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Occupational Report for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (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 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.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers There are 13 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 13 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Truck Driver 10/14/14 Tillamook to $15.00/hr
Truck Driver 10/8/14 Clatskanie $21.17/hr
Truck Driver 9/26/14 Tillamook DOE, Neg.
Chip Truck Driver (Class A Cdl) 9/24/14 Warrenton
Local Driver 9/23/14 Bay City DOE
Driver 1 9/23/14 Warrenton
Driver 9/10/14 Scappoose $16.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
C D L Driver / Mover 9/3/14 North Coast Area $15.00/hr DOE
Chip Truck Driver 8/11/14 Tillamook to
Dump Truck Driver - Local Driving 8/6/14 Gearhart $17.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Local Milk Tanker Truck Driver 7/15/14 Tillamook $15.00/hr to $17.00/hr DOE
Part Time Tractor-Trailer Driver 6/24/14 Astoria $25.75/hr
Hazmat Driver 6/23/14 Astoria DOE
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 7 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 7 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
FLATBED FLEET DRIVERS NEEDED 10/25/14 Rainier System Trans
Truck Driver 10/13/14 Clatskanie
Driver 1 10/6/14 Warrenton CleanScapes
Truck Driver 10/1/14 Rainier Osterkamp Trucking Inc
Driver 1 9/19/14 Warrenton Recology
CHIP TRUCK DRIVER 8/11/14 Tillamook
Heavy Truck Driver - Local Driving 8/6/14 Gearhart
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
Data Sources and Limitations
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
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 668 769 101 15.1% 10 11 21

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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 668
Total All Industries Private 668
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 67
Animal Production Private 11
Cattle Ranching and Farming Private 11
Forestry and Logging Private 54
Mining Private 18
Mining (except Oil and Gas) Private 18
Construction Private 90
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 44
Utility System Construction Private 17
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Private 25
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 46
Other Specialty Trade Contractors Private 46
Manufacturing Private 92
Food Manufacturing Private 29
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 21
Sawmills and Wood Preservation Private 14
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 27
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing Private 27
Wholesale Trade Private 44
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 38
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Private 16
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 14
Retail Trade Private 26
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 13
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 13
Gasoline Stations Private 11
Transportation and Warehousing Private 297
Truck Transportation Private 286
General Freight Trucking Private 128
Specialized Freight Trucking Private 158
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 16
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 12
Waste Management and Remediation Service Private 12
Waste Collection Private 12
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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Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs 38%
Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client 35%
Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity 35%
Driver/Sales Workers 35%