Logistics & Distribution

Heavy Truck Drivers 🌱 ☀️

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.

Critical Skills

  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

Nearby Training & Education Providers

Pinellas Technical College

Nearby Employers

  • FreightCenter, Inc.
  • Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
  • Nestlé Waters North America
  • PALL Aeropower
  • TouchPoint Medical, Inc. (Coming Soon)

🌱 = Green Occupation (Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.)

☀️ = Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years or will have large numbers of job openings.

“53-3032.00 – Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.” O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/53-3032.00. Accessed 29 October 2019.