Ontario Construction Careers Alliance
Construction Equipment
TRUCK DRIVER

TRUCK DRIVER

NOC 7411

Description

 

Truck Drivers drive slave cylinder or hydraulic motor trucks to transport/dump materials, such as sand, gravel, or crushed rock. Pulls levers or turns cranks to tilt body and dump content often loading by hand or by operating mechanical loader. They are designate according to type of equipment driven or materials hauled.

 

$31,400 to $48,900
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 cargo info, distance traveled, fuel consumption etc. in a log or on on-board computer
  • Communicate with dispatcher and other drivers using two-way radio
Working Conditions
  • Truck drivers may drive company-owned vehicles or be owner-drivers
  • Owner-drivers must obtain their own delivery work 
  • Truck drivers carry a wide variety of goods like raw/building materials
Essential Skills
  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
  • Have good communication skills, being able to take direction from customers and dispatcher
  • Monitor vehicle performance and mechanical fitness, perform emergency roadside repairs 
  • Responsible, safe with strong communication, inter-personal and record keeping skills
Education
  • You usually need a high school diploma 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