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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

Task Duties
Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.
Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following public postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Washburn Institute of Technology COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CCOMP 15
Washburn Institute of Technology COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 16
Fort Scott Community College TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT/COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 16
Salina Area Technical College COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CCOMP 12
Salina Area Technical College COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 16
Cloud County Community College COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING CERTIFICATE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 16
Seward County Community College ENTRY LEVEL TRUCK DRIVING Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CCOMP 10
Northwest Kansas Technical College COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CCOMP 6