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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Different types of auto transport jobs

There are many different types of auto transport jobs. The transport provides a lot of employment opportunities and offers good career prospects. Auto moving jobs are also available in full time and part time basis. People looking for jobs in car moving industry should be dedicated, committed, motivated and hard-working. Career prospects in transport industry are favorable even for those who are new to the industry.
Some of the transport jobs are transport truck driver, shipping dispatcher, Customer service representative, Driver Car Hauler, Diesel Mechanic, Intermediate Auto Mechanic, Auto Processor, CDL Driver, Military Vehicle Shipping job, Owning your Own Truck Fleet, etc.

The  truck driver job is much more difficult than other kinds of truck drivers because transport truck drivers have to drive the truck as well as load and unload vehicles from/to each person's home or business. They may have to drive across different states and even across country. This may take up to one to two or three weeks.

Vehicle transport dispatcher acts as a travel agent for the auto transport industry. His job is to take orders for shipment of vehicles and make a proper schedule with the trucking company. He has to decide and convey information about vehicle pick-up, delivery, and transit times to the truck driver and the customer. Vehicle shipping dispatcher must possess some accounting skills and computer skills.
The customer service representative job responsibility is to receive and send quotes to customers through email or phone. He is also responsible for taking the order from the customer and sending it to the dispatch department. The customer service representative must also answer the customer's questions regarding the shipping process.

Diesel Mechanic job is one of the most critical jobs in the car transport industry. This job is of great importance because a Diesel Mechanic is essential for the success of any shipping company. His job involves performing regular maintenance of the company vehicles so as to ensure that the company trucks move safely on the road. The demand for Diesel Mechanics is always high in the transport industry.

Auto Processor job involves processing cars from one destination to another. The job requires driving cars, detailing cars, and inspecting the finished product. The job also involves checking for defects before and after transport. You must have valid driver's license and must be able to drive a manual transmission if you need to apply for auto processor job. Besides these, you must have good oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

General Warehouse job involves using forklift to transfer overstock commodities to primary locations, to transport and slot received commodities to appropriate overstock location for future use, and to collect and transport empty/partially full pallets to appropriate location for stocking. The job also involves sorting and separating goods by part number and attaching appropriate labels for distribution into replenishment system. The job further involves recording all information into RF symbol, getting approval and verifying exceptions in carton counts.

Driver Car Hauler job involves transporting cars and other items to various locations. The job may also involve some other functions. The Car Hauler can earn more if they haul more.
Certified courses are available for this jobs. Most of the courses offer classroom and hands-on training added with a focus on problem-solving skills, communication skills, and customer service skills.

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