You’ve been sitting behind the wheel for a few weeks. What you want now is some home time with lots of room to space to spread out and relax. Well then, several in West Central, Great Plains, and Northwestern states may be waiting for your arrival! 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). Wyoming is another state where the pace of life is far slower than speed limits and wind speeds. So, hook onto a trailer full of wind energy, and see if you can reach your destination before it spoils!
Wyoming is situated in the western half of the U.S. It is least populated of any state and is rich in natural resources. Agriculture and mining are major contributors to the state’s economy.
Wyoming is bordered to the north by Montana, to the south by Colorado and Utah, to the east by Nebraska and South Dakota, and to the west by Idaho.
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 Wyoming home:
- Disodium carbonate
- Rare gases
- Derricks/cranes parts, attachments
- Vehicle bodies for road tractors, vans including cabs
- Boring/sinking machine miscellaneous parts
- Ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate
- Miscellaneous petroleum oils
- Motor vehicle body parts, accessories
- Panels, sheets, tiles
Wyoming has over 63,000 lane miles of roadway offering truck drivers many routes across and throughout the state. About 900 miles of these roadways are included in Wyoming’s interstate system as follows:
I-25 from Colorado state line north of Denver to I-90 at Buffalo
I-80 from Utah state line towards Salt Lake City to Nebraska state line near Ogallala
I-90 from Montana state line towards Billings to South Dakota state line near Rapid City
Auxiliary interstate highways
For more information on Wyoming and its truck driver jobs, visit: www.wytruck.org