1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7311-11 Heavy Truck Driver

Drives heavy trucks, requiring specially endorsed classes of licence, to transport bulky goods and materials.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • manoeuvres vehicles into position for loading or unloading
  • assists with or carries out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices
  • estimates weights to comply with load limitations, and ensures safe distribution of weight
  • ensures goods are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage
  • verifies loading documents, checks condition of goods and obtains certification of deliveries
  • checks destinations of goods, and determines most appropriate routes
  • maintains logbooks detailing vehicle movements
  • carries out minor maintenance to vehicles, and arranges major maintenance and repairs
  • may transport dangerous goods, such as explosives or petroleum products

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