Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Utah

How Much Can Truckers Make In Utah?

A state brimming with natural beauty and a lake that contains more salt than the ocean, Utah is a breathtaking place to live. National parks are numerous: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Winter brings out the popular sports of skiing and snowboarding at several ski resorts: Brighton, Snowbasin, and Powder Mountain. A love for the great outdoors and wide-open spaces is all you need here.

The five most populated cities in Utah are:
1. Salt Lake City: 186,440
2. West Valley City: 129,480
3. Provo: 112,488
4. West Jordan: 103,712
5. Orem: 88,328
One thing that’s exclusive to Utah is the percentage of people who are Mormons. At last count it was estimated that 62% of the state’s population attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For truck drivers living in Utah, your office view is truly spectacular. The deep reds and browns that make up the uniquely shaped mountains is a sight many never see in their lifetime.

If you are a truck driver or thinking about becoming one, you have made a brilliant decision since the projected number of increased trucking jobs in Utah from 2104 to 2024 is 29%. Incredible when you know that the U.S. as a whole is only expected to have a 6% increase.

The average yearly income for a truck driver in Utah is $43,950 while the average hourly rate is
$21.13. Median income is similar to the average with Utah coming in at $42,920 compared to the U.S. at $41,340. If you break down median income by city, you can see where the possibilities for higher salaries are:
1. Logan: $49,420
2. Ogden: $43,360
3. Salt Lake City: $42,410
4. Provo: $41,110
Without big rigs and the men and women who drive them, America could not survive. Truck driving is a dangerous job, and often it is the regular vehicle drivers who make it so.

Utah CDL License Information and Insights

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) allows its holder to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), which is a motor vehicle used to transport passengers, animals, or manufactured goods. There are two government agencies that determine the policies for CDL holders:
1. FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), the Federal agency that makes the majority of the rules; and
2. The State of Utah also has rules that come into play. Keep in mind that Utah can make requirements stricter than FMCSA rules, but cannot make them less.

In order to start the CDL application process you must meet the following criteria:
– You must have held a regular driver license for a minimum of 1 year
– Must be 18 years of age or older
– You need a DOT Medical Certificate
– Complete the self certification form when you apply for the CDL

Once you’ve verified the above, determine which class of CDL you need (A, B, or C) and if you will need any endorsements on your license. Then study the Utah CDL Handbook to prepare for the written knowledge test(s). Here are the steps:
1. Visit any one of Utah’s driver license offices except: Farmington, Heber, Kanab, Logan, Provo, and Tooele. These offices do not process CDL’s currently.

2. Complete the driver’s license application in the office, or complete an online application.

3. Your photo will be taken.

4. Provide proof of citizenship, your social security number, and two pieces of proof of your Utah residence. Visit the required documentation page on the website for what constitutes acceptable proof.

5. Pass the vision test.

6. Take the written test(s) based on which and how many endorsements are needed.

7. Pay the applicable fee.

8. Once you pass the written test you’ll be issued a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP).

9. Next complete your CDL training with your company, or a third party tester in the state.

10. Finally, you need to pass a skills test in an appropriate vehicle for the class of CDL you’re applying for. You can complete your skills test with a third party tester or with a driver’s license examiner at the office where you began the CDL process. An appointment is required if taking your skills test at the Driver License office. Once you pass all testing, return to that same office and an examiner will confirm your test scores and issue you a temporary CDL.

To obtain a duplicate license or renew your CDL you only need to bring your current driver’s license and DOT card to a driver’s license office, fill out an application, have your picture taken, pay the fee, and you’re done.

A written test is required for CDL holders who have a HAZMAT or school bus endorsement. This test is required every 5 years when you renew. The HAZMAT endorsement also requires a Federal background check that’s valid for 5 years. Having the background check done before you renew will ensure the process go smoothly when you appear at the driver’s license field office to renew.

If your CDL has been expired for more than 6 months, you’ll be required to take all CDL written and skills testing to renew your license.

After all requirements have been successfully completed, you’ll receive a temporary photo license on the same day. The completed license will then be mailed to you in approximately 6-8 weeks.

DOT Medical Certificate (DOT Card)

Any driver who drives for commerce in a vehicle with a gross weight rating of 10,001 pounds is required to have a DOT medical card in their possession. To obtain and maintain a CDL you may be required to have a DOT medical card.

Only a Certified Medical Examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry can administer a DOT physical.
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

If you do not qualify for a DOT medical card, you may be able to get an Intrastate Waiver.

Self-Certification

You must now self-certify your type of vehicle operation from the choices below:
– Non-Excepted Interstate (Nationwide)
– Excepted Interstate (Nationwide)
– Non-Excepted Intrastate (Utah only requires K Restriction)
– Excepted Intrastate (Utah only requires K Restriction)

You can only certify to one of the categories. Failure to mark the correct box could possibly lead to further complications while you’re out driving. For the medical certification process to be complete, the self-certification form must be submitted to the Driver’s License Division:
Every two years; or
– When renewing of your DOT card or Utah Intrastate Waiver Card; or
– Upon the issuance of any CDL driver license; or
– If your driving condition status changes

Classes

There are three classes of Commercial Driver’s Licenses:
– Class A and B or both vehicles with a gross total weight rating of 26,001 pounds.
– Class A requires a towed unit of 10,001 pounds or more (i.e. tractor-trailer)
– Class B does not have a towed unit (i.e. bus, dump truck, etc.)
– Class C is a vehicle with a gross weight rating below 26,000 pounds, and carries 16 or more passengers including the driver or is placarded for hazardous material

Restrictions

A CDL might also have restrictions placed on the license. Restrictions may be added to a CDL due to wearing corrective lenses, written tests not taken or equipment used during the skills testing.
Here is the current list of the Utah CDL restrictions (SOURCE):
A = No restrictions
B = Driver must wear corrective lenses
E = Vehicle must have automatic transmission
J = Restricts driver for any other CDL restriction deemed necessary by the Division
K = Restricts driver to driving intrastate but only in a CMV
L = No air brakes
M = May not transport passengers using a class “A” bus
N = May not transport passengers using a class “A” or “B” bus
O = No tractor-trailer CMV
V = Variance

Utah Trucking Related News

After Tropical Storm Harvey hit Houston, Utah-based Clearline Transportation reached out to experienced CDL drivers there and offered full-time employment and help to cope financially with the devastation in that area.

In addition to offering employment, Clearline Transportation offered to help candidates relocate, on either a temporary or permanent basis while they recover both physically and financially.

“The idea to help others by offering jobs to those who lost everything, actually came from our employees,” said Mason Niederhauser, the company’s CFO. The ownership group got together and discussed options. “We are in a unique situation where we have a lot of work available and can help people get back on their feet. Offering these good paying jobs to those who are unemployed because of this tragedy just felt right.”

Niederhauser said, “Because of the industrial nature of the Houston economy, we know there are thousands of men and women with truck driving experience that now need secure and permanent work. We can help.”

Clearline Transportation has operations in Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colorado, and Champaign, Illinois (SOURCE).

1 800 GOT JUNK

Listed in
(801) 391-0986

3564 LINCOLN AVE #2B, 84401
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1607694

1 AD CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(801) 423-3512

309 EAST 620 SOUTH, 84653
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1248076

1 LLC

Listed in
(435) 232-1883

55 W 100 N, 84318
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1815768

1 USA LLC

Listed in
(801) 835-0109

4943 RAY FORD CIR, 84118
Intrastate Hazmat
2101431

1 WAY 2 HEAVEN TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(801) 889-5218

950 NORTH CUTLER DR APT 912, 84054
Interstate
2017214

1 WORLD LOGISTICS

Listed in
(801) 432-5005

4000 EAST HIGHWAY 6, 84660
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1336932

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(801) 581-1282

901 UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, 84108-3442
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1216845

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Listed in
(435) 656-4787

511 E ST GEORGE BLVD, 84770
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1684110

1-866-POTHOLES LLC

Listed in
(801) 825-4481

2952 W 5750 S, 84067
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2018043

123 SHAWN E YOUNG

Listed in
(801) 473-4175

887 SOUTH 800 EAST, 84663
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2349808

123 SHAWN E YOUNG

Listed in
(801) 473-4175

887 SOUTH 800 EAST, 84663
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2349808

168 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(801) 589-7593

1984 S 1730 W, 84075
Interstate
2022120

1950

Listed in
(801) 392-4804

1600 WALL AVE, 84404
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2472666

1957

Listed in
(385) 888-4896

2713 W 2700 S, 84075
Interstate
1490295

1961

Listed in
(801) 310-5036

1645 EAST 21900 NORT, 84632
Interstate
1499193

1994

Listed in
(801) 358-5040

389 E 160 N, 84003
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2560324

1ST CALL MEDICAL TRANSPORT

Listed in
(435) 862-5500

640 EAST 700 SOUTH SUITE 3, 84770
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1948217

1ST CLASS MOVERS

Listed in
(435) 729-9093

690 EAST ALOHA LANE, 84070
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1383390

2 DUCKS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(801) 381-2893

367 E RIO GRANDE, 84750
Interstate
2139332

2 GARN’S TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(435) 452-2035

6230 WEST 13600 NORTH, 84312
Interstate
2259637

2 M CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT LLC

Listed in
(435) 833-0833

2135 WEST ERDA WAY, 84074
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1672834

2 PUNCH TRUCKING

Listed in
(801) 381-6553

80 EAST FARRER ST, 84525
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1811326

2 WAY CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(801) 754-3956

601 S 600 W, 84655
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1687778

2000 CONCRETE

Listed in
(801) 427-9216

326 EAST 1090 NORTH, 84057
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2410874

2110 S

Listed in
(435) 659-6590

SR 32, 84017
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1799683

24 HOUR EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(801) 808-4113

2010 S MILESTONE DRIVE SUITE B, 84104
Interstate
1805921

24 HR FLOOD RESPONSE

Listed in
(801) 619-8068

1471 EDGECLIFF DRIVE, 84092
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2435533

24 HR FLOOD RESPONSE

Listed in
(801) 619-8068

1471 EDGECLIFF DRIVE, 84092
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2435533

247 EQUIPMENT SERVICES

Listed in
(180) 140-3398

12183 S 2920 W, 84065
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1921761

2GUYS MOWING LLC

Listed in
(801) 878-4006

4682 S SUNSET PEAK LN, 84123
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2727218

3 B HAULING

Listed in
(801) 372-3167

532 S 800 W, 84651
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1043451

3 D ART INC

Listed in
(801) 966-1372

5165 W 4900 SO, 84118
Interstate
1011630

3 D CHEESE

Listed in
(435) 864-2725

1365 N HWY 6, 84624
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1056462

3 DIMENSIONAL CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(435) 680-4514

1645 W 100 S, 84779
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2342153

3 DIMENSIONAL CONTRACTORS INC

Listed in
(435) 680-4514

1645 W 100 S, 84779
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2342153

3 FORM INC

Listed in
(801) 649-2500

2300 WEST 2300 SOUTH, 84119
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1930413

3 LEMONS INC

Listed in
(801) 390-2561

684 N 800 W, 84014
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2410678

3 STAR FENCING

Listed in
(801) 502-2517

5586 PLANADA WAY, 84118
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2502315

3 X L INC

Listed in
(801) 710-5995

3690 N 2000 W UNIT B, 84404
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1743892

3-G’S TRUCKING

Listed in
(801) 403-7317

33130 N 6915 E, 84629
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1519777

316 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(435) 789-6198

6644 E 6500 S, 84035
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2529271

360 MOBILE WASH

Listed in
(435) 592-3912

552N 800 W, 84720
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2457301

371 WEST 3650 SOUTH NIBLEY UTAH 84321

Listed in
(435) 752-2775

371 WEST 3650 SOUTH, 84321
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1909809

3B FARMS LLC

Listed in
(435) 279-6074

9185 NORTH 7600 WEST, 84337
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1106703

3D STEEL CORPORATION

Listed in
(801) 972-1236

841 SOUTH CHESTNUT STREET, 84104
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1597067

3RD GENERATION CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(801) 732-9695

4344 W 4425 S, 84401
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1648091

3X SPECIALTIES LLC

Listed in
(801) 671-7376

14671 S HERITAGECRESTWAY, 84065
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2024603

4 B CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(801) 260-2662

5360 WEST AXEL PARK ROAD, 84088
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1283022

4 D’S CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(801) 821-0714

55 NORTH 300 WEST, 84033
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1637987

4 G SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(801) 356-0117

1095 S 500 W TRL 12, 84601
Interstate
2597762

4 GIRLS TRUCKING

Listed in
(801) 879-6640

2536 W 2500 N, 84015
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1604637

4 J TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(801) 280-3728

86 E REMBRANDT CIRCLE, 84070
Interstate
2374575

4 OLIO CRANE GROUP LLC

Listed in
(801) 623-5211

539 SOUTH 590 EAST, 84097
Interstate
1635677

4 SEASONS LANDSCAPE &LAWN INC

Listed in
(435) 680-2063

2841 S BLOOMINGTON DR, 84790
Intrastate Hazmat
1709509

4-C FARMS LLC

Listed in
(435) 646-3340

5346 S 13000 WEST, 84021
Interstate
2576105

4-C RECLAMATION LLC

Listed in
(435) 722-4490

11105 WEST LAKE BOREHAM RD, 84021
Intrastate Hazmat
2153088

4-D PLUMBING & BUILDERS

Listed in
(435) 623-1199

66 SOUTH MAIN, 84648
Interstate
1149828

4-H TRANSPORT

Listed in
(801) 209-3641

3381 SHALISE CIRCLE, 84120
Interstate
1748145

4-M RANCHES

Listed in
(435) 722-0018

875 WEST 5000 NORTH, 84066
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1666171

435 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(435) 770-1397

64 WEST CENTER STREET, 84627
Interstate
2360933

4C LIVESTOCK LLC

Listed in
(435) 730-1235

6625 N HWY 38, 84302
Interstate
1350742

4C WATER SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(435) 722-4490

1991 W HWY 40, 84066
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2546264

4LIFE RESEARCH USA LLC

Listed in
(801) 562-3600

9850 S 300 W, 84070
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2122459

4LIFE RESEARCH USA LLC

Listed in
(801) 562-3600

9850 S 300 W, 84070
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2122459

5 ALARM DRAIN CLEANING LLC

Listed in
(801) 955-6020

655 WEST BILLINIS, 84120
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1212336

5 BROTHERS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(801) 835-2514

7153 WEST CROW CIRCLE, 84128
Interstate
2340954

5 BROTHERS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(801) 835-2514

7153 WEST CROW CIRCLE, 84128
Interstate
2340954

5 SQUARE S BAR RANCH

Listed in
(801) 420-8670

230 WEST 500 NORTH, 84648
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1688283

5 STAR BUILDING PRODUCTS LLC

Listed in
(801) 231-5562

892 NORTH 510 EAST, 84097
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2388410

5 STAR MOVING & DELIVERY LLC

Listed in
(801) 814-3862

1587 WEST 7700 SOUTH, 84084
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1691659

575 EAST CENTER LLC

Listed in
(435) 690-0130

575 EAST CENTER, 84759
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2144433

7 BAR H TRUCKING

Listed in
(801) 798-7505

4661 SOUTH 800 WEST, 84660
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1568139

7 BROTHERS MOVING COMPANY INC

Listed in
(801) 804-6779

2510 NORTH 1200 WEST, 84043
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1659121

7 C BUCKERS TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(435) 496-3129

805 WEST UTAH AVE, 84074
Interstate
1514979

7 STRONG TRUCKING

Listed in
(801) 410-3451

772 E SAVANNAH DR, 84094
Interstate
2642592

7-ELEVEN

Listed in
(435) 645-9595

1723 SIDEWINDER DR, 84060
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2432757

7-ELEVEN

Listed in
(435) 645-9595

1723 SIDEWINDER DR, 84060
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2432757

711 RANCH TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(435) 730-3841

3525 WEST 8000 NORTH, 84314
Interstate
2188984

777RANCH

Listed in
(435) 384-3001

15 N 200 W, 84523
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1650878

7A2

Listed in
(435) 760-0730

1210 W CENTER ST, 84320
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2398828

7A9 LLC

Listed in
(435) 760-0730

44 W CENTER ST, 84320
Interstate
2534896

7S CUSTOM TRANSPORT

Listed in
(801) 403-9486

6774 SOUTH 1300 EAST, 84121
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2284108

801 CONCRETE

Listed in
(801) 521-8449

1272 W GILLESPIE AVE, 84104
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2195923

801 SWEEPING

Listed in
(801) 898-5756

1053 E 3325 N, 84040
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2633641

801 TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(801) 673-0163

5448 SILO DR, 84081
Interstate
2138109

8013882299

Listed in
(801) 388-2299

454 W 300 N, 84032
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2468274

8016371557

(801) 999-4347

9924 SOUTH 3265 WEST, 84095
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2333545

8016371557

(801) 999-4347

9924 SOUTH 3265 WEST, 84095
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2333545

8018088618

Listed in
(801) 808-8618

697 S 670 E, 84097
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2364979

888-8-JUNK-JR

Listed in
(888) 858-6557

2415 SOUTH REDWOOD ROAD SUITE 5, 84087
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2261053

91 CONTRACTING LLC

Listed in
(801) 502-9486

4023 RIVERMIST LN, 84043
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2506467

911 TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(801) 725-9480

221 WEST 2000 SOUTH, 84015
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2592832

A – D TRUCKING

Listed in
(435) 841-1105

440 N MAIN STREET, 84080
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1892895

A & A MOBILE REPAIR

Listed in
(435) 668-6767

89 VISTA AVE, 84746
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2134462

A & B EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(435) 691-3596

465 W UTAH AVE, 84784-2683
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2374586

A & C PROPERTY MAINTENANCE & SNOW REMOVAL LLC

Listed in
(801) 897-5406

10386 SOUTH 360 EAST, 84070
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2065918

A & C STONE MASONRY LLC

Listed in
(435) 640-6092

31 E HORIZON AVE, 84032
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2289521

A & D FIELD SERVICES

Listed in
(775) 338-4042

830 N BELL AVE, 84513
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2566127

A & D LOGISTICS

Listed in
(801) 973-9751

5106 WEST AMELIA EARHART DRIVE #D, 84116
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1128252

A & D PLASTERING INC

Listed in
(801) 540-4063

3752 W 4750 S, 84067
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2037074