how much does the average tractor trailer driver make a year? im 16 and im starting to really think about workin for UPS. i have heard about all the "work your way up" stuff. when i turn 18 i will see if i can get a job working there and ultimately reach my goal of driving a truck there. ive heard from all over that UPS drivers make A LOT of money. i'd like to know about how much per year they make. and one more question, people always talk about how UPS truck drivers are always on the move because they got loads to deliver, how do you guys manage to make deliveries on time while still staying within the legal HOS?