Truck Driver (General)

Drives a heavy truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $63,736
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 43,400

What does a Truck Driver (General) do?

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage


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Related courses

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Certificate III in Driving Operations
Certificate II in Driving Operations
Apply Fatigue Management Strategies
Drive Heavy Combination Vehicle
Drive Heavy Rigid Vehicle
Drive Light Rigid Vehicle
Drive Medium Rigid Vehicle
Drive Multi-combination Vehicle
Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle
Licence to Drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle
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