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TRUCK DRIVER: Making A Career Change

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Larry, a truck driver, spends his typical day picking up donations throughout the Bay Area. A former electrician, Larry changed careers when new rules and regulations were to be imposed on the electrical field. He tells us that different locations have different driving requirements, so he is getting to know those rules.

Job Title: Truck Driver

Job Summary: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Job Description

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages within a small region or urban area.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$15,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Physically demanding, Travel, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Mathematical skills, Patience, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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