New Mexico trucking jobs

There are over 3,550 trucking companies in New Mexico and the industry employs 9,800 drivers. The highest paid truck driver earn $50,240 ($24.16 hourly). The highest paying areas are Los Alamos County with a Median Annual Salary of $50,180, Farmington ($41,120), and North and West Central New Mexico non-metropolitan area ($40,940).

The drivers of New Mexico say

Good

  • Oil and potash industries booming right now, plenty of work available
  • Distances are relatively shorter than other states
  • Weather is mild and easy to drive in

Bad

  • The highways aren't built for the traffic New Mexico sees nowadays
  •  I-40 out of Albuquerque during the winter can be treacherous
  • Cold winter weather

Tips to New Drivers

  • Always be prepared when going the road, pack for cold winter months
  • Buy your food at warehouse stores like Walmart. Truck stops are expensive and a ripoff.
  • Learn how to drive in winter conditions
  • Many accidents can be prevented by communicating road conditions ahead of you
  • Make sure you have an up-to-date atlas that includes bridge heights
CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Los Lunas, NM - Knight Transportation - Los Lunas, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Los Alamos, NM - Knight Transportation - Los Alamos, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Santa Fe, NM - Knight Transportation - Santa Fe, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Belen, NM - Knight Transportation - Belen, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Edgewood, NM - Knight Transportation - Edgewood, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Bernalillo, NM - Knight Transportation - Bernalillo, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Rio Rancho, NM - Knight Transportation - Rio Rancho, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL-A Dry Van Company Truck Driver Associate
- Knight Transportation - Albuquerque, NM - Knight Transportation - Albuquerque, NM - Company Driver Van

Southeast 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...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Gallup, NM - Western Express - Gallup, NM - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Albuquerque, NM - Western Express - Albuquerque, NM - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or Mo
- Western Express - Silver City, NM - Western Express - Silver City, NM - Company Driver Flatbed

CDL A Truck Driver - Flatbed - EARN TOP PAY $85,000/yr or MorePaid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land...

Truck Driver - High Paying Flatbed $85k/year!
- Western Express - Las Cruces, NM - Western Express - Las Cruces, NM - Company Driver Flatbed

Truck Driver - High Paying Flatbed $85k/year!Paid Vacation & Excellent Benefits. Also Hiring Entry Level!Don't Wait, Call Now! 888-696-2105Welcome to the Land of Opportunity! ...

CDL-A Company Truckload Driver
- Roadrunner Transportation - LTL & TL - NM - Roadrunner Transportation - LTL & TL - New Mexico - Company Driver Van

CDL-A Company Truck Drivers - Nationwide Truckload Opportunities CDL-A Company Truck Drivers - Nationwide Truckload Opportunities Roadrunner Offers: Great ...

Class A CDL: Team Dedicated | Rancho Cucamonga CA - Albuquer
- Heartland Express - Albuquerque, NM - Heartland Express - Albuquerque, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS Team Dedicated | Driving Position Home Time: Out 2 Weeks, Home 2 Days | Out 3 Weeks, Home 3 Days | Out 4 Weeks, Home 4 Days Average Miles:&nbs...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Santa Fe, NM - Heartland Express - Santa Fe, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Roswell, NM - Heartland Express - Roswell, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Rio Rancho, NM - Heartland Express - Rio Rancho, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Las Cruces, NM - Heartland Express - Las Cruces, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Hobbs, NM - Heartland Express - Hobbs, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Farmington, NM - Heartland Express - Farmington, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...

Class A CDL: OTR Run all 48 States | Avg. Annual Pay: $57,68
- Heartland Express - Clovis, NM - Heartland Express - Clovis, NM - Company Driver Van

HEARTLAND EXPRESS USA Fleet Over the Road | Driving Position Home Time: Out 4 weeks, home 4 days Average Miles: 2,500 per week Running Area: All Lower 48 States New Dri...


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5 comments from New Mexico drivers

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1 | "Good place to start." Apr 2017

Michael B. - 5 years on the road

GOOD

Not as much traffic on roads as many big cities. Distances are relatively shorter than other places.

BAD

Don't drive in New Jersey

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Good place to learn quickly the ropes of driving a truck. Weather usually isn't an issue as mild weather.

2 | "Don't drive your truck like it's a car." Mar 2017

Jeff M. - 15 years driving experience

GOOD

Making good money. Seeing new places and not have a boss looking over your shoulder.

BAD

Finding a good company to work for. Traffic, I-40 both east and west out of Albuquerque during the winter can be treacherous.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Be careful. Don't tailgate. Don't drive your truck like it's a car. Buy your food at walmart. Truck stops are expensive and a ripoff. $15 to $30 a day add's up quick. Be courteous to other driver's. Watch out for inexperienced truck driver's. Company's are having inexperienced driver's train other new inexperienced driver's. I wish you luck!

3 | "Be prepared" Feb 2017

Harleigh P. - 11 years of experience

GOOD

Helping fellow drivers. Helping move america.

BAD

Traffic. Rude people. Not welcoming to truck drivers

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Always be prepared when going the road. Food, clothes, etc

4 | "Good place to learn to drive. " Dec 2016

Mike G. - 5 years behind the wheel

GOOD

Decent roads, easy to find, not much bad weather.

BAD

Big interstate, bad design, making rush hour that much worse.

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Great place to learn and continue driving as not to difficult. Not to many tights roads.

5 | "Good food!" Nov 2016

Bob H. - 15 years driving regional

GOOD

Cool and different places to eat & green chilies, Great Mexican food

BAD

Making left turns is tough

TIP TO NEW DRIVERS

Have patients in traffic

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