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    TRUCK DRIVER/CDL

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ABOUT
Without all the massive equipment needed at a construction site, nothing can get done. This is where you, as the truck driver, come in. You’re responsible for hauling construction equipment and materials to and from all job sites. You must have a current valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and a thorough knowledge of how to operate and maintain single and multi-rear axle trucks.
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DUTIES
Transports equipment and material. Performs pre-trip inspections and maintains a driver’s log book. Safely loads and unloads all equipment/materials over all terrains. Responsible for routine fueling, lubricating and servicing of vehicles. When not driving, must be able to also perform tasks involving physical labor.
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WORK CONDITIONS
Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40 hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday work and overtime.
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TRAINING
Many training programs and community colleges can prepare you for exams that lead to both Class A and Class B commercial licenses. The Class A license is for big trucks such as rigs and trailers; the Class B license applies to straight trucks, such as delivery trucks.
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SALARY
According to ZipRecruiter 2019 salary information, the average salary for truck driver/CDL jobs in the highway construction industry is $55,254.
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GENERAL
Salary ranges in Georgia based upon information provided by Georgia highway contractors. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond the averages.

TRUCK DRIVER/CDL AVERAGE WAGES

Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for Truck Driver/CDL jobs in the highway construction industry in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state.

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Average Entry-Level Pay
  • • $17.00 PER HOUR
  • • $35,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay with Several Years Experience
  • • $22.00 PER HOUR
  • • $46,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay with Most Experienced Worker
  • • $26.00 PER HOUR
  • • $54,000 PER YEAR

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