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.
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.
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