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Overseas Truck Driving Job Description

Planning to apply for overseas truck driving? The overseas truck driving jobs description that is given below will help you a lot in your search. It will tell you about all the requirements, the pay scale and more.
An exciting job that will take you all over the world, a job full of risks, full of challenges, full of adventures and in return you get paid a good salary...if this is the kind of job you are looking for, then overseas truck driving jobs is the one for you. Companies that are spread all over the world, are in dire need of truck drivers who are ready to transfer goods and carriages not only all over the country, but anywhere in the world and take them to their overseas markets. Looking for jobs abroad? Then you would love to work as an overseas truck driver. Before applying for the job, it's better that you know more about it. Given below is a brief overseas truck driving jobs description that you can use during your job search.

What an Overseas Truck Driver Does

While applying for the job as a truck driver, you have to know certain things about this job. The most important thing that you have to do is that you have to transfer goods, mainly the heavy goods from one place to another, from one country to another. You have to collect the goods from the main company and take it to their various markets, that are spread globally. The goods can be anything like cars or electronic goods or other chemical related materials, etc. You may or may not have an assistant to help you load and unload these goods. One thing that you have to keep in mind is that you have to be punctual. Only in real emergencies, will the delay be considered. But otherwise you have to make sure that the goods reach their destination on time.

'When in Rome, do as the Romans do'. This expression is apt for this job. While transferring goods, specially in a different country, you have to follow the federal regulations of that particular country. Follow the rules and regulations of that state or country you are in. Then you will not get into trouble.

Eagerly waiting to know what the pay scale will be like in this job? Well, the more goods you handle, the more you get paid. The payment depends on the amount of workload being handled by you. Your payment will vary from a minimum of USD 11 to maximum of USD 20 per hour. Besides this, if you do your job well, then there are some incentives too.

For this job, you need to be strong both physically and mentally. You have to load and unload heavy goods, you have to journey for miles and sometimes, you even have to drive for weeks together. Thus you simply cannot afford to be weak physically. Mentally you have to be prepared to be away from your family for a long time. It might be days before you see them. This is what the job is all about. Let us now see what are the requirements for this job.

Qualities Required for Overseas Truck Driver

Before applying for this job, there are certain requirements which you need to fulfill. This is a job that demands that you drive from one part of the country to another or from one country to another. For days you have to be on the road, hence you must learn how to drive well and on all kinds of roads; mountainous terrain, plains, etc. You must also have a clean driving record and should not have any criminal records or history of car accident records. If you do have one, that might create a problem while applying for this job. You should also be familiar with all the rules and regulations of the roads, not only in America, but outside too, while applying for overseas driving jobs.

Get your driving license from a good driving school. The driving school should be a legal one i.e. it should be a licensed driving school. As a driver, you have to travel with the truck for long distances. It might break down any time and unfortunately, you might not get a mechanic anywhere. In a situation like this, you need to know how to repair the truck all by yourself. This is an important thing that you have to remember. You should also know how to take care of your truck and what to do in case of any emergencies. All these will be taught to you in the practical lessons of your driving school.

Having all the documents in proper order is a must. Since you might have to travel outside, this is something which you should keep in mind. Check that none of your documents have crossed their expiry date. Also carry out a proper medical checkup before taking up this job.

Besides, this is a job that requires you to take up lots of risk and face several problems. You should have the guts to face these challenges and move on ahead. You should have the right spirit for this job. You should also know how to love what you are doing. If you have these qualities, then nothing can stop you from taking up an overseas trucking jobs.

These jobs are fun and adventurous. Many youngsters nowadays are applying for this job, mainly because of the pay scale as well as the chance to travel all across the world. So, decide whether or not you want to take up this job. If you like adventure and risk, then I suggest that you do.
By Ratnashri Dutta
Published: 9/10/2010
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