Truck Driver



Drives truck equipped with dump body to transport/dump loose materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed rock. Pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump content often loading by hand or by operating mechanical loader. They are designated according to type of equipment driven or materials hauled for off-highway projects

Duties:

  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks, to transport goods and material to destinations
  • Oversee condition of equipment, loading and unloading, and safety and security of cargo
  • Perform pre-trip inspection/repairs of equipment such as tires, lights, brakes etc.
  • Record info, distance traveled, fuel consumption etc. in a log or on on-board computer
  • Communicate with dispatcher and other drivers using two-way radio

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Document use
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing

Skills:

  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
  • Receive and relay information to central dispatcher
  • Monitor vehicle performance and mechanical fitness, perform emergency roadside repairs
  • Responsible, safe with strong communication, inter-personal and record keeping skills
  • Organizational Skills

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Often receiving on the job training
  • Drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes must have air brake endorsements
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification needed to transport dangerous goods
  • G License as well as DZ license
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Program Description:

Most colleges offer training programs for DZ and AZ licensing. Go to Ontario Colleges to look up local programs: www.ontariocolleges.ca

Schools:

  • Privates Driving Schools
  • Metro Truck Driving School
  • Humber College Transport Training Centre
  • Transport Training Centres of Canada
  • Ontaro Truck Driving Training School
  • Toronto Truck Driving School
  • Pine Valley Driving Academy
  • CrossRoads Truck Driving School
  • Northstar Truck Driving School
  • Transport Training centres


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Did you know

The Canadian Trucking Alliance reports in Canada, the trucking industry is worth over $65 billion with more than 260,000 drivers and over 400,000 employees.

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Did you know

The trucking industry generates more than $67 billion in revenues each year between private carriers, courier firms, for-hire carriers and owner-operators.

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In fact, women make up 82% of employees in the trucking industry as either mechanics, dispatchers, staff of drivers

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What to Expect
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Essentials Skills
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  • Reading Text
  • Document use
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
Financial Expectation

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Education Roadmap

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Career ETA: 1 years

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