Students Build Career Profile Truck Driver Food badges: Transportation and Distribution Holland Code: Build Hauling cattle allows you to meet new people, see new places, and play an essential role in the success of the beef industry. Jordan Lynn, GJ Cattle & Crop Inc. In A Nutshell I load animals onto my truck and drive them where my customers need them to go. I wash my truck, trailer, and equipment very well to keep the animals I’m hauling healthy and safe. I grow positive relationships with my customers to make sure I get paid on time and so they trust me with all their future trucking needs. Swipe Potential Salary Range $36,000 - $70,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories Truck driving can mean long hours on the road, but the scenery always changes and every day is a different adventure. Plus I get to work totally independently and set my own timelines. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Drive livestock to/from farms and markets Clean and inspect truck/trailer and make sure everything is in working order Keep records of mileage and expenses Work with customers and arrange pickups and drop-offs Keep an eye on the health and wellbeing of the livestock being hauled Handle animals to get them onto and off of the trailer safely Education & Training A high school diploma is usually required A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) is needed 100all Job Outlook The future job market for prospective truck drivers is considered excellent! The demand for truck drivers is expected to grow 17% over the rest of the decade. In 2020, it was predicted that the industry would be short 25,000-30,000 drivers. Related School Subjects 69 Math Practical Applied Arts Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Driving Travelling Livestock Important Skills Money Management Many truck drivers work for themselves, so good money management and financial skills are important parts of being self employed interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal As a trucker, your business will only be as good as the relationship with your customers Planning Trucking requires driving long distances and meeting tight deadlines. This takes a lot of planning to make sure I’m keeping to my schedule Organizational I have to keep very good track of my mileage and gas costs so I can be sure I’m charging a reasonable amount for my services Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Independent Work Opportunity to travel Flexible Work Environment Working with Animals Similar Careers Heavy Duty Mechanic Livestock Farmer Helpful Links Vernla Livestock - Operator Interview Women in Trucking snapAG- Transporting Farm Animals Career Glossary Mileage Expenses References Truck Driver. (No Date). Livestock Hauler. (No Date). Trucking HR Canada. (2017). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.