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Become A Dump Truck Driver

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Working As A Dump Truck Driver

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $40,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Dump Truck Driver Do At Texas Employer

* include but many not be limited to:
* Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order
* Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
* Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles
* Check all load-related documentation for completeness and accuracy.
* Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level

What Does A Dump Truck Driver Do At Mini Concrete

* The basic responsibilities of the Dump Truck Driver includes, but not limited to the following.
* Driving end dump trailer trucks.
* Would be required to grease and do light service work on trucks and change flat tires on occasion.
* Pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump contents.
* Moves hand and foot controls to jerk truck forward and backward to loosen and dump material adhering to body.
* Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
* Keep truck clean inside and out.
* Performs minor repairs.
* Must adhere to all MSHA, DOT regulations, and Company safety rules.
* Must be able to drive safely to and from locations.
* Must be able to read map book.
* Must be able to handle COD customers and make change

What Does A Dump Truck Driver Do At Adams Construction Company

* Operate and maneuver equipment as necessary to load, transport and unload construction materials and other related equipment by manipulating various gears, levers and special attachments.
* Follow schedule for pickup and delivery of materials.
* Verify the types of materials being hauled as well as their weight.
* Clearly communicate with other equipment operators and truck drivers to ensure deliveries are according to the job specifications and timetables.
* Keep truck clean and in good working order.
* Drivers are responsible for minor repairs and servicing of assigned equipment to maintain safety and continued operation on a day to day basis.

What Does A Dump Truck Driver Do At Montana Employer

* Learn and follow safety regulations.
* Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.
* Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, or related equipment.
* Check fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability.
* Other duties as assigned.
* This is a non smoking environment
* SCHEDULE: Will work Monday through Friday.
* WAGE: Pay is negotiable, depending on experience.
* Will be year around position.
* Job sites will be throughout

What Does A Dump Truck Driver Do At Centerline

* We are hiring dump truck drivers and operators.
* Dump truck drivers generally transport a variety of materials using an open-bed truck in the construction and agricultural industries.
* Class A CDL license
* Some jobs may require Class B
* Part and full-time work available
* Endorsements are a plus
* You will be hauling materials to and from construction sites, moving debris from natural disasters, and general hauling.
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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How To Become A Dump Truck Driver

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers usually have a high school diploma and attend a professional truckdriving school. They must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Most companies require their truck drivers to have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Many companies require drivers to attend professional truckdriving schools, where they take training courses to learn how to maneuver large vehicles on highways or through crowded streets. During these classes, drivers also learn the federal laws and regulations governing interstate truck driving. Students attend either a private truckdriving school or a program at a community college that lasts between 3 and 6 months.

Upon finishing their classes, drivers receive a certificate of completion.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering a requirement that mandates all newly hired interstate truck drivers to take a truckdriving course.

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) certifies a small percentage of driver-training courses at truckdriver training schools that meet both the industry standards and the U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines for training tractor-trailer drivers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All long-haul truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Qualifications for obtaining a CDL vary by state but generally include passing both a knowledge test and a driving test. States have the right to refuse to issue a CDL to anyone who has had a CDL suspended by another state.

Drivers can get endorsements to their CDL that show their ability to drive a specialized type of vehicle. Truck drivers transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) must have a hazardous materials endorsement (H). Getting this endorsement requires passing an additional knowledge test and a background check.

Federal regulations require random testing of on-duty truck drivers for drug or alcohol abuse. In addition, truck drivers can have their CDL suspended if they are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or are convicted of a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

Other actions can result in a suspension after multiple violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a list of these violations. Additionally, some companies have stricter standards than what federal regulations require.


After completing truckdriving school and being hired by a company, drivers normally receive between 1 and 3 months of on-the-job training. During this time, they drive a truck with a more experienced mentor–driver in the passenger seat. This period of on-the-job training is given so that the new drivers will learn more about the specific type of truck they will drive and material they will transport.

Important Qualities

Hand-eye coordination. Drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailers must be able to coordinate their legs, hands, and eyes simultaneously so that they will react appropriately to the situation around them and drive the vehicle safely.

Hearing ability. Truck drivers need good hearing. Federal regulations require that a driver be able to hear a forced whisper in one ear at 5 feet (with or without the use of a hearing aid).

Physical health. Federal regulations do not allow people to become truck drivers if they have a medical condition, such as high blood pressure or epilepsy, which may interfere with their ability to operate a truck. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a full list of medical conditions that disqualify someone from driving a long-haul truck.

Visual ability. Truck drivers must be able to pass vision tests. Federal regulations require a driver to have at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye and the ability to distinguish the colors on a traffic light.

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  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Dakota

  • Cherokee

  • Japanese

  • Amharic

  • German

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Top Dump Truck Driver Skills

  1. Sand
  2. Different Job Sites
  3. Safety Regulations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Loaded, delivered, and dumped rock, gravel, sand, and/or other aggregates, as well as asphalt.
  • Transport equipment and materials to different job sites.
  • Hauled material for delivery to various steel mills in Indiana and adhered to and complied with safety regulations.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Run heavy equipment in order for laborers to lay water and sewer pipe.

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