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What are the keyskill a truck driver need to have?

Old Sep 12th 2013, 10:36 am
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Default What are the keyskill a truck driver need to have?

A truck driver needs:
• an aptitude for mechanics
• to enjoy practical work
• to be physically fit
• good driving skills
You also need a minimum of one year holding a 'C' Class Driver Licence prior to obtaining a Light Rigid Driver Licence.
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Old Sep 12th 2013, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by aliceria View Post
A truck driver needs:
• an aptitude for mechanics, not me
• to enjoy practical work, not really
• to be physically fit, wrong again
• good driving skills, maybe or just lucky.
You also need a minimum of one year holding a 'C' Class Driver Licence prior to obtaining a Light Rigid Driver Licence.
No idea who this post is aimed at.
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Just browsing the the forum and stumbled across this thread. I honestly thought the thread title was a question - which I was about to answer "A driving license would be a good start"
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Old Sep 14th 2013, 12:11 pm
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• Responsible for proper loading and securing of freight to prevent movement and allow safe transport. Assist in loading and unloading as required.
• Maintain accurate records and logs.
• Perform vehicle inspections and preventative maintenance before, during and after trips; responsible for brake adjustments, tire chain-ups and minor repairs as needed while on the road.
• Keep the interior and exterior of cab clean
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Originally Posted by Kristen View Post
• Responsible for proper loading and securing of freight to prevent movement and allow safe transport. Assist in loading and unloading as required.
• Maintain accurate records and logs.
• Perform vehicle inspections and preventative maintenance before, during and after trips; responsible for brake adjustments, tire chain-ups and minor repairs as needed while on the road.
• Keep the interior and exterior of cab clean
You must be on drugs if this is what you believe
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You must be on drugs if this is what you believe
Lol
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You must be on drugs if this is what you believe
Half decent dispatchers might solve the situation , we live in hope .
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Old Sep 15th 2013, 5:53 pm
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Default Re: What are the keyskill a truck driver need to have?

Originally Posted by aliceria View Post
A truck driver needs:
• an aptitude for mechanics
• to enjoy practical work
• to be physically fit
• good driving skills
You also need a minimum of one year holding a 'C' Class Driver Licence prior to obtaining a Light Rigid Driver Licence.
Have the ability to function on reduced sleep due to constant engine noise, something I'm not good at :-(
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Originally Posted by flat to the mat View Post
Half decent dispatchers might solve the situation , we live in hope .
half decent drivers are whats needed..
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Originally Posted by where2now View Post
Have the ability to function on reduced sleep due to constant engine noise, something I'm not good at :-(
Might be a daft question but why do you have the engine running while sleeping? confused:
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Might be a daft question but why do you have the engine running while sleeping? confused:
I don't but I seem to often be in the minority! :-)
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Originally Posted by where2now View Post
I don't but I seem to often be in the minority! :-)
Oh i get it, other truckers do. Why do they do that? Do they like being rocked to sleep
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Helping global warming, then we won't have to run them 24/7.
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Helping global warming, then we won't have to run them 24/7.
don't you have night heaters in your trucks then like we do in England?
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don't you have night heaters in your trucks then like we do in England?
We do have bunk heaters but when it drops to -35 you risk the chance of your engine freezing if you turn it off when your asleep!
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