Truck Driver

Truck Driver

Duties and Tasks

  • drive defensively and handle hazardous road conditions
  • load goods onto the truck either by hand, or by using a forklift or other lifting equipment
  • make sure loads are correctly placed and secured with ropes and chains to avoid damage to the truck or the goods
  • couple and uncouple trailers
  • perform pre- and mid-trip vehicle and security inspections
  • carry out vehicle maintenance, such as checking brakes, oil, tyres and electrical systems, and changing tyres
  • drive vehicles to their destination and unload
  • carry out administrative duties, such as checking items against the inventory, recording damage, collecting payments and issuing receipts
  • maintain a logbook with details of trips, including rest breaks on long trips.