Log Driver, Truck Driver

Minimum ? Preferably 8th pass

2-3 years of work experience as a Truck Driver

The tasks a Log Driver is expected to perform include:Driving logs from logging sites to mills

Assisting in loading and unloading activities

Recording the amount of logs being delivered

Cleaning the truck

Filling up the fuel whenever required

Maintaining the truck in proper condition

Keeping a log of all the activities

Performing minor mechanical repair, if required

Proficient in driving a heavy load vehicle

Skilled in navigating the routes Basic knowledge of vehicle machinery and its working

Maintain a valid driver?s license

Will be updated

Physically fit and strong Hardworking and persistent


Ability to work independently Manual dexterity Attentive Attention to detail

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May supervise a team of other Log Drivers

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe found

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed Shift system maybe involved Overtime maybe required

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to noise, vapor, fumes and harsh weather conditions Occupational hazards include risk of accidents, fatigue and injury to body due to long sitting hours

For candidates with experience - INR 10,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Forestry in India

According to a report released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Indian forestry revolves around social and environmental elements of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The demand for wood and wood products will continue to increase in the future. The present need is met mainly from the agroforestry sector and balance demand through imports. The forests of the country are catering to 16% of human and 18% of cattle population needs. India is also maintaining around 20% of the forest area under a protected area network for providing ecological security.

The forestry sector is impacted by other sectors such as energy, agriculture, education, water resources, industry, infrastructure development, biofuels, change in demographic structure and high economic growth. All the policies of the Government of India have to move around the prime objective of the National Forest Policy and mandate of achieving 33% forest and tree cover in the country.

With the increase in forest area more timber can be obtained from the trees. This will increase the job opportunities for Log Drivers.

Saw mills

Timber companies

Job openings are in Tier III cities