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Hiring a heavy equipment driver is not as easy a decision as it may seem. This is because you want to make sure that you hire someone with the appropriate experience and training to safely operate the equipment on-site and that they are also licensed and certified to do so in your state. Because there are numerous types of heavy equipment that you will need to use on construction sites throughout the nation, it is extremely important that the license is valid and shows that the individual has undergone adequate training. The most common reasons why you would want to hire a heavy equipment driver are:

Hiring a Heavy Equipment Driver Do’s and Dont’s

If you are just starting off in construction, then you probably have no idea what type of driver will be best suited for the job. In that case, it would be advisable to request that a temporary license be arranged before commencing your project. You can request either a short-term heavy equipment driver’s license or a driver’s license that will last you between one to two years. As mentioned before, this type of license is perfect for those who are just starting out and have little experience with driving large trucks. However, it is not the best idea to hire a driver without experience, as you can never be too careful.


When applying for a heavy equipment driver’s license, you will want to make sure that you have all of the proper documentation. This means that you will need to provide a copy of your resume to the licensing agency along with proof of training and experience with heavy equipment. Additionally, you will need to supply a list of the types of vehicles you will need to use for the construction site, such as dump trucks or tow trucks. By taking the time to complete these tasks ahead of time, you can ensure that you will have a licensed driver ready to sign on the dotted line when the contract comes due.

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