Snapshot

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids

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Truck Drivers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
189,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1300
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

Job Titles

  • Truck Driver
  • Aircraft Refueller
  • Furniture Removalist
  • Tanker Driver
  • Tow Truck Driver

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Driving Operations

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • 3rd or 4th Year Apprentice Cabinet Maker

  • I & D Industries
  • I &D Industries has been operating for over 40 years and is a leading manufacturer of specialised, custom built vehicles. Work is conducted in our purpose built factory at North Rocks in Sydney. We require an apprentice cabinet maker to fit out vehicles and be involved in general work on customised vehicles. This is an opportunity to join a very specialised industry and gain skills that are highly sort after.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsRecreation Vehicle Repairer
  • Tue 26 Oct , 2021
  • North Rocks, New South Wales
  • Thu 21 Oct , 2021
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Thu 21 Oct , 2021
  • Perth, Western Australia
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