Truck Driver (General)

Truck Drivers (General) drive heavy trucks requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods.
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    Overview

    Truck Drivers (General) drive heavy trucks requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods.

    Day-to-day

    • manoeuvres vehicles into position for loading and unloading
    • loads and unloads vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
    • observes safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
    • makes regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
    • estimates weights to comply with load limitations and ensure safe distribution of weight
    • ensures goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
    • verifies loading documents, checks condition of goods and obtain certification of deliveries.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Truck Driver (General)

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