Profession moving truck driver

Moving truck drivers operate lorries or trucks intended for relocating and transporting goods, belongings, machinery, and others. They assist in placing goods in the truck for efficient use of space and security compliance.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Road transport legislation

    Know road transport regulations at regional, national, and European level in matters of safety and environmental requirements.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Vehicle cargo capacity

    The capacity and the limits of the commissioned vehicle in terms of weight, type of cargo it can handle, and other cargo loading specifications.

  • Mechanical components of vehicles

    Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.

Skills

  • Manoeuvre heavy trucks

    Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.

  • Ensure vehicle operability

    Keep the vehicle clean and in roadworthy condition. Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle and provide valid official documents such as licenses and permits where appropriate.

  • Perform cleaning duties

    Perform cleaning duties such as waste removal, vacuuming, emptying bins, and general cleaning of the working area. Cleaning activities should follow health and safety regulations if required.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Read pictograms

    Interpret pictograms that indicate characteristics and required measures for handling objects through visual representations.

  • Drive in urban areas

    Drive vehicles in urban areas. Interpret and understand transit signs in a city, the regulation of traffic, and the related common automobility agreements in an urban area.

  • Carry objects

    Carry and relocate objects from one place to another adhering to health and safety regulations. Carry objects while maintaining their integrity.

  • Load bulk trucks

    Conduct activities associated with determining the itineraries and loading of bulk trucks.

  • Handle delivery of furniture goods

    Handle the delivery and assemble the furniture and other goods, according to customer's needs and preferences.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Perform defensive driving

    Drive defensively to maximise road safety and save time, money, and lives; anticipate he actions of other road users.

  • Use communication equipment

    Set up, test and operate different types of communication equipment such as transmission equipment, digital network equipment, or telecommunications equipment.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Use equipment for safe stowage

    Use tools and equipment to perform safe stowage and ensure proper loading and securing of goods.

  • Store warehouse goods with precision

    Transport goods in the warehouse and place them in the appropriate and designated locations with precision in order maximise used of space. Operate forklifts or other instruments in this activity.

  • Follow work procedures

    Adhere to procedures at work in a structured and systematic manner.

  • Read maps

    Read maps effectively.

Optional knowledge and skills

health and safety measures in transportation maintain inventory of tools determine cargo loading sequence use traditional toolbox tools analyse requirements for moving goods electricity mechanics animal transport regulations use packaging equipment hazards associated with loading dangerous goods animal transportation vehicles apply techniques for stacking goods into containers pack goods organise weight of loads according to lifting equipment capacity stack packaged items load animals for transportation execute vehicle maintenance assemble goods

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