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: $15.17/hr
Growth for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload ||928||21.0%||62.5%
|General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload ||909||20.6%||57.9%
|General Freight Trucking, Local ||625||14.1%||59.9%
|Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance ||145||3.3%||48.2%
|Used Household and Office Goods Moving||143||3.2%||48.5%
- 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.