The vast majority of goods that are shipped across the United States are moved by truck. Such a huge industry requires thousands of truck drivers and logistical workers that make sure goods get to where they need to be. A lead driver is one such logistical worker crucial in the shipping industry.
A lead driver probably has prior experience as a truck driver, but their main duties go way beyond driving. They supervise truck drivers and take care of logistical tasks that help truckers do their jobs, such as writing dispatch reports, managing communications, and controlling the accuracy of shipments.
Lead drivers also have an important responsibility to the truckers that they manage. They help train new drivers to follow safety procedures and make sure that all trucks are actually fit for use. Trucking is an important but also dangerous industry, and a lead driver needs to be a highly attentive, safety-oriented person to manage a smooth shipping operation and keep their drivers safe.