Dump Truck Driver

The main function of a dump truck driver is to offer a necessary service to developed civilizations by carrying materials on the land usually from the industrialized plants to distribution or retail centers.

Dump truck drivers make use of heavy vehicles to carry loose materials such as gravel, sand and dirt from one place to another for construction purposes. These are characterized as the most significant labor forces in the industry of transportation.

A dump truck driver can execute certain tasks such as:-

  • Wrap the load with tarpaulin.
  • Check oil, electrical systems, brakes and tyres.
  • Couple and uncouple previews.
  • Drive vehicles to their destination and unload.
  • Check items against noting breakage, inventory and damage.
  • Drive defensively and handle risky road conditions.
  • Change heavy tyres and maintain and clean vehicles.
  • Make sure that the consignment is properly located and protect it by using chains and ropes to prevent destruction to the goods or the truck.
  • Load loose materials into the truck by using a forklift or hands or other lifting equipment.
  • Assemble payments and issue receipts.
  • Calculate and evaluate the weight of loads to comply with load limits.
  • Maintain a log book with particulars of journeys involving rest breaks on long expeditions.

The dump truck driver should drive their trucks at a safe place and it should not be overloaded as heavy weight destructions can destroy the highways and then fines can be charged from them. The heavy weight tons can place an excessive amount of damage on the bodies and previews along with brakes, engines and other motorized parts on the dump trucks.

They can enjoy one benefit – they can be usually at home every night excluding working out of town on the sites of construction or carrying risky waste to far off places. If the dump truck is overloaded or the dump truck driver is inexperienced, it can provide destruction to the dump truck and due to his lack of experience in driving, there can be a loss of life as a result of accidents caused on the roads.

The dump truck drivers are paid according to the loads they carry in a day or perform his task on time. To being a dump truck driver, he requires some special abilities which are not found in other fields of truck driving.

They should also have essential information of Laws of Physics. Weather also plays a significant role in driving the dump trucks and it is a test for the dump truck driver whether they can drive the dump truck in snow and rain or not.