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WVTA Buyers Guide


Employment: 34,410 jobs in the trucking industry in West Virginia, or one out of 16 in the state.

Wages:  Trucking industry wages exceeded $1.3 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $38,456.
(Truck drivers held 16,160 of these jobs and an annual salary of $33,305.)

Transportation of Essential Products: Trucks transported 67 percent of total manufactured tonnage in the state or 162,521 tons per day.  Over 84 percent of communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.

Trucking pays the Freight

As an Industry: Recent reports show the trucking industry in WV paid approximately $246 million in federal and state roadway taxes and fees. The industry paid 37 percent of all taxes and fees owed by West Virginia motorists, despite trucks representing only 15 percent of vehicle miles traveled in the state.

Individual Companies: A typical five-axle tractor semi-trailer combination paid $8,357 in state highway user fees and taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal user fees and taxes. These taxes were over and above the typical taxes paid by businesses in Weest Virginia. 

Safety Matters

Continually Improving: At the national level, the truck-involved fatal crash rate for 2010 was 1.25 fatal crashes per 100 million vehicle miles of travel (VMT).  This rate is at its lowest point since the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) began keeping these records in 1975. Since that time, it has dropped 73%.

Sharing the Road: The trucking industry is committed to sharing the road safely with all vehicles.  The Share the Road program sends a team of professional truck drivers to communities around the country to teach car drivers about truck blind spots, stopping distances and safe merging around large trucks, all designed to reduce the number of car-truck accidents. The West Virginia Trucking Association hs entered into a partnership with West Virginia school superintendents where by they have endorsed the showing of the Share the Road video to all high school students. We also travel to give demonstrations to students each year. 

The West Virginia Trucking Association has entered into a partnership with the WV Superintendents of Schools where by they have endorsed the showing of the Share the Road video to all high school students.  We travel to give demonstrations to students each year.  

Safety First: The West Virginia Trucking Association put safety first through improved driver training, investment in advanced safety technologies and active participation in safety initiatives at the local, state and national levels.  Annually the Association holds a Truck Driving Championship and a Safety Banquet.  These events promote safety and recognize professionals in our industry for their expertise.

WVTA Members Receive a 2.7% discount
West Virginia Trucking Association members recieve a 2.7% discount





  • Fuel Truck Delivery Driver

    Employer: Precision Delivery Inc.

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Whitesville, WV

    Precision Delivery, a subsidiary of R.T. Rogers Oil Co. is currently looking for Class B full-time delivery driver for gasoline and diesel fuels. This position requires either a Class A or Class B CDL license with tanker and haz-mat endorsements. One year of relevant experience is also required. R.T. Rogers Oil Company was established in 1971 […]
  • Now Hiring Experienced Flatbed Drivers!

    Employer: Burns Motor Freight, Inc.

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Marlinton WV

    Burns Motor Freight, Inc., an equal opportunity employer, is now hiring experienced over-the-road, flatbed CDL truck drivers. Applicants Must Possess the Following: Minimum of 2 Years Tractor w/ Flatbed Experience (Tarps) Experience Driving in the Eastern half of the United States No Preventable Accidents During the Past 3 Years WHY DRIVE FOR BURNS MOTOR FREIGHT, […]
  • Class A CDL Drivers / Lease Operators Needed

    Employer: J.P. Trucking, Inc

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Falling Waters, WV

    Class A CDL Drivers / Lease Operators Needed Compensation:Weekly pay depending on how much you want to work.Drivers:  $1,000-$1,500Lease Operators: $3,000-$5,000 JP Trucking in Falling Waters, WV has immediate openings for Drivers and Operators with 1 Year of verifiable safe driving experience to haul dry bulk tankers. JP Trucking is a family owned business that […]