Trucking Companies and CDL Information in Wyoming

How Much Can CDL Drivers Make In Wyoming?

Wyoming is home to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, and other popular tourist destinations like Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. To people who’ve never been there it seems like it could still be part of the old Wild West when in reality its nickname “The Equality State” came about because in 1869 it was the first state to give women the right to vote.

Wyoming is full of wide-open spaces with only 6 people per square mile. The main sources of income in the state are: grain, hay, livestock, mines, and crude oil, all of which require a substantial amount of space. The ten largest coal mines in the country are all in Wyoming. The top 5 populated cities in Wyoming are:
1. Cheyenne: 59,466
2. Casper: 55,316
3. Laramie: 30,816
4. Gillette: 29,087
5. Rock Springs: 23,036

At present there are well over 6,210 truck drivers, as you would expect when you think about the industries that thrive here. Wyoming is number 5 in the country when it comes to the Top 5 states with the highest concentration of trucking jobs even though the projection for future is not all that encouraging.

Between 2014 and 2024, the trucking industry in Wyoming is expected to decrease by 11% whereas the country as a whole is expected to increase 6% (SOURCE).

The average yearly salary for a truck driver in Wyoming is $49,210 while the average hourly rate is $23.66 for those of you who are owner operators. The median salary for the U.S. is $41,340 and for Wyoming it’s a good bit higher at $47,590. Depending on where you are in the state, the median salary can fluctuate:
1. Casper: $50,910
2. SE WY: $49,890
3. SW WY: $48,760
4. NE WY: $48,630
5. Cheyenne: $43,650
6. NW WY: $41,430
All of these salaries are above the U.S. Median. Even with an 11% decrease in jobs, Wyoming trucking should survive. How else would America get all their stuff?

Steps To Obtaining Your Wyoming CDL License

Do you need a CLP first? Yes, if …
– This is your first time obtaining a CDL

– You’re upgrading from a lower class CDL to a higher class.

– You’re adding an endorsement to your existing CDL, such as school bus or passenger endorsement.

– You’re removing certain restrictions from your existing CDL that require a skills test.

CDL Testing Details In Wyoming

To obtain a CDL, you must pass written knowledge tests, a vision test, and a three-part driving skills test.

Knowledge Tests: All written tests are multiple choice and to pass your score must be 80 percent or higher. If you fail a test, you can always retake it. Written tests, once passed, are good for two years. You need to take the written test(s) if:
– You’ve never held a license in the U.S. or any of its Territories, or any Canadian Province.

– Your previous CDL has been expired, revoked, or denied for two years or longer or if your privilege to drive has been revoked, canceled, or disqualified.

– You’re upgrading the class or adding any endorsements.

– You’re removing the air brake restriction and removing the Air Over Hydraulics restriction. For this one you will need to perform a pre-trip and road test.

If you have a HAZMAT endorsement and you are transferring your out-of-state CDL you need to take the hazardous materials test. Applicants with Wyoming CDLs will have to retake the HAZMAT test if there’s no record that the test has been passed within the previous two years.

Vision Testing: A vision reading of 20/40 with both eyes is required to pass the vision test. If you fail to meet this standard with or without glasses, you may have to get a vision statement from your eye specialist. If you wear contact lenses or glasses during the vision screening, you will be required to wear them at all times while driving.

Skills Test: A skills test has three parts: pre-trip inspection, basic control skills, and over-the-road skills. Skills tests are conducted by appointment but only after you pass all necessary written tests. Vehicles used for testing should be driven to the test site by a person who has a valid CDL for the class and type of vehicle used for testing. Also the vehicle should be representative of the class of license you’re applying for. NOTE: You are not allowed to use placarded vehicles for skills testing.

Commercial Driver’s License holders must self-certify to a single type of commercial operation and must provide information about the type of commercial motor vehicle they will be driving or expect to drive with their CDL.

Driver Certification In Wyoming

Wyoming CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are required to submit a current DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate to obtain a “certified” status as part of their driving record. CDL holders are required to have this status, and those who do not provide and keep a current medical certificate on file with us will become “not-certified” and their license is subject to expiration.

Any Wyoming CDL driver who is required to have a medical certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. These medical examiners have been trained, tested, and certified to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce.

Additionally, DOT medical certificates must be on the approved FMCSA form. Only 2 minor changes can be made to the MEC, Form MCSA-5876:
1. May be reduced in size, ensuring all content is legible
2. May be printed in black and white

What happens if my DOT medical certificate expires?
1. You’re no longer medically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
2. Your CDL is subject to downgrading to a non-commercial driver license.
You must keep your DOT medical certificate up-to-date. It’s usually valid for two years.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Assessment Information

Before Driver Services can issue or renew a CDL license with a HAZMAT endorsement, the TSA must complete a security threat assessment (background check) to determine if you pose a security threat. When the assessment is complete, you’ll receive a letter in the mail from the TSA.

Upon receipt, bring your TSA approval letter to your local driver exam office to apply for your HAZMAT endorsement. You must pass all required test(s) and Driver Services must have received clearance from TSA prior to issuing your license.

NOTE: Allow 30-60 days to complete the TSA application and fingerprinting process. If you choose to be issued a CDL without the hazardous materials endorsement pending approval from TSA, you are required to reapply and pay another licensing fee once the assessment has been completed and approved to have the endorsement added to your CDL. Driver Services must be notified by TSA that you are approved before your hard-copy license can be released.

First-Time Hazmat Applicants: Complete the assessment prior to being issued a CDL with the HAZMAT endorsement. Pass the knowledge test for the HAZMAT endorsement.

Renewing a Wyoming CDL with HAZMAT Endorsement: Must renew in person and complete the assessment prior to renewing. Must pass the knowledge test for Hazardous Materials every time you renew. You cannot renew by mail to retain the HAZMAT endorsement.

Transferring an out-of-state CDL to Wyoming: If you’ve completed a TSA assessment in another state within the previous five years, the examiner will have to verify your approval date with the TSA. The Wyoming CDL with the HAZMAT endorsement will be issued only for the time left on your five-year TSA assessment. You can complete a new TSA assessment prior to receiving your Wyoming CDL if you want a full-term license. You will be required to pass the knowledge test for Hazardous Materials to retain your endorsement (SOURCE).

Wyoming Trucking Related News

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is trying to determine how to keep motorists and wildlife, especially deer safe from each other. When animals migrate from their winter-feeding grounds to their summer range and back again, it increases the chances of collisions on state highways.

The DOT has come up with a study to evaluate if changing driver behavior and making drivers more aware of migrating animals will generate safer travel for both humans and animals. The two-year study will be looking at three main points:
1. Driver behavior
2. Collisions with wildlife
3. Deer behavior in relation to vehicles

New speed limit signs have already been put up to delineate a slower nighttime speed. During daylight hours the speed limit on these roads is 65 mph but ½ hour before sunset, all night, and ½ hour before sunrise the speed limit is 55 mph. Black signs with white reflective lettering point out the new speed limit.

They are placed just under the 65 mph signs on those roads that have had the most collisions (SOURCE).

17 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(307) 259-0248

876 NORTH LAKEVIEW LANE, 82604
Interstate
2334934

17 TRANSPORT

Listed in
(307) 259-0248

876 NORTH LAKEVIEW LANE, 82604
Interstate
2334934

1982

Listed in
(307) 632-6999

6520 HINELSEY ROAD, 82001
Interstate
1541183

2 L TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(307) 674-6079

948 S THURMOND, 82801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1120015

23435

Listed in
(307) 245-3647

6108 CO RD 223, 82082
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2372876

24-7 HOT SHOT SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 273-3022

99 GRIFFINSVILLE LOOP, 82932
Interstate
1833552

2M CONSTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(307) 856-3718

704 S 2ND ST E, 82501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1194478

3 4 BOX K RANCH

Listed in
(307) 358-3930

286 CHEROKEE TRAIL, 82633
Interstate
1197036

3 CREEK RANCH GOLF CLUB

Listed in
(307) 732-8966

2800 RANCH HOUSE CIRCLE, 83001
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2152820

3 FINGERS RANCH INC

Listed in
(307) 746-5987

4269 HIGHWAY 450, 82701
Interstate
1675488

3 SPUR TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(307) 690-8253

97 HWY 335, 82833
Interstate
2255353

3 STAR TREE SERVICE

Listed in
(307) 258-6249

639 N 3RD AVE, 82604
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2626999

3 T’S CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(307) 837-2207

2399A US HWY 26, 82223
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1500310

3 UPSIDE DOWN T RANCH

Listed in
(307) 765-2563

2368 HWY 20, 82426
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2156080

307 FIELD SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(307) 331-1754

500 MARBLE ST, 82214
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2627799

307 TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 267-7538

144 BOXELDER ROAD, 82637
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2167810

3B1G CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(307) 630-0325

8404 RIDGE RD, 82009
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2723920

3D AUTO SERVICE

Listed in
(307) 335-5087

105 VALLEY VIEW DR, 82520
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2559076

3D AUTO SERVICE

Listed in
(307) 335-5087

105 VALLEY VIEW DR, 82520
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2559076

3D ENTERPRISES LLC

Listed in
(307) 682-7654

46 DAISY ST, 82716
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1637453

3D EQUIPMENT SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 685-3051

6506 HENDRICH CT, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1766791

3D EXPRESS

Listed in
(307) 620-2432

1357 SUSSEX ROAD, 82639
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2175828

3J TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 421-6415

675 CR 161, 82082
Interstate
1389987

3M SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(307) 680-8698

2230 ROSECREEK DR, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2553070

4 D TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(307) 921-1619

1420 FREMONT, 82443
Interstate
2102250

4 MILE TRUKING

Listed in
(307) 738-2289

1563 SUSSEX RD, 82639
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1724926

4 P TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(307) 746-5764

2409 E CLEVELAND, 82729
Interstate
1311244

4 PATRIOTS TRANSPORT

Listed in
(303) 906-7902

101 AIRPORT ROAD, 82834
Interstate
2586367

4 QUARTERS EXCAVATION AND DEVELOPMENT INC

Listed in
(307) 634-5816

4011 EVANS AVE, 82001
Interstate
1319732

4 STATES ENERGY LLC

Listed in
(307) 273-3043

186 E HIGHWAY 28, 82932
Interstate
2038129

44 LIVESTOCK

Listed in
(307) 327-5272

619 MCFARLAND, 82325
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1030915

44 LUMBER & TIMBER INC

Listed in
(307) 327-5071

102 MCAFFREY, 82325
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1144870

4E RANCH LLC

Listed in
(307) 921-2129

548 RD 3 LE, 82433
Interstate
1989161

4J WELDING

Listed in
(307) 259-3107

4402 MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE, 82604
Interstate
1269792

4N TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(307) 548-6419

855 KANSAS AVE, 82431
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1023888

54 TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 334-2927

139 V5 HILLTOP RD, 82222-0056
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1302912

5F VENDING LLC

Listed in
(307) 421-7703

4772 HILLTOP AVE, 82009
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2563195

5J TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(307) 267-9042

11969 W GOOSE EGG HILL, 82604
Interstate
2497235

5L DRILLING LLC

Listed in
(307) 682-0240

3003 E 2ND ST, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1434271

7-24 & COMPANY

Listed in
(307) 231-1010

54 1/2 MEADOW RD, 82941
Intrastate Hazmat
1399385

7C BACKHOE SERVICE

Listed in
(307) 884-8922

486 HEINER-SUTER LANE, 83112
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2162471

7X ENERGY SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 273-5004

16 M & M AVE, 82932
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1209586

A & E CONSTRUCTION LLC

Listed in
(307) 334-3135

255 WASSERBURGER ROAD, 82225
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2461681

A & E TRUCKING INC

Listed in
(307) 922-2123

1425 E MURRY ST LOT 151, 82301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1794681

A & S WATER SERVICE INC

Listed in
(307) 382-2146

2101 UPLAND STREET BLDG F1, 82901
Interstate
1765441

A & T WELDING INC

Listed in
(307) 537-3467

29 ERICA LANE, 82923
Interstate
1134154

A AND J TRUCKING OF UTAH LLC

Listed in
(801) 915-3804

13 EAST ELEVEN ST, 83113
Interstate
1920253

A BAR A RANCH

Listed in
(307) 327-5454

A BAR A RANCH RD, 82325
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1021523

A BLACK CAR SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(307) 413-2572

810 POWDERHORN LN, 83001
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2646120

A D G TRANSPORT

Listed in
(307) 399-9133

461 NORTH HODGEMAN STREET, 82072
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1639314

A J AND L TRANSPORT

Listed in
(307) 797-0184

617 KIRK AVE, 82601
Interstate
2259711

A M TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 735-4099

115 SOUTH YELLOWSTONE, 82213
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2392463

A PLUS SHED MOVERS

Listed in
(307) 299-2376

222 A1 AMERICAN RD, 82716
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1479475

A PLUS SUPERIOR WELL SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(307) 299-4858

303 INDUSTRIAL PARK DR, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1564852

A THRU Z DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION INC

Listed in
(307) 221-2825

4720 RANCH HOUSE WAY, 82001
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1604766

A-2 FIELD SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 751-1587

1411 THOMAS DRIVE, 82801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1311237

A-DIAMOND TRUCKING LLC

Listed in
(307) 359-0795

639 N 4TH ST, 82633
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2162970

A-ONE MOBILE HOME MOVERS INC

Listed in
(307) 856-2887

203 RENDEZVOUS RD, 82501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1400243

A-STAR CONTRACTING

Listed in
(307) 789-7263

731 10TH ST, 82930
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1911973

A&A EARTHWORKS

Listed in
(307) 331-8833

580 GRANGE RD, 82201
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1339411

A&S AG SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(307) 649-2299

226 COUNTY ROAD 149, 82054
Interstate
2350066

A&S AG SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(307) 649-2299

226 COUNTY ROAD 149, 82054
Interstate
2350066

A&W HOTSHOT OILFIELD SERVICE

Listed in
(307) 756-3785

17B GREY RD, 82721
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1633272

A2B DISTRIBUTION LLC

Listed in
(303) 800-8188

412 N MAIN ST STE 100, 82834
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2484376

A3 SERVICES LLC

Listed in
(406) 757-2544

11 YOUNGS CREEK RD, 82801
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1648398

AAA RECYCLING AND SALVAGE INC

Listed in
(307) 472-6971

1359 RAILROAD ST, 82072
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1796341

AARMCO INC

Listed in
(307) 851-9824

736 PARADISE VALLEY RD, 82501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2444017

AARMCO INC

Listed in
(307) 851-9824

736 PARADISE VALLEY RD, 82501
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2444017

AAVON MOVING & STORAGE INC

Listed in
(307) 634-4439

1702 PACIFIC AVENUE, 82007
Interstate
100277

AB DRILLING

Listed in
(307) 386-2520

130 WEST BIRCH CREEK DRIVE, 83123
Interstate
1708884

AB SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 273-5033

60 HAYSTACK BUTTE RD, 82932
Interstate
1881160

ABBOTT TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 851-6986

16 LAKOTA DR, 82901
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2135864

ABSOLUTE AUTO LLC

Listed in
(307) 670-0919

402 WEST 1ST STREET, 82716
Interstate
2565658

ACCENT TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 413-0051

3914 VILLAGE DRIVE, 82501
Interstate
1623238

ACE ENGINEERING INC

Listed in
(909) 575-7876

1821 MCTAVISH CT #E22, 82301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2430820

ACE ENGINEERING INC

Listed in
(909) 575-7876

1821 MCTAVISH CT #E22, 82301
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2430820

ACE RADIATOR LLC

Listed in
(307) 674-4773

410 EAST FIFTH STREET, 82801
Interstate
1769362

ACE TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 360-7383

2150 MILLEG LANE UNIT 6, 83113
Intrastate Hazmat
1892509

ACE WEST N2 PUMPING INC

Listed in
(307) 362-7779

1539 FOOTHILL BLVD, 82901
Interstate
1543771

ACE’S WILD TRUCK’N INC

Listed in
(307) 632-6184

1064 HAPPY JACK RD, 82009
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1460883

ACTION CARGO CORPORATION

Listed in
(307) 266-2229

666 EAST C STREET, 82601
Interstate
1294615

ACTION PLUS SERVICES INC

Listed in
(307) 682-1208

3877 RON DON RD, 82716
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1543529

ACTION TRANSPORTATION

Listed in
(307) 321-1328

232 WEST HEATH STREET, 82301
Interstate
1169977

ADA TRUCKING

Listed in
(307) 921-9168

325 NO. INGALLS ST., #6, 82435
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1235590

ADAM BOSWELL

Listed in
(208) 240-5862

29 KASEY COURT, 83128
Interstate
2558732

ADAM BOSWELL

Listed in
(208) 240-5862

29 KASEY COURT, 83128
Interstate
2558732

ADAMS CONCRETE INC

Listed in
(307) 367-6385

29 INDUSTRIAL SITE RD, 82941
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1213800

ADAMS TRANSPORT

Listed in
(307) 787-6342

612 WEST WILLOW ST, 82937
Interstate
2011295

ADAPTABLE LOGISTICS LLC

Listed in
(307) 431-8109

1201 DALTON DR, 82401
Interstate
2473581

ADDISON CONSTRUCTION CO

Listed in
(307) 638-1538

1526 HORSE CREEK RD, 82009-9338
Interstate
253286

ADMIRAL TRANSPORT CORPORATION

Listed in
(307) 347-8266

921 PULLIAM, 82401
Interstate
155142

ADOBE BUTTE RANCH LLC

Listed in
(307) 568-9310

5149 ROAD 31, 82432
Interstate
1069003

ADVANCED ASPHALT REPAIR LLC

Listed in
(307) 632-2305

1863 MILTON DRIVE, 82001
Interstate
1042265

ADVANCED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING INC

Listed in
(307) 674-7483

5 MEADOW LN, 82801
Intrastate Hazmat
2005158

AERIAL COALITION TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Listed in
(936) 632-1925

208 EAST MAIN, 82501
Interstate
1530929

AFFORDABLE AUTO

Listed in
(307) 686-3153

401 EAST LAKEWAY, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
2256687

AFFORDABLE AUTOS

Listed in
(307) 673-8277

2350 COFFEEN AVENUE, 82801
Interstate
1576210

AG MINE SERVICE LLC

Listed in
(307) 686-5029

4909 ROCKY POINT, 82718
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1618954

AGUILAR BROTHERS LLC

Listed in
(307) 762-3220

3538 RD 10, 82422
Interstate
2149460

AHRENHOLTZ MASONRY INC

Listed in
(307) 721-8198

4089 N 3RD ST, 82072
Intrastate Non-Hazmat
1233491