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List of Industries Employing Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

The following industries employ Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer ,  SOC Code  53-3032  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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General Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484100 ) 42,000 49,900 7,900
Specialized Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484200 ) 20,800 23,100 2,300
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424400 ) 7,100 8,300 1,200
Support Activities, Road Transportation   (NAICS 488400 ) 6,900 7,600 700
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting   (NAICS 110000 ) 5,200 5,800 600
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 4,400 5,000 600
Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493000 ) 3,500 5,700 2,200
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 3,300 3,600 300
Waste Management and Remediation Service   (NAICS 562000 ) 3,000 3,600 600
Couriers and Messengers   (NAICS 492000 ) 3,000 3,500 500
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Building Material and Supplies Dealers   (NAICS 444100 ) 1,500 1,600 100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 1,500 1,900 400
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 1,400 1,600 200
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,000 1,000 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 1,000 1,400 400
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 900 900 0
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532400 ) 800 900 100
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 700 900 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 600 600 0
Chemical Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424600 ) 600 600 0
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 600 600 0
Freight Transportation Arrangement   (NAICS 488500 ) 600 700 100
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 500 500 0
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 500 800 300
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 400 500 100
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 400 400 0
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 300 300 0
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 300 400 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 300 400 100
Logging   (NAICS 113300 ) 300 300 0
Support Activities for Mining   (NAICS 213000 ) 300 300 0
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 300 0
Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424100 ) 300 300 0
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 300 300 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 200 200 0
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 200 200 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 200 200 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532100 ) 200 300 100
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 100 100 0
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324000 ) 100 100 0
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 100 100 0
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 100 100 0
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 100 200 100
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg   (NAICS 311400 ) 100 100 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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