Logging Truck Driver

Woodlands

Job Description

Logging truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport lumber and other wood products over urban, interurban, provincial and United States routes. They can work directly for forest products companies, or they may be self-employed. There are also truckers who work on special-purpose trucks, and there are shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you get behind the wheel of your rig, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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This job is right for you if...

  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You want to make a di­fference working in a green job
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You like big machines
  • You want to work in work boots, not dress shoes

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Most driver training courses take about three months through a vocational school or community college. To drive straight-body trucks you will need a Class 3 or D licence. A Class 1 or A licence is needed to drive long-combination vehicles. Air brake endorsement (Z) is required for drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes. There are numerous training programs across the country.

Simon Fraser University
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
University of Northern British Columbia

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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