Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
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.
Entry Level: $16.61/hr
Growth for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2028)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)||% of Occupation in Industry (2017)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
|General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload ||945||21.4%||63.3%
|General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload ||883||20%||58.5%
|General Freight Trucking, Local ||644||14.6%||60.4%
|Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance ||148||3.4%||47.1%
|General Warehousing and Storage||128||2.9%||4.2%
- 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.