Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Also called: Truck Driver, Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Line Haul Driver
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
- Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
- Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
Safety and Government
Engineering and Technology
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Route navigation software
Analytical or scientific software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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