Truck Driver, Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Delivery Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver
Average Salary: Entry level--$30,800 Experienced--$49,640
Education/Training Required: High school or GED plus Trade School and Class A Certification, Class B Certification in some jobs; some jobs prefer Tanker and Hazmat endorsement
Jobs Available: 71-160
Energy Industries: Gas, Transmission & Distribution
Driving construction oriented vehicles, sometimes in high traffic volume areas, such as Washington, D.C.—driving skills are important and difficult.
Flexibility to be on-call to drive to site when on-call and emergency request comes in.
Calculating, measuring, blueprint reading.
Building guardrails, signs on highways; seeding, mulching, and landscaping work in heavy construction areas.
Unload the ; involves lifting materials, weighing approximately 70 lbs., frequently.
Interact with clients on job sites.
Understanding and knowledge of driving and rules and regulations. Also required to have an understanding of work processes and how construction workers operate together.
Learn (on the job) how to build guardrails, install road signage, hydroseeding, construction.
Tools and Technology
Flatbed trailers—Lowboy trailers; Tilt trailers
Lifts—Hand; Hydraulic ; Johnson bars
Trailer hitches—Sliding fifth ; Sliding tandem axles
Evaine K. Sing
“You hear that Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods, but you don’t realize it until you come here and see that each one really has a personality and there’s a place for everyone.”