Tanker truck driver - Salary and Career
General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

Tanker 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 Tanker truck driver earn

A Tanker 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 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 6.704 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Tanker 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 Tanker truck driver

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Tanker 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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