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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Job Information

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.


  • Truck drivers and driver/sales workers comprise one of the largest occupations, holding 3.2 million jobs.
  • Overall job opportunities should be favorable, especially for long-haul drivers.
  • A commercial driver's license is the most important qualification for most jobs.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $37,930/yr ($18.97/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma