TRUCK DRIVER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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

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

JOB TASKS

  • 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.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $22.66/hr. $47,130 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Slower than average (1% to 2%))
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 209,200

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School/Equivalency – Technical Training/Special License

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