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53-3032.01 - Truck Drivers, Heavy

Drive truck with capacity of more than three tons to transport materials to specified destinations.

Following are examples of the tasks required for a truck driver, heavy. For more detailed information including knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, interests, work values, work needs, and related occupations, visit the O*Net web site at http://online.onetcenter.org/report?r=1&id=1098

Tasks

  • Drives truck with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport and deliver cargo, materials, or damaged vehicle.
  • Maintains radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location.
  • Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
  • Keeps record of materials and products transported.
  • Position blocks and ties rope around items to secure cargo for transport.
  • Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle.
  • Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo or materials.
  • Obtains customer signature or collects payment for goods delivered and delivery charges.
  • Assists in loading and unloading truck manually.

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