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Working As A Hi Lo 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

  • $48,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Hi Lo Driver Do

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.

Duties

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers typically do the following:

  • Drive long distances
  • Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Inspect their trailers before and after the trip, and record any defects they find
  • Maintain a log of their working hours, following all federal and state regulations
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their trucks and associated equipment clean and in good working order

Most heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers’ routes are assigned by a dispatcher, but some independent drivers still plan their own routes. They may use satellite tracking to help them plan.

A driver must know which roads allow trucks and which do not. Drivers also must plan legally required rest periods into their trip. Some drivers have one or two routes that they drive regularly, and others drivers take many different routes throughout the country. Also, some drivers have routes that include Mexico or Canada.

Companies sometimes use two drivers, known as teams, on long runs in order to minimize downtime. On these team runs, one driver sleeps in a berth behind the cab while the other drives.

Certain cargo requires drivers to adhere to additional safety regulations. Some heavy truck drivers who transport hazardous materials, such as chemical waste, must take special precautions when driving, and may carry specialized safety equipment in case of an accident. Other drivers, such as those carrying liquids, oversized loads, or cars, must follow rules that apply specifically to them.

Some long-haul truck drivers, called owner–operators, buy or lease trucks and go into business for themselves. In addition to their driving tasks, owner-operators also have business tasks, including finding and keeping clients and doing administrative work, such as accounting.

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How To Become A Hi Lo 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).

Education

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.

Training

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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Hi Lo Driver Career Paths

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Driver Technician Team Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Foreman Superintendent
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Electrician Supervisor
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Electrician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Officer Supervisor
Shipping Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Officer Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Field Service Technician Owner/Operator
Operator And Truck Driver
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Owner/Operator
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Coordinator Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Specialist Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Shipping Clerk Logistics Coordinator
Driver Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Field Service Technician Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Shipping Coordinator Warehouse Lead
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Route Driver Tank Driver
Lead Driver
5 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Hi Lo Driver

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Assembly Line
  3. Unload Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate assembly line machinery and assist wherever needed.
  • Load and unload trucks, keeping warehouse organized and clean, making sure shipments were ready for pick up
  • Operated powered lift trucks, floor sweepers, pallet jacks and forklifts safely, with a 0% incident rate.
  • Operated shipping and receiving department by monitoring and maintaining inventory control of auto parts and storage.
  • Supervised ten hi-lo drivers in an automotive parts operations.

Hi Lo Driver Resume Examples And Tips

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Hi Lo Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

76.0%

Unknown

15.6%

Female

8.4%
Ethnicity

White

71.1%

Black or African American

10.4%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.0%

French

10.0%

Swahili

5.0%

Ukrainian

5.0%

German

5.0%

Bosnian

5.0%

Carrier

5.0%

Russian

5.0%

Arabic

5.0%
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Hi Lo Driver Education

Schools

Henry Ford College

11.4%

Grand Rapids Community College

10.1%

Macomb Community College

8.4%

Wayne County Community College District

8.1%

Baker College

7.9%

Oakland Community College

7.2%

Wayne State University

5.5%

Wayne Community College

5.2%

Schoolcraft College

4.0%

Everest Institute

4.0%

Washtenaw Community College

3.9%

The Academy

3.4%

Lansing Community College

3.0%

Eastern Michigan University

2.9%

Northwestern Technological Institute

2.9%

Davenport University

2.9%

University of Phoenix

2.7%

Ferris State University

2.5%

Muskegon Community College

2.2%

Charles Stewart Mott Community College

1.8%
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Majors

General Studies

23.3%

Business

18.9%

Criminal Justice

8.1%

Automotive Technology

6.9%

Computer Science

4.9%

Accounting

3.6%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Culinary Arts

3.3%

Precision Metal Working

3.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.9%

Management

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Drafting And Design

2.1%

Nursing

2.1%

Computer Networking

2.1%

Communication

2.0%

Computer Technical Support

2.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.0%

Engineering

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

57.9%

Associate

14.2%

Certificate

12.5%

Bachelors

8.0%

Diploma

5.5%

Masters

1.2%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.1%
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