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Truck Drivers  (NOC 7411)
London Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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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Long-haul truck drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Line-haul and local truck drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

London, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Aylmer, Ingersoll, Parkhill, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Belmont, Erie Rest, Grimmonds Beach, Invererie Heights, Lyndale, Lynhurst, Mitchell Heights, Mount Brydges, North Ward, Orchard Beach, Port Stanley

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Outlook & Prospects for Truck Drivers in London Region

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

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Table on the employment potential for Truck Drivers in London Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
London Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31

For the 2013-2015 period, employment opportunities for truck drivers are expected to be good in the London economic region. This was the fifth largest occupation in the region with a labour force of about 7,000 at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey.

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