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HEAVY TRUCK DRIVING

TRANSPORTATION
Drive trucks with a capacity of more than three tons to transport and deliver cargo. People on this career pathway have to be able to maintain truck logs according to state and federal regulations.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Heavy Truck Driving are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Checking vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order
  • Maneuvering trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew, and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned
  • Collecting delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes

Career Options

Most Heavy Truck Driving graduates work full time for a trucking company. They drive heavy trucks for delivery and help load and unload trucks. Long-haul truck drivers may be away from home for days or weeks at a time.

Requirements

Before entering the Heavy Truck Driving program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a Transportation training area can earn nationally recognized credentials and/or state licensure. Credentials such as these show that students have the skills and knowledge to work in transportation, logistics, and customer service.

Heavy Truck Driving

NUMBERS

TO KNOW

8-12

HOW MANY MONTHS

IT TAKES TO COMPLETE

THIS PROGRAM

$40K

NATIONAL AVERAGE

EARNING POTENTIAL

FOR THIS CAREER

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail

Commitment to safety

Concern for others

Cooperation

Focus

Independence