Heavy Vehicle Driver


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$16-$30 per hour per week


Construction & Architecture, Driving

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Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Heavy truck drivers may do some or all of the following:

  • routinely check their truck
  • weigh their truck before and after it is loaded
  • supervise or help with loading their truck
  • check the condition of the load and that it is secure
  • follow correct safety procedures
  • keep records of, and check invoices for, goods they carry
  • plan the best delivery route
  • make deliveries or pick up goods
  • keep a logbook of the hours they work.
  • work varying hours depending on what kind of truck driving they do. The number of hours they are allowed to work is governed by New Zealand Transport Agency regulations
  • work in conditions that may be stressful, including poor weather and heavy traffic
  • may work locally or travel long distances, which can mean spending nights away from home.

Job Requirements:

Heavy truck drivers need to have:

  • excellent driving skills
  • basic knowledge of the mechanics of their truck and how to maintain it
  • knowledge of how to secure loads using load binders, chains and strops
  • knowledge of transport and related industry laws
  • knowledge of emergency procedures and how to handle hazardous conditions
  • ability to use satellite tracking equipment and on-board computers
  • basic literacy and numeracy skills for accurately completing log books and measuring and weighing loads.

Company Info
Absolute Wraps Ltd
AK, New Zealand

Phone: 04-5683249
Web Site: http://www.absolutewraps.co.nz

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