Carrier (truck truck driver) - Salary and Career
General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

Carrier (truck truck driver) - 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 Carrier (truck truck driver) earn

A Carrier (truck truck driver) earns between $1.494 and $3.424 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.021 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an 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 6.704 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Carrier (truck truck driver)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.021 24.255 505 9
1º Quartile 1.494 17.925 373 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 2.611 31.337 653 12
Higher Salary 3.424 41.090 856 16

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 Carrier (truck truck driver)

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Carrier (truck truck driver) the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • special artworks construction
    • road cargo transport
    • road transport of dangerous goods
    • building highways and railways
    • general building material retail trade
    • construction of dams and dams for electric power generation
    • sugar cane cultivation
    • agricultural support activities
    • soybean growing

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