Commercial Driver Interview Preparation Guide
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Commercial Driver related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with professional career as Commercial Driver. These list of interview questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

60 Commercial Driver Questions and Answers:

1 :: Please explain how do you react when another motorist does something you deem to be stupid?

The interviewer wants to hear that you do not overreact when you see another motorist making poor choices on the road. As a truck driver, you will often see other drivers make poor decisions, and you realize it is your responsibility to remain professional and continue to put safety first. Mention that you do not overreact in these situations, and you proceed without getting stressed.

2 :: Tell us what made you want to become a truck driver?

if you’re pursuing truck driving for the right reasons. If you’re in it for just the money, you’re more likely to burn out. Show that you have true interest and realistic expectations.

3 :: Tell us is layover pay offered?

In your routes, you'll undoubtedly have time where you are waiting for your next haul. Not getting paid for this time can really decrease your income, since the wait may last hours.

4 :: Tell us if not, how are lumper issues handled?

If your company uses lumpers for loading and unloading, does the company pay them directly or do you get reimbursed for paying a lumper?

5 :: Tell us what do you think are the primary duties of a truck driver?

The primary duties of a truck driver include; drive different kinds of trucks on different routes, perform pickup and delivery assignments, assist in loading and unloading, obtain route clearance, maintain delivery inventories, coordinate with management regarding route clearance, and vehicle safety and maintenance.

6 :: Explain me do you think there is any importance of teamwork in this profession?

I believe the profession calls for teamwork even more so because the drivers usually accompanied by helpers on long routes. Moreover, if a colleague driver faces some mechanical problems, I would always offer help if my schedule allows.

7 :: Do you know motorways Must Not Be Used By:

☛ Pedestrians
☛ Holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
☛ Riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
☛ Cyclists
☛ Horse riders
☛ Certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
☛ Agricultural vehicles
☛ Powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.

9 :: Tell us what will our company gain by hiring you as a driver?

The interviewer wants to hear one unique thing that sets you apart from every other candidate who they may be interviewing. Talking about ourselves in this way can be challenging. If you are having troubles thinking of your best qualities, try reaching out to a few colleagues, family members, and friends and ask them for their opinion. You'll probably be surprised at the consistency in their responses! Take these top skills and express to the interviewer what they will gain by bringing you on their team.

10 :: How do you handle stress as Commercial Driver?

Be honest and give past examples of stressful situations, and how you deal with stress effectively.