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

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. May be required to unload truck. May require use of automated routing equipment. Requires commercial drivers' license.

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Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Employment Outlook for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer There are 331 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Transfer and Concrete Truck Driver 4/22/14 Brookings DOE
Truck Driver 4/22/14 Hood River $13.50/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
CDL Driver (Part Time) 4/22/14 Portland N/A to N/A DOE
Class A CDL Driver (Equipment Operator) 4/22/14 Myrtle Point $18.00/hr DOE
CDL Truck Driver 4/22/14 Boardman $11.73/hr
Delivery Driver/Portland, OR 4/22/14 Portland
Local Truck Driver 4/21/14 Ontario $600.00/wk
Truck Driver / Warehouse 4/21/14 Portland $17.25/hr to $19.25/hr DOE
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Portland
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Baker City
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Medford
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Springfield
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Burns
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Coos Bay
88M Truck Driver 4/20/14 Forest Grove
Local City Driver (FT) - Eugene, OR - Reddaway 4/20/14 Eugene
Part-Time Combination City Driver / Dock Worker 4/20/14 Central Point
CDL Truck Driver 4/18/14 Newberg $15.00/hr to $25.00/hr
Class A CDL Driver - US Mail 4/18/14 Portland $21.00/hr
Regional Truck Driver 4/18/14 Portland
Truck Driver 4/17/14 Madras $13.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Dump Truck and Transfer Driver 4/17/14 Salem $16.00/hr to $18.30/hr DOE
Truck Driver CDL-A 4/17/14 Hermiston
Dump Truck Driver / Laborer 4/17/14 Portland $12.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Truck Driver 4/17/14 Hermiston
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Job Openings from the Web for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 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 496 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
P&D Driver 4/22/14 Portland Xpress Global Systems Inc.
Cdl A Driver 4/22/14 Portland Sharp Transportation
Local Driver CDL Class A 4/21/14 Portland Xpress Global Systems Inc.
Truck Driver Recent Graduates Sign On Bonus! 4/21/14 Springfield CRST Van Expedited
Driver 4/21/14 Eugene CHS Inc.
Truck Driver CDL Jobs - Dedicated Regional 4/21/14 Portland C R ENGLAND
Freight Delivery Driver Job 4/21/14 Portland NAPA
Freight Delivery Driver Job 4/21/14 Portland NAPA
Line Haul Truck Driver / CDL Driver / Truck Driver 4/21/14 Portland Saia LTL Freight
DRIVERS - CDL A 4/21/14 Portland Tricont Trucking
Drivers 4/20/14 Salem Swift Transportation
Drivers 4/20/14 Portland Marten Transport
Truck Driver 4/20/14 Portland Sapa
Truck Driver 4/20/14 Portland Sapa
Drivers 4/20/14 Portland Swift Transportation
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Salem GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Klamath Falls GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Medford GORDON TRUCKING
ASPHALT Tanker drivers 4/19/14 Klamath Falls Bear Cat
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Roseburg GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Albany GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $1 500 Sign on Bonus and $0.44 CPM - Class A CDL Truck Driver 4/19/14 Portland GORDON TRUCKING
Up to $5 000 Sign on Bonus and $0.54 CPM - Class A CDL Team Truck Drivers 4/19/14 Portland GORDON TRUCKING
Truck Driver - Regional / OTR Owner-Operator 4/18/14 Salem Schneider
Driver 4/18/14 Eugene CHS Inc.
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Wages for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $13.82 $16.31 $19.00 $22.81 $27.54 $19.78 $41,150
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 10.16 15.49 18.84 22.65 27.68 19.20 39,921
Multnomah / Washington 15.67 17.34 20.46 24.09 29.04 21.22 44,134
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 15.52 17.13 19.95 22.70 24.91 20.06 41,738
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 14.30 16.57 19.40 22.92 27.69 20.08 41,782
Lane 12.56 14.05 16.59 19.30 22.57 16.93 35,228
Douglas 14.61 16.55 18.97 23.22 28.90 20.25 42,127
Coos / Curry 15.79 17.59 20.50 22.61 23.90 20.01 41,624
Jackson / Josephine 13.71 15.67 17.31 18.98 22.56 17.83 37,082
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 12.83 13.84 15.59 19.70 29.40 18.00 37,442
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.45 13.86 17.39 20.80 26.38 17.60 36,615
Klamath / Lake 14.70 17.47 21.45 25.29 28.12 21.23 44,162
Morrow / Umatilla 12.53 14.37 17.29 21.57 28.83 18.67 38,836
Baker / Union / Wallowa 13.44 16.86 21.40 25.77 28.97 21.21 44,123
Grant / Harney / Malheur 12.61 14.96 16.80 18.58 22.09 16.97 35,298
Clackamas 14.25 17.02 20.21 23.07 27.23 20.20 42,017
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Regional Employment Projections for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 20,706 24,947 4,241 20.5% 424 454 878
Multnomah / Washington 6,384 7,750 1,366 21.4% 137 141 277
Clackamas 2,386 2,908 522 21.9% 52 53 105
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,866 2,210 344 18.4% 34 41 75
Lane 1,596 1,952 356 22.3% 36 35 71
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,540 1,846 306 19.9% 31 34 64
Jackson / Josephine 1,500 1,788 288 19.2% 29 33 62
Morrow / Umatilla 884 1,073 189 21.4% 19 20 39
Douglas 874 1,021 147 16.8% 15 19 34
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 825 1,032 207 25.1% 21 19 39
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 650 767 117 18.0% 12 14 26
Coos / Curry 449 496 47 10.5% 5 9 14
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 362 430 68 18.8% 7 8 15
Klamath / Lake 349 405 56 16.0% 6 8 14
Baker / Union / Wallowa 266 301 35 13.2% 4 6 9
Grant / Harney / Malheur 240 269 29 12.1% 3 5 8

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 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 744
Crop Production Private 297
Forestry and Logging Private 339
Logging Private 334
Mining Private 306
Mining (except Oil and Gas) Private 304
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying Private 303
Construction Private 1,407
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 730
Utility System Construction Private 244
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Private 449
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 640
Other Specialty Trade Contractors Private 563
Manufacturing Private 1,654
Food Manufacturing Private 454
Dairy Product Manufacturing Private 176
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 243
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 615
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing Private 583
Wholesale Trade Private 2,625
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 1,007
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers Private 273
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 191
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 270
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 1,543
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers Private 833
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Private 297
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 217
Retail Trade Private 754
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 404
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 276
Nonstore Retailers Private 161
Transportation and Warehousing Private 12,021
Truck Transportation Private 10,575
General Freight Trucking Private 7,084
Specialized Freight Trucking Private 3,491
Support Activities for Transportation Private 533
Support Activities for Road Transportation Private 451
Couriers and Messengers Private 364
Couriers Private 325
Warehousing and Storage Private 465
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 414
Administrative and Support Services Private 258
Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 156
Educational Requirements for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award and one to five years of related work experience to enter this occupation. 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 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
  • 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
  • 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 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 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.

Elite Truck School
560 SE 4th
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 615-8465
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
33817 W. Martin Road
Creswell, OR 97426
Phone: (800) 976-7612
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
1130 Old Salem Rd NE
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 967-8001
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
13605 SE Hwy 212
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: (503) 657-8225
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
1104 Lake Road PO Box 429
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: (541) 504-1465
Programs of Training:
Western Pacific Truck School of Oregon, LLC
13691 NE Whitaker Way
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: (503) 788-0203
Programs of Training:
IITR Truck School
6061 Crater Lake Highway
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: (541) 830-4487
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 55%
Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs 39%
Bus Drivers, School 36%
Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity 35%
Driver/Sales Workers 35%