North Dakota Trucking

North Dakota is a midwestern state in the Great Plains.3 The state is best known for its scenic landscapes and Native American culture.3 North Dakota is the top producer of honey and sunflowers in the U.S. and a significant milk producer. Major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, oil, tourism, coal gasification, and renewable energy.3 Truckers in North Dakota encounter dense traffic, beautiful land, and opportunities from major industries and companies contributing to the state’s economy.


The North Dakota Motor Carriers Association (NDMCA) is a non-profit trade group that represents the trucking industry in North Dakota. NDMCA advocates for the industry at the state and federal levels and provides safety-related educational programs and services to its membership.

Freight Economy

North Dakota truckers primarily transport:

  • Crude and light petroleum oils
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Mechanical front-end shovel loaders
  • Tractors
  • Ethanol
  • Saturated acyclic hydrocarbons
  • Colza oilseed, rapeseed (low erucic acid)


North Dakota’s location allows truckers to ship freight internationally.

I-29 and I94 are major interstates and account for approximately 580 miles of the state’s 178,845 total lane miles of roadway.

Work and Wages

New Dakota has approximately 358 total local truck driver jobs.

The average annual salary of truck drivers in the state is about $51,402, and in May 2020, the BLS reported a median yearly salary for Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers of $47,130.

North Dakota-based drivers can expect work like, CDL A OTR Company Truck Driver with K&B Transportation.