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Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

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).

Salary Breakdown

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Average

$42,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$26,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$43,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$61,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

59,550

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job Titles

Entry Level

JOB TITLE

Class A Driver

Mid Level

JOB TITLE

Senior Driver

Expert Level

JOB TITLE

Director

Degree Recommendations


 Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College

Top Expected Tasks

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Transportation

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Time Management

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Speaking

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Far Vision

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

ABILITY

Response Orientation

ABILITY

Reaction Time


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