Truck Driver

Truck drivers often carry away old, recycled pavement as well. (Image courtesy of R.I. Carr)

Because hot mix asphalt must be delivered at precise temperatures, truck drivers are the backbone of every paving project.

Truck drivers load the asphalt into hauling units and safely drive from the plant to the work site.

Reliable delivery keeps road construction on time and on budget.

NOTE that drivers are typically subcontractors — most paving companies employ few drivers directly. You should seek work from a driving company if you’re interested in this work.

Education requirements
High school diploma or GED

Other requirements
Commercial driver’s license (CDL)
Truck driving experience
Union membership may be required

Work environment
Seasonal work
Day/night shifts and long hours during paving season

$12 to $30 per hour