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Truck Drivers

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Employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase by about 2 percent, slower than the average rate for all other occupations, through 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Job opportunities are expected to remain strong for drivers in the oil and gas extraction and construction industries. Employment growth for light and delivery truck drivers will be faster than the average during this period, due to increased demand for package delivery services as well as an increase in e-commerce transactions. The coronavirus pandemic has also contributed to the growth of online transactions in 2020 due to business closures and lockdowns. As a result, self-employed or independent truck drivers will continue to be in demand to deliver food from grocery stores and restaurants, as well as products from other businesses.

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