Truck Driver

Effective Date: August 1, 2015
Job Grade:
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Reports to: Contractor Services Manager
Direct Reports: None
Department: Contractor Services
Location: As Assigned

SUMMARY

The 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drives semi-tractor/trailers for up to 11 hours after 10 hours off-duty on runs of up to one week or more.
  • P&D locally
  • 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.


OTHER DUTIES
  • Performs other duties as required

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills

  • Basic computer skills

Language Skills
  • English (reading, writing, verbal)

Mathematical Skills
  • Intermediate

Other Skills
  • N/A

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 year's driving experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 vision.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.