A dump truck is a large wheeled truck, although they do vary in size, designed…
Wherever you find natural disasters occurring, there is bound to be a huge clean-up to follow. Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, or floods as we have seen in Brazil and Australia, the debris that’s left behind always needs to be carted away. That’s where dump trucks come into their own.
Dump trucks have a couple of features that make them ideal for use in these situations. They have deep dumpers that can hold a lot of material. They are, for their size, pretty nimble when it comes to maneuvering in awkward situations. More importantly, they can cart the debris away, and very quickly empty their load without the need for any more equipment. Just like a child’s dumper, the operator hits a lever and the dumper rises emptying the contents in a matter of minutes.
With dump trucks able to quickly take load after load away from any site – or bring material in when it comes to new construction, dump trucks and experienced operators are always in demand. Learning to operate a dump truck is not as difficult as it may seem. Training basically boils down to learning how to drive a truck well enough to pass the assessment for a commercial drivers license. While learning, you will gain experience in using the dumper component and how to maneuver your vehicle for quick and easy filling.
If you are considering a career as a dump truck driver, then you will need to find a training program that will help you to gain your CDL with ease. ATS has been training truck drivers for almost half a century – that’s a lot of experience and a lot of truck drivers plying their trade today. Employers have come to respect the training offered by ATS, giving graduates a distinct advantage when applying for vacancies. The truck driver training program offered by ATS can be completed in as little as three weeks – this means you could be working as a truck driver within a month of starting your training. Who knows? You may be called upon to help clean up after a natural disaster.