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Greater Southern Tier BOCES

9579 Vocational Dr, Painted Post, NY 14870

(607) 739-3581 | Website

CDL Training

GST BOCES Adult Education trucks

GENERAL TRUCK DRIVING INFORMATION:

There are two types of truck drivers: heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. Their duties and responsibilities are similar with some variations.

Heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers drive vehicles that are a minimum of 26,000 pounds and transport items that are large in size, such as cars and even animals. Their trips often take days to complete. For those who perform long distance trips, the majority of their time is spent behind the wheel and they may be responsible for loading and unloading the truck.

Delivery truck

Light or delivery services truck drivers drive trucks that are less than 26,000 pounds and pick up and drop off packages such UPS or Fed Ex professionals. Their trips are much shorter than the long distance drivers; they are not responsible for loading their trucks; and many of their destinations are near their home base, so staying away from home for long spans of time is unlikely. Some short distances may also have sales and customer service responsibilities. These are typical duties and responsibilities for short- and long-distance truck drivers. Other duties may occur according to the particular assignment. Other types of truck drivers include driver/sales workers and route drivers.

Adult Education and Training Services are vital for the success of individuals, families and businesses in our community. By providing quality, customized vocational instruction, business and industry training, literacy services, career planning and recreational programming, the GST BOCES is responsive to the changing needs of business, industry and community residents. Maximizing each learner's potential enhances quality of life and strengthens our region's labor pool and economic growth.


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