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Heavy Truck Driver

Kaitaraiwa Taraka Taumaha

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


Heavy truck drivers usually earn

$16-$30 per hour

Source: Road Transport Forum NZ, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a heavy truck driver are average for new workers, but good for experienced drivers.
A truck is unloaded by a forklift operator

Heavy truck drivers pick up and deliver goods

Last updated 2 February 2018