Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Ohio

Ohio ranks number 5 in the top five states with the highest employment level of truckers. There are more than 70,000 truckers in the state. Even the most successful industries lend themselves to trucking (SOURCE):

Automotive
Because of easy access to glass, steel, and rubber, Ohio is home to auto assembly and auto parts plants. Looking toward the future, jobs are forecasted to increase 19 percent and who is going to move all these newly assembled vehicles and parts? Truckers, of course!

Steel
Thanks to increased domestic oil and gas drilling Ohio’s steel producers are in high demand. New pipeline installation has created the demand for more steel throughout the state.

Agriculture
Delivering food grown locally is a perk of profitable agriculture and in Ohio it’s almost 12% of the total economic output.

Small Appliance Products
Whether it’s Kitchen Aid mixers or other small kitchen appliances, Ohio has a robust manufacturing industry that helps keep truckers employed.

A few of the largest employers in the state are Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Cleveland Clinic. Two out of three employ thousands of truck drivers.

Ohio Trucking Salary Information

If becoming a trucker has always been your dream, Ohio is a fantastic place to find a job doing just that. You may choose to drive local, regional, or over-the-road depending on the type of work you enjoy.

You’ll get to experience a great deal of the country’s natural beauty if you drive regionally or over-the-road. Ohio’s bordering states include: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan.

It’s often best to look for jobs in the more populated cities because there’s more opportunity, but remember opportunities exist throughout Ohio so don’t get discouraged. The state has approximately 284 people per square mile with the top 5 most populated cities being:

  1. Columbus: 787,003
  2. Cleveland: 396,815
  3. Cincinnati: 296,943
  4. Toledo: 287,208
  5. Akron: 199,110

When looking at potential salaries, yours will vary depending on your experience and the type of driving you are hired to do. The average wage for a truck driver in Ohio is $44,110 and the average hourly rate is $21.21.

Median salaries differ from average wages because the median is the number that’s exactly in the middle with 50% higher and 50% lower. The median truck driver salary in the U.S. is $41,340 and for the state of Ohio it’s almost exactly the same $41,740. Median salaries by city are as follows:

  1. Columbus: $46,400
  2. Springfield: $44,730
  3. Cincinnati: $43,570
  4. Youngstown: $43,180
  5. Cleveland: $42,170
  6. Lima: $42,120
  7. Dayton: $41,030
  8. Akron: $41,000

Growth for future trucking jobs looks pretty good for Ohio at 5% growth from 2014 to 2024. The U.S. is 6% for that same time period. So once again Ohio is keeping up with the nation in growth (SOURCE).

CDL Requirements and Insights for Ohio

To obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP), you must be 18 or older, have a valid Ohio driver’s license, and provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States.

  • A CLP holder can only operate a commercial motor vehicle on a highway when driving with a CDL holder properly endorsed for the vehicle being driven.
  • A CLP is valid for six months and may be renewed once before it expires.
  • Drivers seeking to obtain a CDL or CLP must self-certify their class of driving: A, B, or C.
  • To earn a CDL, add any endorsements, upgrade, or remove a restriction; you must pass knowledge tests and skills tests – in that order.

Knowledge Tests
A knowledge test is a written test required for each class of vehicle. If you are adding any endorsements you will need to take tests for each of those. If you want to remove the air brake restriction, you’ll need to take a knowledge test for that, too. If you fail a test, you’ll need to wait one day before you can retest.

Skills Tests
The driver must show up and test in a vehicle appropriate for the class of license he or she is applying for, including a bus if you’re applying for a passenger endorsement. It’s possible that third-party testing sites may have vehicles available to rent for tests. Be sure to ask. If you fail any part of the skills test you will need to wait one week to retest.

There are three parts to Skills Testing:

  • Pre-trip inspection (30 minutes to complete)
  • Basic maneuverability test (40 minutes to complete)
  • Road test

Renewal or Upgrade
When applying for a CDL renewal or upgrade, you must provide any updated information and pass any additional testing needed. If for some reason you surrendered your CDL or any endorsement you will need to pay applicable fees and retake the written and road skills test(s) to get a new CDL.

If you want a hazardous materials endorsement, you should complete the TSA’s Threat Assessment Program before you can receive your CDL with endorsement. You will be fingerprinted and have a background check.

Ohio Medical Requirements for a CDL License

You must have vision in both eyes with a minimum acuity of 20/40 in each eye with or without lenses. Your visual field must be at least 70 degrees. If you do not meet the minimum standards you could be eligible for a restricted CDL.

CDL Vision Waiver
If a driver has a K restriction (intrastate driving only), he or she must obtain a vision waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to drive for a company regulated by the Public Commission Utilities of Ohio.

Out-of-State Applicants
Out-of-state applicants are allowed to take the Ohio CDL skills test with an out-of-state CLP if the driver possesses a valid out-of-state driver’s license and a certificate of completion from an Ohio truck driving school.

Ohio Trucking Related News

Ohio state Representative John Boccieri (D-59th) met with local and regional trucking industry leaders to discuss a growing problem for freight haulers: a lack of qualified workers. He claims the truck-driver shortage, if left unchecked, could mean a labor shortfall of almost 175,000 drivers by 2024.

This driver shortage would negatively impact the whole economy, since 70% of U.S. freight is shipped by truck. Trucking industry execs attribute the decline in workforce to a combination of high turnover rates, a lack of quality candidates, and a general stigma that’s associated with the industry.

How might this issue be fixed? Boccieri plans to introduce legislation that would make commercial driver’s licenses less expensive (the average cost is $6,500), give trucking companies tax incentives to expand their workforces, and pressure insurance companies to lower premiums for covering a driver.

Tom Balzer, the president and CEO of the Ohio Trucking Association, said the increased reliance on regional carriers versus long-haul carriers – has helped improve working conditions for drivers. “Now is the perfect time to get into the industry precisely because you can pick and choose who you work for,” Balzer said (SOURCE).

01 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(937) 403-2407

12327 SUNSHINE DR, 45123
Interstate
1487340

02U INC

Listed in
(330) 665-9753

4773 W BATH RD, 44333
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1237738

1 & 1 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(614) 432-0008

6694 MAPLE CANYON AVE, 43229
Interstate
2505445

1 ENCHANTMENT LLC

Listed in
(330) 696-9128

211 W MILLER AVE, 44301
Interstate
2465789

1 NATION LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(216) 538-5547

10803 MAIN STREET, 44255
Interstate
1143037

1 PLUMBING REPAIR LLC

Listed in
(614) 569-0083

171 MAINSAIL DRIVE, 43081
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2561993

1 S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(440) 265-6093

402 BROAD ST, 44030
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2289980

1 TRUCK TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(419) 962-4442

826 LAKE DR, 44805
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1576001

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(513) 376-6064

11964 TRAMWAY DR, 45241
Interstate
1115994

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(717) 715-3056

6100 OAK TREE BLVD- SUITE 200, 44131
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2344181

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(717) 715-3056

6100 OAK TREE BLVD- SUITE 200, 44131
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2344181

100 PERCENT LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(440) 554-5387

10976 CHILLECOTHE ROAD, 44094
Interstate
2154441

123 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(937) 886-6767

8132 JULIAN PL, 45458
Interstate
2196064

12V SPECIALTIES

Listed in
(740) 685-5435

9019 PIONEER ROAD, 43723
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2261982

1969

Listed in
(419) 517-3680

2509 CENTENNIAL RD, 43617
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2342404

1969

Listed in
(419) 517-3680

2509 CENTENNIAL RD, 43617
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2342404

1979

Listed in
(216) 970-2490

1684 LINCOLN AVE APT 103, 44107
Interstate
2032290

1981

Listed in
(614) 354-1968

2894 DUBLIN ARBOR LN, 43017
Interstate
1821666

19TH HOLE TRUCKING

Listed in
(405) 283-0698

4135 WALNUT DR LOT A5, 43008
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1952843

1SCHOTT DELIVERIES LLC

Listed in
(330) 861-6634

135 STRECKER DR, 44278
Interstate
2043302

1ST AMERICAN COURIER LLC

Listed in
(216) 662-9100

3763 BRECKSVILLE ROAD, 44286
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1719816

1ST CLASS GOLF & LANDSCAPE

Listed in
(740) 965-4081

5133 RED BANK RD, 43021
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1936936

1ST DELIVERY EXPEDITING

Listed in
(937) 498-9686

248 FRAZIER-GUY RD, 45365
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1238926

1ST MIDWEST EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(317) 603-5926

1638 TADCASTER LANE, 43228
Interstate
1570989

1ST TIME TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(216) 575-4361

14301 N INDUSTRIAL AVE, 44137
Interstate
2485032

2 B TRUCKING

Listed in
(330) 889-3798

3481 HOUSEL CRAFT RD, 44402
Interstate
1197435

2 WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(614) 298-8480

1391 OAKLAND PARK AVE STE L, 43224
Interstate
2571058

2128550 ONTARIO INC

Listed in
(705) 323-9455

5437 RIVERWALK DR, 45034
Interstate
1884421

225 SALES LLC

Listed in
(724) 882-6449

870 STATE ROUTE 225, 44201
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2472468

24 7 LIMO SERVICE

Listed in
(740) 238-1381

35436 MAIN STREET, 43713
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2418115

24 HR EXPRESS SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(740) 439-2494

5640 GLENN HWY RD, 43725
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2640020

24-7 LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(419) 290-7415

27100 OAKMEAD DR 165, 43551
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1990029

247 INC

Listed in
(513) 403-6523

7464 BUTLER WARREN RD UNIT B, 45040
Interstate
1930162

257 FREIGHT LLC

Listed in
(513) 373-8414

2759 JUPITER DRIVE, 45014
Interstate
2598505

2A’S AUTO SALES LLC

Listed in
(419) 749-9844

7250 LINCOLN HIGHWAY, 45832
Interstate
1157287

2D CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(440) 963-0233

365 HELEN DRIVE, 44089
Interstate
1747705

2MSN INVESTMENTS

Listed in
(513) 528-1317

457 GABLEFIELD CT, 45255
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2015053

2ND AND 3RD GEN TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(419) 362-1705

6490 COUNTY RD 97, 43338
Interstate
2517372

2ND CHANCE TRUCKING

Listed in
(330) 223-2808

29841 STATE RT 30, 44423
Interstate
1489487

3 D COMMUNICATION

Listed in
(517) 448-1899

10487 ST RT 34, 43506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2175249

3 ZONE GROUP LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(614) 754-8697

5738 HARVEST LOOK, 43119
Interstate
2487306

3-D FARMS INC

Listed in
(330) 338-5789

9011 SR 44, 44266
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2168841

3-W FARMS

Listed in
(419) 335-4756

9827 COUNTY ROAD 20, 43521
Interstate
2509706

306 VALLEY BLVD

Listed in
(740) 281-6639

306 VALLEY BLVD, 43055
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2527614

330 TRUCKING

Listed in
(330) 491-6879

5195 AVALON RD NW, 44615
Interstate
2465666

360 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC

Listed in
(216) 883-5560

1252 INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY NORTH SUITE 1, 44212
Interstate
1530677

360 TRANSPORTATION CO

Listed in
(216) 883-2800

1252 NORTH INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY SUITE # 2, 44212
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1954812

3BROS LLC

Listed in
(614) 980-0351

4540 FISHER ROAD, 43228
Interstate
2501675

3C ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(614) 231-5800

2169 SOUTH JAMES ROAD, 43232
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1236105

3C’S TOWING & AUTO TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(330) 633-1052

552 SOUTHEAST AVE, 44278
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1015659

3D LOGISTICS

Listed in
(330) 240-0071

2443 S FOX NORTH RD, 44425
Interstate
2451283

3D LOGISTICS

Listed in
(330) 240-0071

2443 S FOX NORTH RD, 44425
Interstate
2451283

3G TRUCKING

Listed in
(419) 310-1863

12282 COUNTY ROAD 330, 43351
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2609109

3R SALES & SERVICE

Listed in
(330) 753-8394

27 4TH ST NW, 44203
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1340138

3RD GENERATION AUTO TRANSPORTING LLC

Listed in
(937) 719-3242

8870 WEST STATE ROUTE 571, 45383
Interstate
2557303

3RD GENERATION AUTO TRANSPORTING LLC

Listed in
(937) 719-3242

8870 WEST STATE ROUTE 571, 45383
Interstate
2557303

3RD GENERATION MOVING & STORAGE CO

Listed in
(740) 383-6683

126 OAK ST, 43302
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2493351

3S INCORPORATED

Listed in
(513) 202-5070

8686 SOUTHWEST PARKWAY, 45030
Interstate
1750971

3SG CORPORATION

Listed in
(614) 761-8394

344 CRAMER CREEK COURT, 43017-2585
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1451233

4 G FORESTRY LLC

Listed in
(330) 407-0071

300 PEOLI RD, 43832
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2460995

4 JC TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(419) 210-0289

3420 CO RD 24, 43315
Interstate
1197726

4 REASONS TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(937) 981-4999

12165 ST RT 28 W, 45123
Interstate
2369744

4 WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(443) 858-4090

4211 OLD OSPREY CIRCLE, 45342
Interstate
2343127

4 WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(443) 858-4090

4211 OLD OSPREY CIRCLE, 45342
Interstate
2343127

4-C TRUCKING

Listed in
(740) 452-8892

3875 EAST GREENWOOD ROAD, 43701
Interstate
2001350

41 AUTO SALES

Listed in
(937) 544-2800

9514 STATE ROUTE 41, 45693
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1406292

4376 LLC

Listed in
(330) 807-3330

548 SOUTH WATER STREET, 44240
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2583005

44 AUTO CYCLE LLC

Listed in
(330) 338-5789

5379 TOWBRIDGE DR, 44236
Interstate
2438047

44 AUTO CYCLE LLC

Listed in
(330) 338-5789

5379 TOWBRIDGE DR, 44236
Interstate
2438047

4404223512

Listed in
(440) 422-3512

1159 STATE ROUTE 322, 44076
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2431241

4404223512

Listed in
(440) 422-3512

1159 STATE ROUTE 322, 44076
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2431241

4465100

Listed in
(330) 471-3776

1835 DUEBER AVE S W GSP-05, 44706
Intrastate Hazmat
1199

45 DEGREE LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(740) 454-0136

302 STATE STREET, 43701
Interstate
1796276

4D DIRECTIONAL BORING LLC

Listed in
(614) 743-5604

2745 KILBOURNE AVE, 43231
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2643681

4D TRANSPORTATION INC

Listed in
(419) 524-4342

389 PARK AVE EAST, 44905
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2593938

4D TRUCKING

Listed in
(740) 444-2137

53017 CARPENTER RD, 45770
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2512295

4M TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(440) 320-6141

2037 NANTUCKET DRIVE, 44053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1015881

4X4’S UNLIMITED INC

Listed in
(330) 916-4414

5784 AMY BOYLE RD, 44403
Interstate
1135080

5 AXLE TRANSPORT

Listed in
(513) 217-1062

2931 HARKIE ST, 45044
Intrastate Hazmat
2054756

5 KINGS FURNITURE LLC

Listed in
(419) 924-9103

513 N PARKWAY, 43570
Interstate
2289238

5-F FISH FARM LLC

Listed in
(330) 692-3425

37888 OLD ST ROUTE 344, 44431
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2198812

50 STAR LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(801) 815-7474

653 MARYLAND AVE, 45404
Interstate
2505084

503 DIESEL

Listed in
(937) 962-4678

222 EAST THIRD ST, 45338
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2629828

5049317

Listed in
(419) 636-4217

222 N UNION ST, 43506-1450
Interstate
145384

5AAB TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(614) 559-9915

822 OAKLEY DRIVE, 43015
Interstate
2181131

5TH WHEEL TRUCKING AND EQUIPMENT LLC

Listed in
(567) 371-1445

4007 STATESMAN PKWY, 45806
Interstate
2570785

614 TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(614) 377-4008

4851 CHERRY HILL CT STE 5, 43228
Interstate
2548551

6146799528

Listed in
(614) 679-9528

2936 CHATSWORTHWAY, 43068
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2489006

625 LEASING LLC

Listed in
(419) 426-0610

625 NORTH STATE ROUTE 4, 44807
Interstate
2540319

680 EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(419) 337-9900

320 SYCAMORE STREET, 43567-1100
Interstate
1240742

7 GOLD TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(937) 750-9394

1803 E FIFTH ST, 45403
Interstate
1957466

7 OUT LLC

Listed in
(614) 928-6494

14363 NATIONAL RD, 43076
Interstate
2597697

7-K TRUCKING

Listed in
(419) 927-2287

4537 CH 43, 43351-9155
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1233285

702 TRANS LLC

Listed in
(702) 759-9837

3241 INDIAN HEAD CT, 43224
Interstate
2530277

7NT ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(937) 414-6924

531 E 3RD STREET, 45402
Interstate
2569927

8

Listed in
(513) 344-6745

50 HOLLYHOCK CT, 45014
Interstate
2591178

8 BALL TRUCKING LLP

Listed in
(216) 390-2816

136 TALBOT DRIVE, 44146
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2540405

83 AUTO SALES LLC

Listed in
(440) 213-1807

35970 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, 44039
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2633114

855-HAZ-JUNK

Listed in
(513) 772-2818

10163 CINCINNATI DAYTON RD, 45241
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2265200

911 CONTRACTING

Listed in
(330) 539-6496

911 KEEFER RD, 44420
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2378350