Truck Drivers

(NOC 7511)

Career Description

Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes.

Duties May Include

Truck drivers perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks weighing over 4,600 kg with three or more axles to transport goods/materials;

Oversee all aspects of vehicles such as pre-trip inspection of vehicle systems, condition of equipment, loading/unloading, and safety/security of cargo;

Obtain special permits/other documents required to transport cargo on international routes;

Record cargo information, distance travelled, fuel consumption, and other information in a log book or an on-board computer;

Receive and relay information to a central dispatcher;

Drive as part of a team or convoy, and transport hazardous products or dangerous goods;

Communicate with dispatcher and other drivers using Citizen's Band (CB) radio, Internet, cellular phone, and on-board computer.

Examples of Titles

Transport Driver
Truck Driver

Where They Work

Truck drivers work for transportation companies, manufacturing/distribution companies, moving companies, and employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed.

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Modified on December 15, 2023