Truck driver (regional and international routes) - Salary and Career
General Cargo Vehicle Drivers

Truck driver (regional and international routes) - 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 (regional and international routes) earn

A Truck driver (regional and international routes) 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 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 Truck driver (regional and international routes)

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 Truck driver (regional and international routes)

General Cargo Vehicle Drivers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Truck driver (regional and international routes) 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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