Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. It will be necessary to complete a program in truck driving in order to obtain one of these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges and truck driving schools. Other training will occur on-the-job. They must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. The economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed.
Working as a long-haul truck driver is a lifestyle choice because these drivers can be away from home for days or weeks at a time.