Effective Date: August 1, 2015
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Reports to: Contractor Services Manager
Direct Reports: None
Department: Contractor Services
Location: As Assigned
Effective Date: August 1, 2015
The OTR Truck Driver position is responsible to remain alert while operating tractor/semi-trailers intra and inter-state between company and customer's facilities. The position will mainly pull van trailers.
- Drives semi-tractor/trailers for up to 11 hours after 10 hours off-duty on runs of up to one week or more.
- Long-distance driving
- Backs trailers to customer dock
- Maintains compliance with Federal and State safety regulations and safe and professional driving behavior.
- Communicates with customer representatives in pleasant, respectful, and efficient manner.
- Communicating and coordinating with dispatchers
- Complies with all DOT requirements including drug and alcohol testing (subject to random and reasonable-suspicion drug and alcohol testing).
- Securing cargo and properly arranging and balancing it within the vehicle
- Ensuring any mechanical issues with the vehicle are corrected before driving
- Applies tire chains in inclement weather when required
- Swings and secures trailer doors.
- Performs other duties as required
Education and/or Experience
- Meet D.O.T. qualification requirements, FMCSR 391.41
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations
- Meet D.O.T. Qualification Requirements
- Basic computer skills
- English (reading, writing, verbal)
- 3 year's driving experience
While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools
or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses some
electronic and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance
Physically able with or without accommodation to:
- Frequently carry, push, or pull freight weighting 1-125 pounds
- Lifts up to 50 pounds.
- Frequently reach for freight at wait level and occasionally above should height or below waist level
- Shift manual transmission and operate foot pedals
- Frequently squat or crouch to handle and position freight
- Climb in and out of over-the-road tractor, 4 to 6 feet, 8 to 10 times daily with assistance of various steps and handholds; occasionally bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing.
- Conduct pre-trip inspection so a tractor and trailer
Be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower/raise landing gear, operate the fifth wheel release level, lock/release pintle-hooks, fuel vehicles and check engine oil/coolant levels, perform preventative maintenance
- Must be able to spend at least 5% of day standing and 5% of the day walking on surfaces such as wood, metal and concrete. Surface may sometimes be slippery or wet
- Must be able to reach above should level, at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or
caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.