How much does a Heavy Truck Driver II make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Heavy Truck Driver II in the United States is $26 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $23 and $30. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Heavy Truck Driver II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Heavy Truck Driver II Salary $21 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Heavy Truck Driver II Salary $23 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Heavy Truck Driver II Salary $26 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Heavy Truck Driver II Salary $30 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Heavy Truck Driver II Salary $33 US April 24, 2024
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What skills does a Heavy Truck Driver II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Life Insurance: Life Insurance can be defined as a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person or after a set period

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Safety Inspections: Identifying, assessing, and monitoring hazardous conditions to recommend corrective actions and prevent future incidents.

Commitment 12.38%
Life Insurance 2.6%
Safety Inspections 1.19%
Others 83.83%

Job Description for Heavy Truck Driver II

Heavy Truck Driver II operates a large or heavy truck that transports cargo to and from specified locations on time and according to schedule. Operates vehicle safely and responsibly, adhering to all DOT and company safety regulations. Being a Heavy Truck Driver II conducts routine inspections prior to departure to ensure the vehicle is in optimal condition. Manages appropriate cargo documentation and provides necessary paperwork upon the delivery of goods. Additionally, Heavy Truck Driver II coordinates the loading and unloading of the truck, verifying cargo and ensuring items are properly stored and secured. Maintains contact with dispatcher to provide status updates, clarify special instructions, and notify about delays or issues during transport. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires Commercial Driver License (CDL) - Class A. May require a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Typically reports to a supervisor. The Heavy Truck Driver II works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Heavy Truck Driver II typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Heavy Truck Driver II

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Heavy Truck Driver II, the first career path typically progresses to Dump Truck Driver II.

The second career path typically starts with a Heavy Truck Driver III position, and then progresses to Heavy Truck Driver IV.

The third career path typically progresses to Light Truck Driver III.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Truck Dispatch Supervisor position, and then progresses to Truck Dispatch Supervisor, Sr..

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Heavy Truck Driver II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Heavy Truck Driver II, the highest Heavy Truck Driver II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Heavy Truck Driver II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Heavy Truck Driver II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Heavy Truck Driver II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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