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Driving trucks can be a job that takes you away from your family for two or three nights each week. Driving dump trucks generally means you’re home for dinner each night and you get to sleep in your own bed. It’s not the only benefit, but for many people, it’s an important benefit.
Other benefits include:
- good wage rates compared to other workers
- regular working hours
- job security
- variety in your work
- not physically demanding
- climate controlled cab
- skills that are recognized nationally
- excellent work conditions
Dump trucks play an important role in our construction industries. They help to remove tons of rubble, waste and unwanted dirt from construction sites. They do the reverse when it comes to road building, bringing in tons of gravel and road base that goes into laying the foundations of our roads and highways.
With those benefits and the type of work required, don’t think that dump truck training is difficult or that a career as a driver is hard to get into. The opposite is actually the case. You can develop the necessary skills in as little as three weeks – this means you can be working within a month of commencing training if everything falls into place.
There is always a strong demand for dump truck drivers, especially with construction gaining such a boost over the last 12 months. We have also got an aging workforce so many of the older drivers are now looking at retirement or careers where they can work part time. This has all produced a strong demand for new drivers. ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools has been training truck drivers for over 25 years and we are recognized as one of the premier truck driver training schools in the country. If you want a career as a dump truck driver, contact us today to find out when our next training courses start.