Diesel Truck Drivers


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Diesel Truck Drivers

Diesel Truck Drivers - Skills and Abilities

Heavy truck drivers need to:

Communicate

  • Read and understand work-related materials.
  • Understand spoken information.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
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  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop rules that group items in various ways.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Manage the time of self and others.
  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.

Work with Things

  • Operate and control equipment.
  • Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.

Perceive and Visualize

  • Know one's location in a physical setting and recognize where other objects are located in relation to oneself.
  • Imagine how something will look if it is moved around or its parts are rearranged.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.