Manoeuvre heavy trucks

Description

Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.

Alternative labels

drive heavy goods vehicles
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control movement of trucks
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manipulate movement of lorries
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drive lorries

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Manoeuvre heavy trucks is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Land-based machinery technician: Land-based machinery technicians maintain, overhaul and repair agricultural equipment and machinery.
Rail intermodal equipment operator: Rail intermodal equipment operators assist in the loading of trailers and containers on and off railcars and chassis. They manoeuvre tractor-trailer combinations around tight corners and in and out of parking spaces. They use an on-board computer peripheral to communicate with yard management computer system and to identify railcars.
Moving truck driver: Moving truck drivers operate lorries or trucks intended for relocating and transporting goods, belongings, machinery, and others. They assist in placing goods in the truck for efficient use of space and security compliance.
Stevedore: Stevedores sort, handle, load and unload freight into over-the-road equipment in accordance with oral and written instructions, as well as state regulations. They move freight such as boxes, bulky items, or even large pallets of goods to and from storage areas and onto transport vehicles.
Dangerous goods driver: Dangerous goods drivers transport fuel and bulk liquid, hazardous products and chemicals by road.
Forestry machinery technician: Forestry machinery technicians maintain and transport forestry machinery. As part of the maintenance of forestry machinery, they make use of specialised software and data recording systems and instruments.

Optional skill

Manoeuvre heavy trucks is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Occupational driving instructor: Occupational driving instructors teach occupational drivers how to operate their vehicles according to driving regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation drivers) and safety measure regulations.
Cargo vehicle driver: Cargo vehicle drivers operate vehicles such as trucks and vans. They may also take care of the loading and unloading of cargo.
Road construction worker: Road construction workers perform road construction on earthworks, substructure works and the pavement section of the road. They cover the compacted soil with one or more layers. Road construction workers usually lay a stabilising bed of sand or clay first before adding asphalt or concrete slabs in order to finish a road.
Driving instructor: Driving instructors teach people the theory and practice on how to operate a vehicle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory and the driving examination. They may also supervise driving examinations.
Truck driving instructor: Truck driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a truck safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory tests and the practical driving test.

 


 

References

  1. Manoeuvre heavy trucks – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022