Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

A Day In The Life

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Industry

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Salary Breakdown

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Average

$50,640

ANNUAL

$24.35

HOURLY

Entry Level

$31,110

ANNUAL

$14.96

HOURLY

Mid Level

$48,700

ANNUAL

$23.41

HOURLY

Expert Level

$71,660

ANNUAL

$34.45

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

57,260

Projected job openings through 2030


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

 CDL Truck Driving School LLC


 Wagler Education 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

Law and Government

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Operations Monitoring

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Far Vision

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

ABILITY

Rate Control

ABILITY

Response Orientation


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