Associated NOC Code: 7511 – Transport Truck Drivers

Job Prospects: Exceptional

Education: Required

Salary Range: Coming Soon

Over 300,000 Transport Truck Drivers are employed in Canada and companies continue to hire more. With the right license, you can choose from a variety of driving positions. If you like being on the road this career may interest you.

Transport Truck Drivers can choose to drive short or long distances and can haul a variety of cargo, from food and building supplies to bicycles and animals.

Short haul drivers often work during the day and return to their home terminal at night or may have one or two nights on the road. Long haul drivers are typically on the road for multiple days, and these runs often include crossing provincial borders or the international border between Canada and the United States. Most companies require driving experience and a minimum age requirement before they assign a driver to long-haul runs. Talk to employers about what requirements they have in place.

Companies may allow drivers a say in their schedules and their routes. Some companies also offer a variety of flexible working conditions, which can include driving as a team, having a spouse or passenger along for the ride, allowing pets, and more.

Bridging the Gap: Truck Drivers