Truck drivers’ assistants help truck drivers by performing some of the routine tasks.
They check the condition and safety of vehicles before embarking on journeys. They ensure that brakes, lights, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment are in good working order. They adjust the mirrors so that both sides of the truck are visible from the driver’s seat and ensure that defects and necessary repairs are reported.
Truck drivers’ assistants supervise and assist with the loading and unloading of goods. They navigate the route, where necessary and help to drive the trucks on long distances trips.
This assistant also deals with the paperwork, ensuring that receipts are signed and the money due for goods is collected.
– working without close supervision
– taking responsibility for the safety of the truck and its cargo
– generally steady work
– reasonable remuneration
– working weekends, evenings or holidays
– working under pressure
– driving in rush hour traffic
– being away from home for long periods
– driving in adverse weather conditions
A truck driver’s assistant should:
– have physical fitness and stamina;
– have excellent eyesight;
– have good perception;
– be responsible with sober habits;
– have mental stability;
– have a mechanical aptitude to perform emergency repairs;
– be able to sit for long hours without losing concentration.
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