Tractor-trailer drivers transport materials, equipment, or product with heavy-duty vehicles to a designated destination. You will mostly transport bulk products through a long distance. As a tractor-trailer driver, you are In charge of your truck and the product you transport; hence, it is your responsibility to make sure the products are secured. You should also ensure that your truck is in good shape, and you should have a regular maintenance routine. Furthermore, you will keep records of the deliveries made and your hours on the road. You would also report any challenges to your superior and adhere to every rule mandated for you.
As a tractor-trailer driver, you should have time management skills, knowledge of route planning, organizational skills, communication skills, and you should be able to focus for a long period. You should have at least a high school diploma or GED, and a commercial driver's license is also needed. You will earn an average of $58,249 per year.