Tanker Truck Driver

What Does A Tanker Truck Driver Do?

A tanker truck driver transports various liquids (e.g., chemicals) from one location to another.  At times they may travel away from home for a long period of time.

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Tanker Truck Driver

How Do I Become A Tanker Truck Driver?

A certificate in truck driving that can be obtained through a community college or truck driving school is required to get the license needed to do this work.

What is the Average Salary For A Tanker Truck Driver?

High – 65,000
Median – 43,000
Low – 28,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Tanker Truck Driver?

  • Trade-related courses
  • English
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Tanker Truck Driver?

Tanker truck drivers spend much of there time alone in the truck. Driving a truck can be a physically demanding job as well. Driving for many consecutive hours can be tiring, and some drivers must load and unload cargo.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Tanker Truck Driver?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years in the US, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Tanker Truck Driver?