CAREER

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$47,130

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.5% (little or no change)

Career

What Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Do

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

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

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

  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.

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