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Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (Short)

Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
  • Follow special cargo-related procedures, such as checking refrigeration systems for frozen foods or providing food or water for livestock.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Driver - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:53-3032.00
Simulation Context:Transportation (Driver)
O*Net Context:Transportation and Material Moving
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$30,660 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,850 or less
Median:
$47,130 (Average)
Top 25%:
$58,010 or more
Top 10%:
$69,480 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$14.74 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.20 or less
Median:
$22.66 (Average)
Top 25%:
$27.89 or more
Top 10%:
$33.41 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
2,029,900
2029 (projected):
2,060,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:209,200

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Transportation
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Mechanical
  • Geography
Top Skills
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Control Precision
  • Far Vision
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Response Orientation
  • Near Vision
  • Reaction Time
  • Depth Perception
  • Spatial Orientation
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
19%
High School Diploma:
56%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
15%
Some College:
5%
Master's Degree:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
4%
Less than 1 Month:
2%
1 - 3 Months:
5%
3 - 6 Months:
23%
6 Months - 1 Year:
23%
1 - 2 Years:
14%
2 - 4 Years:
24%
4 - 6 Years:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Review procedures and demonstrate understanding of policies.
  • Estimate time to complete a trip based on various factors.
  • Help co-workers with vehicle maintenance questions.
  • Calculate insurance requirements.
  • Determine distance that can be driven in a day.
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