Heavy Vehicle Driver
Nature of the work*
The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in driving a road vehicle of a net weight of more than three thousand (3 000) kilos or a minibus for the purpose of transporting people as well as goods and materials and performing any other task, such as loading and unloading goods, while adhering to the applicable safety standards.
The employee in this class of employment is responsible for driving one of the following vehicles: a dump truck, a truck with a covered or uncovered platform, a bus, a minibus and other types of similar vehicles. He or she must keep his or her vehicle clean and in good running condition; ensures that it is washed, cleaned and fuelled. As instructed and according to the frequency established, he or she carries out or has carried out the inspections of his or her vehicle prescribed by law, regulations and directives. He or she must report any defect detected.
He or she must keep a road record and prepare brief reports on certain activities related to his or her duties, as required. He or she keeps, in the vehicle, a logbook and the vehicle’s inspection reports.
On occasion, he or she is required to drive a lighter vehicle.
If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.
Know how to operate the main types of vehicles mentioned above.
Be able to use delivery, receiving or shipping forms.
Have basic skills in heavy vehicle mechanics and in the various preventive maintenance methods required.
Hold a driver’s licence of the class appropriate for the class of employment.
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