Truck drivers - job desciption
Most truck driver jobs our european employers are offering contain the following responsibilities and tasks:
- Transport of containers to/from intermodal ports or transport of food and raw materials from warehouses or retail and distribution centres.
- Checking vehicles for mechanical parts and safety issues as well as preventive maintenance.
- Planning routes and adhering to delivery schedules.
- Documenting and logging work/rest times and kilometres driven, as well as keeping fuel and toll receipts.
- Entering status into automated fleet management system for each phase of the loading and unloading process.
- Complying with truck driving regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and rest periods) and company policies and procedures.
- Manoeuvring trucks into loading and unloading positions.
- Collecting and verifying delivery instructions.
- Reporting defects, accidents or violations.
Some jobs are regional transport where you drive day trips around your homebase. Others are long distance haulage where you will return home latest after 2 weeks. German truck drivers wages start from 12 EUR per hour.
You will be informed about the specifics of your individual job contract in a personal (online-)meeting. We look forward to your application if you are experienced, between 25 and 45 years old, and have a truck/trailer driving license CE from 2009 or before from Namibia or South Africa.
Note: for HGV drivers from other countries the process to obtain the mandatory EU-modules for professional truck drivers and the EU-drivers license B, C, E wil take longer (upto 6 months) and more invest from you and your future employer. You might start as a shunting driver until you have completed the before mentioned courses to be eligble to drive on public roads.