8332-Heavy truck and lorry drivers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Heavy truck and lorry drivers
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Job Description: 
Heavy-truck and lorry drivers drive and tend heavy motor vehicles to transport goods, liquids and heavy materials over short or long distances.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) driving and tending a heavy motor vehicle, such as a lorry with or without trailer or a dump-truck, to transport goods, liquids or heavy materials over short or long distances
  • (b) determining the most appropriate routes
  • (c) ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage
  • (d) assisting with or carrying out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices
  • (e) carrying out minor maintenance to vehicles, and arranges major maintenance and repairs
  • (f) estimating weights to comply with load limitations, and ensuring the safe distribution of weights.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Heavy truck driver
- Concrete mixer driver
- Road train driver


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Van driver - 8322

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