicle with HAZMAT placards.)
  • You must possess a regular valid Driver’s License
  • Be accompanied by a licensed CDL operator, with the proper class of license, in the passenger’s seat next to you.

Take the Tests & Pay Fees

  • Written Test: CDL written tests are provided at all full service Driver License locations.
  • Skills Test: Federal regulations state that a CLP must be held for 14 days prior to skills testing.
    Skills tests can be scheduled at many Driver License locations throughout NC.
    Certified Third Party testers can administer the skills tests to employees of their company.

Some Other Key Things To Remember

  • Only one license is allowed. If you have more than one, you could be fined up to $5,000 or put in jail.
  • Once a CLP is issued it must be held for 14 days prior to any testing.
  • Notify your employer and the motor vehicle licensing agency in the state issuing your CDL within 30 days of conviction for any moving traffic violations.
  • Notify your employer if your license is suspended, revoked, or canceled, or if you are disqualified from driving.
  • Give your employer information on all driving jobs you’ve held over the past 10 years. You must do this when you apply for a commercial driving job.
  • It’s a violation of State law to possess any alcoholic beverage (open or closed) while operating a CMV.
  • Do not drink and drive. It’s illegal to operate a CMV if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .04% or more. You’ll lose your CDL for one year for your first offense and if you have a second offense you’ll lose your license for life. No three strikes rule here. If your blood alcohol concentration is less than 0.04% but there’s a detectable amount, you will be put out-of-service for 24 hours.

SOURCE

North Carolina Trucking Related News

Some truckers are reluctant to drive through North Carolina because of a shortage of parking spaces where they can rest. A study was requested by state legislators after a 2015 News & Observer reported on a State Highway Patrol crackdown on truckers stopping for naps along interstate ramps.

Law enforcement efforts first focused on I-77 in Surry County, where there were complaints about parked trucks that were unsightly and generating litter. Truckers told The News & Observer that the shortage of truck stops and legal parking areas along I-77 forced them to park illegally on the ramps. Federal regulations ban truckers from driving too many hours without stopping to rest.

The study identified a need for more truck parking along I-77 in Surry County and around Statesville, as well as on I-40 in the Mocksville area. Another finding is that 85 percent of truck parking areas are at private truck stops, while the remaining 15 percent are at public highway rest areas.

State officials are trying to add more spaces as they build or renovate rest areas and weigh stations. North Carolina is attempting to provide better information to truckers and trucking companies about where spaces are available. According to truckers, finding a place to park in North Carolina is more difficult than in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

The shortage could get worse due to expansion at the Wilmington port and the new CCX rail terminal planned for Edgecombe County. Both of these projects will no doubt cause a significant increase in truck traffic (SOURCE).

1 14 1961

Listed in
(252) 336-4670

1442 SOUTH 343, 27974
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2454691

1 14 1961

Listed in
(252) 336-4670

1442 SOUTH 343, 27974
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2454691

1 CALL

Listed in
(828) 262-3323

958 RIVER RIDGE RD, 28607
Interstate
1564196

1 CMM TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(919) 333-8262

502 WEATHERSPOON LANE, 27577
Interstate
2478832

1 OF 3 ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(336) 639-4807

4916 THOM RD, 27302
Interstate
1599102

1 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(919) 223-7844

2401 WESTERLY HILLS DRIVE, 28208
Interstate
2472170

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(828) 989-7006

1854-A HENDERSONVILLE RD #232, 28803
Interstate
2504941

1-800-PACK RAT

Listed in
(910) 285-1005

5752 S US HWY 117, 28466
Interstate
1684248

1-800-PACK-RAT LLC

Listed in
(919) 488-3636

11640 NORTHPARK DR STE 200, 27587
Interstate
1534531

1-800-WATER DAMAGE

Listed in
(704) 780-4583

13401 LANCASTER HIGHWAY STE D2, 28134
Interstate
2126308

1-800-WATER DAMAGE

Listed in
(704) 780-4583

13401 LANCASTER HIGHWAY STE D2, 28134
Interstate
2126308

101 BUILDING SUPPLY & DESIGN INC

Listed in
(704) 588-5861

200 OLYMPIC ST, 28273
Interstate
2133561

109 U PULL IT INC

Listed in
(336) 788-9122

3459 THOMASVILLE RD, 27107
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2549928

123 EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(910) 344-0701

1013 ASHES DRIVE SUITE 200, 28405
Interstate
2289877

123 RECOVERY USA

Listed in
(704) 464-0442

5401 A SOUTH BLVD 108, 28217
Interstate
2464159

1320 AUTO TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(910) 391-9792

157 JORDAN TAYLOR RD, 28356
Interstate
2359621

139370787

Listed in
(336) 668-4800

300 GRUMMAN RD, 27409-9737
Interstate
261791

15 UP MEDIA LLC

Listed in
(919) 608-9922

4500 REVERE DR, 27609
Interstate
2568457

17 CARRIERS LLC

Listed in
(704) 591-6631

7356 ROSE TERRACE COURT, 28215
Interstate
2426256

18623

Listed in
(910) 822-8895

676 PALESTINE, 28356
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2499962

1945

Listed in
(828) 456-6923

111 CATERPILLAR ROAD, 28786
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2567579

1950

Listed in
(704) 629-3115

110 ARC ST, 28016
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2494125

1954

Listed in
(336) 824-8672

473 EASTERN RANDOLPH RD, 27316
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2567968

1969

Listed in
(828) 318-5270

312 VISTA FALLS RD, 28759
Interstate
2521853

1983

Listed in
(252) 732-0872

126 LEFFERS LN, 28516
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2556092

1985

Listed in
(336) 927-1042

2228 SPARTA RD, 28659
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2477622

1ST CHOICE AUTO SALES

Listed in
(910) 316-0038

5946 KING HIRAM RD, 28348
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2727599

1ST CHOICE SERVICE INC

Listed in
(704) 995-2164

3661 EAKER ROAD, 28021
Interstate
1016503

1ST CHOICE TRANSPORTING INC

Listed in
(828) 495-8104

2993 DENWOOD DRIVE, 28610
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1407311

1ST EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(305) 909-3215

476 SHOTWELL ROAD STE 102 UNIT 156, 27520
Interstate
2088251

1ST PLACE FREIGHT LLC

Listed in
(919) 271-5238

1528 SUNBOW FALLS LN APT 101, 27609
Interstate
2439147

1ST PLACE FREIGHT LLC

Listed in
(919) 271-5238

1528 SUNBOW FALLS LN APT 101, 27609
Interstate
2439147

2 SIX LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(910) 978-3005

5220 DELCO ST, 28311
Interstate
2591604

20162

Listed in
(980) 475-8195

2225 N SHARON AMITY RD, 28205
Interstate
2469494

211 SAND

Listed in
(910) 843-2884

9247 RED SPRINGS ROAD, 28377
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2461384

21ST CENTURY FORESTRY LLC

Listed in
(704) 848-4012

1080 ALLEN ST, 28170
Interstate
2567513

220 TRUCKING CO INC

Listed in
(336) 427-5536

2253 US HIGHWAY 220, 27357-8542
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2168515

239133526

Listed in
(828) 524-5747

260 MULBERRY LANE, 28763
Interstate
2295873

246 EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(405) 283-0698

246 MCDOWELL ST, 28114
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2138498

2DAYES TRUCKING

Listed in
(919) 730-2450

801 CHANCE ROAD, 27703
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2538547

2F FARMS

Listed in
(704) 239-1203

1210 LAKE FORK ROAD, 28146
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2524499

2ND TO NONE HAULING LLC

Listed in
(336) 472-6771

3447 DENTON RD, 27360
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2027765

3 & 1 TRUCKING

Listed in
(704) 930-8656

1550 PINEY CHURCH ROAD, 28025
Interstate
2518341

3 B FARMS TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(252) 927-3800

2142 RESPESS RD, 27865
Interstate
1464967

3 D FOOTPRINTS LOGGING INC

Listed in
(910) 827-5466

133 CABINET SHOP RD, 28364
Interstate
2291191

3 J TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(336) 549-7505

3913 BLUESTEM DR, 27405
Interstate
2467347

301 ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP INC

Listed in
(910) 483-8873

4800 FRONT ST, 28391
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1752469

329 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(828) 217-2368

1308 27TH ST LANE NE, 28613
Interstate
2382945

34 TRUCKING

Listed in
(919) 842-4578

1006 SOMMERS ST, 27330
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2529533

360 ENTERTAINMENT TRANSIT LLC

Listed in
(828) 236-2841

124 UPPER FLAT CREEK ROAD, 28787
Interstate
1277787

360 LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(704) 277-3022

5009 BEATTIES FORD ROAD STE 107-236, 28216
Interstate
2189437

38567137

Listed in
(704) 735-1061

4195 KING WILKINSON ROAD, 28092
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2496608

3D ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS LLC

Listed in
(704) 657-7785

2157 MOCKSVILLE HWY, 28625-9430
Interstate
2047448

3D EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(704) 465-7238

641 CASON MCLAURIN RD, 28119
Interstate
1397350

3D LANDSCAPES INC

Listed in
(704) 720-7736

6711 SISK CARTER RD, 28138
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2569714

3D TRUCKING

Listed in
(704) 200-1984

110 JEROME ST, 28174
Interstate
1569333

3D’S TRANSPORT

Listed in
(828) 371-3786

87 GRIFFIN ROAD, 28734
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2452787

3D’S TRANSPORT

Listed in
(828) 371-3786

87 GRIFFIN ROAD, 28734
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2452787

3G WILDLIFE AND LAND MANAGEMENT LLC

Listed in
(252) 943-3610

9171 NC HIGHWAY 45 N, 27810
Intrastate Hazmat
2567616

3K’S TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(919) 394-7883

1505 S JOHN ST APT C, 27530
Interstate
2329128

3K’S TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(919) 394-7883

1505 S JOHN ST APT C, 27530
Interstate
2329128

3M BLAND TRUCKING

Listed in
(919) 939-1196

319 ASBURY CT, 27703
Interstate
1034445

3RD BYRD TRUCKING

Listed in
(704) 608-3740

7715 LOBILIA LANE, 28214
Interstate
1563997

4 ACES

Listed in
(252) 326-7263

1011 HENRY ST, 27870
Interstate
2494820

4 GEN FARMS LLC

Listed in
(252) 799-6685

5452 RAILROAD BED RD, 27860
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2541399

4 KIDS EXPRESS

Listed in
(704) 408-8697

4587 CHANEL CT, 28025
Interstate
1893098

4 MY GIRLS TRUCKINGLLC

Listed in
(347) 245-5261

1227 HYDRANGEA CIRCLE NW, 28027
Interstate
1292601

4 POINTS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(828) 735-3622

2008 SOUTH MEBANE STREET # 738B, 27215
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2570072

4 SEASONS SITE AND DEMO INC

Listed in
(910) 833-0622

4004 RIVER ROAD, 28412
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2460176

4 SEASONS TREE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(704) 512-8666

15100 THOMAS RD, 28278-5812
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1832734

4 YARDS OR LESS INC

Listed in
(704) 577-4813

443 KINGFIELD DR, 28027
Interstate
2430939

4 YARDS OR LESS INC

Listed in
(704) 577-4813

443 KINGFIELD DR, 28027
Interstate
2430939

40 WEST MOVING & STORAGE

Listed in
(828) 396-2551

5437 MOORE ACRES, 28630
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1426287

40 WINKS MATTRESS SUPERSTORE LLC

Listed in
(704) 878-9702

1046 CROSSROADS DR, 28677
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1791975

401 SAND COMPANY LLC

Listed in
(910) 875-2108

3029 FAYETTEVILLE RD, 28376
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2465340

410 CLOTHING GIFTS & FURNITURE LLC

Listed in
(910) 654-4157

1493 JOE BROWN HWY SOUTH, 28431
Interstate
2364877

42901

Listed in
(704) 463-4308

20111 BEAR CREEK CHURCH ROAD, 28137
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2644043

44ORK INC

Listed in
(919) 840-8142

6809 WHISPERING FALLS RUN APT 10, 27613
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2351038

44ORK INC

Listed in
(919) 840-8142

6809 WHISPERING FALLS RUN APT 10, 27613
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2351038

4B’S & 3A’S LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(980) 229-6845

5227 IVY RIDGE LANE, 27104
Interstate
2634670

4G COMMUNICATIONS INC

Listed in
(910) 486-8893

2907 FORT BRAGG RD, 28303
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2347403

4G COMMUNICATIONS INC

Listed in
(910) 486-8893

2907 FORT BRAGG RD, 28303
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2347403

4G2 TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(252) 398-2556

910 W CHURCH ST, 27910
Interstate
2126843

4G2 TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(252) 398-2556

910 W CHURCH ST, 27910
Interstate
2126843

4H TRANS INC

Listed in
(704) 483-3310

6954 PIN OAKS DRIVE, 28037
Interstate
1765055

4HOOVES FARM EQUINE SERVICES AND NORTH CAROLINA SPECIALIZED MOBILE ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM

Listed in
(919) 201-6789

500 THALIA ROAD, 28390
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2491017

4JP TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(704) 267-0861

109 BROOKHOLLOW DRIVE, 28625
Interstate
2574232

5 DIAMOND TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(336) 858-1045

6405 CANTER ROAD, 27263
Interstate
2519400

5 STAR MOVIN

Listed in
(919) 212-4892

315 E SILVER BELLE DR, 27597
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2176622

5 STAR RANCH

Listed in
(336) 301-0152

1793 OLD HUMBLE MILL RD, 27205
Interstate
2450024

5 STAR RANCH

Listed in
(336) 301-0152

1793 OLD HUMBLE MILL RD, 27205
Interstate
2450024

5 T’S TRUCKING

Listed in
(910) 844-1030

110 MCGIRT RD, 28364
Interstate
1156540

509 KATONAH AVENUE

Listed in
(704) 617-1799

509 KATONAH AVENUE, 28208
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446587

509 KATONAH AVENUE

Listed in
(704) 617-1799

509 KATONAH AVENUE, 28208
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446587

5M TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(910) 893-3598

805 US 401 SOUTH, 27546
Intrastate Hazmat
1900711

5TH SEASON TOURS

Listed in
(252) 670-3462

118 MICKEY COURT, 28562
Interstate
2586486

61

Listed in
(828) 735-0391

218 CASTLEWOOD, 28771
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2118136

61

Listed in
(828) 735-0391

218 CASTLEWOOD, 28771
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2118136

64 CHARLIE TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(910) 583-3759

5949 MCDOUGAL DRIVE, 28304
Interstate
2333066

64 CHARLIE TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(910) 583-3759

5949 MCDOUGAL DRIVE, 28304
Interstate
2333066