Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Tacoma Salary
The average pay for a Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Tacoma, Washington is $20.08 per hour.
|Salary||$28,993 - $69,729|
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|$31,548 - $62,990|
|Hourly Rate||$13.73 - $24.45|
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Job Description for Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer
Truck driver/tractor-trailer drivers must have knowledge of commercial driving regulations in order to transport all types of goods from livestock to materials over long-distance hauls. They must know how to maneuver the truck into the unloading and loading positions. Truck drivers must know how to go through a weigh station before and after loading. They also have to go through weigh stations while on the road. Truck drivers must maintain a log according to I.C.C. regulations. The log is presented to any law enforcement that requests it or to an employer. Some only drive during the day on short haul trips. Others may drive cross-country and take many days to get there. They are only allowed to drive 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. Truck drivers must navigate through big cities, small towns, rain and snow. Knowledge of how to drive in any weather condition is a must. Truck drivers have to go to school to get the special license. They must complete a CDL (Commercial Driver License) class. They must have a CDL-A in order to drive a heavy truck. Tests and classes are given at a truck driving school. Truck driving must be taken very seriously. Truck drivers put their own lives and other people's lives in the line of fire by being careless. Safety is essential for this job. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Tasks
- Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
- Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
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