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Heavy Truck DriverAlternative titles

Kaitaraiwa Taraka Taumaha

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Articulated Truck Driver
HT Driver
Linehaul Driver

Heavy truck drivers drive trucks with or without trailers. They transport materials, livestock, machinery, liquids, general freight, and sometimes hazardous substances.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Heavy truck drivers usually earn
per hour

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Chances of getting a job as a heavy truck driver are average, but good for experienced drivers.

How to get into this job

Usually required

Class 2 licence

A licence for the sizeĀ of truck you intend to drive

Useful school subjects

Workshop Technology

Two drivers inspecting their fully-laden logging trucks

Two fully-laden logging trucks

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Updated 2 Sep 2014