Truck driver (animal transport) - Salary and Career
General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

Truck driver (animal transport) - 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 Truck driver (animal transport) earn

A Truck driver (animal transport) 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 Truck driver (animal transport)

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 Truck driver (animal transport)

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Truck driver (animal transport) 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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