Montana D.O.T. Road Conditions
Montana Trucking Association
Montana Truck Stops
Montana trucking companies will hire drivers to haul freight from the Big Sky Country to other parts of the country as well as intrastate. Montana's economics are fueled largely by services. It has millions of visitors annually. Trucking jobs here may not be as plentiful as other places but there is still a serious need or drivers since farming, mining, ranching and lumber operations, which are all big Montana, require trucking at some point.
You might not have fount the type of trucking job your looking for. Not all trucking companies have other than traditional over the road trucking jobs. They may not need local or part time drivers. If you stay in an area with plenty of manufacturing plants your chances are greater.
Also, some of you who are just looking to start your career as a trucker may find that you need to first get experience as a trucker over the road before qualifying for local, regional or part-time jobs.
But there is hope.... try these tactics also
- Tell your friends what you are searching for
- Ask local manufacturers if they are hiring truck drivers
- Stop by local Montana Truck Stops, check for help wanted flyers
- Visit service stations near large manufactures in your areato see if anyone has posted flyers for drivers
- Post your own flyers about looking for a local driving position
Generally speaking, you also just want to be super aware of your surroundings. You may have driven right by large manufactures or even small trucking companies and not noticed them before.
You need to pay attention as you are driving along so that you know what Montana companies are actually in your community. Keep your eyes wide open and even ask people if they know of local companies with trucks.
There are also tools available to help research for what types of companies are in your neck of the woods.
Manta.com can help you
find local Montana manufaturers.
Put in the city and then search. Then click on manufacturing.You will see list of companies. Click on the company profile and you have information including their phone numbers. You can simply call and see if they are hiring drivers.
Or you can use the map and locate the ones closest to you and go in person.
Also.....after that search....do a search in Google with these words
This will return a site with information that tells you what is coming up in the area as far and business goes. If there is a major company coming in or information that affects the future economy of the location, it will be announced. It may give you advance information that most of your competing job seekers will not be aware of.
With Wikipedia you can
research to get a big picture view of what drives Montana's economy
. This can help you get an idea of what might be available and where too. Plus, you will learn a lot about your state. You can also do research on your city or town in Montana to get a closer look at what is shaking in your local economy
Commercial Driver Local Resources
Please post your trucker friendly local resource. Start with the City.
In the descriptions list the name, address and relevant information.
Interesting Montana Information from research on Wiki
Montana ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of micro breweries per capita.
Montana's unemployment rate is 6.8% well below the country's average.
(Facebook fun. Answer in the comments if you have a guess...
Montana ranked as one of the 10 most trashed. (you litterbugs)It ties with 2 other states on the scorecard. Guess which states.)
It also was named as one of the five most deadliest states for flying debris/litter caused accidents for the number of vehicles register compared to the population. Average killed.....9 per year.