Truck Driver Job Description Template

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Truck Driver Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Truck Driver to serve our supply chain logistics department in a safe and timely manner.


  • Transport finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical items and safety issues and perform preventative maintenance
  • Plan routes and meet delivery schedules
  • Document and log work/rest periods and kilometres spent driving and retain fuel/toll receipts
  • Input “macros” into our automated system for each stage of the loading and unloading process
  • Comply with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with company policies and procedures
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions
  • Collect and verify delivery instructions
  • Report defects, accidents or violations


  • Proven work experience as a Truck Driver
  • Hands on experience with electronic equipment and software (GPS, AVL units, CB etc)
  • Ability to drive long hours and travel regularly
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations
  • No recent moving or driving violations
  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc)
  • Willing to submit to background/drug checks and provide employment recommendations
  • Trucking school diploma
  • Valid truck driving licence

What does Truck Driver do?

A truck driver is responsible for transporting goods from one location to another using a truck. Here's what a typical day for a truck driver may involve:

  1. Pre-trip Inspection: Start the day by conducting a thorough inspection of the truck, checking the engine, tires, brakes, lights, and other essential components to ensure everything is in good working condition.

  2. Load and Unload: If necessary, the truck driver may be responsible for loading and unloading the cargo onto or from the truck. This includes securing the load properly to ensure it remains stable during transit.

  3. Route Planning: Review the route for the day, taking into consideration any traffic conditions, road closures, or alternative routes to reach the destination efficiently and on time.

  4. Driving: Operate the truck and drive to the destination following the planned route. Obey traffic laws, drive safely, and maintain a consistent speed while being mindful of weather conditions and any potential hazards on the road.

  5. Log Keeping: Keep detailed records of hours worked, miles traveled, delivery times, and any incidents or maintenance-related issues in a logbook. Truck drivers are required by law to log their hours of service accurately.

  6. Communication: Maintain regular communication with dispatchers, customers, and colleagues to provide updates on the progress of the journey, any delays, or other relevant information.

  7. Compliance: Adhere to all legal and safety regulations, including weight limits, hours-of-service rules, and maintenance requirements. Perform routine maintenance checks and report any mechanical issues to the appropriate personnel.

  8. Breaks and Rest: Take regular breaks and rest periods as required by law and personal comfort to ensure proper rest and minimize fatigue while driving.

  9. Delivery and Documentation: Upon reaching the destination, unload the cargo carefully and verify the contents against relevant documentation. Obtain signatures and receipts as proof of delivery, and report any discrepancies or damages.

  10. Return Journey: If there is a return load or another assignment, plan the next route accordingly and repeat the driving and delivery process as required.

It's important to note that the specific tasks may vary depending on the type of truck driver and their industry, such as long-haul trucking, local delivery, or specialized transport.

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