8332-Heavy Truck and Lorry Drivers

Job Title: 

Heavy Truck and Lorry Drivers

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.


Tasks include:

  • 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
  • determining the most appropriate routes
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage
  • assisting with or carrying out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices
  • carrying out minor maintenance to vehicles and arranges major maintenance and repairs
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring the safe distribution of weights
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Container truck driver
Fire engine driver
Tanker driver
Concrete mix truck driver
Waste truck driver

This unit group excludes

Lifting truck operators (8344)

Specific Occupations: 

Lorry driver

Trailer-truck driver (including prime mover driver)

Fire-engine driver

Airport mobile equipment driver

Concrete mix truck driver

Waste truck driver (including hooklift trucks with roll-on containers)

Other heavy truck and lorry drivers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore