Truck drivers transport goods using tractor trailer trucks. Truck drivers have to make sure their vehicle is safe, follow directions on how to transport dangerous goods, and inspect loads of cargo. Drivers can be away from home for days or weeks at a time.
Truck drivers need:
· to have great vision
· controlled movement
· to be aware of what is around them
· to have quick reaction time
· problem solving skills
Truck drivers usually have a high school diploma and attend professional truck driving school. They must also take a driving test and earn a commercial driver’s license.
Trucks drivers depend on different technologies to drive. Truckers use electronic logging devices so they don’t need to keep paperwork. They also use GPS tracking, and voice command so they can safely drive.
The average salary for a truck driver is $45,260. New job opportunities are expected in the future due to the demand from so many businesses selling online goods.