ISCO 08 Code 8332      Heavy truck and lorry drivers

Lead Statement
Heavy-truck and lorry drivers drive and tend heavy motor vehicles to transport goods, liquids and heavy materials over short or long distances.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • driving and tending a heavy motor vehicle, such as a lorry with or without trailer or a dump-truck, to transport goods, liquids or heavy materials over short or long distances;
  • determining the most appropriate routes;
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage;
  • assisting with or carrying out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices;
  • carrying out minor maintenance to vehicles, and arranges major maintenance and repairs;
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations, and ensuring the safe distribution of weights.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Driver, truck/heavy
  • Operator, shuttle-car/mine

Excluded occupations

  • Driver, van - 8322

(NCvB; Mei 2010)