New Jersey Trucking Industry

Jersey City Bridge
Many consider New Jersey and over-urbanized extension of its northern neighbor, New York. Considering that both the New York Giants and New York Jets call New Jersey home, the line between the two states certainly blurs. But the similarities aren’t quite as evident when you compare the primary exports of each state. New Jersey’s largest export is Palladium, followed by petroleum oils, scrap metal, and God bless them, cell phones. If you’re like many, you might ask, “Where does New Jersey find room for all this stuff?” Take a close look at a New Jersey map and you’ll find the population density isn’t nearly as heavy as you thought. In the north half of the state, there’s a lot of residents who likely work in New York and live in New Jersey, but look southward and you’ll find wetlands, rivers and streams, and no lack of forests. Regardless, if you are a driver based in New Jersey expect a lot of out-of-state driving and a lot of time spent in traffic bound for New York. If you get dissatisfied, do like Washington, and cross the Delaware. Only do it backwards, or the next land you might see will be western Africa. That’s a long hoe to row!

Geographic Advantages
New Jersey is situated just south of New York along the Atlantic seaboard. Truck drivers can access ports in both New York and New Jersey from the state, and Philadelphia serves as its gateway to points west and south.

Bordering State/Countries
New Hampshire is bordered to the east by New York and the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Delaware Bay, and the West by a portion of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

New Jersey’s Deep-Water Ports
New Jersey has a total of 14 ports along its coastline, the largest being the Ports of Camden, Newark, and Gloucester Marine Terminal.

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 Jersey home:

  1. Palladium (unwrought or in powder form)
  2. Miscellaneous petroleum oils
  3. Mid-sized automobiles (piston engine)
  4. Precious metals scrap
  5. Cell phones
  6. Beauty, skin preparations
  7. Medical/dental/veterinarian instruments
  8. Aircraft including engines, parts
  9. Magnetic/optical readers, data transcribing machines
  10. Rhodium (unwrought or in powder form)

New Jersey’s Highways
New Jersey offers total interstate mileage of 430, while the state’s total lane-miles are 85,000. Interstates within New Jersey are as follows:

I-76 from Camden to I-295 at Bellmawr
I-78 from Phillipsburg to Jersey City
I-80 from Hardwick township to I-95 at Teaneck
I-95 from Florence Township to the George Washington Bridge.
Auxiliary interstate highways

For more information on New Jersey and its truck driver jobs, visit: njmta.org