Tell me something about yourself.
This is usually the first question in most interviews, so it’s important to be prepared with a brief introduction about yourself. Focus on your experience, skills, and achievements that are relevant to the job of a truck driver.
Tell me about what kind of trucks you have driven. Share details of all the trailers (flat, box, reefer).
Be prepared to discuss the different types of trucks you have experience driving, and the types of trailers you have pulled. Provide as much detail as possible about your experience, including the makes and models of the trucks you have driven.
How do you secure the load in the truck?
This question is important because it tests your knowledge of safety regulations. You should be able to explain the different methods you use to secure a load and the materials you use to prevent shifting or damage.
What kind of loads do you carry?
Be prepared to discuss the types of loads you have transported, such as dry goods, refrigerated items, hazardous materials, and oversized loads. This information helps the interviewer understand your level of experience and expertise.
Tell me about your typical day.
This question is aimed at understanding your work habits and the demands of the job. Be prepared to describe your typical day, including the routes you drive, the number of stops you make, and the number of hours you work.
Why do you want to come to Europe?
The interviewer may ask this question to understand your motivation for wanting to work in Europe. Be prepared to explain why you are interested in this opportunity, and how it fits with your long-term career goals.
How will you manage your family with you being in Europe?
If you have a family, the interviewer may ask how you plan to balance your work with your family life. Be prepared to discuss your plans for keeping in touch with your family and how you will manage any challenges that may arise.
How do you plan to raise your children?
If you have children, the interviewer may ask how you plan to provide for their education and well-being while working in Europe. Be prepared to discuss your plans for their care and growth.
What will you do when there is a flat tyre?
This question is aimed at understanding your knowledge of basic truck maintenance. Be prepared to describe the steps you would take to replace a flat tire and how you would ensure the safety of yourself and other drivers.
What documents do you need to carry with you?
Be prepared to discuss the important documents required for cross-border travel, including your driver’s license, passport, work permit, and other necessary permits. Please also discussion about invoices, waybills and customer documents
What are your duties at a customer warehouse?
Be prepared to discuss your responsibilities when loading and unloading at a customer warehouse, including safety protocols and efficient handling of goods.
How do you come to know about your duty?
This question is aimed at understanding how you stay informed about your work schedule and responsibilities. Talk about the software applications or tabs you’ve used earlier in your job. Be prepared to discuss how you stay in communication with your employer and other team members.
What will you do when there is a breakdown?
Be prepared to describe the steps you would take to handle a breakdown, including contacting the appropriate authorities and ensuring the safety of yourself and other drivers.
What are your duties before you start a truck?
Be prepared to discuss the pre-trip inspection process, which includes checking the brakes, lights, tires, and other essential components of the truck.
How do you handle crossing an international border?
Be prepared to discuss the procedures and documentation required for crossing an international border, including customs regulations and other requirements.
What companies have you worked for?
Be prepared to discuss your employment history and the types of companies you have worked with in the past. Discuss about trailer driving history with different companies.
What are your driving hours and rest time?
The interviewer may ask you about how many hours you drive in a day and what are your rest hours. As a truck driver, it is essential to know the driving regulations and rest time regulations of the country you are applying to work in. Do speak about your safety focus and how you plan for adequate rest hours so that you are fresh while driving.
How many kilometres do you drive in a day?
The interviewer may ask you about how many kilometres you drive in a day. It is important to know your driving capacity and endurance to ensure you can handle the long-haul driving involved in trucking. Please don’t be overenthusiastic and highlight a higher number which can put safety at risk.
Have you worked in other foreign countries before?
The interviewer may ask you if you have worked in a foreign country before and, if so, where. It is important to have relevant experience in international trucking and be aware of the regulations and requirements in different countries.
Please tell us about your trailer driving experience in the last 5 years?
The interviewer may ask you about how many years you have driven a trailer in the last five years. It is important to have recent and relevant experience in trailer driving.
What are the origin and destination locations you’ve driven to?
The interviewer may ask you about some of the origins and destinations you have driven to. It is important to have knowledge of different routes, countries, and regulations for international trucking.
What sort of safety certificates have you got, if any?
The interviewer may ask you if you have obtained any safety certificates. It is important to have relevant safety training and certificates to ensure you can handle emergencies and maintain a safe working environment.