Hear from a Semi-Truck Driver in the Video Below!
What is your name and occupation? Please briefly describe what your job entails (roles and responsibilities). What would you say is the most exciting part of your job? What skills should you know to be successful in your occupation? What is the minimum degree that you need to acquire for your job and/or what classes are most pertinent? What do you like best about your job?
Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Semi-truck drivers efficiently pick up, transport and safely deliver fresh milk and meats to processing facilities. They accurately complete delivery forms and forward the documentation for timely processing. Furthermore, they perform a pre-trip inspection that includes tires, fuel, oil, etc. They also monitor the conditions of the products on the trip and take appropriate action.
Responsibilities: Semi-truck Drivers are responsible for observing all government and company regulations at all times, ensuring that the tractor and trailer is cleaned and maintained in a safe working manner, performing a pre-trip inspection that includes tires, fuel, oil, etc., checking, before loading, to ensure that the compartments are free of feed or ingredients, ensuring that the tarp cover is securely fastened and protects ingredients, collecting samples of ingredients for quality assurance testing, completing delivery forms and forwarding the documentation for timely processing, loading and unloading trucks when at a destination, driving livestock to and from market/slaughter house and the farm, and monitoring the conditions of the livestock on the trip and taking appropriate action.
Recommended High School Courses:
Science (Animal and Biology)
High School Diploma
CDL Certification - Class A
May need a Tanker Endorsement
Sampler & Weigher License (varies in each state)
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