Heavy and Trailer Truck Driver

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Education, Responsibilities, and Duties

High School diploma and Commercial Driving Training is required, in order to obtain CDL.


The Responsibility of a Truck Driver is just like any other type of driver, primarily safety.


The driver's duty is to ship and transfer different types of cargo to the destination withing the deadline given.


There is a limit to how many hours one is allowed to drive. The highest throughout is 11 hours.

The limit exists in order to avoid tired driving. The rest is self paced according to the deadline.


Quick Facts

2010 Median Pay........................................37,770$ per year, 18.16 per hour

Entry Level Education.................................High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience in Related Occupation.....1 to 5 years

On The Job Training...................................Short Term On-The-Job-Training

Number of Jobs 2010..................................1,604,800

Job Outlook 2010-20...................................21% (Faster Than Average)

Employment Chang 2010-20.......................330,100