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TRUCK DRIVER: It's Hard to Brake When Truck Is Fully Loaded

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Jose Luis works as a truck driver for a metal casting company. He shares with us what a typical day looks like for him and how he got his job. He also talks about what it's like driving a heavy truck.

Job Title: Truck Driver
Employer: Pacific Steel

Job Summary: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job Description

Industrial truck and tractor operators drive trucks and tractors that move materials around warehouses, storage yards, or worksites. These trucks, often called forklifts, have a lifting mechanism and forks, which makes them useful for moving heavy and large objects. Some industrial truck and tractor operators drive tractors that pull trailers loaded with material around factories or storage areas.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Several states and many cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also usually must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures.

Certification Requirement
Recommended.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, Technical skills, Hand-eye coordination, Patience, Strength/stamina

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