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Medium Rigid Truck Driver

Drive two-axel buses or trucks in between locations

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.

Medium Rigid Truck Driver

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.
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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?

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How to become a Medium Rigid Truck Driver


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To work as a Medium Rigid truck driver, you need an MR licence. To qualify for an MR licence, you must have held a car or LR (Light Rigid) licence for at least a year.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. MR Truck Drivers can go on to further qualifications, including Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination and Multi Combination.

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Latest Medium Rigid Truck Driver reviews

Latest reviews from 8 Medium Rigid Truck Drivers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Driving is a tough job but your skills makes you perfect
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Victoria
The good things
As a concrete driver you meet new customers every day. Your skills makes you perfect. Punctuality and honesty is the key of your success
The challenges
Delivering stuff in difficult conditions like bad weather
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May 2021
Driving and service attendant work can get exhausting some times but I like the variety of jobs
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Sodexo
The good things
I’m fifo 2/1 I enjoy the variety and stability it’s 11 hour days and if you start at 5am and finish at 7 pm you get a 3 hour break (split shift ) also start at 7 to 7 with 1 hour break or 5 am to 5 pm...
The challenges
Only challenges would be driving up north get the occasional wild life on the roads to watch out for and wet season driving to conditions is important
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