Driver (Truck)

Truck Drivers transport large quantities of products, goods, machinery and materials along scheduled routes on behalf of companies. They must be able to operate large vehicles, adhering to all traffic and safety laws and maintaining accurate schedule of stops and delivery times.

Duties and tasks

  • Calculate truck load weight to ensure truck meets regulations and for road safety condition check points pertaining to trucks and weight
  • Collect confirmation from delivery sites once items have been properly delivered and evaluated for quality and quantity
  • Conduct basic inspection of vehicles and notify management of repairs or maintenance needs
  • Obtain documentation of goods or equipment being transported and verify count, weight and condition
  • Pick up, load and pack goods and equipment securely and with proper coverings to avoid lost or damaged items
  • Position trucks into designated loading areas and operate vehicle controls to facilitate movement of goods and equipment
  • Travel along scheduled routes in a timely manner and meeting delivery schedules

Skills required

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Large Vehicle Drivers License/ Clean Driving Record
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Truck Drivers spend most of their time driving goods, materials and products to and from destinations. They should be able to spend long periods of time driving large vehicles while staying alert and adhering to all road and traffic laws. They may need to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends to transport materials according to schedule.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Trucking Association
Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd

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