Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Virginia

How Much Can CDL Drivers Make In Virginia?

The average salary for all truck drivers in Virginia is $41,330 and if you’re an owner-operator who charges by the hour, that average is $19.87. Of course salaries will vary depending on the type of CMV you drive, how much experience you have, and what type of job you’re doing.

Median trucker salaries in Virginia are $39,150 and $41,340 in the U.S. as a whole. By looking at individual city salaries you get a better idea of how the salaries all break down:
1. Arlington: $42,730
2. Harrisonburg: $40,830
3. Richmond: $40,010
4. Winchester: $39,180
5. Lynchburg: $38,260
6. Roanoke: $38,100

There are myriad types of driving to choose from. Over-the-Road driving can take you across the U.S. and back. You’ll be gone a lot, so if you have a family this may not be right for you. However, if you enjoy the open road, the changing scenery, and seeing the country first hand, it’s an exciting job.

Local jobs mean that you’re home every night and know the route you’ll be driving each day. If you have a family you may think about this type of job. If you don’t like routine though, you may try a regional driving job, which may be the best of both worlds. You might spend a few nights away, but nothing like an OTR schedule.

Different types of trucks can also earn you more money. For example, a refrigerated truck needs a lot more know how from the driver to keep temperatures consistent and the load in place. If you’re hauling multiple cars across the U.S. to different dealerships, that requires more knowledge than simply driving a truck across town.

The largest cities are often where the opportunities are, so check out the top five populated cities in Virginia:
1. Virginia Beach: 437,994
2. Norfolk: 242,803
3. Chesapeake: 222,209
4. Arlington: 207,627
5. Richmond: 204,214

Keep in mind that regardless of the market, America will always need truckers to deliver the goods. The projected increase in trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 is expected to be 6% for both the U.S. and Virginia.

How To Obtain A Virginia CDL License

Commercial drivers are individuals who operate commercial motor vehicles. All truck drivers who drive for a living, volunteer drivers of church buses or private or public school buses and mechanics who test drive commercial vehicles must meet Virginia commercial driver’s license requirements.

It’s illegal for commercial drivers to have more than one license. You must keep the license issued by the state where you live and return all other licenses to the states that issued them. If you fail to return licenses from other states, you could be fined as much as $5,000, put in jail for up to 90 days, or both.

Virginia CDL Age Requirements

You must be 18 years of age to hold a CDL. Under federal law, a commercial driver must be at least 21 years of age to:
– Drive across state lines
– Transport hazardous materials in quantities large enough to require a placard
– Transport interstate freight (e.g., mail) within the state.

If you’re under 21 years of age, your CDL will have a “K” restriction meaning your driving privileges are valid only in Virginia.

Identification and Residency Requirements
If you apply for a CDL or commercial learner’s permit and DMV records show you have not held a Virginia driver’s license or ID card in the past, you must present documents proving your eligibility.

If you’re age 19 or older, you must show two proofs of identity, one proof for legal presence in the state, one proof of Virginia residency, and proof of your social security number. You will also be required to present a document to show that you’re eligible under federal requirements.

If you’re 18 years of age, you’ll need to show one proof of identity, one proof of legal presence, one proof of Virginia residency, and proof of your social security number. You’ll also need to present a document to show that you are eligible under federal requirements.

Documents accepted by the DMV as proof of identity, legal presence, Virginia residency and social security number may change without notice.

Medical Certification Requirements In Virginia

All CDL applicants must certify that they are in good enough health to drive a truck, posing no danger to themselves or the public. You must prove that either you’re in compliance with the federal and Virginia motor carrier safety regulations or that you don’t have to comply with regulations.

If you need to meet the federal or Virginia motor carrier safety regulations, you must provide a valid DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate completed by an examiner on the National Registry of Medical Examiners.

Driver Education Requirements
If you’re 18 or older, are applying for a CDL for the first time, you must either hold a valid Virginia driver’s license or have satisfied all the requirements to obtain such a license. In addition, you must:
– Pass a state-approved driver education program designed specifically for commercial motor vehicles
– Hold a commercial learner’s permit for at least 14 days, or
– If you did not complete the driver education program designed specifically for commercial motor vehicles, you must hold a commercial learner’s permit for at least 30 days before taking the CDL road skills test at DMV.

Testing
Tests may include a vision screening, CDL knowledge and endorsement exams, and a CDL road skills test. You may also need to take the two-part driver’s license knowledge exam. A DMV representative will tell you which tests you need to take.

Receiving Your License
Once you pass all required testing, your CDL or commercial learner’s permit will be mailed to the address you gave the DMV. The U.S. Postal Service will not forward driver’s licenses, so make sure that the DMV has your current, correct address on record (SOURCE).

Virginia Trucking Related News

Vehicle automation seems to be the topic du jour in the trucking industry. In September the Federal Highway Administration, with help from the Virginia State Police, demonstrated an automated three-truck platoon driving an 8-mile course on a Virginia state highway.

The closest following distance between the trucks during one of the test drives was 45 to 50 feet. At 55 mph that’s a following gap of just 0.6 second. Using dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), the computers on the three trucks “talked” via a radio using a 5.9-gigahertz transmission.

“This is important for highway efficiency,” said Michael Trentacoste, director of FHWA’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology. “Since we’re not able to increase the number of lane-miles quickly, we want to have trucks driving close together while still operating safely.”

Trucks running close together can improve fuel efficiency by reducing combined aerodynamic drag according to The North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Volvo Trucks North America has been working with University of California researchers and a company called Peloton Technology. The university’s Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology program, or PATH, developed the system used in the demonstration. All three trucks were Volvo VNL 670s (SOURCE).

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(540) 230-7639

350 ELLIOTT CREEK RD, 24149
Interstate
1213821

1 CALL MOVING SOLUTIONS INC

Listed in
(703) 906-0118

10440 COLONEL CT, 20110
Interstate
1462136

1 GUY 1 TRUCK 1 TRAILER LLC

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(703) 622-3061

112 OAK GROVE ROAD UNIT 112, 20166
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2408036

1 GUY 1 TRUCK 1 TRAILER LLC

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(703) 622-3061

112 OAK GROVE ROAD UNIT 112, 20166
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2408036

1 TOWING & REPAIR INC

Listed in
(804) 876-3630

10395 DOW GIL RD, 23005
Interstate
1081944

10BIT LLC

Listed in
(301) 312-0166

5933 HIGH MEADOW RD, 22310
Interstate
2552542

168 HAUL-AWAY

Listed in
(571) 277-3818

3907 FORGE DRIVE, 22193
Interstate
2148243

18DOUN LLC

Listed in
(804) 926-7196

500 MINGEA ST, 23804
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2383304

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(804) 247-2738

20411 HORSE SHOE ROAD, 23830
Interstate
1506817

1ST CLASS CHAUFFEUR SERVICES

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(540) 723-8870

516 LANNY DR, 22601
Interstate
1568492

1ST RESPONSE RAIL SERVICE INC

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(631) 740-9008

5739 CHARLES CITY CIRCLE, 23231
Interstate
1788671

2 SHARPE LLC

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(804) 519-5859

16 SHORT BRANCH RD, 22556
Interstate
2286058

225 AUTO TRANSPORT LLC

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(804) 467-8088

2345 LANIER ROAD, 23146
Interstate
1349291

22ND CENTURY VAN LINES LLC

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(703) 876-6000

3128 CHEPSTOW LANE, 22042
Interstate
2252015

24 7 GREASE TRAP & PLUMBING INC

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(571) 436-7733

7514 DIPLOMAT DRIVE SUITE 101, 20109
Interstate
2174853

24 ON THE GO TRUCKING LLC

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(703) 986-7587

14193 ROCKING HORSE DR, 22193
Interstate
2409587

24 SEVEN PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE

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(540) 966-2174

25673 AZALEA GARDEN TER, 20105
Interstate
1738950

2407 EXPRESS LLC

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(434) 284-8775

60 ROSLYN HEIGHTS RD, 22901
Interstate
1991604

270 SMOKERS

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(540) 817-0168

102 BLACKS CREEK ROAD, 24450
Interstate
2640945

2GT RICHMOND INC

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(804) 644-2770

2210 MAGNOLIA ST, 23223-2312
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1795046

2WINSTRAND TRUCKING LLC

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(757) 805-4247

46 COLONIAL WAY, 23325
Interstate
2501334

3 D DELIVERY SERVICE

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(434) 546-6113

100 OGDEN ROAD, 24517
Interstate
1991679

3 M’S B & T TRANSPORT LLC

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(757) 966-9796

4205 BAINBRIDGE BLVD, 23324
Interstate
2509284

310 ROSEMONT

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(540) 982-1987

14 CAMPBELL AVE SE SUITE 310, 24011
Interstate
2347703

310 ROSEMONT

Listed in
(540) 982-1987

14 CAMPBELL AVE SE SUITE 310, 24011
Interstate
2347703

323 LOGISTICS INC

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(757) 550-8798

1021 NICKLAUS DR, 23435
Interstate
2557600

323 LOGISTICS INC

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(757) 550-8798

1021 NICKLAUS DR, 23435
Interstate
2557600

33 EXPRESS

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(703) 955-0822

3229 RAWLEY PIKE, 22801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2459841

3B TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(703) 200-1491

307 S RONALDS ST APT 202, 22304
Interstate
2194132

3D DYCUS DIAMOND DRILLING LLC

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(276) 228-9433

945 FAIRVIEW ROAD, 24382
Interstate
2124277

3D DYCUS DIAMOND DRILLING LLC

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(276) 228-9433

945 FAIRVIEW ROAD, 24382
Interstate
2124277

3D-4U INC

Listed in
(540) 808-3606

2000 KRAFT DR, 24060
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2094113

4 CORNERS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(757) 593-3147

3288 PAGE AVE APT#802, 23451
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1398824

4 K ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(703) 282-4729

2333 HUNTER MILL ROAD, 22181
Interstate
1817621

402TRAILS

Listed in
(540) 256-2738

66 KAOLIN SPRING LANE, 24440
Interstate
2140485

5 BROTHERS TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(757) 304-9513

121 WIGGINS CT, 23851
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2292015

5 CORNERS TRUCKING INC

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(804) 467-1398

9063 SHADYGROVE RD, 23116
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2556016

5 STAR TRUCKING

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(540) 984-8810

98 ROSS LANE, 22824
Interstate
2445796

5 STAR TRUCKING

Listed in
(540) 984-8810

98 ROSS LANE, 22824
Interstate
2445796

5G2 LOGISTICS

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(757) 617-5320

3309 DOGWOOD DR, 23703
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2348435

5G2 LOGISTICS

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(757) 617-5320

3309 DOGWOOD DR, 23703
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2348435

77 EXPRESS LLC

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2690 PENBURY CT STE 103, 22191
Interstate
2140706

777 TRANSPORT LLC

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(540) 628-5751

10612 BUCKINGHAM DR, 22407
Interstate
2482678

A – 1 FLOOD TECH

Listed in
(703) 361-2156

9111 CENTREVILLE ROAD, 20110
Interstate
1861699

A & A HAULING

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(434) 709-7381

1119 SINAI RD, 24558
Interstate
2416989

A & C LOGISTICS LLC

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(434) 770-7589

4204 ROCKFORD SCHOOL ROAD, 24557
Interstate
2533186

A & D EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(540) 433-6470

188 ASHBY AVE, 22802
Interstate
2455133

A & D EXPRESS LLC

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(540) 433-6470

188 ASHBY AVE, 22802
Interstate
2455133

A & F TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(703) 447-3972

7934 WENTWORTH PL, 22152
Interstate
2406632

A & F TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(703) 447-3972

7934 WENTWORTH PL, 22152
Interstate
2406632

A & G EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
(571) 284-7863

5642 ARROWFIELD TERRACE, 20169
Interstate
1224383

A & G TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LLC

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(703) 595-1755

6945 WESTMORELAND RD, 22042
Interstate
2598185

A & H TRUCKING 6 CORP

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(347) 728-3606

15278 WATERWHEEL TERRACE, 22191
Interstate
1954515

A & I TRUCKING LLC

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(571) 327-9890

6915 FLOYD AVE, 22150
Interstate
1608549

A & J ELITE LLC

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(954) 829-4510

8201 SPRUCE ST, 20111
Interstate
2641378

A & J GOODALL AUTO TRANSPORT SERVICE LLC

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(804) 475-9420

13806 SUTTERS MILL RD, 23112
Interstate
2559183

A & J GOODALL AUTO TRANSPORT SERVICE LLC

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(804) 475-9420

13806 SUTTERS MILL RD, 23112
Interstate
2559183

A & J TRANSPORTATION OF COLUMBUS LLC

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(571) 722-5034

4084 PRESIDENTIAL HILL LOOP, 22025
Interstate
1284703

A & J TRUCKING LLC

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(571) 393-9330

4110 OLD CALVERTON RD, 20119
Interstate
1866759

A & L HAULING

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(757) 513-3594

313 WOOD DUCK CT, 23434
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1675048

A & L HAULING LLC

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(434) 770-1940

4345 W GRETNA RD, 24557
Interstate
2252449

A & N ENTERPRISES LLC

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(631) 902-1279

1812 CLEARBROOK LN, 23464
Intrastate Hazmat
2403088

A & O JONES ENTERPRISE LLC

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(757) 350-9385

5524 BAYSIDE RD, 23350
Interstate
2561076

A & P TRANSPORTATION CO

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(571) 275-5045

21065 STANFORD SQUARE #401, 20166
Interstate
2343115

A & P TRANSPORTATION CO

Listed in
(571) 275-5045

21065 STANFORD SQUARE #401, 20166
Interstate
2343115

A & R HAULING

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(757) 784-6728

9206 DIASCUND RD, 23089
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1685431

A & R TRANSPORT

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(434) 263-8935

171 WELLS LANE, 22938
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1072899

A & S MARBLE GRANITE INC

Listed in
(540) 723-0175

657 MCGHEE ROAD, 22603
Interstate
1396351

A & S REMODELING LLC

Listed in
(703) 786-6544

13364 PREUIT PLACE, 20170
Interstate
2569079

A & S TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(703) 609-9761

17204 LARKIN DRIVE, 22026
Interstate
2136023

A & S TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(703) 618-7398

3654 MORGAN COURT, 22026
Interstate
2388715

A & SONS EXPRESS INC

Listed in
(703) 554-7405

105 NASSAU DRIVE, 22602
Interstate
1818060

A & SONS TRUCKING

Listed in
(757) 894-4334

18192 BROOK LANE, 23483
Interstate
1844745

A & T LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(757) 809-1348

1803 SAVOY COURT, 23434
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2061292

A & V HAULING INC

Listed in
(703) 231-8374

7311 PARWOOD CT # 202, 22042
Interstate
2504249

A & W AUTO TOPS & UPHOLSTERY INC

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(757) 425-3203

1933 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD STE 107, 23454
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2512669

A & W CONTRACTING CORP

Listed in
(703) 490-8211

12801 DARBY BROOKE CT, 22192
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1039606

A & W EXPRESS DELIVERIES INC

Listed in
(804) 283-4421

10511 GAYTON ROAD, 23238
Interstate
1524923

A & Y TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(434) 623-8020

102 MEADOW DR, 23847
Interstate
2035730

A ACE BUS CHARTER INC

Listed in
(703) 932-1617

12423 POPES HEAD RD, 20124
Interstate
1341047

A AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY INC

Listed in
(571) 432-7740

9022 TELEGRAPH RD UNIT B, 22079
Interstate
2526119

A BANE SOLUTIONS LLC

Listed in
(540) 441-7488

201 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE STE 207, 20132
Interstate
2349664

A BANE SOLUTIONS LLC

Listed in
(540) 441-7488

201 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE STE 207, 20132
Interstate
2349664

A BOX

Listed in
(540) 801-0404

103 CHESAPEAKE AVENUE, 22812
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1498338

A C DANIEL JR

Listed in
(804) 691-8611

27614 RIDGE ROAD, 23872
Interstate
2495394

A CHANGE OF PLACE MOVERS

Listed in
(804) 642-1404

3052 RACHAEL LANE, 23072
Interstate
1293943

A CLASS TRANSPORT INC

Listed in
(540) 473-3434

787 SPRINGWOOD RD, 24090
Interstate
1815878

A D COULY EXPRESS LLC

Listed in
8334 LOVERIDGE COURT, 23294
Interstate
2190665

A D F TRUCKING

Listed in
(703) 404-1615

46943 TRUMPET CIRCLE, 20164
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1228740

A D WEDDLE CO INC

Listed in
(540) 345-2331

1613 13TH STREET NE, 24012
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
158009

A DIAZ BROTHER LLC

Listed in
(202) 498-6449

6144 TAFFY CT, 22193
Interstate
2347008

A DIAZ BROTHER LLC

Listed in
(202) 498-6449

6144 TAFFY CT, 22193
Interstate
2347008

A E BROWN TRUCKING

Listed in
(610) 998-5897

1913 NASHVILLE AVE, 23704-5336
Interstate
2541318

A E J CONTRACTORS

Listed in
(571) 282-3605

7277 LEE HWY, 22042
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2038096

A E S TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(703) 929-3386

4804 HARRISON RD, 22408
Interstate
1248187

A E WOLFREY TRUCKING

Listed in
(540) 832-5949

71 MARBLE BLUE LANE, 22942
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1269405

A FIRST-CLASS MOVE

Listed in
(703) 356-5183

2128 PIMMIT DRIVE, 22043
Interstate
1928950

A FRIENDLY MOVER INC

Listed in
(757) 671-3222

3424 CHANDLER CREEK ROAD, 23453
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1730505

A GOFF LIMOUSINE AND BUS COMPANY

Listed in
(434) 979-5466

18 NEW LIFE DRIVE, 22968
Interstate
1016691

A J TRANSPORT

Listed in
(434) 572-2477

2100 PHILPOTT RD, 24592
Interstate
1496668