Commercial Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driver

Commercial truck drivers keep commerce in motion across the country and around the world. Whether delivering essential, life-saving goods like medical equipment or non-essential goods like candy, truck drivers meet the needs of both suppliers and consumers.
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Job Outlook 2012-2022*

5% projected growth

 
Education/Training Required

Minimum = High school diploma or equivalent

 
Responsibilities*
  • Drive long distances
  • Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Inspect trailers before and after the trip, and record any defects they find
  • Maintain a log of working hours, following all federal and state regulations
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order
 
Average Wages in Arkansas**

Annual = $38,870
Hourly = $18.69

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm (visited January 14, 2016).
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Arkansas, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ar.htm#53-0000 (visited January 14, 2016).