Log Truck Driver

Drive trucks to haul logs from forests to mills or storage yards.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$25,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Log Truck Drivers do?

Drives truck, equipped with long-tongued trailer, to haul logs from forest to mill or storage yard: Maneuvers truck into loading position according to signals from loading crew. Fastens chain or cable binders around logs to secure load on trailer during transit. May release binders and start power hoist to dump logs. May assist in loading and unloading logs, using crane hook or cant hook. May raise empty trailer to carrying position on truck bed, using hoist, for deadhead trip to forest. May steer trailer from cab attached to rear end of log trailer and be designated Trailer Steerer.


Should I be a Log Truck Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

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    How to become a Log Truck Driver

    Most Log Truck Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9taaab&chl=no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,75,75
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