Diesel Truck Drivers


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100341
Diesel Truck Drivers

Diesel Truck Drivers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • General freight trucking
  • Specialized freight trucking
  • Wholesale trade

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be about as fast as average. Most companies ship goods by trucks from one part of the country to another. When the economy is strong, people buy more and truck drivers are needed to transport products. However, when the economy is weak, fewer products need to be transported. Drivers may work fewer hours or not at all during those periods.

Many openings will occur as experienced drivers move to other fields of work or retire. However, competition will be strong for the jobs with the best wages and working conditions.

Heavy Truck Drivers (CIS 100341)

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Illinois
74,404
Very large
&
5.4%
2.4%
>>>>
9,085
Very High
  Champaign Area
1,219
Very large
&
-0.1%
-0.9%
>>>>
138
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
1,895
Very large
&
4.7%
1.2%
>>>>
230
Very High
  Cook County
29,642
Very large
&
4.0%
0.6%
>>>>
3,557
Very High
  Decatur Area
980
Very large
&
7.8%
5.5%
>>>>
124
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
3,559
Very large
&
6.7%
2.5%
>>>>
442
Very High
  Du Page County
8,173
Very large
&
5.6%
3.3%
>>>>
1,001
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
1,793
Very large
&
9.6%
5.5%
>>>>
230
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
738
Very large
&
6.0%
-2.1%
>>>>
90
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
1,748
Very large
&
6.3%
5.8%
>>>>
216
Very High
  Lake County
2,865
Very large
&
7.7%
1.9%
>>>>
360
Very High
  McHenry County
1,009
Very large
&
6.3%
2.9%
>>>>
125
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
1,017
Very large
&
7.2%
1.0%
>>>>
126
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
2,582
Very large
&
6.0%
2.6%
>>>>
319
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
2,625
Very large
&
0.1%
-1.9%
>>>>
298
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
1,715
Very large
&
7.4%
-1.1%
>>>>
215
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
1,819
Very large
&
3.4%
-1.8%
>>>>
216
Very High
  Rockford Area
1,963
Very large
&
3.0%
0.9%
>>>>
232
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
672
Very large
&
1.9%
-2.3%
>>>>
78
High
  Springfield Area
1,137
Very large
&
-5.1%
0.0%
>>>>
120
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
2,259
Very large
&
-0.2%
-1.7%
>>>>
257
Very High
  Vermilion County
406
Very large
&
-2.2%
-3.0%
>>>>
44
High
  Will County
4,953
Very large
&
8.1%
4.1%
>>>>
626
Very High
United States
2,094,700
Very large
&
4.3%
5.3%
>>>>
259,900
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.