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General Purpose of Job:

To transport and deliver freight by driving a tractor trailer long or short distances.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor.
  • Secure all shipments by tying down or bracing cargo with trailer, as required.
  • Drive truck to destination in accordance with Federal Regulations.
  • Ensure that all shipment documentation required to move with shipment is available for inspection and delivery.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in heavy traffic, inclement weather and in tight loading dock areas.
  • Report all incidents / accidents.
  • Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including driver logs, mileage records, vehicle inspections, valid license and endorsements, valid medical certification, and other records as required by law.
  • Professional presentation of the Company through responsible driving and communication with customers.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving up to eleven hours in a twenty four hour period per Federal Regulations.
  • Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab multiple times during the work shift.  Entry and exit is achieved with the assistance of steps, handles, and the three points of contact method.
  • Must be able to raise and lower landing gear by cranking handle for a minimum of three minutes by repetitive motion.  This can happen multiple times during a work shift.
  • Must be able to reach over tractor tires to pull fifth wheel release. This can happen multiple times during a work shift.
  • Must be able to hook/unhook, manually lower and raise landing gear, attach and release safety chains or straps, open and close cargo doors, raise and lower hood of tractor, open and close cargo doors, climb into and off of vehicle.
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