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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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- Pelly Construction is laying off 44 of 116 employees at the Capstone Resources Minto mine, resulting from a slowdown in production, until a new pit opens in August 2014
- The Government of Yukon is proceeding with plans to dismantle the historic Ross River bridge across the Pelly River, likely starting in March 2014
- The Government of Yukon is promoting Ottawa as a tourism market with the launch of a new service by Air North from Whitehorse to the nation's capital
- ATAPOP Homes anticipates hiring up to twelve new staff for its prefabricated house manufacturing facility in Whitehorse
- Clark Builders has been awarded a $31M contract to build the F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse
- The Government of Yukon has increased funding for the Yukon Mineral Exploration Program to $1.4M for the 2014-2015 exploration year
- The Government of Yukon has approved construction of a new campground on Atlin Lake, with construction set to begin in the summer of 2014
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