New Hampshire Trucking Industry

Mount Washington New Hampshire Highway
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 Connecticut is concerned, you’ll likely find yourself spending a lot of time running between Boston and New York City. Connecticut has a few ports, but nothing that rival two of the largest in the nation a little over 200 miles apart. But if neither of the cities appeal to you, and if you are a fan of neither the Yankees or Red Sox, you’ll find in-state carriers that will allow you to drive highways where the poison isn’t as strong as bordering states.

Geographic Advantages
New Hampshire is situated in New England with a narrow connection to 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. For drivers, the oldest operating port in North America, the Port of Boston in Boston Harbor, is a loading and offloading destination for much of the freight hauled by New Hampshire drivers. This port, along with the Port of New York City ports make New Hampshire a state where truck driving jobs are available whether driving within or just passing through New Hampshire to points north and west.

Bordering State/Countries
New Hampshire is bordered to the east by Maine, to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Massachusetts, to the west by Vermont, and to the north by Canada.

New Hampshire’s Deep-Water Ports
New Hampshire has only one port, aptly at the City of Portsmouth.

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 offering truck driving jobs to those calling New Hampshire home:

  1. Aircraft including engines, parts
  2. Medicines (not in dosage)
  3. Office machine parts and accessories
  4. Modems, similar reception/transmission devices
  5. Machine tool parts, accessories
  6. TV reception/transmission equipment parts
  7. Mixed immunological products
  8. Cell phones
  9. Insulated optical fiber cables
  10. Miscellaneous plastic articles

New Hampshire’s Highways
New Hampshire has limited interstate mileage within its 33,000 lane miles of roadways. I-89 travels from Bow northwestward into Vermont, I-93 from Salem and Littleton, and I-95 from Seabrook to Portsmouth. Total interstate mileage in the state is 225.

For more information on New Hampshire and its truck driver jobs, visit: nhmta.org