Demand 5 / 5


Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Also known as

Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Truck Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Line Haul Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Tractor Trailer Operator, Driver, Log Truck Driver, Delivery Driver


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent



Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 6.6%
10-Year Openings 47,962


People in this occupation tend to earn between $20.50 to $28.76 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Record service or repair activities.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Inspect cargo to ensure it is properly loaded or secured.

Licensing Information

The state of Minnesota may require a license to work in this career.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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