Some of the skills we found on tractor-trailer driver resumes included "dot," "cdl," and "otr." We have detailed the most important tractor-trailer driver responsibilities below.
Those tractor-trailer drivers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general education, specific areas degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for tractor-trailer drivers include general studies degrees or criminal justice degrees.
When you're ready to become a tractor-trailer driver, you might wonder which companies hire tractor-trailer drivers. According to our research through tractor-trailer driver resumes, tractor-trailer drivers are mostly hired by United Parcel Service, DHL Supply Chain, and Herc Rentals. Now is a good time to apply as United Parcel Service has 445 tractor-trailer drivers job openings, and there are 37 at DHL Supply Chain and 26 at Herc Rentals.
Since salary is important to some tractor-trailer drivers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Rite Aid, DHL Supply Chain, and Waste Industries. If you were to take a closer look at Rite Aid, you'd find that the average tractor-trailer driver salary is $77,860. Then at DHL Supply Chain, tractor-trailer drivers receive an average salary of $72,858, while the salary at Waste Industries is $71,529.
We also looked into companies who hire tractor-trailer 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, Schneider National, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.
The industries that tractor-trailer drivers fulfill the most roles in are the transportation and retail industries. But the highest tractor-trailer driver annual salary is in the professional industry, averaging $66,952. In the transportation industry they make $63,471 and average about $63,318 in the retail industry. In conclusion, tractor-trailer drivers who work in the professional industry earn a 21.3% higher salary than tractor-trailer drivers in the manufacturing industry.