Massachusetts trucking jobs

There are over 8,260 trucking companies in Massachusetts and the industry employs 24,030 drivers. The highest paid truck drivers earn $58,410 ($28.08 hourly). The highest paying areas are Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard non-metropolitan area with a Median Annual Salary of $52,370, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy ($50,840), and Peabody ($50,520).

The drivers of Massachusetts say

Good

  • The pay is good and overtime is plenty, if not mandatory
  • Regional routes are shorter than average, so home time is longer
  • Beautiful scenery

Bad

  • Hard to find local jobs due to over-saturation
  • Traffic on 495 and 128
  • Low bridges, no truck routes, many narrow streets in Boston

Tips to New Drivers

  • Be ready to drive on narrow roads, especially in Boston, be ready to back into tight docks
  • Find a niche like Hazmat or tanker. Stay away from general freight if you can
  • Don't start driving right after getting your license, get at least one year OTR experience first
  • Understand the fatigue that comes with night driving
  • Make sure you have an up-to-date atlas that includes bridge heights
Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Somerville, MA - Knight Transportation - Somerville, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Cambridge, MA - Knight Transportation - Cambridge, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Brookline, MA - Knight Transportation - Brookline, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Knight Transportation - Boston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Allston, MA - Knight Transportation - Allston, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Quincy, MA - Knight Transportation - Quincy, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Woburn, MA - Knight Transportation - Woburn, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Hyde Park, MA - Knight Transportation - Hyde Park, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Lynn, MA - Knight Transportation - Lynn, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Saugus, MA - Knight Transportation - Saugus, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Milton, MA - Knight Transportation - Milton, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Melrose, MA - Knight Transportation - Melrose, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Newton Center, MA - Knight Transportation - Newton Center, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Winchester, MA - Knight Transportation - Winchester, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - West Roxbury, MA - Knight Transportation - West Roxbury, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - West Newton, MA - Knight Transportation - West Newton, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Waltham, MA - Knight Transportation - Waltham, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...

Class A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Mattapan, MA - Knight Transportation - Mattapan, MA - Company Driver Van

Northeast Area Company Truck Drivers Needed IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A CALLING Rooted in the humble, yet strong beginnings of a working American family, Knight Transportation has...


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4 comments from Massachusetts drivers

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1 | "Get at least one year experience" Mar 2017

Gurit L. - 11 years driving locally

GOOD

You are home every night, most of the time you drive around New England

BAD

Low bridges, no truck routes, people don't respect big trucks

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be ready to drive on narrow, small tight roads, special in Boston, be ready to back into tight spaces lot of blind side docks, don't be a fool and start driving right after getting your license, get at least one year over the road experience. Get at least one year experience practice backing a lot, don't loose your license driving local right after

2 | "Find your Niche" Feb 2017

Burt M. - 33 years experience and almost 3 million miles

GOOD

The pay is good and overtime is plenty, if not mandatory. Most of the employers tend to be understanding in regards to the environment we work in.

BAD

Traffic, traffic, traffic, next would be weather but it's manageable.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be careful take your time and never rush, better to be late than in a ditch. Be a lone wolf, never drive with the pack and you only as good as the fellow who is driving next to you, so be alert. Find a nitch, a specialty like Hazmat, tankers or heavy equipment. Stay away from general freight if you can.

3 | "E-logs make driving difficult" Nov 2016

Thomas J. - 38 years driving experience

GOOD

Move to western MA, less traffic and DOT not bad out there

BAD

Traffic on the 495 and 128

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Find a new trade, E-logs will make you sleep in your truck a half hour from your house because you got stuck in traffic. Hard to make a living out hear now with E-logs.

4 | "Not worth the headache" Oct 2016

John J. - 34 years behind the wheel

GOOD

It's a paycheck

BAD

The state gives anybody the licences they don't care if they read write or speak English

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

give up the ticket, they may change the laws for us but not for the cars that cause 75 % of the accidents out here

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