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Occupational Report for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (53-3032) in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region
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.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.
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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer There are 7 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 7 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Seasonal Driver 4/13/14 Saint Helens
Truck Driver 3/14/14 Tillamook DOE, Neg.
Local Milk Tanker Truck Driver 2/27/14 Tillamook $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Tank Wagon Driver 2/12/14 Saint Helens $18.98/hr
CDL Driver With Tanker Endorsement 2/4/14 Clatsop County Area $16.50/hr
Truck Driver 1/29/14 Tillamook $18.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Local Digester Tanker Truck Driver 1/6/14 Tillamook $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
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 31 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Truck Driver 3/27/14 Rainier Osterkamp Trucking Inc
Truck Driver - Company Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Astoria C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train! 1/21/14 Astoria C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Astoria C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Astoria C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Astoria C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Seaside C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Seaside C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Seaside C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Seaside C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train! 1/21/14 Seaside C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train! 1/21/14 Warrenton C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Warrenton C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Warrenton C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Warrenton C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Warrenton C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Scappoose C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Scappoose C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Scappoose C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Scappoose C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train! 1/21/14 Scappoose C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train! 1/21/14 Saint Helens C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Saint Helens C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Team Over The Road. We Train! 1/21/14 Saint Helens C R ENGLAND
Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train! 1/21/14 Saint Helens C R ENGLAND
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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
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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
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 650 767 117 18.0% 12 14 26

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 62
Forestry and Logging Private 60
Mining Private 17
Mining (except Oil and Gas) Private 17
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying Private 17
Construction Private 67
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 37
Utility System Construction Private 16
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Private 18
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 30
Other Specialty Trade Contractors Private 30
Manufacturing Private 97
Food Manufacturing Private 31
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 17
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 33
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing Private 33
Wholesale Trade Private 40
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 35
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Private 14
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 14
Retail Trade Private 37
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 16
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 16
Gasoline Stations Private 18
Transportation and Warehousing Private 285
Truck Transportation Private 276
General Freight Trucking Private 115
Specialized Freight Trucking Private 161
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 20
Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 14
Waste Collection Private 12
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 15
Repair and Maintenance Private 15
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%