Vermont Trucking Industry

Vermont Highway
Think a moment of the states with economies driven by trucks. We’re guessing Vermont didn’t rank high on anyone’s list. Still, Vermont has a rich history in the transportation industry most of it buried in the silt at the bottom of Lake Champlain. Vermont roadways wind through small scenic villages, and some don’t allow truck traffic out of pure spite. With the 52nd largest economy in the U.S. (trailing the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) it would seem Vermont doesn’t have much to offer a driver. But if you want a regional route in-state or eastward to New Hampshire and Maine, you can find opportunities with small carriers. You may not see much of the country as a Vermont-based driver, but if you want lots of home time and are satisfied living in a state where insect species outnumber the capital city’s population 2:1, you have found your home! Don’t discount Vermont.

Geographic Advantages
Vermont is situated in northwest New England and has access to Canada as well the Ports of Boston and New York City.

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

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 Vermont home:

  1. Integrated circuits (processors/controllers)
  2. Integrated circuits (excluding processors/controllers)
  3. Physical exercise equipment
  4. Aircraft including engines, parts
  5. Integrated circuits (amplifiers)
  6. Paper, paperboard
  7. Machinery to work rubber or plastics
  8. Spectrometers, spectrophotometers, spectographs
  9. Food preparations for infants (for retail sale)
  10. Chocolate, food preparations including cocoa

Vermont’s Highways
Vermont has about 29,000 lane miles of roadway offering truck drivers many routes across and throughout the state. About 320 miles of these roadways are included in Virginia’s interstate system as follows:

I-89 from White River Junction to Burlington and Canadian border near Swanton
I-91 from Massachusetts border to Canadian border near Newport.
I-93 from New Hampshire border near Littlejohn to St. Johnsbury
Auxiliary interstate highways

For more information on Vermont and its truck driver jobs, visit: www.vtba.org