CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
 
Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
 
Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
 
Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
 
Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
 
Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
 
Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
 
Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
 
Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
 
Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
 
Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.
 
Couple and uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air and electrical lines, and manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
 
Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
 
Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
 
Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, and telephones, to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.
 
Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.
 
Crank trailer landing gear up and down to safely secure vehicles.
 
Wrap goods using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secure loads to trailer walls, using straps.
 
Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks such as adding oil, fuel, and radiator fluid, or performing minor repairs.
 
Load and unload trucks, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary.
 
Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.
 
Remove debris from loaded trailers.
 
Climb ladders to inspect loads, ensuring that cargo is secure.
 
Follow special cargo-related procedures, such as checking refrigeration systems for frozen foods or providing food and water for livestock.
 
Give directions to laborers who are packing goods and moving them onto trailers.
 
Install and remove special equipment such as tire chains, grader blades, plow blades, and sanders.
 
Collaborate with other drivers as part of a driving team on some trips.
 
Perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires and installing light bulbs, tire chains, and spark plugs.
 
Place empty carts and pallets in trailers so they will be available to facilitate placement and movement of goods.
 
Operate trucks equipped with snowplows and sander attachments to maintain roads in winter weather.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Night Vision The ability to see under low light conditions.
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Sound Localization The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ALK Technologies PC*Miler Route navigation software
 
Computerized inventory tracking software Inventory management software
 
Easy Trucker software Data base user interface and query software
 
Fog Line Software Truckn2004 Data base user interface and query software
 
MarcoSoft Quo Vadis Route navigation software
 
Truckers Helper software Data base user interface and query software
 
4-ranger tower trucks Tower cranes
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Blocks and tackle Blocks or pulleys
 
Cargo hoists Hoists
 
Cell phones Mobile phones
 
Dump trucks Dump trucks
 
Fax machines Facsimile machines
 
Flatbed trucks Cargo trucks
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Global positioning system GPS devices Global positioning system receivers
 
Handlifts Lifts
 
Handtrucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Hydraulic lifts Lifts
 
Johnson bars Lifts
 
Lowboy trailers Flatbed trailers
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
On-board computers Thin client computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Plow attachments Snowplow attachments
 
Pup trailers Container trailers
 
Refuse collection trucks Sludge or sewage handling trucks
 
Satellite linkup systems Location based messaging service platforms
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Sliding fifth wheels Trailer hitches
 
Sliding tandem axles Trailer hitches
 
Telescoping boom trucks Telescoping boom lift
 
Tilt trailers Flatbed trailers
 
Trucks greater than 26000 pounds Delivery trucks
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Wheel loaders Wheel loaders
 
Winches Winches
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aircraft Refueler
Armored Truck Driver
Auto Carrier Driver
Auto Crane Driver
Auto Haulaway Driver
Auto Hauler
Auto Transport Driver
Basket Operator
Batch Mixing Truck Driver
Belly Dump Driver
Bottle Hop
Bull Driver
CDL Driver (Commercial Drivers License Driver)
CDL Truck Driver (Commercial Drivers License Truck Driver)
Car Ferrier
Car Pick Up Driver
Car Pilot
Carrier Driver
Cement Mixer Driver
Cement Truck Driver
City Driver
Class A Truck Driver
Class B Driver
Co Pilot
Coal Hauler
Commercial Trailer Truck Driver
Concrete Mixer Driver
Concrete Mixer Truck Driver
Concrete Mixing Truck Driver
Concrete Truck Driver
Construction Driver
Contract Mail Carrier
Crane Operator
Cream Gatherer
Cream Hauler
Cross Country Truck Driver
Cryogenic Transport Driver
Dairy Truck Driver
Delivery Driver
Delivery Truck Driver
Diesel Truck Driver
Dray Truck Driver
Drip Pumper
Driver
Driver-Utility Worker
Dump Truck Driver
Dumpster Driver
Dumpster Operator
Explosives Truck Driver
Farm Truck Driver
Feeder Driver
Feedmobile Driver
Flatbed Truck Driver
Fuel Oil Truck Driver
Fuel Truck Driver
Furniture Mover Driver
Garbage Collector Driver
Garbage Truck Driver
Gas Truck Driver
Goat Driver
Gravel Hauler
Gravel Truck Driver
Hauler
Hazmat Materials Driver
Heavy Equipment Hauler
Heavy Truck Driver
Highway Truck Driver
Hook Up Driver
Hostler
Jockey
Jumper
Line Driver
Line Haul Driver
Livestock Trucker
Local Truck Driver
Log Truck Driver
Logging Truck Driver
Long Distance Trucker
Long Haul Truck Driver
Mail Carrier
Mail Truck Driver
Mailmaster
Maintenance Truck Driver
Mechanic Driver
Milk Collector
Milk Driver
Milk Hauler
Milk Pickup Driver
Milk Pickup Truck Driver
Milk Truck Driver
Moto Mix Operator
Moving Van Driver
OTR Truck Driver (Over the Road Truck Driver)
Oil Deliverer
Oil Spraying Machine Operator
Oil Transport Driver
Oil Truck Driver
Over the Road Commercial Truck Driver (OTR Commercial Truck Driver)
Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver)
Over the Road Tractor Trailer Driver (OTR Tractor Trailer Driver)
Over-the-Road Driver
Owner Operator
Pick Up and Delivery Driver (P & D Driver)
Pickup Driver
Powder Truck Driver
Ready Mix Truck Driver
Road Driver
Rubbish Truck Driver
Sand Hauler
Sanitation Truck Driver
Semi Truck Driver
Semi-Truck Driver
Short Haul Driver
Sprinkler Driver
Sprinkling Truck Driver
Star Route Mail Driver
Street Flusher Driver
Street Sprinkler
Tank Driver
Tank Truck Driver
Tank Truck Operator
Tank Wagon Driver
Tank Wagon Operator
Tanker Driver
Tar Distributor Operator
Tow Car Driver
Tow Truck Driver
Tow Truck Operator
Tractor Trailer Moving Van Driver
Tractor-Trailer Driver
Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Trailer Driver
Trailer Truck Driver
Transfer Worker
Transit Mix Operator
Transit Mixer Driver
Transit Mixer Operator
Transport Driver
Transport Heavy Equipment Driver
Transport Truck Driver
Trash Collector Truck Driver
Trash Hauler
Truck Chauffeur
Truck Driver
Truck Driver Rubbish Collector
Truck Driver Teamster
Truck Hop
Truck Hopper
Truck Jumper
Truck Switcher
Trucker
UPS Driver (United Parcel Service Driver)
Van Driver
Waste Collection Driver
Water Truck Driver
Wrecker Driver
Wrecker Operator
Wrecking Car Driver
Yard Spotter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
 
 
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