We are not currently hiring for this position, but you are welcome to apply as we are always looking to build our pipeline of professional drivers. Thank you! (10/2019)
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) to transport a variety of pallet and non-palletized goods. May be required to load and unload truck. Requires a Class A or B Commercial Drivers' License.
- Perform daily pre and post trip vehicle inspections to ensure that the vehicle’s mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order. During pre-trip inspection driver is responsible to review last driver vehicle inspection report and be satisfied that the vehicle is in safe operating condition.
- Report vehicle defects, accidents, damage, traffic violations, and mileage (when applicable) on Post Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).
- Maintain logs of working hours following applicable state and federal regulations.
- Follow appropriate safety procedures when transporting dangerous goods or hazardous materials.
- Communicate with Dispatch personnel to ensure all dispatched picks and deliveries are completed.
- Inspect loads before leaving terminal and at each stop to ensure that cargo is secure. Check condition of trailer to ensure no damage has occurred. Remove any debris from trailer.
- Maintain good housekeeping habits of your truck and trailers; remove debris/garbage daily, wash windows when necessary.
- Load and unload trucks (or help others) operating forklift trucks and pallet jacks or other equipment as necessary. Ensure that cargo is secure for transport with proper equipment; such as, cargo/load bars, blocks, binders, etc.
- At time of pick inventory and inspect goods to verify quantity and condition, verify information on bill of lading is correct.
- Prior to leaving terminal review manifest to ensure all delivery paperwork is accounted for, checking for special routing or delivery instructions.
- At time of delivery obtain verify goods delivered against paperwork, obtain customer signature and collect payment of services when required.
- Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
- Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, and telephones, to exchange necessary information with dispatch, supervisors, maintenance or other drivers.
- Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices to ensure all pick-ups/deliveries are made and minimize fuel consumption.
- Couple/Uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting/disconnecting air and electrical lines and manipulating fifth wheel locks. Crank trailer landing gear up and down to safely secure vehicles.