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Motor Transport Operator Truck Driver Details


OVERVIEW
Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. They are the backbone of the Army's support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.

JOB DUTIES
  • Operate all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways
  • Manage load, unload and safety of personnel being transported
  • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers
  • Employ convoy defense techniques
  • Identify, correct or report all vehicle deficiencies
  • Prepare vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in simulation, yet more than 200 training hours are spent in actual vehicles and field training environments.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks, 3 days at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Experience in driver education
  • Interest in driving and mechanics


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with trucking, moving or bus companies, or with businesses that have their own delivery fleets. You'll be able to consider a future as a tractor-trailer truck, tank truck, heavy truck or bus driver.