The concrete mixing truck driver is usually employed by construction companies and contractors to deliver concrete to various sites. This job requires that the employee has a commercial's driver's license, either class A or class B, which allows them to drive the needed trucks. The concrete mixing truck driver spends most of their time driving, usually with a full truckload. The job also generally requires at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and depending on the employer, may require previous knowledge of how to operate the concrete mixing truck. The concrete mixing truck driver is expected to know how to operate the concrete mixer truck (or undertake training), and they also need to know how to mix various types of concrete.
Most concrete mixing truck drivers are responsible for the maintenance of their vehicle, which includes logging the miles driven, keeping the truck's appearance clean, ensuring the mixing drum is clean, and making sure the vehicle is operable. These drivers must know how to operate their vehicle, be careful and diligent drivers, and be able to comply with industry safety, health, and other standards. The concrete mixing truck driver is also expected to complete paperwork and turn it in on time. Individuals in this position usually report to a supervisor who also instructs the driver to perform other tasks as needed, such as maintaining the cleanliness of the truck yard.
Truck Driver Concrete Mixing Tasks
Inspect and maintain concrete loads, ensuring mixer is operating correctly.
Maintain and inspect truck and ensure safety, checking fluid levels and air pressure.
Deliver concrete according to schedule, communicating with dispatch.