What's it like to be a Medium Rigid Truck Driver?
Medium Rigid (MR) Truck Drivers drive two-axel (one steer and one drive) buses or trucks. Medium Rigid Truck Drivers are usually licenced to drive buses, particular kinds of trucks, tow trucks and some freight vehicles. Medium Rigid Truck Drivers are adaptable individuals who are able to drive long distances and work relatively long hours. They also need to be able to handle different driving conditions as impacted by traffic and weather.
Tasks and duties
- Transporting cargo such as equipment, products and supplies to and from specific locations.
- Manoeuvring vehicles into ideal loading and unloading positions, often within tight spaces.
- Complying with rules and regulations related to size, weight, route designations and parking, and ensuring all drive logbooks are up to date.
Many Medium Rigid Truck Drivers are required to have background/drug checks, and it is expected that they won’t have had any recent moving or driving violations.
What can I earn as a Medium Rigid Truck Driver?
Latest Medium Rigid Truck Driver jobs on SEEK
How to become a Medium Rigid Truck Driver
- Ensure you have your car or LR licence for at least a year. All truck licencing is managed at the state level and conducted in person, so investigate local truck driving schools.
- Gain your MR licence by passing a theoretical test, driving test, eyesight test. In some states you’ll also be required to obtain a medical certificate to ensure you are physically capable of driving.
- MR Truck Drivers can go on to further qualifications, including Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination and Multi Combination.
Explore related qualifications
SEEK users who have worked as a Medium Rigid Truck Driver have studied these qualifications.
This VET diploma provides you with a foundation in business and may be used as a pathway into a Bachelor degree.