Summary Transport Driver in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a transport driver. The following information is applicable to all Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511).
Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, and trucking employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes drivers of special purpose trucks and shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots.
High school or specific training
High school diploma or occupation-specific training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job outlook varies across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo
- Load and unload goods
- Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
- Perform preventive maintenance
- Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
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