Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport lumber and other wood products over the road. They can work directly for forest products companies or they may be self-employed. There are also truckers who work on special-purpose trucks, and there are shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots.
Bulk Goods Truck Driver, Heavy Truck, Tractor-Trailer 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
You like the open road
You enjoy working on your own
You are a self starter
You like big machines