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High Demand Career

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.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

About this Career Path

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.

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Environment

Working as a long-haul truck driver is a major lifestyle choice because these drivers can be away from home for days or weeks at a time.

Salary Breakdown

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

$42,310

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$33,430

ENTRY LEVEL

$42,310

MID LEVEL

$49,360

EXPERT LEVEL

$20.34

AVERAGE HOURLY

$16.07

ENTRY LEVEL

$20.34

MID LEVEL

$23.73

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

1,252

Current Available Jobs

27,970

Projected job openings through 2028

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Top Expected Tasks

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

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KNOWLEDGE

Transportation

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KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

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SKILL

Operation and Control

S

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

S

SKILL

Time Management

S

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

S

SKILL

Speaking

A

ABILITY

Control Precision

A

ABILITY

Far Vision

A

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

A

ABILITY

Response Orientation

A

ABILITY

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