Truckers Look Forward Minnesota Miles

Minnesota is known for its lakes and forests but also has a delicate mix of wilderness, waterways, and cultural attractions.3 The state’s “Twin Cities,” Saint Paul and Minneapolis, are home to Fortune 500 companies like Best Buy, General Mills, and Target. Big companies and major industries like agriculture, manufacturing, mining, timber, bioscience, and fishing, open the floodgates for truck drivers looking to work and live in the state.


The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) “champions safety, advocacy, and workforce development to advance the success of its members” and the association.

Freight Economy

Trucks moved 71.4% of all domestic freight tonnage, generating $796.7 billion in annual revenue in 2018.

Minnesota has various industries, companies, and carriers offering truck driver jobs. Minnesota drivers are likely to transport:

  • Lenses, prisms, mirrors
  • Iron ores
  • Medical/dental/veterinarian instruments
  • Aircraft
  • Flat sheet plates
  • Modems
  • Miscellaneous artificial body parts
  • Integrated circuits


Minnesota is bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by Wisconsin and Lake Huron, to the south by Iowa, and the west by the Dakotas.

The state has four interstate highways and some auxiliary interstates comprising 920 miles of the state’s 290,618 total lane miles.

Work and Wages

Minnesota has about 5,092 total local truck driver jobs.

The average annual salary of a Minnesota truck driver is approximately $50,507, and in May 2020, the BLS reported a median yearly salary of $47,130.