Nebraska Trucking Industry

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You’ve been sitting behind the wheel for a few weeks. What you want now is some home time with lots of room to spread out and relax. Several states in the Great Plains, the upper Rocky Mountain Region, and the Northwest U.S. offer all the room you could want! And if you like driving with limited traffic, jobs in these regions are ready and waiting. Consider placing Montana, the Dakotas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah on your truck driving home base wish list. Wide open spaces abound with low population densities and lots of ranchland. And if you’re worried about finding a job, there is high demand for truck drivers through each state, most of which have some of the lowest unemployment numbers in the U.S. You might haul everything from cattle to minerals to wind turbines. But if all that wide open space gives you an itch to move, you’ll find interstates with the highest speed limits in the country. Head to the highway, open up the throttle, and get some diesel pumping through your truck’s veins (all while driving safely, of course). This is another state where the pace of life is far slower than speed limits and wind speeds. Hook onto a trailer full of wind energy and see if you can reach your destination before it spoils!

Geographic Advantages
Nebraska’s location is situated just below South Dakota in the Great Plains, one of the productive agricultural regions in the world. With east-west-route and north south crossing the state, truck drivers based in Nebraska may drive coast-to-coast or between Canada and Mexico. Its open country keeps Nebraska near the top of the U.S. in agriculture production.

Bordering State/Countries
Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the east, Kansas and Colorado to the south, and Wyoming to the west.

Products Moved by Trucks
Whether they are exported out of state, out of the country, or simply remain in the state for use in-state, according to the latest data from World’s Top Exports, the following are the primary products moved by truck drivers and industries offering truck driving jobs to those calling Nebraska home:

  1. Soya beans
  2. Beef cuts
  3. Beef cuts (boneless, frozen)
  4. Corn
  5. Combine harvester-threshers
  6. Natural gas (gaseous state)
  7. Solid residues including soya bean oil-cake
  8. Pork cuts (fresh/chilled)
  9. Pork cuts (frozen)
  10. Insecticides

Nebraska’s Highways
Nebraska has only one interstate running east-west across the state. I-80 and enters the state at Omaha and leaves near Pine Bluff’s, Wyoming. Several auxiliary interstates bring Nebraska’s total interstate mileage to 500, with total roadway lane miles within over 193,000. I-29 from South Dakota state line to Canada.

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