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Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, moving companies and employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots.
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- Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks, weighing over 4600 kg with three or more axles, to transport goods and material to destinations
- Oversee all aspects of vehicles, such as condition of equipment, loading and unloading, and safety and security of cargo
- Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle systems and equipment such as tires, lights, brakes and cold storage
- Perform emergency roadside repairs
- Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo on international routes
- Record cargo information, distance travelled, fuel consumption and other information in log book or on on-board computer
- Communicate with dispatcher and other drivers using two-way radio, cellular telephone and on-board computer
- May drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
- May transport hazardous products or dangerous goods.
- Operate and drive straight trucks to transport goods and materials over urban and short inter-urban routes
- May drive lighter, special purpose trucks such as tow trucks, dump trucks, hydrovac trucks or cement mixing trucks
- Perform pre-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicles such as condition of equipment, and loading and unloading of cargo.
Outlook & Prospects for Truck Drivers in Yukon Territory
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Yukon Territory||(3 of 3 stars)||2009-08-31|
Employment prospects for long-distance tractor-trailer drivers are very good with shortages frequently reported by industry sources.
Truck driver employment is sensitive to changing economic conditions. Good employment prospects exist for highway transport drivers with clean driving records and without criminal records. Some employers are reporting difficulty in finding suitable drivers with Class 1 licences. The number of owner-operators has been increasing for the last decade.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Government of Yukon are partnering to fund construction of a new community and recreation centre in the Village of Old Crow
- The Government of Yukon, through the Yukon Housing Corporation, is investing $1.5M in capital and $700,000 in operating and maintenance, in a variety of seniors and rural social housing projects across the territory
- The Government of Yukon plans to begin work this summer on a $734,000 campground on Tagish Lake to meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon will be inviting bids for rehabilitation of the Ross River suspension bridge after a previous decision favouring demolition was suspended
- The Town of Faro is scheduled to have a new RCMP building, with construction starting in 2015, following a 2013 review of all police buildings in the Yukon Territory
- The Government of Yukon is providing $2.8M to Yukon Hospital Corporation for the construction of a temporary home for Whitehorse General Hospital's magnetic resonance imaging scanner
- The developer of the stalled Falcon Ridge condominium complex in Whitehorse has agreed to resurrect the project by replacing a proposed apartment building with town-homes and single-family homes
- The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board has approved North American Tungsten's Mactung underground mine. Development of the mine is still dependent on approval by the Government of Yukon.
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