Log truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport logs and other wood products over the road. They can work directly for forest products companies, or they may be self-employed. 

other titles

Heavy Truck Driver


There are no formal educational requirements, but drivers must maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with all required endorsements. Driver training courses are available at many community colleges.

earning potential

  • Average Annual Salary: $48,000

  • Average Hourly Rate: $23/hour


  • Ensure cargo is properly secured

  • Maintain log books

  • Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection of equipment and accessories

  • Plan trip logistics and obtain required documentation to transport goods

This job is right for you if...

  • You enjoy a change of scenery every day

  • You like the open road

  • You enjoy working on your own and you are a self-starter

  • You like big machines


Are you a qualified truck driver looking for a position as a log truck driver?



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