Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

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Description
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds per gross vehicle weight (GVW). They deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
2% - Little or no change
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $26,800 - $39,750    Hourly: $13 - $19
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

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. They spend much of this time alone. Truck driving can be a physically demanding job as well. Driving for many hours in a row can be tiring, and drivers must load and unload cargo.

None. Due to the risk of traffic accidents, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers have a higher risk of injury than most other occupations.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

2% - Little or no change
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $26,800 - $39,750

Hourly: $13 - $19