Log Truck Driver
Drive trucks to haul logs from forests to mills or storage yards.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Log Truck Drivers do?
Drives truck, equipped with long-tongued trailer, to haul logs from forest to mill or storage yard: Maneuvers truck into loading position according to signals from loading crew. Fastens chain or cable binders around logs to secure load on trailer during transit. May release binders and start power hoist to dump logs. May assist in loading and unloading logs, using crane hook or cant hook. May raise empty trailer to carrying position on truck bed, using hoist, for deadhead trip to forest. May steer trailer from cab attached to rear end of log trailer and be designated Trailer Steerer.
Should I be a Log Truck Driver?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
Also known as:
Auto Transport Driver, Commercial Drivers License Truck Driver, Dairy Truck Driver, Delivery Truck Driver
How to become a Log Truck Driver
Most Log Truck Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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