Maryland Trucking Industry

Maryland Highway
If you’re interested in a truck driving career in Maryland, your research should begin with one city — Baltimore. For such a small state, Maryland is home to a tremendous number of truck carriers offering drivers jobs in the less-than-truckload sector. Likewise, the Port of Baltimore is located near the top of Chesapeake Bay, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by an entire state, Delaware. It’s the closest port to the Midwest and is geographically situated along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Perhaps that’s why imports and exports cover just about every product and commodity imaginable. And if you are American, take solace in the fact you may see that “Star Spangled Banner” waving over the Port of Baltimore every day!

Geographic Advantages
Maryland is situated in the upper mid-Atlantic coastal region and includes access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay.

Bordering States/Countries
New Hampshire to the west, Canada to the northwest, north, and east.

As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Maine has a vital role in continuing the supply of a variety of products throughout the nation, primarily because approximately 15% of all trailers in the U.S. are registered in Maine.

Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Maryland offers a few industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Most Maryland truck driver jobs are of the less than truckload type, but a number of products move through the state. Whether products are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Maryland, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and offering many truck driving jobs to those calling Maryland home:

  1. Aircraft including engines, parts
  2. Natural gas (liquid)
  3. Composite diagnostic/laboratory reagents
  4. Miscellaneous articles made of nickel
  5. Bombs, mines
  6. Miscellaneous aircraft parts
  7. Modems, similar reception/transmission devices
  8. Coal (non-agglomerated, bituminous)
  9. Supported catalysts
  10. Other machinery (having individual functions)

Maryland Highways
For a rather small state, interstate highways and auxiliary interstates in Maryland are plentiful. Interstate highways within Maryland total 658 of the state’s nearly 71,000 lane miles of roadway and include:

I-68 from Friendsville to Hancock
I-70 from Pennsylvania state line at Hancock to Baltimore
I-70 N from Frederick to Baltimore
I-70 S from Bethesda to Frederick
I-81 from west Virginia line to Pennsylvania near Hagerstown
I-83 from Baltimore to Pennsylvania state line
I-95 from Virginia state line near Oxon Hill to Delaware state line
I-97 from Parole to Ferndale
Auxiliary interstate around larger cities

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