If you are looking to drive in the far northeastern U.S., you can just about put the six New England states in a bucket and pick your poison. Of course, if you want to avoid heavy traffic, you’re best to consider Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. But if you like crowds and easy access to the Big Apple, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are likely more to your liking. And if you like toll roads, throw New York and Pennsylvania into the mix, and you’ll be in truck driver heaven! As far as Massachusetts is concerned, if you drive in-state, plan on a lot of time in Boston. The port may not be known for its 18th century tea imports anymore (assuming you can still call them imports if they get dumped next to the wharves), but Boston is among the nation’s leading export locations for biotechnology components and other high-tech products. And working out of the western hemisphere’s oldest continually operating seaport isn’t anything to scoff at! A word of advice — your chances of getting tarred and feathered next to the U.S.S. Constitution are small. But if you wear a Yankees cap, all bets are off!
Massachusetts is situated in New England along the Atlantic Coast. This location gives those holding truck driver jobs in the state access to both ports and inland destinations, including all of New England, New York, and beyond.
New Hampshire and Vermont to the north and Connecticut to the south.
As the U.S. economy experiences is ups and downs, Massachusetts has a vital role in continuing the supply of a variety of products throughout the nation, primarily due to it being home to one of the nation’s oldest and largest seaports, The Port of Boston.
Deep Water Ports
While the Port of Boston dominates intermodal transportation in Massachusetts, there are two dozen ports elsewhere along the shoreline. The largest includes the Ports of New Bedford, Fall River, and Gloucester Harbor.
Products Moved by Trucks
When it comes to truck driver jobs, Massachusetts offers many industries in which a driver can specialize as well as a large number of companies and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Many Massachusetts truck driver jobs are regional, with loads hauled in-state, throughout New England and to New York, and most products involve technology. Whether products are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for the use of those living in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts home:
- Gold (unwrought)
- Medical/dental/veterinarian instruments
- Natural gas (liquid)
- Machinery for making semi-conductors
- Liquid filters, purification machines
- Aircraft including engines, parts
- Integrated circuits (processors/controllers)
- Non-pharmaceutical composite diagnostic/lab reagents
- Electro-diagnostic equipment
- Radar apparatus
The Interstate Highways in Massachusetts comprise five current primary interstate highways and eight auxiliary interstates. The total mileage of interstate highway in Massachusetts is 521, just a portion of the state’s 77,000 lane miles of roadway and include:
I-84 from Holland to Sturbridge
I-86 from Holland to Sturbridge
I-90 from West Stockbridge to Boston
I-91 from Longmeadow to Bernardston
I-93 from Canton to Methuen
I-83 from Baltimore to Pennsylvania state line
I-95 Attleboro to Salisbury
Auxiliary interstate around larger cities
For more information on Massachusetts and its truck driver jobs, visit masstrucking.org