Canada’s extensive roadways stretch across provinces and territories, connecting cities, towns, and remote regions. Truck drivers serve as the backbone of the nation’s supply chain, transporting goods ranging from food and consumer products to industrial equipment and raw materials. With a focus on efficiency, reliability, and safety, truck drivers ensure that businesses and communities have access to essential goods.
Who is a Truck Driver?
A truck driver is a skilled professional responsible for operating commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, and transport vehicles. Their primary role involves transporting goods between locations, adhering to transportation schedules, ensuring the safety of the cargo, and following traffic regulations.
What is the Average Salary and Benefits Enjoyed by Truck Drivers?
On average, truck drivers can expect to earn between CAD 20 to CAD 30 per hour depending on the type of establishment, location, employer, experience and the job role. Other benefits enjoyed include;
- Employees discount
- Overtime pay
- Flexible work schedule
- Health insurance plans
- Paid leave
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Safely loading goods onto the truck and unloading them at the destination
- Ensuring proper handling of fragile or perishable items
- Safe and effective operating of the truck
- Strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations
- Conducting regular checks on the vehicle’s condition
- Keeping accurate records of driving hours, mileage, and cargo details
- Maintaining communication with dispatchers, clients, and other team members to provide updates on the delivery status
Job Skills and Required Qualifications
- Valid CDL
- Clean and safe driving record
- Familiarity with GPS systems
- Good physical stamina
- Effective communication skills
- Goal-oriented and passionate
- Effective time management and organization skills
- Impeccable interpersonal skills