Most Commercial Truck Drivers list "CDL," "Safety Rules," and "Safety Issues" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important Commercial Truck Driver responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Commercial Truck Driver. We found that 18.1% of Commercial Truck Drivers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some Commercial Truck Drivers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two Commercial Truck Drivers were not college graduates.
Those Commercial Truck Drivers who do attend college, typically earn either a Business degree or a Graphic Design degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Commercial Truck Drivers include a General Studies degree or a General Education, Specific Areas degree.
When you're ready to become a Commercial Truck Driver, you might wonder which companies hire Commercial Truck Drivers. According to our research through Commercial Truck Driver resumes, Commercial Truck Drivers are mostly hired by Marten Transport, Western Express, and Dart. Now is a good time to apply as Marten Transport has 1,433 Commercial Truck Drivers job openings, and there are 1,033 at Western Express and 534 at Dart.
Since salary is important to some Commercial Truck Drivers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at CarMax, Marten Transport, and U.S. Xpress. If you were to take a closer look at CarMax, you'd find that the average Commercial Truck Driver salary is $76,876. Then at Marten Transport, Commercial Truck Drivers receive an average salary of $73,738, while the salary at U.S. Xpress is $73,202.
We also looked into companies who hire Commercial Truck Drivers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Knight Transportation, Werner Enterprises, and Schneider National.
For the most part, Commercial Truck Drivers make their living in the Transportation and Manufacturing industries. Commercial Truck Drivers tend to make the most in the Transportation industry with an average salary of $65,294. The Commercial Truck Driver annual salary in the Retail and Manufacturing industries generally make $58,113 and $57,964 respectively. Additionally, Commercial Truck Drivers who work in the Transportation industry make 23.3% more than Commercial Truck Drivers in the Professional Industry.