Truck drivers are responsible for transporting goods between business locations. Typical duties of a truck driver include:
- Driving trucks over short and long distances to transport goods
- Preparing reports of the total driven miles or worked hours on a daily basis
- Informing the dispatcher about the incidents or accidents en-route
- Assisting with the loading or unloading of goods
The average salary in truck driver jobs is $42,000 per year. The earnings in truck driver jobs tend to increase with the experience. Also, the drivers owning their vehicles often earn higher incomes. Whereas there is no basic education requirement for such jobs, a valid driving license and sound understanding of traffic laws is essential for becoming a truck driver.