Sector: Manufacturing

Truck Driver

A truck driver career could be for you if…
Your skills include operation & control, monitoring and critical thinking.
Your interests can be described as realistic and conventional.
Your values include support, independence and working conditions.

Career Overview

Truck drivers in the forest industry may operate tractor-trailer combination or dump trucks to haul wood products: chips, logs and other forest products to and from facilities. Drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s licenses and must maintain a clean driving record. They may 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.

Other job titles include: CDL driver (commercial driver's license driver), driver, line haul driver, log truck driver, over the road driver (OTR driver), production truck driver, road driver, semi-truck driver, tractor-trailer driver

Education and Training

These occupations usually require a high school diploma. A Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) is required.


National Average Annual Salary
$35,300.00 - $75,220.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$16.97 - $36.16
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