Truck Driver Jobs in Sydney
Most people do not think they can make a career out of driving but Truck driving is actually in very high demand in Australia as there simply is not enough qualified drivers to meet the demand. This is partly because the youth of today tend to attend University and study for higher-skilled jobs. Truck drivers are in very high demand because of this and companies are crying out for qualified Truck drivers.
In Construction, most Truck types are LR (Light Rigid), MR (Medium Rigid) & HR (Heavy Rigid). So what are all these different types of trucks all about? We have created a breakdown for you on the different types of Trucks and Truck licences you require to drive them.
Different types of truck driver licences
A LR or Light Rigid vehicle is classed as a motor vehicle with a gross mass over 4,500 kg to a max of 8,000 kg or which carries more than 12 passengers to a maximum of 8,000 kg.
A MR or Medium Rigid Truck is classed as a motor vehicle that has 2 axles and a gross vehicle mass greater than 8,000 kg.
A HR or Heavy Rigid Truck is classed as a motor vehicle that has 3 or more axles and a gross vehicle mass greater than 8,000 kg.
A HC or Heavy Combination Truck is a single semi-trailer plus any unladen converter dolly or rigid motor vehicle attached to a trailer that has a gross vehicle mass greater than 9,000 kg plus any unladen converter dolly.
An MC or Multi Combination Truck is classed as a unit towing one or more trailers, each having a gross vehicle mass greater than 9,000 kg. MC training courses are performed by private training organisations.
What else do I need to get a Truck Driver job in Sydney?
Most Truck driving jobs around Sydney are within the Construction Industry. So to work on Construction sites across NSW it is required to have a White Card (General Induction Card) and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
It is required to have a White Card to work on construction sites across NSW so firstly secure your White Card. There are a number of providers when it comes to White Card courses in Sydney. Here is a list of WorkSafe-approved course providers – white card induction course providers.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Another essential part of the Construction Jobs in Sydney is safety as Construction is one of the most dangerous industries there is massive importance on health and safety. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) plays a massive role in keeping workers safe while on site and is a requirement to work on sites all across Sydney. There is lots of places to purchase PPE without breaking the bank, Kmart actually has a very good selection of work ware like Hi-Vis Shirts, Safety Boots, and work clothes which are actually very good quality and reasonably priced.
Where can I seek casual work?
There are a number of ways you can find Truck Driver jobs in Sydney. Here is a list of some of the most popular websites you can find casual jobs in construction on:
You could also save yourself a load of hassle and just apply to become of the Perfect family here at Perfect Labour Hire. We will provide you with our in-house safety and tool training; supply you with full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Uniforms. We provide you with a career pathway and map out a way for you to work from General Labourer right up to Project Manager.
The advantages of joining Perfect Labour Hire:
- Stable ongoing work
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- In-house training provided
- A strong emphasis on safety
- Career Pathway’s
- A great work culture with plenty of work outings like BBQs, Paintballing, and Go-Karting.
- Flexible working hours with day and night shifts available
So if you are looking to work in Construction here in Sydney to start your career then apply for Perfect Labour Hire and work for some of the biggest construction companies in the country and build your experience with us.