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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).

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Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Industry

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Salary Breakdown

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Average

$47,920

ANNUAL

$23.04

HOURLY

Entry Level

$32,840

ANNUAL

$15.79

HOURLY

Mid Level

$46,680

ANNUAL

$22.44

HOURLY

Expert Level

$66,730

ANNUAL

$32.08

HOURLY


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


 C1 Truck Driver Training, LLC

 Turning Point Education Centers

 Truck America Training of KY, LLC


 Indiana CDL training center

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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