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). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

About this Career Path

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

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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

$48,710

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$30,660

ENTRY LEVEL

$47,130

MID LEVEL

$69,480

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

18,985

Current Available Jobs

2,073,600

Projected job openings through 2030

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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

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Law and Government

S

SKILL

Operation and Control

S

SKILL

Operations Monitoring

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Far Vision

A

ABILITY

Control Precision

A

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

A

ABILITY

Rate Control

A

ABILITY

Response Orientation