NON – Apprenticeship
AT A GLANCE
Truck Drivers operate gasoline or diesel-powered trucks, tractor-trailers, and similar vehicles to transport goods and materials at construction sites. Some Truck Drivers specialize in operating special types of vehicles such as heavy trucks for overweight loads, gravel trucks, or industrial trucks.
Truck Drivers’ workloads and schedules vary, depending on the goods being transported and the distances traveled. Some local Truck Drivers start out in the morning with a loaded truck and make deliveries all day, returning with an empty truck to the warehouse or plant at the end of the day. With other products, such as lumber, asphalt, or gravel, Truck Drivers may return to the yard or plant to reload after each delivery.
Source: CareerTrek BC
Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:
Other conditions: irregular hours
Source: Manitoba Prospects
MINI SKILLS ASSESSMENT
If you answer YES to the questions below, then you should consider becoming a Truck Driver!
ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROFILES
The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).
Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones:
Salary Range for Truck Drivers
|$25,000 – $70,000|
Manitoba Prospects 2013
$30,900/$39,900 (Wages may vary if mileage rates apply)
Source: Careercruising.com and/or Manitoba Prospects
|Minimum Wage Rate||May 1, 2017 or after|
Truck Operator of a truck with 4 or more axles, fuel truck, distribution truck, truck with hydraulic boom or hoist
Truck Operator of a truck having a gross vehicle weight of more than 2,500 kg and fewer than 4 axles
Operator of a light truck having a gross vehicle weight of less than 2,500 kg, ride on tractor pulled compaction equipment, or other equipment requiring similar skills