READY MIX TRUCK DRIVER
A Ready Mix Truck Driver is responsible for delivering and unloading concrete to construction jobsites. Ready mix truck drivers must operate in a safe and efficient manner. They must perform daily preventative maintenance procedures, record and inspect their vehicles, and comply with company policies. The driver must make sure the vehicle is clean, ensuring the concrete will not be contaminated or altered in any way by having foreign substances in the drum. In addition, the ready mix truck driver must possess knowledge and adhere with all OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations pertaining to this profession.
While performing the duties of this job, the driver is regularly required to sit, climb, walk, kneel, and bend. The driver will be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat. The Ready Mix Truck Driver is responsible for attaching the chutes and carrying other concrete related materials, requiring the driver to have heavy lifting capabilities.
Aptitude and Interest
A Ready Mix Truck Driver must be required to pass Department of Transportation requirements for being medically and physically able to safely operate a mixer truck on public streets and roadways. Therefore, the ideal Driver must be physically fit, have good eyesight, and able to remain alert while operating his or her vehicle. A Ready Mix Truck Driver must have the ability to interact with others and maintain a positive attitude in all communications with customers while providing professional appearance.
To become a Ready Mix Truck Driver, the driver must obtain the proper license and training. In order to operate a Mixer Truck, you must possess a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Many Mixer Truck Drivers do have a Class A CDL because they may have taken classes through a community college or a dedicated Truck Driver training school. Occasionally, some companies will hire the right person with only a CDL permit and provide the training on their own in order to get them their Class B license. Other required job functions and responsibilities are taught and trained “on-the-job” through company mentoring programs.