Truck Driver in United States

at a Confidential Company

Logistics / Transportation
Manufacturing / Production
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Truck Driver Job Description

*Truck Drivers are given the large responsibility of transporting various materials from one point to another such as cars, store merchandise, and machinery.

*Before a driver takes his or her vehicle out on the road, one of the first tasks that has to be done is a careful vehicle inspection.

*The driver must check some of the following items: fluid levels, proper safety equipment is on board, tire pressure, functioning of the brakes, lights, windshield wipers and turn signals.

*The driver also has to make sure that the cargo on the back of the bed is properly loaded and secured before taking it out on the road.

The vehicle’s side mirrors have to be adjusted so that blind spots and to ensure that the driver has proper visibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

*They have to keep a running log that records their daily work tasks, any accidents that he or she is involved in and the basic condition of the vehicle.

*The driver has to be familiar with use of technology, be able to drive long distances and for extended periods of time along with having the ability to aid in the loading and unloading of cargo that he or she will transport.

*Drivers work with different sizes and types of trucks, depending upon their job description.

*Those driving delivery trucks work with a vehicle that is primarily used for local pickup and delivery of various packages and products.

*The driver will usually handle the loading and unloading of the items and obtaining signatures upon delivery. Some using a truck of this type may also sell the products that they are transporting.

*When a driver has returned the vehicle to the company, they are responsible to turn in any problems or repairs that need to be addressed.

Training and Education Requirements

*Many companies will offer their own driver training program.

*Drivers have to be a minimum of 21 years old in order to drive a truck.
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