Truck Driver Interview Questions

Truck Drivers are responsible for transporting goods. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

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Truck Driver interview questions

Your zero-regret new hire has a clean commercial driver’s license (CDL) and driving record with tons of driving experience. They have awesome knowledge of large vehicle maintenance, traffic regulations and a good sense of orientation. Plus they’re health and safety conscious and have great time-keeping skills.

Top tips: 

  • Look for the right papers: Remember, if you want to hire someone with their own truck, make sure their license and insurance is up to date.
  • Test their skills: Make sure their skills are up to scratch by going on a test drive with your candidate. Ask them to use GPS or plan a route on a map to see how they prepare trips.
  • Do a background check: Ask permission for a background check and drug test and remember, law states people with certain health conditions are prohibited from driving large or heavy vehicles.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Role-specific interview questions

  • What’s your pro delivery driver experience?
  • What states/counties have you been to in your job?
  • How do you stay alert on long trips?
  • How do you feel about a slip-seating setup?
  • How do you meet deadlines every time?
  • What are the most important papers/logs to keep? How do you keep them accurate?
  • How important is safety to you?

Problem solving interview questions

  • What would you do if you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault?
  • How would you handle an angry client if you were late with their delivery?
  • If you were running late, how would you make sure your customer service is still the best without compromising safety?
  • Describe how you would do basic truck maintenance.
  • Describe a time you received incorrect info from a dispatcher or other colleague.
  • How did you ensure top quality relationships with clients in your last role?

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