Commercial Truck Driver
Hometown:Inverness
Age:23
High School:Gentry High School
Training:KLLM Driving Academy at Hinds Community College
Degree:Technical certificate in Commercial Truck Driving
Employer:KLLM Transport Services
Title:Commercial Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driver

JERRY CHANDLER

On any given week, you might find Jerry Chandler trekking across the country for his job as a commercial truck driver. He says that when he was in high school, he’d always wanted to drive an 18-wheeler, so he decided to go for it.

After completing the KLLM Driving Academy at Hinds Community College, Jerry began his career as a truck driver where he spends his days on the open road traveling to places like South Carolina, Texas and California. Jerry hopes to one day buy his own truck that he’ll pay off and then lease to his company.

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WHAT DO COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVERS DO?


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Commercial truck drivers operate heavy and tractor-trailer trucks to transport products all across the country. They haul long distances, often across state lines, to deliver their products.

Responsibilities:

  • Transport products across long distances.
  • Communicate with a dispatcher about incidents on the road.
  • Clean, maintain and inspect the truck.
  • Check for mechanical issues and report any problems.
  • Keep a log of working hours.