Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania shares borders with several other northeastern states including: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia. The historic Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia and Philadelphia is also the location of the first stock exchange in the United States in 1790.

Pennsylvania is an ideal place to work, live, and raise a family. If you already have a job as a trucker or are just starting your career, congratulations you’re in the right place.

Pennsylvania Trucking Salary Information and Job Growth

Pennsylvania ranks third in truck driving jobs with an estimated 78,320 drivers currently employed. And even better, the projected increase of trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 is expected to be 6% for the U.S. and Pennsylvania doubles that number with a 12% increase (SOURCE).

Salaries can be measured by average (the $ sum of all salaries divided by the number of salaries) and by median (exactly in the middle – 50% are higher, 50% are lower). The average salary in Pennsylvania is $45,270 and the median is $43,470. However, if you break down the median salary by city you can see where the higher salaries are:

  1. Reading: $48,170
  2. Harrisburg: $45,400
  3. Johnstown: $44,830
  4. Allentown: $43,840
  5. York: $43,790
  6. State College: $43,550
  7. Scranton: $43,340
  8. Pittsburgh: $43,220

Keep in mind that your actual salary will be different depending on the number of years you’ve been driving, your driving record, the endorsements on your CDL, and more.

Interestingly enough, it seems the larger salaries are coming from smaller towns in this state as the top five most populated cities are:

  1. Philadelphia: 1,526,006
  2. Pittsburgh: 305,704
  3. Allentown: 118,032
  4. Erie: 101,786
  5. Reading: 88,082

The largest city, Philadelphia, doesn’t even show up in the list which means the median salary there is less than Pittsburgh at $43,220 (SOURCE).

CDL License Requirements in Pennsylvania

All new CDL applicants and current holders required to renew or make any changes or upgrades to their CDL must do so in person. The FMCSA requires license holders to prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of:
– A U.S. birth certificate with raised seal*
– A valid passport, or
– Naturalization documents or current immigration documents
*Please note that non-U.S. birth certificates will not be accepted.

Proof of citizenship or legal presence only needs to be done once. A notation will be made on the customer’s record confirming the verification and the date it was made. Once PennDOT receives the date of proof, commercial applications may be sent through mail service channel.

Residency documents are required initially, at renewal and anytime an address change occurs. Proof of residency can include:

  • Tax records
  • Lease agreements
  • Mortgage documents
  • A W-2 Form
  • Current weapons permit
  • Current utility bills
  • Valid Pennsylvania license

Any Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is valid for 180 days. If the permit expires or was renewed once and needs to be renewed again, you must pass all knowledge tests again.

A CLP will not be issued to anyone who doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. Individuals will be required to obtain a non-commercial driver’s license prior to applying for a CLP (SOURCE).

Road Tests and Other Qualifications

Once a driver passes the written knowledge tests and has his/her CLP for two weeks, the three road tests can be scheduled. Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Control Skills, and Road Test.

Commercial Driver’s License classifications, endorsements, and restrictions apply to both license and permit holders. The following codes are used to describe CLP and CDL endorsements only:
H – driver may operate a placarded vehicle to transport hazardous materials
N – driver may operate tank vehicles
P – authorizes driving vehicles with 16 or more passengers (including driver)
S – may operate a school bus
T – Class A driver can pull double and triple trailers
X – a combination of hazardous materials and tank vehicle endorsements.

Restrictions

  • A – restricts driver to driving under 49 CFR § 391.62(c) (limited exemptions for
    intra-city zone drivers)
  • E – prohibits driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that has a manual transmission
  • G – indicates qualification under 49 CFR § 391.62(e)
  • K – restricts driver to intrastate driving
  • L – prohibits driving a CMV with air brakes
  • M* – prohibits driving a class A passenger vehicle. (formerly a “B” restriction)
  • N* – prohibits driving a class A or B passenger vehicle. (formerly a “C” restriction)
  • O – prohibits a Class A driver from driving a truck tractor-trailer combination.
  • P – for CLP only – prohibits driving a CMV bus containing passengers
  • Q – requires the driver to wear corrective lenses.
  • V – indicates that the driver has been issued a medical variance
  • X – for CLP only – no cargo in tank vehicles
  • Y – requires the driver to wear a hearing aid
  • Z – Prohibits driving a commercial motor vehicle with full air brakes

(SOURCE)

Pennsylvania Trucking News

Donald Trump addressed an invitation-only group of almost 1,000 truckers outside Harrisburg, PA. He stood in front of a tractor-trailer decked out in a banner that read “WIN AGAIN” and “Truckers for Tax Reform.”

“It’s great to be back in Pennsylvania with the men and women of the American Trucking Associations,” Trump said at the start of his speech. “We love Pennsylvania, and we love our great truckers.”

The president told the crowd that his tax reform plan, currently a work in progress, would bring about “lower taxes, bigger paychecks, and more jobs for American truckers and American workers. “It’s putting America’s truckers first,” Trump said.

But not really since the independent Tax Policy Center’s analysis of the plan determined that it would cost the federal budget $2.4 trillion over 10 years, and you guessed it – benefit the richest 1% of Americans more than any other income group.

Over time it would also increase the tax burden on about 28 percent of middle-class workers. Of course Trump dismissed those findings during his speech (SOURCE).

1 -CORD

Listed in
(570) 647-8133

1065 CORTEZ RD, 18436
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2515014

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(570) 207-0818

200 A TIGUE ST, 18512
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1632210

1 ACRE T & L LLC

Listed in
(267) 228-5933

548 CASSINGHAM ROAD, 19030
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1363693

1 MAB TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(215) 613-6496

10762 JEANES STREET SUITE B, 19116
Interstate
2057493

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(215) 929-1161

668 STONY HILL ROAD STE 154, 19067
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1269829

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(717) 715-3056

1301 HARRISBURG PIKE, 17601
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2139536

105 EXCAVATING INC

Listed in
(717) 749-5163

5172 SALEM CHURCH ROAD, 17268
Interstate
2162085

1111VIKTOR BEREZENDKO

Listed in
(814) 359-2650

107 PATRICIA LANE, 16823
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2361087

123 DUMP LLC

Listed in
(215) 668-0485

919 MONTGOMRY AVE, 19072
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2254270

123 TRANSPORT INCORPORATED

Listed in
(570) 894-7746

226 CHAMPLAIN DR, 18466
Interstate
1727374

12TH REC

Listed in
(724) 459-8575

600 INDIANA AVE, 15717
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1139807

132

Listed in
(888) 523-1425

4163 GDSFHERT, 18013
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2453170

132

Listed in
(888) 523-1425

4163 GDSFHERT, 18013
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2453170

1558 YSL INC

Listed in
(215) 971-5776

1558 SPECHT PLACE, 19446
Interstate
2004604

17TH STREET DEVELOPMENT CO LLC

Listed in
(215) 430-1318

6491 WOODBINE AVE, 19151
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1538340

18 KARAT INCORPORATED

Listed in
(724) 229-5006

211 MITCHELL RD, 15330
Interstate
1175958

1961

Listed in
(215) 954-2542

2834 N 3RD ST, 19133
Interstate
2487910

1967

Listed in
(267) 776-1150

27 MAYFLOWER RD, 19056
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2520813

1975

Listed in
(610) 428-8940

1775 BLUSH COURT, 18045
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2518994

1979

Listed in
(724) 513-9064

102 TWIN OAKS DRIVE, 15010
Interstate
1565370

1994 STEEL FACTORY CORP

Listed in
(412) 771-2944

200 BRADLEY ST, 15136
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1290256

1998

Listed in
(215) 295-2079

195 SIMONS DRIVE, 19067
Interstate
1267404

1ST CALL REMEDIATION

Listed in
(814) 808-5689

140 QUICK FARM LANE, 16801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2386924

1ST CALL SITE SERVICES INC

Listed in
(610) 960-1034

1501 GREEN HILL ROAD, 19426
Interstate
1765562

1ST CHOICE ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(814) 277-6395

2811 FIVE POINTS RD, 15753-7511
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2114617

1ST CHOICE ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(814) 277-6395

2811 FIVE POINTS RD, 15753-7511
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2114617

1ST IMPRESSION CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(570) 614-4741

STATE ROUTE 590 BOX 335, 18444
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2156323

1ST QUALITY EQUIPMENT LLC

Listed in
(570) 788-3778

70 MOUNTAIN RIDGE ROAD, 18249
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2360683

2 BIG BOYZ

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

1049 N 68TH ST, 19151
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446040

2 BIG BOYZ

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

1049 N 68TH ST, 19151
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2446040

2 BROTHERS

Listed in
(267) 767-7002

1776 STOUT DR, 18974
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2531265

2 FELLERS TREE SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(724) 388-5704

1273 E PIKE RD, 15701
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2391692

2 GOOD FOOD MART LLC

Listed in
(610) 299-8910

8102 WEST CHESTER PIKE, 19082
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1806394

2 MAR CORP

Listed in
(301) 245-4193

140 WEST SANNER STREET, 15501
Interstate
2198902

2 MARKS SERVICES

Listed in
(814) 339-7023

338 WINTERS ROAD, 16878-9526
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2158085

2-U TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(717) 575-6026

1214 MOUNTAIN RD, 17545
Interstate
1924217

20 20 LANDSCAPING AND TREE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(412) 960-5060

156 CHARTIERS AVE, 15205
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2513399

20 LANDSCAPING

Listed in
(412) 860-1118

5311 PROGRESS BLVD, 15102
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2387129

2008

Listed in
(610) 750-6522

1248 N 9TH STREET, 19604
Interstate
2348764

2008

Listed in
(610) 750-6522

1248 N 9TH STREET, 19604
Interstate
2348764

201 DISTRIBUTING INC

Listed in
(724) 529-2320

206 ROUND BARN RD, 15486
Interstate
1265561

23 DEGREES SPORTS LLC

Listed in
(610) 898-9500

4 PARK PLZ STE 2 2ND FLOOR, 19610
Interstate
2594180

24 HOUR CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(607) 207-1429

41 BUILDERS LANE, 18848
Interstate
2453783

24 HOUR CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(607) 207-1429

41 BUILDERS LANE, 18848
Interstate
2453783

24-7 INNOVATIONS LLC

Listed in
(570) 676-8888

176 OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, 18426
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2156787

24-7 TRUCKING

Listed in
(607) 331-9234

RTE 6 BOX 247, 18854
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2128560

24183

Listed in
(814) 857-7882

54 ROOT HOG LANE, 16881
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2640255

2509 HORSHAM RD

Listed in
(215) 672-0444

2509 HORSHAM ROAD, 19040
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2166804

27150

Listed in
(215) 766-0499

6412 DURHAM RD, 18947
Interstate
1941655

283 AUTO SALES

Listed in
(570) 798-0113

3137 CREAMTON DRIVE, 18437
Interstate
2064361

2B WELDING & FABRICATION

Listed in
(814) 265-8689

3091 ROUT 219, 15824
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2290401

2K WHOLESALE INC

Listed in
(814) 221-2812

107 SAY ROAD, 16373
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2156631

2ND GENERATION INC

Listed in
(724) 627-4943

136 LOOP ROAD, 15370
Interstate
1052960

3 BROTHERS TRUCKING

Listed in
1086 BARNSIDE ROAD, 18103
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1846327

3 CLOVERS ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(717) 328-2323

10480 MERCERSBURG ROAD, 17236
Interstate
2522196

3 DOGS CONCRETE

Listed in
(412) 221-5120

260 MILLERS RUN ROAD, 15017
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2582413

3 G SOLUTIONS INC

Listed in
(717) 334-6617

1532 GOLDENVILLE RD, 17325
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2092760

3 RIVERS SIGN

Listed in
(800) 598-1606

157 CEMETERY LANE, 15237
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2429673

3 RIVERS SIGN

Listed in
(800) 598-1606

157 CEMETERY LANE, 15237
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2429673

3 SIGMA

Listed in
(814) 265-0070

1292 CLAYPLANT RD, 15824
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2345023

3 SIGMA

Listed in
(814) 265-0070

1292 CLAYPLANT RD, 15824
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2345023

3 SONS CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(724) 586-5836

6222 CRESTMONT DRIVE, 16002
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1986834

3 SPRINGS FARM TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(570) 568-3451

2538 NEW COLUMBIA RD, 17856
Interstate
2116315

3 SPRINGS FARM TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(570) 568-3451

2538 NEW COLUMBIA RD, 17856
Interstate
2116315

3 STARZ INC

Listed in
(267) 421-6925

2091 GARDEN AVE, 18976
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2457195

3-B CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(570) 263-0789

106 SUMMER HILL RD, 19506
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2367089

3-D RENOVATIONS LLC

Listed in
(610) 342-5673

866 BUCHERT RD, 19464
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2540479

309 AUTO AND TIRE SVC

Listed in
(610) 298-8855

7022 RTE 309, 18066
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1607947

309 MOBILE STORAGE INC

Listed in
(215) 723-3309

3090 STATE ROAD STE 8, 18969
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2543892

309 MULCH YARD

Listed in
(215) 822-3327

793 BETHLEHEM PIKE, 18915
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2424564

317 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(202) 521-1493

201 POVERY HOLLOW RD, 15501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2569398

3311963

Listed in
(570) 883-9519

34 STERLING, 18640
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2573016

337 JB&D TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(610) 521-4449

337 MASSASOIT STREET, 19029
Interstate
1289135

3392970MALLARD CONTRACTING COMPANY INC

Listed in
(570) 339-2930

122 WILBURTON ROAD, 17851
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2154792

360 EXCAVATING AND DEMOLITION

Listed in
(610) 476-3894

181 POSSUM HOLLOW ROAD STE E, 19464
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2148292

3A’S LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(551) 998-3903

304 KENTSHIRE DRIVE, 17603
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2344415

3A’S LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(551) 998-3903

304 KENTSHIRE DRIVE, 17603
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2344415

3C DRILLING LLC

Listed in
(215) 348-4294

807 N WEST END BLVD, 18951
Interstate
1102670

3C DRILLING LLC

Listed in
(215) 348-4294

807 N WEST END BLVD, 18951
Interstate
1102670

3D DEVELOPMENT INC

Listed in
(724) 626-0286

304 E PATTERSON AVE, 15425
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2189098

3D MCGEE EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(814) 696-0857

200 BURKET RD, 16648
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2182974

3D TRANSPORTATION LLC

Listed in
(610) 816-7706

739 PHILADELPHIA AVE, 19607
Interstate
2423391

3DS CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(724) 702-0110

112 LINDY LN, 15681
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2367261

3G EXCAVATING COM LLC

Listed in
(570) 971-5777

16 AIRPORT ROAD, 17758
Interstate
2594804

3HARTZ INC

Listed in
(717) 767-5243

2350 POTOMAC AVENUE, 17408
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2496754

3L CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Listed in
(570) 345-6416

11 FARM VIEW ROAD, 17972
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1852786

3L TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(412) 427-5090

1350 EVERS DR 17, 15206
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2437256

3L TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(412) 427-5090

1350 EVERS DR 17, 15206
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2437256

3M BROTHERS POOL PLASTERING

Listed in
(267) 309-8854

360 NEWTOWN ROAD, 18974
Interstate
1835747

3M TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(814) 938-6987

284 SHENOSKY ROAD, 15767
Interstate
2285005

3T PRODUCTS LLC

Listed in
(866) 439-4660

1099 STATE RTE 225, 17017
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2517451

3TZ TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(215) 873-6338

227 EAST GIRARD AVENUE, 19125
Interstate
2570798

4 – SEASONS LANDSCAPE

Listed in
(724) 222-1853

30 CESSNA LN, 15301
Interstate
1025367

4 D TRUCKING

Listed in
(570) 682-9169

81 GREEN LANE, 17938
Interstate
1030849

4 SEASONS ARBORSCAPES LLC

Listed in
(610) 648-0404

701 MOUNTAINVIEW DRIVE, 19087
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2404177

4 SEASONS ARBORSCAPES LLC

Listed in
(610) 648-0404

701 MOUNTAINVIEW DRIVE, 19087
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2404177

4 SEASONS LANDSCAPE SERVICE

Listed in
(724) 348-8370

951 VENETIA RD, 15367
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2504590

4 SEASONS LANDSCAPING LLC

Listed in
(724) 697-5672

1200 MARTIN ROAD, 15613
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2419041

4 WAY TRANS LLC

Listed in
(814) 825-7109

5650 WATTSBURG ROAD, 16509
Interstate
2470790

4 WAY TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(773) 956-2861

21 S FAIRVIEW AVE, 19082
Interstate
2402309