If you’re thinking about starting a career as a prime mover truck driver, first you need to know what it takes to be one, how challenging it it and how much the job as a prime movers operator requires. First of all, you need to be a great driver and to have some mechanical knowledge. You need to be aware of the safety measurements and most of all, to like this type of work.
If you already own a prime mover truck, then you already have a license to drive a heavy-duty vehicle like the prime movers. If not, it’s time to get one. The training can be completed in six to twelve months and you’ll be good to go. This depends on where you’re located, because every state has its own regularities about driver’s licenses and vehicles.
Besides license and training, you need to know how to use GPS, how to make a regular maintenance of the prime movers, how to plan the routes and to write a log book, how to inspect the vehicle for problems and to supervise each load/unload process.