• Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most of them are long-haul drivers whose trucks can carry more than 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods between cities and sometimes between states.

What do they typically do

  • Drive long distances
  • Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Inspect their trailer before and after the trip, and record any defects they find
  • Keep a log of their activities
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers
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