CAREER

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Overview

Salary Median (2017)

$42,480

Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+5.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High School Diploma

Career

What Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Do

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Other Job Titles Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers May Have

Delivery Driver, Driver, Line Haul Driver, Log Truck Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Operator, Truck Driver

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.

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