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Australian Mining Road Train Driver and Employment

Mine companies commonly use large trucks to move materials around from one site to another. An individual who operates this type of truck is commonly referred to as a road train driver. Working as a road train driver is a very rewarding job and is not as physically demanding as some of the other jobs in this line of work can be. Some Mining companies offer salaries of up to $100,000 a year for a road train driver.

If you are looking to gain a road train driver position, you probably have many questions on your mind. The more prepared you are during the initial application process, the more likely that you will be able to nail an interview. You'll want to have all the right licenses and certifications, you may need training or you may be able to find a traineeship for a road train driver position in a city near you.

Considering there is a large number of mine sites located throughout Australia, there may be a road train driver position available close to where you live. Otherwise you may be interested in a fly in/ fly out position.

A typical day for a road train driver would include transporting mine materials from one site to another. The type of materials a road train driver transports depends on the type of mine site the driver is working at. Other tasks include securing the load, estimating load weight to comply with load limits, and transporting dangerous goods or explosives.

A Road train driver position is ideal for you if you:

- have a MC or higher truck license
- have several years experience driving trucks
- can pass a pre employment medical examination
- have current first aid certification or able to obtain this

If you do not have any of these prerequisites, there are other ways to gain a position as a road train driver in the mines or alternatively there are plenty other positions that may be more suitable for you. If you are considering getting into the mining industry, now is a great time to do so.

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