How to write a Truck Driver job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Truck Driver job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Truck Driver job titles

    Truck Driver
    Truck Driver (5+ Years’ Experience)
    Class A Truck Driver
    Truck Driver (Part-Time)
    Delivery Driver

Truck Driver job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Truck Driver job summary

Do you love driving a truck but hate the nights spent away from home? You might flourish in our open position for a local Truck Driver. As long as you live within 60 miles of one of our terminals, we want to talk to you. We’re looking for a safe, courteous driver who values a predictable schedule. Our company makes safety our number one priority, which is reflected in our impeccable safety record. We maintain our entire fleet with dedicated precision, and we don’t employ owner-operators, so we retain control over our vehicles. We pay weekly, including mileage.

Truck Driver responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Truck Driver responsibilities

    Complete a daily truck log and submit reports of mileage covered at EOD
    Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures immediately
    Manage routes and routines so they proceed in the most efficient way possible
    Find ways to conserve resources, including fuel, to benefit the business
    Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public
    Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle at the end of the shift and report any problems or damage to management
    Comply with all DOT and in-house regulations and rules

Truck Driver qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Truck Driver skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    Class A driver’s license in good standing
    No serious tickets or accidents in last 5 years
    No DWI/DUI in last 10 years
    2+ years’ commercial driving experience required

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