The primary function of this safety sensitive position is to drive flatbed trucks and curtain-side trailers to deliver products efficiently and accurately to customers. CDL Drivers must exhibit a courteous andprofessional attitude to our customers at all times.
Willing and able to work safely at all times. Understand and observe all safety procedures and practices in order to prevent injury to self or co-workers
Must satisfy all DOT requirements
Drives and otherwise operates semi-truck and other non-cdl trucks according to applicable state and federal transportation laws.
Transports loads safely and in a timely manner over required route, obeying all traffic laws and observing all safety regulations.
Deftly maneuvers truck and trailer into loading and unloading areas; follows loading crew signals.
Assists with loading of, or loads and unloads, goods and materials, using specialized equipment when warranted; unloads empty skids and returns all equipment to designated area.
Maintains signed invoices, shipping bills of lading, and other required paperwork; delivers documentation to shipping office or other appropriate personnel when delivery route is complete.
Facilitates routine service on trucks and trailers, which may include checking oil, water, fuel, and air system; reports maintenance malfunctions to Manager.
Performs daily pre and post trip inspections of truck and trailer to ensure safety and compliance with regulatory requirements
Ensure that material loaded for delivery matches shipping documents and that the products are in good condition
Properly and safely secure material in the truck to ensure no damage in transit to include securing cargo for transport, using straps, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
Ensure proper weight distribution of materials for DOT compliance
Maintain and update electronic logbook, trip reports, and on-board computer as required to ensure they are up to date and DOT compliant at all times
Communicate any problems upon delivery to the branch immediately
Communicate and interact with customers in a courteous and professional manner
Develop and maintain a working knowledge of products and inventory
Attend periodic safety meetings as required
CDL Drivers may also work in the warehouse as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Electronic Email Software
Office Suite Technology
Electronic log program
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Global positioning system GPS receiver
Bar Code reader equipment
CDL Class A Truck
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for goods by road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, or commercial vehicles.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
REQUIREMENTS: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
Ability to pass drug test and background verifications
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must hold required Commercial Driver’s License appropriate for weight of vehicle to be operated.
Must hold current, active DOT medical card
Must pass background and drug testing as required by federal and/or state Department of Transportation regulations.
Minimum of 1 year of CDL Class A driving experience in prior 3 years
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finder, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Spatial Orientation - The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds at a time.
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