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Occupational Report for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (53-3032) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

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Employment Outlook for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers There are 380 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Log Truck Driver 8/1/14 Lyons DOE
Diesel Dump Truck Driver 8/1/14 Eugene $14.00/hr to $17.00/hr DOE
CDL Driver - Portland - ROS10010 8/1/14 Portland DOE
Full-time Dockworker with CDL 8/1/14 Salem
CDL Class B Route Driver 8/1/14 Portland
Local Driver/combo Dock (FT) - Central Point, OR - Reddaway Medford 8/1/14 Central Point
CDL A Driver 7/31/14 Tualatin $15.00/hr to $18.00/hr
Class A Local Truck Driver 7/31/14 Clackamas $16.00/hr
Full Time - Class A CDL Driver - US Mail 7/31/14 Portland $21.00/hr
Tanker Driver 7/31/14 Bend $15.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Transfer Truck Driver (40-3745) 7/31/14 Salem $16.30/hr to $20.38/hr DOE
Production Assistant: Driver CDL Class A 7/31/14 Portland $15.00/hr
Transfer Truck Driver, Class A 7/31/14 Portland
Lift Truck Operator 7/31/14 Boardman Neg.
Dry Bulk Drivers 7/30/14 Wood Village $18.50/hr to $22.07/hr
Dry Bulk Truck Driver -- Albany 7/30/14 Albany $16.00/hr
Truck Driver (Dry Bulk) 7/30/14 Bend $18.50/hr
Truck Driver 7/30/14 Hermiston
Class A CDL Driver/Mechanic 7/30/14 Terrebonne $18.00/hr
CDL-A Driver 7/30/14 White City $14.50/hr
Dump Truck 7/30/14 Lincoln City DOE
Construction Driver / Laborer 7/30/14 Portland $16.50/hr DOE, Neg.
Part time/Casual Truck Driver - CDL Class A/Touch Freight - Penske Logistics 7/30/14 Eugene
Driver Class A, Ind 7/30/14 Portland
Driver 1 7/30/14 Tualatin
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Job Openings from the Web for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 482 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
LOG TRUCK drivers 7/31/14 Florence R & R King Logging
Truck Driver local P&D 7/31/14 Bend Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc.
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Corvallis GORDON TRUCKING
UPS Full-Time Dockworker with CDL 7/30/14 UPS
Full-time Dockworker with CDL 7/30/14 Salem UPS
Truck Driver - Flatbed Glass Division - Dedicated Lane 7/30/14 Salem combined transport
Truck Driver ? Entry Level ( CDL Not Required ) Transportation ? Full Time Training Provided 7/30/14 C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver ? Entry Level ( CDL Not Required ) Transportation ? Full Time Training Provided 7/30/14 Salem C R ENGLAND
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Klamath Falls GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Salem GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Lebanon GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Bend GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Clackamas GORDON TRUCKING
Transfer Truck Driver Class A 7/30/14 Portland Ryder
Transfer Truck Driver Class A 7/30/14 Portland Ryder System
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Portland GORDON TRUCKING
Delivery Driver/Portland OR 7/30/14 Portland US Foods
Delivery Driver/Portland OR 7/30/14 Portland U.S. Foodservice
Solo Truck Drivers: We'll Team You Up Earn $156k/yr! 7/30/14 Portland U.S. Xpress Inc.
Truck Driver ? Entry Level ( CDL Not Required ) Transportation ? Full Time Training Provided 7/30/14 Eugene C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Flatbed Glass Division - Dedicated Lane 7/30/14 Eugene combined transport
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Medford GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 7/30/14 Eugene GORDON TRUCKING
transfer driver 7/30/14 Eugene U-Haul
PT/FT DRIVER 7/30/14 Hermiston
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Wages for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $13.56 $16.01 $18.34 $21.98 $26.32 $19.14 $39,802
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12.33 15.48 17.53 20.89 25.58 18.32 38,115
Multnomah / Washington 15.19 16.64 19.11 22.68 27.52 20.08 41,764
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 13.91 15.98 17.81 21.24 25.30 18.58 38,632
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 13.08 16.01 18.54 21.83 25.69 19.05 39,623
Lane 12.53 14.67 17.14 20.26 23.05 17.60 36,602
Douglas 15.40 16.72 18.92 22.34 28.25 20.11 41,821
Coos / Curry 15.15 16.36 18.31 20.97 22.74 18.60 38,684
Jackson / Josephine 13.51 15.58 17.43 19.53 22.65 17.88 37,179
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 12.94 14.67 16.73 19.51 30.95 18.55 38,578
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.60 15.37 18.43 23.96 27.78 19.06 39,646
Klamath / Lake 13.69 16.05 18.81 23.43 27.11 19.62 40,809
Morrow / Umatilla 10.59 12.95 16.68 22.36 29.01 18.22 37,890
Baker / Union / Wallowa 13.20 15.90 20.51 25.27 28.27 20.60 42,842
Grant / Harney / Malheur 12.38 15.56 17.46 19.55 22.28 17.43 36,252
Clackamas 15.20 16.70 19.20 21.91 23.63 19.17 39,874
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Regional Employment Projections for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 21,630 25,054 3,424 15.8% 342 346 688
Multnomah / Washington 6,547 7,571 1,024 15.6% 102 105 207
Clackamas 2,410 2,823 413 17.1% 41 38 79
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,957 2,237 280 14.3% 28 31 59
Lane 1,673 1,955 282 16.9% 28 27 55
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,557 1,787 230 14.8% 23 25 48
Jackson / Josephine 1,535 1,770 235 15.3% 24 24 48
Morrow / Umatilla 966 1,106 140 14.5% 14 15 29
Douglas 939 1,094 155 16.5% 16 15 31
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 853 1,057 204 23.9% 20 14 34
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 668 769 101 15.1% 10 11 21
Coos / Curry 467 504 37 7.9% 4 8 12
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 335 385 50 14.9% 5 5 10
Klamath / Lake 325 372 47 14.5% 5 5 10
Grant / Harney / Malheur 293 348 55 18.8% 6 5 11
Baker / Union / Wallowa 262 295 33 12.6% 3 4 7

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 21,630
Total All Industries Private 21,517
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 829
Crop Production Private 255
Forestry and Logging Private 433
Logging Private 428
Mining Private 325
Mining (except Oil and Gas) Private 323
Construction Private 1,305
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 626
Utility System Construction Private 191
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Private 374
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 637
Other Specialty Trade Contractors Private 558
Manufacturing Private 1,669
Food Manufacturing Private 515
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 257
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 537
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing Private 510
Wholesale Trade Private 2,725
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 1,057
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers Private 293
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 172
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 301
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 1,563
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers Private 850
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Private 285
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 217
Retail Trade Private 767
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 447
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 290
Transportation and Warehousing Private 12,802
Truck Transportation Private 11,409
General Freight Trucking Private 7,862
Specialized Freight Trucking Private 3,547
Support Activities for Transportation Private 593
Support Activities for Road Transportation Private 500
Couriers and Messengers Private 428
Couriers Private 379
Warehousing and Storage Private 296
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 403
Administrative and Support Services Private 219
Waste Management and Remediation Service Private 184
Educational Requirements for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Adjust To Variables On Transportation Routes
  • Apply Geographic Knowledge
  • Apply Loading And Unloading Procedures
  • Apply Local And Regional Geographical Knowledge To Transportation
  • Change Vehicle Tire
  • Complete Safety Reports
  • Deliver Products And Services
  • Drive A Flat Bed Truck
  • Drive A Refrigerated Truck
  • Drive And Operate Belly Dump Truck
  • Drive And Operate Concrete Transport Truck
  • Drive Dump Truck
  • Drive Logging Truck
  • Drive Lowboy Trailer
  • Drive Tankers
  • Explain Traffic And Transportation Situations Concisely
  • Follow Established Traffic And Transportation Procedures
  • Follow Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Follow Written And Verbal Geographic Directions
  • Interpret And Apply Transportation Regulations
  • Load And Transport Livestock Or Poultry
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Operate A Motor Vehicle With A Capacity Of Under 26,000 Gvw
  • Operate A Truck With A Capacity Of Over 26,000 Lbs. Gvw
  • Operate Double Or Triple Trailers
  • Operate Material Moving And Loading Equipment
  • Operate Tractor-Trailer Vehicles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Pull Pup Or Transfer Trailers
  • Read Maps
  • Secure Load Or Cargo With Bracing, Padding, Straps Or Tarps
  • Transport Hazardous Materials In Commercial Vehicles
  • Use Automated Routing Or Locating Software
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Global Positioning Systems (Gps)
  • Use Weighing And Measuring Devices
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

IITR Truck School
1104 Lake Road PO Box 429
Redmond, OR 97756-99
Phone: (541) 504-1465
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
1130 Old Salem Rd NE
Albany, OR 97321-4505
Phone: (541) 967-8001
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
13605 SE Hwy 212
Clackamas, OR 97015-8922
Phone: (503) 657-8225 x105
Programs of Training:
Western Pacific Truck School of Oregon, LLC
13691 NE Whitaker Way
Portland, OR 97230-1118
Phone: (503) 788-0203
Programs of Training:
Pro-Transportation CDL Training
16409 SE Division St #216
Portland, OR 97236-1982
Phone: (503) 737-0701
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
33817 W. Martin Road
Creswell, OR 97426-9756
Phone: (800) 976-7612
Programs of Training:
Elite Truck School
560 SE 4th
Hillsboro, OR 97123-4994
Phone: (503) 615-8465
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
6061 Crater Lake Highway
Central Point, OR 97502-8424
Phone: (541) 830-4487
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
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Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity 35%
Driver/Sales Workers 35%