Are you looking at becoming a Heavy Combination Truck Driver? They are an individual who handles and drives trucks or prime movers attached to a semi-trailer or heavy rigid vehicles towing a trailer. HC Truck Drivers may work in construction, agriculture or warehousing areas. Heavy Combination Truck Drivers may be responsible for hauling refuse, operating dump trucks or concrete pump trucks.
HC trucks are the largest on-road trucks and can be more difficult to drive than lighter trucks. Many HC Truck Drivers work in shifts and drive interstate routes. This means that they may be on the road for days at a time.
Currently, there are only 318 positions for a Heavy Combination Truck Driver across Australia with a common salary of $60K per year. While it is an extremely competitive role to get into, The Perfect Resume team has helped others to land an interview in the Construction industry. We believe we can increase your chances with our resume writing services also!
To apply for a Heavy Combination Truck Driver position, your resume will need to prove to recruiters and prospective employers that you will have the following transferable skills:
- Loading goods onto truck, restraining goods as required and safely delivering items (such as concrete, palletised goods and supermarket products) to customers.
- Undertaking basic truck inspections and maintenance.
- Operating and manoeuvring the vehicle safely and maintain records (such as log books) as required.
Due to the high volume of applications for a Heavy Combination Truck Driver received every year, qualifications that would increase your chances of landing an interview include a HC licence, but the most common way is to obtain your MR or HR licence then wait one year before successfully completing your HC assessment with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
All truck licencing is managed at the state level and conducted in person, so investigate local truck driving schools. Depending on where you live, you will usually be required to keep a log book with evidence of the accumulation of your HC driving skills, in addition to passing an eyesight test, passing a knowledge test, sitting a medical assessment report (if applicable), and paying any applicable fees.
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When applying for a Heavy Combination Truck Driver position, your resume needs to tell a story about your skills, expertise, talents and passions and in a highly competitive job market, standing out matters!
The team of professional resume writers at The Perfect Resume are skilled in writing resumes for Heavy Combination Truck Drivers and have proven success helping people land interviews and the job they want! We offer all job seekers a free resume review, ATS Scan, guides and templates and genuinely care about your career outcomes, partnering with you on your job search journey, following up and providing ongoing support. Your Professional Resume Writer will not let you feel like you are on your own!
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