Maryland Trucking Industry

As per the Diesel Technology Forum, Maryland, the “Old Line State” has over 92% of its communities depend wholly on the trucking industry for freight service. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), published the following report on how the trucking industry relates to Maryland’s economy:

Trucking Drives the Economy


In 2011, Maryland's trucking industry provided 102,880 jobs or one among 19 in the Maryland state. Maryland's total trucking industry wages paid in 2011 topped $4.9 billion, with an average annual trucking industry wages of $47,443. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the United States reported that truck drivers, heavy tractor-trailer and light delivery drivers, held 37,120 jobs with a base annual salary of $39,445.

Small Business Emphasis:

In 2012, there existed over 11,190 small and locally owned trucking companies located in Maryland served by a wide range of both large and small supporting businesses.

Transportation of Essential Products:

In 2011, the state's trucks transported 87% of total manufactured tonnage or 403,708 tons per day. Over 93% of Maryland communities depend entirely on trucks to move their goods.

Trucking Drives the Economy
Trucking Pays the Freight

Trucking Pays the Freight

As an Industry:

In 2009, Maryland's trucking industry paid around $503 million in federal and state roadway taxes. The industry paid 28% of all taxes owed by Maryland motorists, despite only 10% of vehicle miles traveled in the state by the trucks.

Individual Companies:

As of January 2013, a regular five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination paid $5,757 in state highway use taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use taxes. These taxes were over and above the regular taxes paid by Maryland businesses.

Roadway Use:

In 2008, Maryland had 31,386 miles of public roads over which 55 billion miles are traveled by motorists and 5.3 billion miles are traveled by
the trucks.

Maryland HVUT


Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax is a fee charged yearly on heavy vehicles at registered gross weights equal to 55,000 pounds or more.

Maryland IFTA


International Fuel Tax Agreement, a tax collection agreement signed between the 48 U.S states and the 10 Canadian Provinces adjoining the US. The agreement eases the fuel tax burden of truckers who operate their qualified vehicle in more than two IFTA jurisdictions.

Maryland Permits


Interstate truckers who operate crossing the base state boundary requires a permit to enter into other member jurisdictions. Find more information on Maryland's trucking permits like Oversize and Overweight Permits, Temporary Trip and Fuel Permits.

Maryland Resources


Find additional information and helpful links here on Maryland's trucking industry.

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