Freight Handler (Rail or Road)

Freight Handlers (Rail or Road) load and unload freight trucks, containers and rail cars.
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    Overview

    Freight Handlers (Rail or Road) load and unload freight trucks, containers and rail cars.

    Day-to-day

    • labels goods with customers' details and destinations
    • loads goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and secures loads
    • ties down loads and covers them with tarpaulins
    • guides truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
    • performs clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and dispatch
    • opens and closes hatches and secures cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
    • transfers loads using moving equipment and directs equipment operations using communication systems.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Freight Handler (Rail or Road)

    • You can work as a Freight Handler (Rail or Road) without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in transport and logistics (rail operations), road transport (freight handler) or warehousing operations might be helpful.

    Skills employers are looking for

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