Truck Driver's Offsider

Truck Driver Offsiders load and unload trucks and containers.

Overview

Truck Driver Offsiders load and unload trucks and containers.

Day-to-day

  • working with a truck driver: labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and dispatch
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

To become a Truck Driver's Offsider

  • You can work as a Truck Driver's Offsider without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III in driving operations may be useful.

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