DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Occupational Description: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. Excludes ?Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors? (53-7081).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2018 - 2028|
|Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services||15,680||$18.75/hr||5.5%|
|Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators||8,430||$21.15/hr||6.6%|
|Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators||840||$28.91/hr||11.7%|
|Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers||60||$23.43/hr||-4.0%|
|Bridge and Lock Tenders||60||$30.70/hr||1.3%|
Tasks for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- Drives truck with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport and deliver cargo, materials, or damaged vehicle.
- Maintains radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location.
- Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
- Keeps record of materials and products transported.
- Position blocks and ties rope around items to secure cargo for transport.
- Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle.
- Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo or materials.
- Obtains customer signature or collects payment for goods delivered and delivery charges.
- Assists in loading and unloading truck manually.
- Drives tractor-trailer combination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or materials, usually over long distance.
- Maneuvers truck into loading or unloading position, following signals from loading crew as needed.
- Drives truck to weigh station before and after loading, and along route to document weight and conform to state regulations.
- Maintains driver log according to I.C.C. regulations.
- Inspects truck before and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition.
- Reads bill of lading to determine assignment.
- Fastens chain or binders to secure load on trailer during transit.
- Loads or unloads, or assists in loading and unloading truck.
- Works as member of two-person team driving tractor with sleeper bunk behind cab.
- Services truck with oil, fuel, and radiator fluid to maintain tractor-trailer.
- Obtains customer's signature or collects payment for services.
- Inventories and inspects goods to be moved.
- Wraps goods using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secures load to trailer wall using straps.
- Gives directions to helper in packing and moving goods to trailer.