Driver instructor - Salary and Career
Road transport technicians

Driver instructor - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They manage and control the vehicle fleet in the road transport of cargo and passengers. Supervise driver and auxiliary activities, check and inspect driver and vehicle documentation. They supervise loading and unloading of cargo and passengers, inspect vehicle and cargo conditions, complete and issue tax and control documents. They schedule and control travel schedules and expenses. They provide care and assistance to victims and their relatives in the event of an accident, and activate support services and official bodies.

How much does an Driver instructor earn

A Driver instructor earns between $1.303 and $4.367 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.052 and a median salary of $1.782 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 5.643 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Driver instructor

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.052 24.618 513 10
1º Quartile 1.303 15.634 326 6
Median Salary 1.782 21.384 445 8
3º Quartile 3.330 39.964 833 16
Higher Salary 4.367 52.402 1.092 21

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • road transport technicians

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Main workplaces

Road transport technicians they work in land transport companies, in the management, planning and inspection (public sector technicians) and in the operation and execution of services (private sector technicians). They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who organize themselves as a team, under permanent supervision. They work indoors or in shift vehicles. Occasionally work under pressure.

What does it take to work in the field of Road transport technicians

The exercise of the profession of Road transport technicians requires high school vocational technical education or equivalent experience built on an occupational trajectory in the companies in which they operate. The full exercise of activities occurs after a period of three to four years of experience.

Functions and activities of Driver instructor

Road transport technicians must:

  • control travel expenses;
  • responding to road accidents;
  • answering road accidents;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • supervise drivers and travel aids;
  • answering accidents on the road;
  • supervise shipment of cargo and passengers;
  • supervise drivers and travel aides;
  • supervise loading of cargo and passengers;
  • program travel schedules;
  • supervise loading and passengers;
  • supervise drivers and trip assistants;
  • communicate;
  • attend to road accidents;
  • respond to road accidents;
  • manage fleet;
  • schedule travel time;
  • supervise drivers and travel assistants;

  • Activities

    • inspect vehicle hygiene conditions;
    • compatize service demand with fleet;
    • issue the cargo tax document;
    • monitor entry and exit times of vehicles;
    • control travel cost spreadsheets;
    • resize fleet utilization;
    • close cashier;
    • register customer complaints and suggestions;
    • demonstrate ability to discernment;
    • demonstrate clarity;
    • check travel route;
    • check type and quantity of cargo and luggage;
    • supervise separation of cargo and baggage;
    • check intervals between working hours for drivers and assistants;
    • assist non-victimized passengers;
    • report an occurrence to the insurer, shipper and customer;
    • check tachograph analysis;
    • work as a team;
    • supervise driver training;
    • settle travel accounts with drivers;
    • compose;
    • warn drivers and assistants (in writing and orally);
    • lead;
    • providing a vehicle and driver to continue the journey;
    • fill out incident report;
    • monitor vehicle along route;
    • control fuel consumption;
    • trigger technical expertise;
    • warn drivers and aides (in writing and orally);
    • check invoices and accountability;
    • monitor drivers and assistants' workload;
    • analyze requests from drivers and assistants;
    • move to the accident site;
    • acting insurance;
    • report an incident to the insurer, shipper and customer;
    • scaling vehicles;
    • assign drivers and assistants;
    • send mechanic to accident scene;
    • interview drivers before traveling;
    • check vehicle and driver availability;
    • serve customers;
    • track vehicle along route;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • photograph accident site;
    • work as a team;
    • release financial resources for travel;
    • report to the company number and destination of victims;
    • manage unforeseen events;
    • providing assistance to victims;
    • measure drivers' alcohol content (breathalyzer test);
    • report the accident to the legal department;
    • arrange vehicle removal from site;
    • inspect baggage transfer;
    • update drivers and trip assistants history;
    • make vehicle available for maintenance;
    • issue tax document for the cargo;
    • report to the company's financial sector;
    • analyze market demand;
    • replace drivers and assistants;
    • relocate drivers and assistants;
    • listen to suggestions;
    • consult occurrence information systems;
    • check drivers' documentation;
    • guide drivers and assistants;
    • delegate responsibilities;
    • check cargo removal;
    • issue boarding program per vehicle;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • call the police;
    • negotiate;
    • show organization;
    • hire third-party services;
    • argue;
    • provide information;
    • plan fleet utilization;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • activate the company's social service sector;
    • collect passengers' personal belongings;
    • inspect the driver's conduct in relation to the boarding of passengers;
    • providing passenger list;
    • relocate vehicles;

    Sectors that hire Driver instructor the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • road, bridge, tunnel and related services concessionaires
    • collective passenger road transport, with fixed itinerary, municipal
    • temporary labor lease
    • road transport of dangerous goods
    • driverless car rental
    • school transport
    • collective passenger road transport, with fixed itinerary, intermunicipal in metropolitan region
    • engineering services
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies

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