Career Overview

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What They Do

Source: AgExplorer.com

Truck drivers efficiently pick up, transport and safely deliver feed, ingredients, equipment, materials or livestock to processing facilities. They accurately complete delivery forms and forward the documentation for timely processing. Furthermore, they perform a pre-trip inspection that includes tires, fuel, oil, etc. They also monitor the conditions of the livestock on the trip and take appropriate action.

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Job Duties

Source: AgExplorer.com
  • Observe all government and company regulations at all times

  • Ensure that the tractor and trailer is cleaned and maintained in a safe working manner

  • Perform a pre-trip inspection that includes tires, fuel, oil, etc.

  • Check, before loading, to ensure that the compartments are free of feed or ingredients

  • Ensure that the tarp cover is securely fastened and protecting ingredients from contamination

  • Collect samples of ingredients for quality assurance testing

  • Complete delivery forms and forward the documentation for timely processing

  • Load and unload trucks when at a destination

  • Drive livestock to and from market/slaughterhouse and the farm

  • Monitor the conditions of the livestock on the trip and take appropriate action

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Job Earnings

Source: AgExplorer.com

Average Annual Income:  $33,745

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Education/Training Requirements

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics & VetTechnicians.org

A high school diploma and a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification is required.  Additional certifications may be required depending on the product you are transporting.

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Job Outlook & Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The future outlook for truck drivers is projected to be good to excellent as the demand for farm goods increases.  In New York State in 2016, there were over 65,590 registered CDL drivers.  In 2026, there are projected to be 70,050 CDL drivers.  That is a 7% increase in available jobs.

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Middle & High School Opportunities

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Local Colleges/Training

Local Career Connection

Larry Smith, CDL Driver

CY Farms/Batavia Turf
Elba, NY

Deeper Dive

Driving Academy l CDL Truck Driving School

Truck Driving Academy
 

Where Can I Work?

Local GLOW Companies With CDL Driver Jobs
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