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Vehicle Drivers

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Vehicle driving involves long periods of sitting. These drivers must be able to perform their jobs in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $22,069 - $237,558


Vehicle drivers in the Military operate a multitude of vehicles in direct support of mission requirements. They operate all-wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrain to transport personnel and cargo. Military vehicle drivers operate and perform preventive maintenance on light and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, truck and semi-trailer combinations, forklifts, and wrecker/recovery vehicles.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. Vehicle drivers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience including simulation and practice in driving heavy military vehicles. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Accident prevention
  • Safety check procedures
  • International road signs
  • Basic vehicle maintenance

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in driving
  • Interest in mechanics

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