Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.3% (slower than the average)


What Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Do

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.

Other Job Titles Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers May Have

Driver, Line Haul Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Truck Driver

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Check all load-related documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.

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