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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers - 53-3032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Delivery Driver
  • Driver
  • Line Haul Driver
  • Log Truck Driver
  • Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver)
  • Production Truck Driver
  • Road Driver
  • Semi Truck Driver
  • Tractor Trailer Operator
  • Truck Driver

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
53-3032.00 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Check all load-related documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
  • Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.
  • Drive electric or hybrid-electric powered trucks or alternative fuel-powered trucks to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
  • Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes in compliance with state regulations.
  • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Follow special cargo-related procedures, such as checking refrigeration systems for frozen foods or providing food or water for livestock.
  • Give directions to laborers who are packing goods and moving them onto trailers.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Install or remove special equipment, such as tire chains, grader blades, plow blades, or sanders.
  • Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.
  • Load or unload trucks or help others with loading or unloading, using special loading-related equipment or other equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
  • Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, phones, or global positioning systems (GPS) equipment to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.
  • Operate idle reduction systems or auxiliary power systems to generate power from alternative sources, such as fuel cells, to reduce idling time, to heat or cool truck cabins, or to provide power for other equipment.
  • Operate trucks equipped with snowplows or sander attachments to maintain roads in winter weather.
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, tire chains, or spark plugs.
  • Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices, to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.
  • Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
  • Remove debris from loaded trailers.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
  • Wrap and secure goods using pads, packing paper, containers, or straps.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Acquire supplies or equipment.
  • Adjust routes or speeds as necessary.
  • Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Connect cables or electrical lines.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Inspect cargo areas for cleanliness or condition.
  • Inspect cargo to ensure it is properly loaded or secured.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Monitor cargo area conditions.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Operate communications equipment or systems.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Package materials or products.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Record service or repair activities.
  • Remove debris or damaged materials.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
  • Secure cargo.
  • Verify information or specifications.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Tactician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Air Defense (AD) Battle Management System Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Allied Trades Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Allied Trades Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Crewmember (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Armor Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewmember (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automatic Test Systems Operator/Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Bridge Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cargo Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cryogenics Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Diver (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Engineer Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Equipment Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Firefighter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fuels (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Horizontal Construction Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Interior Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Joint Fire Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Vehicle System Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Machinery Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Marine Deck Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Marine Engineering Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Apprentice, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Helper, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Journeyman, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mobility Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Mortuary Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Parachute Rigger (Army - Enlisted)
  • PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • PATRIOT System Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Plumber (Army - Enlisted)
  • Powerline Distribution Specialist (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Prime Power Production Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Quarrying Specialist (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Radar Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Radio Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Semitrailer Refueler Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Senior Electronic Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Senior Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Senior Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Short Range Air Defense System Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Storekeeper (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Power Generation Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Technical Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Water Treatment Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Watercraft Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Weather (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weather Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weather Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weather Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weather Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weather Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Driver
  • Truck Driver, Heavy

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Concrete-Mixing-Truck Driver
  • Construction Driver
  • Drip Pumper
  • Driver-Utility Worker
  • Dump-Truck Driver
  • Explosives-Truck Driver
  • Garbage Collector Driver
  • Hostler
  • Log-Truck Driver
  • Milk Driver
  • Powder-Truck Driver
  • Tank-Truck Driver
  • Tow-Truck Operator
  • Tractor-Trailer Moving Van Driver
  • Tractor-Trailer-Truck Driver
  • Truck Driver, Heavy
  • Van Driver
  • Water-Truck Driver II