Truck Driving Career Outlook

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Graduates Employed

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Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Company Driver/Owner Operator

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Driver Manager
  • Driver Mentor
  • Local/Regional/Long Distance Driver
  • Recruiting Specialist
  • Dispatch Driver
  • Over-the-Road Truck Driver
  • Straight Truck Driver (dump, cement, delivery)

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“I want to say on my behalf that Janine Running is the best instructor at Northwood Tech She has the knowledge and patience to work with students to achieve their goals. For me, to take the program was one of the best choices I made.”

Jerry W., Truck Driving graduate


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