If you are an experienced truck driver, why not see if you can qualify for one of the many opportunities in Qatar? With the number of materials that need to be transported around the city, you will be able to find employment.
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Brush up on your driving skills and practice your navigation. In this article, you will get an idea of what a truck driver does. And if you feel that you can do the same, then it’s time to get your papers in order.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences that the OFW shared on the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
Duties of a Truck Driver
Have you ever wondered what a truck driver does? On this YouTube channel of Spike Pitik, we’ll see how they prepare their trucks before every journey and what other requirements they need to have before they can get to their destinations.
As seen in the video, our vlogger makes sure to remove the twist lock on the trailer before every trip. Since he is driving a 14-foot truck, there are safety precautions in place. The lock keeps the truck in place while it is left in the garage. It is also important to check all the tires to see if they have adequate air.
What are the steps they take to collect their package?
As truck drivers approach the port to collect their containers, they need to pass through check points and present their IDs. They will be given a ticket to indicate which area they need to stay and wait for their turn. As seen in the video, a crane will approach each truck to put the container.
How much does a truck driver earn?
As with other job opportunities in Qatar, the salary of a truck driver will depend on the company’s offer. Our vlogger earns a basic salary of QR 2,650. The basic salary remains the same for the entire duration of the contract. This package also includes the food and transportation allowance. He receives a separate load allowance. Their company also provides them with free breakfast and dinner.
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Why should you work as a truck driver?
An article that appeared on Indeed.com discusses why working as a truck driver can be a good career. The two main appeals of this job are the flexibility of hours and having more independence in your work.
In addition, you can start your career earlier because you don’t have to finish a university degree. Instead, you only need a high school diploma and the corresponding driving license.
If you work as a truck driver, you can expect to drive almost all day or even all night. But what’s appealing about this job is that you don’t have to drive during rush hour. You will have a different schedule than most workers.
While it is possible that you will be given a daily route at work, there is also a possibility that you will be tasked with driving a long distance. If you have this opportunity, you can see new places while you work.
What are the qualifications of a truck driver?
If you are interested in becoming a truck driver, here are some qualifications that you must meet:
- Can drive long hours
- Understands truck driving laws and regulations
- Can adapt and plan for unavoidable situations like traffic or weather conditions
- Must pass background checks and drug testing
- Has a valid truck driving license
Most companies prefer to hire drivers with experience. If you meet the qualifications and want to try your luck in Qatar, it might be time to scour job openings and send your resume.
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