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Vehicle DriversTransportation, Distribution & Logistics
Vehicle driving involves long periods of sitting. These drivers must be able to perform their jobs in all types of terrain and weather conditions.
Average Military Salary
Vehicle drivers in the Military operate a multitude of vehicles in direct support of mission requirements. They operate all-wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrain to transport personnel and cargo. Military vehicle drivers operate and perform preventive maintenance on light and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, truck and semi-trailer combinations, forklifts, and wrecker/recovery vehicles.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Vehicle drivers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience, including simulation and practice in driving heavy military vehicles. Job-specific training content may include:
- Accident prevention
- Safety check procedures
- International road signs
- Basic vehicle maintenance
- Interest in driving
- Interest in mechanics
Related Civilian Careers
- Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders
- Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
- Light Truck Drivers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General