Truck Driver Heavy in Adelaide Salary (Australia)
The average wage for a Truck Driver Heavy in Adelaide, South Australia is AU$24.20 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||AU$19.55 - AU$29.36|
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|AU$40,119 - AU$61,791|
Job Description for Truck Driver Heavy
Truck drivers operate trucks (many times, 18-wheelers) to deliver goods. They may own their trucks or work for a trucking company. In addition to driving, a truck driver is expected to have some working knowledge of basic mechanical skills in case the truck breaks down on the road. Truck drivers often work long hours, logging their hours in a logbook. They are required to maintain documents indicating pickup and drop-off times, as well as stops made, gas purchases, and any other important details about the trip.Read More...
Truck drivers who operate 18-wheelers are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) confirming they know how to operate those vehicles. This license is essential since these large trucks are very different than even small delivery trucks, from brakes to transmission to handling.
Truck drivers must know how to load the truck's trailer so that driving goes smoothly; they also must know how to effectively turn on narrow streets and maneuver in traffic, park, deal with diesel engines, load and unload, and connect and disconnect the tractor from the trailer. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Truck Driver Heavy Tasks
- Transport, deliver and pickup goods or equipment by heavy truck.
- Keep accurate driving log and may be responsible for general truck maintenance.
Truck Driver Heavy Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Truck Driver Heavy
Pay by Experience for a Truck Driver Heavy has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Driver Heavy with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Driver Heavy with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Truck Driver Heavy which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 9 salaries. A Truck Driver Heavy with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 5 salaries.
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