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Truck Driver (local and long distance)

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Supply Chain

Truck Drivers (local) make pick-ups and deliveries between plants, railroad sidings, or express depots. Check or assist in the loading or unloading of trucks. Check quantities of goods received, obtain proper signature for deliveries. (Driving usually confined within city of suburban areas). May operate heavy grounds-keeping equipment. May also perform material handling. A long distance truck driver drives a tractor trailer truck delivering merchandise to store, warehouse, or other locations. May also load or unload trucks with or without helpers, and make minor repairs. May be required to be out of town overnight.

Work Settings

Warehouse, distribution center or customer delivery location, vehicle. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work may be required to ensure timely delivery.


High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; long distance drivers require a commercial drivers license.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings for local drivers in CNY in 2005 were $13.58/hour and $19.94 for long distance drivers.

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