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7 great things about a job in the heavy haulage business

Looking for a career with variety and stability? Heavy haulage is more than driving trucks.

Heavy haulage companies transport oversize loads like mining machines, mining components and other heavy equipment that exceeds the standard dimensions or weights for the roads, bridges and vehicles it needs to travel on. It’s a fun and varied business to be in since no two jobs are ever the same.

And it’s not just the drivers who have all the fun! Heavy haulage companies like National Heavy Haulage employ administration staff, technical and trades people, trailermen, escort drivers, mechanics and sales people, so you if you’re job search has brought you to the heavy haulage business, here are some reasons people love working for heavy haulage companies like us.

Freedom

If the idea of sitting at a desk all day makes you want to roll over and go back to sleep, you’ll go a long way to find something better than a heavy haulage job. Driving a truck or a pilot vehicle gets you out and about and while there is a job to do and procedures to follow, you enjoy a lot of freedom.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most freedom: Truck driver, escort driver, sales people

Part of a team

It takes more than one person to transport 8 new dump trucks to a remote mine. The whole job is a challenge and everyone plays their part in making it happen. Administrative staff handle the permits, paperwork and escort arrangements, escort drivers help to plan and assess the best route, trailermen and drivers prepare the right equipment and a team of mechanics and tradespeople ensure the equipment is up to the task. Heavy haulage is a team effort and if you enjoy a challenge and working with a team of specialists to solve it, you’ll enjoy this aspect of the heavy haulage business.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most team exposure: Administrative staff, mechanics, tradespeople, trailermen

Travel

Heavy haulage jobs often involve long distances and travel to remote locations. If you like to see new places, that’s a big plus. A heavy haulage driver gets to see a lot of the country travelling from the tip of Queensland to the bottom of Western Australia. That’s a lot of experience to take in.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most travel opportunities: Truck driver, escort driver, sales people

Job stability

93.7% of truck driving jobs in Australia are full time positions which is extremely high compared to other careers. A full time truck driver works an average of 46.4 hours per week though so it’s no career for a layabout.

Because heavy haulage companies require lots of people to do different jobs, if there is work for truck drivers, there is usually work for the support people. On the whole, the heavy haulage business offers excellent job stability.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most stabilityTruck driver, escort driver, sales people, administrative staff, mechanics, tradespeople, trailermen

Growing industry

Working for heavy haulage companies that are experiencing growth can provide exciting career opportunities, great security and experience. Because heavy haulage companies do a lot of work for large mining and civil construction companies, you can be reasonably confident that when these sectors are doing well, opportunities are there for you too.

Growing heavy haulage companies like National Heavy Haulage value our people and rather than offering jobs, we offer careers to motivated people who are prepared to be the best they can be. Experience is a bonus but we look to train good people as well because in heavy haulage the right attitude to work life is essential.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most career potential: Truck driver, escort driver, sales people, administrative staff, mechanics, tradespeople, trailermen

Good pay and conditions

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, the median Australian income is $57,400 pa. A full-time employed Truck Driver earns an average $68,068pa plus super and some heavy haulage companies pay more. Administrative staff, mechanics, tradespeople and sales people in the heavy haulage business are also remunerated well and generally work in modern and comfortable offices or well-equipped workshops.

Heavy haulage jobs with the best pay and conditions: Truck driver, escort driver, sales people, mechanics, tradespeople

Variety

Heavy haulage jobs are probably some of the most interesting haulage jobs available.  One week you’re out of the back of beyond with a 164 tonne dump truck.

The next, you’re sailing down a busy freeway in convoy.

Heavy haulage jobs with the most variety: Truck driver, escort driver, sales people, trailermen

Careers with National Heavy Haulage

The heavy haulage business requires more than just drivers. In fact, the administration staff, technical and trades people, trailermen, escort drivers, mechanics and sales people are all essential for a good heavy haulage business.

Heavy Haulage is an employer of choice in the heavy haulage business offering a diverse range of careers from administration to technical and trades. Our people are some of the most experienced in their fields and we’re happy to train people motivated to be the best of the best. If you’re looking for jobs in the heavy haulage business, contact us to hear about new positions and submit your resume.

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