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Become A Fuel Truck Driver

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Working As A Fuel 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

  • $62,400

    Average Salary

What Does A Fuel Truck Driver Do At Aloha Petroleum, Ltd.

* Has the physical and mental ability to operate a commercial fuel truck/trailer in a safe and expert manner in any traffic, weather and timing.
* Has a thorough knowledge of all applicable laws and company procedures and is committed to complying with them at all times.
* Inspects assigned vehicle prior to and at end of shift; reports any mechanical deficiencies to the appropriate persons.
* Has a full understanding of load rack operations.
* Has a full understanding of delivery site location tank layouts and truck offloading procedures.
* Ensures that the truck is loaded and unloaded within company policy as well as D
* O.T./Environmental guidelines.
* Uses all resources available (dispatch, site maps, tank labeling, consult with senior personnel, etc,) to ensure that the correct products are delivered to the correct customer storage tanks and locations.
* Utilizes the delivery site’s automated inventory management system (Telapoint, Levelcon, etc.) to confirm, whenever possible, that the dispatched quantity will fit safely prior to loading.
* Has a full understanding of a transport Bill of Lading and advises the appropriate person(s) of any discrepancies requiring corrections.
* Identifies Emergency Matters; and notifies the appropriate personnel as necessary.
* Documents tank opening / closing; product and water levels on the customer BOL.
* Prior to starting a delivery, uses the opening product levels to perform calculations to ensure the quantity shown on the BOL will fit.
* Post delivery, uses the opening and closing product levels, to perform calculations to ensure that the quantities shown on the BOL were completely and correctly delivered.
* Has a working understanding of load rack procedures/policies at outside supply points for loading of product not carried at Aloha Petroleum terminals.
* Must be able to meet all physical and mental demands of the job.
* Daily Duties:
* Completes a Daily Truck Inspection Report.
* Completes a Driver’s Daily Shift Report.
* Maintains a record of daily/weekly on duty hours in accordance with D
* O.T. guidelines.
* Completes daily timekeeping requirements.
* Completes work as assigned.
* Periodic Duties:
* Attends monthly safety meetings.
* Takes and passes
* DOT Drivers Physical (usually every 2-years).
* Maintains all Hazmat certifications (usually every 3-years).
* Attends Driver Improvement Program training (usually once per year).
* Must be able to pass required Drug and Alcohol Testing.
* Occasional Duties:
* Other duties/jobs as assigned by the Transportation Manager

What Does A Fuel Truck Driver Do At Sysco Corp

* Fuel every piece of delivery equipment daily.
* Check all fluid levels of power equipment daily.
* Assist fleet shop when needed.
* Work with both fleet shop and night warehouse management to ready equipment for use.
* Assist Wash Bay Associate as needed.
* Keep parking lot clean and free of debris.
* Assist the night truck spotters organize the truck yard

What Does A Fuel Truck Driver Do At Washington State

* per month ($17
* per hour)
* Overtime is paid at the rate of time and one-half in excess of 40 hours per work week.
* For purposes of overtime administration, the agency work week begins at 0001 Monday morning and ends at 2400 Sunday night.
* For all hours worked under the Incident Command System, $2
* is added to an employee's regular hourly rate of pay.
* Typical work week is 8 hours a day 5 days a week, however, during peak fire season you could be asked to work 8 – 16 hour days with up to 12 days work without a day off.
* Positions may require response during off-duty hours to emergency fire suppression needs.
* Some Helitack Support Truck Driver positions may be eligible for health and dental coverage.
* Non
* Permanent, Seasonal (4
* months).
* This position is represented by the WPEA

What Does A Fuel Truck Driver Do At Lb&B Associates Inc.

* Driver System Operators shall be tasked to perform fuel servicing operations (refuel/defuel operations) by mobile fuel servicing equipment/trucks, truck supplied pantograph and hoses sets, and fixed direct fuel servicing systems (hydrants).
* Operators shall be familiar with safety regulations applicable to aviation and ground fuel servicing operations on and around the airfield and supported activities and shall demonstrate a practical knowledge of and ability to inspection and maintain fuel servicing equipment and systems.
* Drivers/system operators may be required to make basic input to the Fuels Automated System (FAS) or maintain dispatch logs

What Does A Fuel Truck Driver Do At Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

* Provides refueling support for State helicopter operations.
* Utilizes two way radio to receive requests for and provides fuel to Helicopter; maintains records of all fueling; operates and maintains a 600 gallon fuel truck within the area to transport fuel; uses and maintains aircraft fueling system to include fuel tank, pump, filtering system, hoses and bonding cables to assure a safe operation; performs routine building and grounds maintenance to include painting, weeding, grass mowing and basic general

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How To Become A Fuel 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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Fuel Truck Driver Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Bulgarian

  • German

  • Romanian

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Carrier

  • Cheyenne

  • Dakota

  • Arabic

  • Bosnian

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Top Fuel Truck Driver Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Appropriate Safety Procedures
  3. Drive Fuel Truck
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures when transporting dangerous goods.
  • Drive fuel truck to various job sites to fuel, service and log equip.
  • Retrieve and dispose of diesel fuel and oil products at various locations sites.
  • Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, adhering to applicable state and federal regulations.

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