After the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) provides the user a global
statement of a particular job (as we described yesterday). The DOT continues
with two statements: (1) specific tasks that the claimant will perform
to accomplish the overall job description that we described yesterday;
and (2) generally will contain several statements that begin with the
In our example, the DOT describes a truck drivers job functions as "[v]erifies
load against shipping papers. Drives truck to destination, applying knowledge
of commercial driving regulations and roads in area. Prepares receipts
for load picked up. Collects payments for goods delivered and for delivery
charges." The purpose of this description to indicate how the worker
will actually carry out the required job duties.
We will continue to address this topic. Today we addressed what the SSA
defines what a truck driver actually does. Tomorrow we will evaluate what
the DOT states a truck driver may do. Though it appears we are taking
baby steps during this examination, it is important to address each category
specifically. Then we will tie it all in together to determine how a SSA
evaluates a truck driver and transferrable skills.
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