Trucking Companies and CDL Information in West Virginia

How Much Can CDL Drivers Make In West Virginia?

Lush greenery, mountains, scenic roadways, quaint towns, and historic treasures make up the state of West Virginia. The New River Gorge Bridge is a manmade marvel in Fayetteville. It’s the longest steel-arch bridge in the U.S., spanning 1,699 feet across the New River Canyon.

The cities in West Virginia with the highest population are:
– Charleston (capital): 51,400
– Huntington: 49,138
– Parkersburg: 31,492
– Morgantown: 29,660
– Wheeling : 28,486

The state shares its borders with Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland. West Virginia is considered a national energy hub due to interstate electricity exports and underground coal mine production. The natural gas industry is growing here, too. Overall, West Virginia generates 15% of the nation’s fossil fuel energy.

These industries work well with trucking. Natural gas needs to be transported in tanker trucks across the country, and coal energy is starting to gain popularity. Driving interstate in a tanker or other type of truck can garner a pretty decent wage. There are presently 10,850 drivers in the state and the average salary is $37,730 per year.

For owner operators the average hourly wage is $18.14. Projected growth in the trucking industry between the years 2014 and 2024 is miniscule, but it’s there. Some states will see a negative number, but in West Virginia the expected increase is 1% while the U.S. is 6% (SOURCE).

Looking at median salaries, which are those exactly in the middle with 50% higher and 50% lower, the U.S. median salary for a truck driver is $41,340 while in West Virginia it’s $36,030.
When you take a look by city you can get a feel for the fluctuations in salaries across the state.
1. Martinsburg: $41,170
2. Morgantown: $40,860
3. Winchester: $39,180
4. Cumberland: $37,350
5. Huntington: $37,180
6. Wheeling: $36,140
7. Charleston: $35,460
8. Parkersburg: $29,380
Basically what it boils down to is your salary will be dependent on the type of work you do, the truck you drive, your CDL endorsements, your delivery area (local vs. interstate), and your years of experience.

America needs truckers to keep the economy going, so there should never be a day that truck drivers are not needed. If you enjoy being your own boss, traveling the open, and sometimes trafficked, road, not having an office, being able to sit up higher than everyone else, then a career in the trucking industry could be just right for you (SOURCE).

How Do I Get My West Virginia CDL License?

In order to get a job as a trucker in West Virginia you must be at least 18 years old and have had a regular driver’s license (Class D) for at least 2 years. You also need to meet specific physical standards and carry proof that you meet these standards in the form of a medical certificate.

Drivers who operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in NON-EXCEPTED interstate commerce must pass a DOT physical given by a certified medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry web site.

School bus drivers or people who work for a city, state, or federal government agency, in which a CDL is required for their employment, are considered to be operating in EXCEPTED INTRASTATE (within state lines) or EXCEPTED INTERSTATE (into other states) and do not have to meet FMCSA requirements. School bus drivers need to present their current School Bus Certification card.

Applicants who work for a city, county, state, or federal government agency must provide written verification, on agency letterhead, verifying employment with their city, state, or federal government agency. If a driver cannot be medically certified, he/she may be eligible for a medical waiver.
How to Apply
1. Complete both sides of the Application for Commercial Driver’s License and/or Endorsements (CDL-1).
2. Submit a copy of your current DOT Medical/physical certification and DOT Medical card (valid for 30 days or more). If a city, county, state, or federal government agency employs you, show verification of your employment on agency letterhead.
3. Submit all of the above to the DMV by mail at DMV, PO Box 17010, Charleston WV 25317. Or deliver it in person to the DMV Driver Services window at 5707 MacCorkle Ave, SE in Kanawha City (Charleston) WV.
4. Upon receipt of the application and all applicable fees, a test card will be mailed to the applicant with a list of the regional CDL testing sites.
5. Once all tests are passed a CDL instruction permit will be issued. The permit is valid for of 180 days and can be renewed only one time.
6. You need to wait at least 14 days after receiving your CDL instruction permit before you can take the road skills test. Contact a third party examiner (find these in the front of the WV CDL manual) to schedule your appointment. Payment is required at the time of testing.
7. Drive to the test location in the vehicle that’s the same as the CDL class and endorsement for which you are testing. Once the skills tests are complete and passed, submit the passed form to one of the DMV offices or the Driver Exam Center for processing. You will receive your CDL at this time.

West Virginia CDL Classifications and Endorsements

A Commercial Driver’s License may be issued with certain classifications, endorsements, and restrictions. The holder of a valid CDL may drive vehicles in the class for which the license is issued, plus all lesser classes of vehicles, and vehicles that require an endorsement, provided that endorsement is on the license.

Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle(s) being towed is more than 10,000 pounds.

Class B: Any single vehicle with the gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle under 10,000 pounds.

Class C: Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,000 pounds or any such vehicle towing another vehicle with a gross weight less than 10,000 pounds comprising:
a.) Vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver; and
b.) Vehicles used in the transportation of hazardous materials, in amounts high enough to require the vehicle be placarded according to 49 CFR, Part 172, sub-part F.
(Class C CDLs must have either a passenger or hazardous material endorsement or both.)

Class D: Non Commercial Vehicles for Hire and CDL Endorsements (SOURCE):
F – Motorcycle
H – Hazardous Materials (Retest Required at Renewal & Transfer)
N – Tank
P – Passenger CMV (must pass Road Skills Test)
S – School Bus (must pass Road Skills Test)
T – Doubles and Triples
X – Hazardous Materials and Tank

CDL Restrictions
E – No Manual Transmission (CMV Only)
K – Intrastate Driving – Driving in WV Only (Under 21 Driver or Medical Waiver)
L – No Air Brakes
M – Class B & C Buses Only
N – Restricts driver to buses 26,000 pounds and under (Class C Buses)
O – No Tractor Trailer CMV
P – No Passengers in CMV bus
V – Medical Variance
X – No Cargo in Tank Vehicle
Z – No Full Air Equipped CMV

West Virginia Trucking Related News

Larry Gorby, an XPO Logistics driver from Charleston, West Virginia, won the state’s Grand Champion title for earning the highest overall score at the West Virginia Truck Driving Championships. There were 37 drivers who competed in the 2017 championships.

Gorby has been in 15 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships and has won his class of competition three times. In his 27 years as a trucker, he’s driven more than 2.4 million miles (SOURCE).

16137994

Listed in
(304) 273-5308

400 SAND STREET, 26164
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1435140

1ST PLACE LAWN SERVICE

Listed in
(304) 258-2331

437 CLARA LANE, 25411
Interstate
1266601

20 20 ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(304) 325-2081

138 PURDUE STREET, 24701-7278
Interstate
1302095

20 MILE TRANSPORT LLC

Listed in
(304) 632-1513

212 20 MILE CREEK, 26656
Interstate
1313730

2J TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(304) 892-4445

2581 STEVENSBURG RD, 26444
Interstate
2530197

3 AND 1 TRUCKING

Listed in
(304) 876-2803

57 BEST ROAD, 25425
Interstate
1396793

3 DISTRIBUTING LLC

Listed in
(304) 444-6657

3707 STAUNTON AVENUE, 25304-1539
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2540156

3 TO 5 TRUCKING

Listed in
(304) 892-5020

ROUTE 1 BOX 79, 26440
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1294463

3-C OPERATING LLC

Listed in
(304) 613-9977

2626 INDIAN FORK RD, 26411
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1631316

3-D MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC

Listed in
(304) 369-9286

1576 SMOOT AVENUE, 25053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1581898

3-D SALVAGE

Listed in
(304) 446-5585

3064 ARNOLD MINE ROAD, 26717
Interstate
2051281

3D CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(304) 916-1365

514 GEORGE STREET, 26101
Interstate
2088000

4 B SERVICES INC

Listed in
(304) 524-7569

5551 STRAIGHT FORK ROAD, 25521
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1405695

4 C’S ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(304) 864-4612

2831 ROHR ROAD, 26542
Interstate
1245857

4 COOKS CONTRACTING

Listed in
(606) 369-5567

201 E SECOND AVENUE, 25661-3603
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2409370

4-WAY TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(304) 779-2220

ROUTE 60, 25031
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1195467

4M EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(304) 395-1943

297 APPALOOSA DR, 25071
Interstate
2463243

5-B WARNER SALVAGE LLC

Listed in
(304) 472-1896

21 TURKEY RUN ROAD, 26201
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1278096

7

Listed in
(304) 342-4004

3780 RUTLEDGE ROAD, 25311
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1270421

7 MAPLES FARM

Listed in
(304) 698-7867

13894 N PRESTON HWY, 26525
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2044429

7-19-74 GOLLICKS TRUCKING

Listed in
(304) 785-1766

HC 60 BOX 305, 24846
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2092345

9 EAST AUTO SALES LLC

Listed in
(304) 267-1652

39 SLONAKER LANE, 25405
Interstate
1339546

9 EAST AUTO SALES LLC

Listed in
(304) 267-1652

39 SLONAKER LANE, 25405
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1339548

A & A ELECTRIC & HVAC LLC

Listed in
(304) 749-7082

3344 LAUREL DALE RD, 26726-8859
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1830582

A & A ENERGY INC

Listed in
(304) 436-5100

151 STEWART STREET, 24801-2031
Interstate
1637469

A & A EQUIPMENT ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(304) 294-5257

HCR 80 BOX 494, 25617
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1167077

A & A GUTTER

Listed in
(304) 733-9005

1352 E CAMPBELL, 25705
Interstate
1708681

A & A POOLS AND SUPPLIES INC

Listed in
(304) 263-1300

30 MONROE STREET, 25404-3386
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1268918

A & A SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(304) 848-2077

ROUTE 76 EAST, 26330
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2179450

A & B ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(304) 257-1036

HC 32 BOX 397, 26847-8123
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1735675

A & B TOOLS LLC

Listed in
(304) 289-3387

1236 PENNEROIL RD, 26743-9713
Interstate
1268238

A & D ENTERPRISES

Listed in
(304) 652-1131

146 THORN RIDGE ROAD, 26146-7456
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1634006

A & G WELDING

Listed in
(304) 342-0517

ROUTE 1 BOX 358 A, 25312
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1486431

A & H EXCAVATING

Listed in
(304) 682-4687

RURAL ROUTE 1, 25913
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1418631

A & H STORAGE

Listed in
(304) 369-5333

5775 SPRUCE RIVER RD, 25053
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2426629

A & J HEATING AND COOLING INC

Listed in
(304) 349-4932

ROUTE 1 BOX 96A, 26411
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1746133

A & J TREE SERVICE

Listed in
(304) 788-8034

ROUTE 1 BOX 117 B, 26726
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1712679

A & K ENTERPRISES INC

Listed in
(304) 438-7792

701 CAVEN DISH RD, 25962
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1876306

A & L BUILDING MATERIALS & HARDWARE INC

Listed in
(304) 562-6209

3554 TEAYS VALLEY RD, 25526-9054
Interstate
141564

A & L LOGGING

Listed in
(304) 294-6961

HC 69 BOX 168 A, 24726
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1276808

A & M CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(304) 369-5366

45 LEFTWICH AVENUE, 25130
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1251856

A & M DISTRIBUTING

Listed in
(304) 292-1993

397 MULBERRY STREET, 26505
Interstate
1373887

A & M FLAGGING LLC

Listed in
(304) 530-7663

110 LAUREL STREET, 26836
Interstate
1609834

A & M LOGGING

Listed in
(304) 772-4395

2414 SWEET SPRINGS VALLEY RD, 24983-4517
Interstate
1286254

A & N CONTRACTING COP

Listed in
(304) 864-0529

RT 1 BOX 47Z5, 26547
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1239075

A & N TRUCK SERVICE

Listed in
(304) 892-3306

673 GEORGE WASHINGTON HWY, 26440
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2397581

A & O FIREWOOD

Listed in
(304) 897-8122

1386 JENKINS HOLLOW ROAD, 26812-8360
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2099582

A & P TRUCK LINES LLC

Listed in
(304) 742-6411

19741 WEBSTER RD, 26205
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1167600

A & S ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(304) 257-9505

161 SILVERADO DRIVE, 26847
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1477931

A & S EXCAVATING LLC

Listed in
(304) 201-1620

7478 US 60, 25526
Interstate
1527703

A & S HEATING & COOLING LLC

Listed in
(304) 757-8533

ROUTE 4 BOX 333A, 25526
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1707851

A & S RECOVERY

Listed in
(304) 462-0312

264 BARKER DRIVE, 26335-7148
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2500944

A & S TRUCKING

Listed in
(540) 433-6470

50 JUST DEBSUE ST, 25413
Interstate
1144616

A & S TRUCKING

Listed in
(304) 369-7116

RT 17 BLAIR, 25022
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2015794

A & T SALES COMPANY

Listed in
(304) 487-6434

#6 HICKORY RIDGE ESTATES, 24740
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1795093

A & W INDUSTRIES CORP

Listed in
(304) 872-9535

488 WARD ROAD, 26662
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1261638

A & W REPAIR

Listed in
(304) 756-3109

590 MCCORKLE ROAD, 25564
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1434824

A & W SANITATION INC

Listed in
(304) 658-5813

142 E MAIN STREET, 25812
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1179900

A A A GLASS & AWNING COMPANY

Listed in
(304) 872-4241

1003 WEBSTER RD, 26651
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2205379

A A WALKER III

Listed in
(304) 838-0696

ROUTE 4 BOX 432 C, 26301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1288638

A AND E CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(304) 252-7400

407 PROSPERITY ROAD, 25909
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1556948

A B EXCAVATING

Listed in
(304) 369-6951

DAWN LANE, 25081
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1308219

A C D TRUCKING

Listed in
(304) 456-4106

SHEETS ROAD, 24944
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1294504

A D BAKER HOMES INC

Listed in
(304) 233-8800

112 19TH STREET, 26003-3704
Interstate
2510464

A DOUGLAS MCKEE

Listed in
(304) 736-4549

10 QUAIL DRIVE, 25545
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1293589

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Listed in
(304) 379-2725

448 TICHNELL ROAD, 26519
Interstate
1012232

A HS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(540) 752-5437

352-A DARKHOLLOW RD, 24910
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1855162

A HUBBARD LOGGING

Listed in
(304) 536-9004

HC 83 BOX 87, 24983
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1388804

A J & M CONSTRUCTION CO

Listed in
(304) 583-7723

HC 67 BOX 32, 24823
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1957717

A J’S TRUCK & AUTO REPAIR

Listed in
(304) 255-6351

236 KLAUS STREET, 25801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1406781

A M BRAGG TRUCKING

(304) 660-8547

11717 NORTH STATE ROUTE 20, 25966
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1367555

A M WARD STOCK FARM

Listed in
(304) 622-4394

ROUTE 2 BOX 208, 26385
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1535091

A MCKISIC EXCAVATING COMPANY

Listed in
(304) 924-5742

ROUTE 1 BOX 223 D, 26218
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2064336

A MIKAL ROYCE COMPANY

Listed in
(304) 687-3676

532 ALPOCA BOTTOM ROAD, 24716
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1838205

A N L DAVIS TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(304) 813-0547

4350 COLD STREAM RD, 26711
Interstate
2533048

A RENTAL SALES AND SERVICE INC

Listed in
(304) 472-3789

38 A PLUS RENTAL DR, 26201-8117
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1186733

A T VENEY LLC

Listed in
(703) 554-2686

97 TAFT DR, 25428
Interstate
2559176

A T VENEY LLC

Listed in
(703) 554-2686

97 TAFT DR, 25428
Interstate
2559176

A TO Z PAVING & SEALING

Listed in
(304) 252-0202

101 CITY AVENUE, 25801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1286530

A-1 AMUSEMENT INC

Listed in
(304) 422-0026

3405 MURDOCH AVENUE, 26101
Interstate
1615228

A-1 AUTO SHOP & PREOWNED AUTO SALES LLC

Listed in
(304) 438-3721

39928 MIDLAND TRAIL, 25962
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1941583

A-1 CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(304) 779-9100

357 W RIVERSIDE DRIVE, 25040
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1258845

A-1 FENCE CO INC

Listed in
(304) 664-9316

HC 72 BOX 129 BROWNING FORK ROAD, 25621
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1308210

A-1 GENERAL CONTRACTING INC

Listed in
(304) 783-5115

RT 4 BOX 116, 26301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1880000

A-1 SEPTIC TANK CLEANING SERVICE

Listed in
(304) 457-2821

ROUTE 4 BOX 272E, 26416
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1257650

A-1 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

Listed in
(304) 255-1187

426 TANK BRANCH ROAD, 25847
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1294040

A-1 USED FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Listed in
(304) 342-4305

1205 WEST WASHINGTON ST, 25312
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1956098

A-1 USED TOPPERS

Listed in
(304) 253-9894

125 BLUEMONT LN, 25801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1668969

A-A HOMES INC

Listed in
(304) 229-9277

7768 WINCHESTER AVE, 25428
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1228459

A-L CONCRETE

Listed in
(304) 889-2576

SHENANGO RUN ROUTE 20, 26419
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2122906

A-L CONCRETE

Listed in
(304) 889-2576

SHENANGO RUN ROUTE 20, 26419
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2122906

A-Z LOGISTICS INC

Listed in
(304) 921-5151

1710 WAYNE ST, 24701
Interstate
2636439

A-ZONE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(304) 724-6458

2181 BERRYVILLE PIKE, 25414-5594
Interstate
1609178

A&A TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(304) 456-3054

1698 THORNWOOD ROAD, 24920-8521
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2445402

A&A TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(304) 456-3054

1698 THORNWOOD ROAD, 24920-8521
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2445402

A&B TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(304) 364-2403

2358 LOWER SLEITH RD, 26623
Interstate
1283574

A&E CONSTRUCTION

Listed in
(304) 548-6260

3 SKYLINE DR, 25045
Interstate
2578796

A&M CONCRETE PUMPING LLC

Listed in
(304) 542-0015

1065 WILKIE ROAD, 25168-7928
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2510342

A&Z REPAIR INCORPORATED

Listed in
(304) 583-8737

107 POWELL DR, 25635-1134
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2561112

AAA FENCING INSTALLATIONS INC

Listed in
(304) 736-7678

RR 2 BOX 120, 25537
Interstate
1912225