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Transportation Jobs in New York Overview

Transportation jobs in New York include local, regional, and national routes for a wide array of drivers, including those that require Class A, Class B, or Class C licenses. Job opportunities include tanker truck and freight truck jobs as well as delivery truck jobs, tractor trailer truck jobs, and even armored truck jobs. Other types of New York transportation jobs include driving flatbed, regional, intermodal, or over-the-road trucks, carrying everything from consumer goods, cold storage items, vehicles, and commercial vehicles to gasoline and hazardous materials.

New York Transportation Job Market

Many New York transportation companies are desperately seeking new drivers and are offering sign-on bonuses, giving away new light-duty trucks, and providing pay during the training portion with their organization. There are even some New York transportation companies that are providing scholarships to U.S. veterans to encourage them to sign-up for what can be a very lucrative career. While many of these transportation jobs require that you are away from home days at a time, most are now offering the benefit of being home on weekends or away for only three to four days at a time.

Transportation Salaries in New York

The lowest paid transportation workers in New York are delivery drivers for local routes who must use their own trucks for transport and start at under $20,000 per year. Armored truck jobs in New York also start on the low end at $22,000 per year. The best paying transportation jobs in New York are the longer haul jobs that can start at $50,000 per year after training. The average salary for a transportation job that involves driving a tanker truck is $50,000 to $80,000, while other types of trucks are $70,000 per year up to over $110,000. Many of these salaries include some type of cell phone reimbursement, 401(k) plan, and other benefits like paid holidays and vacation. Other transportation companies in New York pay by the mile with many careers that offer $0.46 per mile.

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