Motor Vehicle Operator / Tractor Trailer Operator

Test required: Postal Exam 230/238/240

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $20.98-21.38 per hour.

The U.S. Postal Service has over 200,000 vehicles, the largest civilian fleet of vehicles in the world. With that many vehicles, the Postal Service needs a fleet of professional drivers to operate all these vehicles. As detailed below, there are three different types of driving positions.

Motor Vehicle Operator
Operate mail trucks to pick up and transport mail in bulk.

Tractor Trailer Operator
Operate heavy-duty tractor trailers either in over-the-road service, city shuttle service, or trailer spotting operations.

Motor Vehicle Operator / Tractor Trailer Operator
Perform both the above types of driving functions.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least two years of driving experience, with at least one year of full-time experience (or equivalent) driving at least a 7 ton capacity truck or 16 passenger bus. For Tractor Trailer Operators, at least six months of the truck driving experience must be with tractor trailers. The driving must have taken place in the United States or its possessions or territories, or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
  • Must have a safe driving record required
  • At the time of appointment, must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License from the state in which you live, with air brakes certification, for the type(s) of vehicle(s) used on the job.

Starting Wages:
Motor Vehicle Operator starting wages in 2009 were $20.98 per hour.
Tractor Trailer Operator starting wages in 2009 were $21.38 per hour.
Motor Vehicle Operator / Tractor Trailer Operator starting wages in 2009 were $21.38 per hour.

Required Exams:
Motor Vehicle Operator applicants must take exam 230.
Tractor Trailer Operator applicants must take exam 240.
Motor Vehicle Operator / Tractor Trailer Operator applicants must take exam 238.

These are full-time career positions that come with full benefits.

How to apply.