Truck Drivers (7411)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Line-Haul and Local Truck Drivers (7411.2)
Line-haul and local truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban and short interurban routes.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
Total visual field (V4)
Work activities involve the entire field of vision - Near and far vision (3) - as well as depth perception and peripheral vision.
Colour discrimination is relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Work activities primarily involve sitting. Standing and/or walking (2) may occur but is incidental to the work being performed.
Multiple limb co-ordination (L2)
Work activities are carried out by co-ordinating the movements of upper limb(s) simultaneously with lower limb(s).
Work activities involve handling loads between 10 kg and 20 kg.
Carrying out a set of explicit procedural/operational functions or processes based on an understanding of instructions or information necessary to perform the work.*
Speaking - Signalling (P6)
Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.
Driving - Operating (C3)
Starting, stopping and running machines and equipment that must be steered or guided in order to fabricate, process and/or move things or people. Involves activities such as observing gauges and dials, estimating distances and determining speed and direction of other objects, pushing clutches or brakes, and pushing or pulling gear shifts or levers. Includes such machines as cranes, conveyor systems, tractors, and hoisting machines. Excludes manually powered and power-assisted machines.
In a vehicle or cab (L4)
An interior space in any form of vehicle or in the cab of heavy equipment operated by the worker.
Dangerous chemical substances (H1*)
Exposure to any chemical that may endanger health through inhalation, absorption or ingestion, contact with skin or eyes, or any chemical with the potential for fire or explosion. Substances may be in forms such as solids, liquids, gases, aerosols or particles.
Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.
Work that produces an oscillating or quivering motion of the body.
* Physical activities
For some occupations in this group, Strength 4 (Heavy) may apply.
* Environmental conditions
For some occupations in this group, Hazards H1 (Dangerous chemical substances) may also apply.