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What Is a Class B Truck Driver Job?

A Class B truck driver job refers to a type of commercial driver’s license (CDL) that is needed to be employed by the hiring company. There are three separate types of CDL classifications, each correlating to a different type of heavy commercial vehicle. They are Class A, Class B, and Class C. A Class B license means that the truck driver can only drive trucks that are a certain weight and fall into the Class B category.1

What Are Class B Truck Driving Job Duties?

Like all truck drivers, Class B truck driving job duties have one main feature: to drive safely. Safe driving habits are crucial for a job that will cover long stretches of driving for long periods of time. Other job duties include supervising the loading and unloading of cargo from the truck, tracking inventory, mileage, and fees, maintaining the truck to keep it in the best shape possible, and following all highway regulations.

How Much Does a Class B Truck Driving Job Pay?

Operating heavy equipment like a Class B truck takes experience. The wage can differ from region to region, so keep that in mind while job hunting. ZipRecruiter currently lists thousands of open jobs across the nation to help aide in your search. The average hourly wage for a Class B truck driving jobs is $20, with a yearly median of $41,902. On the high end of the scale, truckers can make $23 an hour, and take home $48,566 annually.2

  1. 1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_driver%27s_license
  2. 2http://swz.salary.com/salarywizard/Truck-Driver-Heavy-Hourly-Salary-Details.aspx