Drivers are the focus for part three of our series on important portable restroom company positions. Without them, portable restroom operations simply couldn’t function. The driver position is physically demanding and fast-paced. It requires a strong stomach, a full range of motion, and a driver’s license.
The best pumper truck drivers understand mechanical components and possess robust verbal and written communication skills. They typically report to a dispatcher, manager, or in smaller businesses, the business owner. Let’s dive into the requirements and skills needed for your front-line staff.
Pumper truck drivers work at a brisk pace in all sorts of weather conditions. They must be comfortable being around bodily fluids, hauling trailers, and navigating various driving environments. In addition, your drivers likely need to work weekends or take on-call shifts.
Depending on your vehicles, you may require drivers to not only have a valid driver’s license but also to:
Although job duties vary by company, generally, drivers must service units, interact with clients, and complete paperwork to your standards. When managing drivers, it’s vital to emphasize safe practices and attention to detail.
Portable restroom drivers have a broad range of responsibilities, including:
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Portable restroom drivers need hard and soft skills to do their job effectively. Ideally, hired staff will have several of these talents already. However, you can help new hires hone these skills through training and mentorship.
Key abilities for drivers include:
Finding an employee for your portable restroom business takes time and effort. Especially when they need to know how to back trailers, troubleshoot mechanical issues at customer sites, and interact with your clients. Look for workers with core skills and an eagerness to learn.
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