We surveyed 3,129 truck drivers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical truck driver. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a truck driver?

Low

High

Working as a truck driver typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that truck drivers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a truck driver?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a truck driver typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a truck driver?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a truck driver. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for truck drivers.

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Do truck drivers work full-time or part-time?

91% of truck drivers work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.

Is being a truck driver stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for truck drivers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a truck driver?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a truck driver.

How competitive is the workplace for truck drivers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for truck drivers.

Does being a truck driver require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Truck drivers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are truck drivers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Truck drivers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do truck drivers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Truck drivers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a truck driver physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a truck driver may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are truck drivers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Truck drivers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a truck driver require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a truck driver.

Does being a good truck driver require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a truck driver.