Commercial Driver Industry & Demands

Truck Driver & Trucking Industry

Industry Analysis

In the past 3-5 years the trucking industry has grown more popular, with the need for truck drivers is in growing demand. Most of the trucking industry serves all of the United States therefore the demand for long haul drivers are greater. The demand for local drivers is high, but insurance carriers for local trucking companies usually require at least one year of long haul experience. Camino Real Career Schools recommends to all new drivers to consider working long haul to gain experience.

Ratio Indication for men to women drivers in the trucking field:

  • Men 85%
  • Women 15%

Physical Demands

Job Title: Commercial Class A Truck Driver

Job Description: Class A truck driver are employed as drivers of commercial vehicles designed to transport property. These Vehicles have a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds. Drivers can be employed to drive local, state or interstate distances depending on the need of the employer.

DOT Code: 905.663-014

Educational Requirements: Class A License & Endorsements

Work Environment: Highways/Freeways non-supervised

Tools/Equipment: provided by employer (uniforms, Thomas guides, gloves and vehicles unless driver is and independent contractor)

Physical Demands:

  • Standing: 0% – 10%
  • Sitting: 67% – 100%
  • Lifting: 11% – 33%
  • Carrying: 0% – 10%
  • Bending/Stooping: 11% – 33%
  • Twisting: 0% – 10%
  • Reaching/Stretching: 0% – 10%
  • Pushing/Pulling/Dragging: 11% – 33%
  • Climbing: 0% – 10%
  • Balancing: 0% – 10%

Bus Driver & Busing Industry

Industry Analysis

Many intercity residents are moving further away, because of this, the need for bus drivers have increased. More people are seeking quicker less stressful methods of transportation. The avoidance of traffic and high fueling prices demands the utilization of public transportation.

Ratio Indication for men to women drivers in the busing field:

  • Women 65%
  • Men 35%

Physical Demands

Job Title: Commercial Class B Bus Driver

Job Description: Class B Bus drivers are employed as drivers of commercial vehicles designed to transport property. These Vehicles have a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds. Drivers can be employed to drive local, state or interstate distances depending on the need of the employer.

DOT Code: 913.463-010

Educational Requirements: Class B License & Passenger Endorsements

Work Environment: Highways/Freeways non-supervised

Tools/Equipment: provided by employer (uniforms, Thomas guides, gloves and vehicles unless driver is and independent contractor)

Physical Demands:

  • Standing: 0% – 10%
  • Sitting: 67% – 100%
  • Lifting: 5% – 11%
  • Carrying: 0% – 10%
  • Bending/Stooping: 11% – 33%
  • Twisting: 0% – 10%
  • Reaching/Stretching: 67% – 100%
  • Pushing/Pulling/Dragging: 67% – 100%
  • Climbing: 67% – 100%
  • Balancing: 0% – 10%