Summary Transport Driver near Vancouver (BC)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "transport driver" was moved from the group Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511) to the group Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300).
Find key facts and figures about working as a transport driver. The following information is applicable to all Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Transport truck drivers drive straight trucks or tractor-trailers to transport freight. Long-haul truck drivers operate heavy trucks over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes, while short-haul and local transport truck drivers operate over urban and short interurban routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, and trucking employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed.
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Post-secondary or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training.
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Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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The job prospects are fair in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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advertised near Vancouver (BC)
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- Address customers' complaints or concerns
- Coach colleagues on new methods or work techniques
- Mountain driving expertise
- Owner-operator business skills
- Professionalism in customer service
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