Bucket - Salary and Career
General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

Bucket - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They transport, collect and deliver loads in general, tow trucks, dismantle and remove damaged vehicles and provide mechanical assistance. They handle bulky and heavy loads, they can also operate equipment, carry out vehicle inspections and repairs, inspect loads, in addition to verifying vehicle and load documentation. They define routes and ensure the regularity of transport. The activities are carried out in accordance with technical and safety standards and procedures.

How much does an Bucket earn

A Bucket earns between $1.513 and $3.242 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.971 and a median salary of $1.953 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 887.411 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Bucket

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.971 23.648 493 9
1º Quartile 1.513 18.154 378 7
Median Salary 1.953 23.433 488 9
3º Quartile 2.472 29.670 618 11
Higher Salary 3.242 38.904 810 15


Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • cross function workers
      • vehicle drivers and operators of lifting and cargo handling equipment
        • general cargo vehicle drivers

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Main workplaces

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers the professionals of this family work, as service providers, in companies whose economic activities belong to the fields of land transport, agriculture, livestock and extraction of non-ferrous minerals, as self-employed or with a formal contract. They work in vehicles, individually and in pairs, during irregular and alternating hours. In the performance of their duties, they may remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, with some of the activities performed with exposure to toxic materials, as they can be performed in tunnels, mining and coal mines.


What does it take to work in the field of General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

These occupations are performed by workers with elementary education and require basic qualification courses. The full exercise of the professional activity takes place after a period of one to two years of experience for the performance, permanent supervision is required, except for self-employed truck drivers.


Functions and activities of Bucket

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers must:

  • towing and uncovering vehicles;
  • transport cargo;
  • winching and collapsing vehicles;
  • help;
  • work safely;
  • check vehicle and cargo documents;
  • give aid;
  • towing and debunking vehicles;
  • tow and topple vehicles;
  • wishing and unfolding vehicles;
  • perform vehicle inspections and repair;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • wishing and debunking vehicles;
  • towing and unfolding vehicles;
  • hoisting and debunking vehicles;
  • inspect transported loads;
  • render help;
  • inspect transported cargo;
  • towing and tipping vehicles;
  • set routes;
  • move bulky and heavy loads;
  • give help;
  • chowing and untilting vehicles;
  • towing and detopping vehicles;
  • communicate in real time;
  • operate equipment;
  • perform vehicle inspections and repairs;
  • ensure transport regularity;
  • ensure regularity of transport;
  • transport loads;
  • define routes;
  • verify vehicle and cargo documents;
  • towing and cracking vehicles;
  • winching and debunking vehicles;
  • rescue;
  • communicate in real time;
  • chowing and debunking vehicles;
  • howing and unfolding vehicles;
  • give help;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate quick reflexes;
    • communicate arrival at the switchboard;
    • check seal;
    • inform yourself about geographic and topographical features of the destination;
    • transport live loads in cage;
    • lifting rugged vehicles from rivers and banks;
    • transport concrete in concrete mixer truck;
    • operate fire fighting equipment;
    • negotiate debts;
    • removing heavy vehicles in boom system;
    • inspect required tools;
    • take special care with live cargo transported;
    • scaling load weight;
    • transport extra heavy load, in bi-articulated truck;
    • avoid the range of forklifts;
    • preserve cargo integrity;
    • inspect tires;
    • activate water valve and compression lever at the same time;
    • define period for unloading the goods;
    • distribute load weight between axles;
    • check goods;
    • set supply points;
    • operate boom and drag pump truck;
    • estimate freight costs on unpaved roads;
    • check steel cables;
    • define proper times for loading and unloading;
    • transport excess cargo in a specific vehicle;
    • observe suspended load positioning;
    • to wink vehicle using munk;
    • communicate the arrival and departure of the customer to the central;
    • tie cargo;
    • handle cargo safely;
    • dress properly;
    • demonstrate physical endurance;
    • operate light winch - hydraulic platform;
    • respect the limits of your physical strength;
    • demonstrate a sense of responsibility;
    • set costs of the stopped vehicle;
    • communicate by radio;
    • operate heavy winch, with munk;
    • position cargo according to delivery order;
    • check the vehicle's maximum load limit;
    • examine cargo stowage;
    • control concrete unloading time;
    • identify types of products to be loaded (fuel);
    • clear the lane with a water truck;
    • transport sized cargo in special vehicles;
    • select vehicle by type of cargo;
    • identify strange vehicle noises;
    • tow trucks and buses;
    • remove passenger vehicles on hang gliders and platform;
    • towing trucks with locked brakes;
    • set vehicle wear values;
    • connect air hose to towed vehicle brake;
    • transport mineral products in bucket;
    • disconnect the vehicle's battery;
    • mount vehicle damage report;
    • demonstrate determination;
    • remove truck from the rear;
    • transport perishable food in refrigerated trucks;
    • preserve accident site;
    • contact insurance;
    • keep up to date on traffic legislation;
    • provide quality services;
    • check cargo with invoice;
    • handle the mixer's compression lever;
    • check flammable discharge point;
    • inspect water and oil;
    • signal accident site;
    • activate the gyroflex in dangerous situations;
    • set up claims report;
    • position yourself properly for removal operation;
    • transport vehicle on trailer with hydraulic ramp;
    • communicate via satellite (gps system);
    • check cargo weight and volume;
    • communicate the output to the control panel;
    • set load balance point;
    • identify surface irregularities;
    • follow traffic laws;
    • load vehicle with established weight limit;
    • move dangerous goods;
    • report arrival at the switchboard;
    • operate water truck;
    • check the position of the animals in the cage;
    • define stay (time granted for loading and unloading);
    • define the period for loading the goods;
    • to winch vehicles with broken front pivot;
    • collect goods;
    • centralize loads;
    • positioning steel cables in equilibrium degree;
    • master the basics of mechanics;
    • inspect electrical parts;
    • towing vehicles from the middle of the bed and above the carriageway;
    • manage finances;
    • check for cargo leaks;
    • render services to the dealership;
    • charge, from shipper or customer, proper place for loading and unloading;
    • search itineraries;
    • propose operational changes;
    • arrange cargo according to weight;
    • orient oneself in relation to geographic and topographical features of the destination;
    • select vehicle by type of load;
    • demonstrate determination;
    • transport liquids in a tank truck;
    • towing vehicle with broken gimbal;
    • perform minor vehicle repairs;
    • removing medium vehicles on platform;
    • identify transportation codes classified by the united nations (un) organization ;
    • activate the support of the military road police;
    • manage vehicle range;
    • untilting truck and bus;
    • use gloves, boots, flashlights and reflective vests;
    • activate the hydraulic system of the stork, with safety pins;
    • towing empty trucks and broken buses;
    • remove user from risk location;
    • operate medium-hydraulic platform winch;
    • operate heavy winch (jib and telescopic turret);
    • plan itinerary;
    • untilting concrete mixer truck and chives;
    • inspect the bodywork;
    • untilting vehicles with flammable cargo;
    • inspect winch equipment;
    • note information in the logbook;
    • master how the machine works;
    • isolate discharge area, with cones;
    • demonstrate consistency;
    • get accurate information about the accident site;
    • verify animal vaccination certificates;
    • check cargo quantity;
    • lift loads;
    • lock container locks;
    • towing overturned articulated vehicles;
    • check manifest;
    • develop live load handling;
    • remove crashed car;
    • handle loads by forklift;
    • untilting refrigerated truck;
    • canvas cargo;
    • operate forklift with multiple functions;
    • count animal heads;
    • identify vehicle height, length and width;
    • trigger dangerous cargo transhipment company;
    • transport vehicles and heavy machinery on a plank vehicle;
    • verify emergency form for handling dangerous goods (mop) together to the invoice;
    • check itinerary;
    • operate vehicle with platform and chainsaw;
    • transport liquids in tanker truck;
    • send detour message to switchboard;
    • master the basics of economical driving;
    • turn on the water valve and compression lever at the same time;
    • control balloon beat speed;
    • set removal price;
    • operate hydraulic ramp (stork);
    • set dwell time in vehicle direction;
    • calculate freight price ton / km;
    • inspect mechanical part;
    • operate bottom load system;
    • propose itineraries;
    • deliver goods;
    • perform preventive maintenance;
    • control balloon beat speed;
    • estimate transport costs, according to the type of cargo;
    • control concrete unloading;
    • check base charging point (fuel);
    • clear public roads and highways;
    • check goods and accessories available inside the accident car;
    • transport grain in bulk trucks;
    • identify damages in the goods;
    • master the basics of first aid;
    • transport packaged products in a box truck, conventional body and sider;
    • perform corrective maintenance;
    • be aware of the machine's limits;
    • stopping the winch on the ground;
    • position vehicle for loading and unloading;
    • position the truck at the animal dock;
    • activate the company for transshipment of dangerous goods;
    • participate in training;
    • master mechanical basics;
    • pruning tree branches over the carriageway (stork);
    • transport cooled cargo in an isothermal trunk;
    • measure load height;
    • transport container on container ship;
    • towing vehicles shelved by accident;
    • distribute the weight in equal parts;
    • communicate the output to the switchboard;


    Sectors that hire Bucket the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • road cargo transport
    • road transport of dangerous goods
    • building highways and railways
    • general building material retail trade
    • earthworks
    • manufacture of raw sugar
    • building construction
    • non-hazardous waste collection
    • sugar cane cultivation




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