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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Transport goods around the country on trucks with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$23.42 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  6.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Inspect cargo areas for cleanliness or condition.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
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Job Title Examples:

Line Haul Driver
Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver)
Delivery Drivers

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