Transport Truck Driver (#RC1570)
$30.09-$36.57 Hourly / $5,215.09-$6,338.98 Monthly / $62,581.19-$76,067.83 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation of a heavy equipment transport truck as well as other construction and maintenance equipment in the Department of Public Works; may act as lead worker over other employees; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is primarily responsible for operating the transport truck which transports a wide variety of construction and maintenance equipment, including over-sized and over-weight equipment. Gross vehicle weight often exceeds 80,000 pounds. In addition, an incumbent may operate complex heavy equipment while loading/unloading such equipment on/off the transport truck and/or working at a maintenance or construction site.


  • Operates a multiple-axle, heavy equipment transport truck utilized by the Department of Public Works to transport heavy, limited mobility, and/or oversized equipment such as cranes, excavators, chip spreaders, bulldozers, and graders to and from job sites; loads/unloads equipment on/off the transport truck; assures that equipment is properly secured for transport.
  • Takes necessary steps in order to meet legal requirements for heavy equipment road travel; arranges for a pilot car as needed; places flags and other signs on equipment as required; coordinates renewal of special transportation permits as needed.
  • Plans transport routes based on legal allowances for weight, height and width of load utilizing appropriate maps and other references; arranges transport schedule based on project priority and in order to maximize efficiency.
  • Operates a variety of heavy road construction and maintenance equipment while loading/unloading such equipment on/off the transport truck; may operate such equipment at a construction or maintenance job site.
  • Makes routine repairs and adjustments to equipment; regularly checks or inspects brakes, lights, tires, fuel levels, and auxiliary equipment; does routine preventative equipment maintenance specified in operator's manual.
  • May serve as lead worker over equipment operators, sanding crews and/or other members of a highway construction or maintenance crew.
  • Performs light or heavy physical labor as required by nature of assignment.
  • Maintains daily project records including personnel and equipment hours, and material quantities; completes daily activity reports.


Experience: One year as an Equipment Operator II or equivalent class in San Joaquin County service.

Experience: Five years of paid work experience in the operation of a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.

Experience: One year of paid work experience driving large, multiple-axle tractor-trailer combination rigs in order to transport goods or equipment on public roadways.

License: Possession of a valid California Class “A” Driver’s License.


The operation and maintenance of large transport vehicles including safety precautions and procedures; special traffic laws and other regulations which pertain to the operation of such vehicles; the operation, maintenance, adaptability and limitations of heavy road construction and maintenance equipment; occupational hazards and safety procedures of the construction trades.


Safely operate a large, multiple-axle transport vehicle; load/unload a wide variety of maintenance and construction equipment on/off such a vehicle; operate heavy maintenance and construction equipment on a job site; interpret laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of large, tractor-trailer transport vehicles on public roads; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; do heavy manual labor, occasionally under adverse weather conditions; make emergency repairs on equipment and perform routine maintenance procedures; read and interpret highway maps; work cooperatively with others; lead, coordinate and direct the work of crew personnel.


Mobility-Frequent sitting and standing for long periods; frequent walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, climbing ladders, climbing stairs and crawling; constant driving; occasional running; Lifting-Able to lift 70+ lbs., with frequent restraining, lifting/turning heavy objects; Visual-Overall correctable 20/20 vision, with normal color perception, depth perception, peripheral vision and hand/eye coordination; occasional ability to do close-up reading; Dexterity-Ability to reach, grasp and hold and do occasional repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Ability to hear speech, telephone conversations, faint sounds, and radio conversations; ability to speak in person, on the telephone and over the radio; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Ability to occasionally handle emergencies, hazardous materials, heights, working weekends/nights, and overtime/travel; ability to deal frequently with public contact, making decisions, and working alone; ability to constantly maintain concentration; Environmental Conditions-Constant exposure to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, and varied outdoor conditions; frequent exposure to cold/hot indoor conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC1570; EST: 12/10/1997;