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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,870.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 65,438
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.59 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Secure cargo
Transport cargo
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
Drive tractor-trailer truck
Adjust routes or speeds as necessary
Operate tractor with accessories or attachments
Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment

Handling and Moving Objects

Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package materials or products
Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Connect cables or electrical lines
Attach equipment extensions or accessories
Position material handling equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Pre Trip Inspections
Customer Contact
Vehicle Inspection
Record Keeping
Truck Driving
Hazardous Materials Endorsement

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