To safely, efficiently and timely pickup, transport and deliver freight by driving a tractor trailer. This is a dedicated run. Delivers Monday through Friday every week. Drop and hook on all sides. Picks in Charlotte and drops in Pocono Summit PA. Backhaul picks in Wilkes Barre PA and drops in Charlotte NC and then the next loop starts.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor. This can be multiple times during a work shift.
Secure all shipments by tying down or bracing cargo within trailer, as required.
Ensure that loaded freight meets Federal Regulations regarding legal weight.
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 and the transportation industry through responsible driving and communication with customers.
Perform routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment. Refer any defects/repairs to Operations/Maintenance personnel. Must be available to pickup and deliver freight within ANY state that the Company is authorized to perform work in. This includes any loads that the company has agreed to haul for a customer. It will include a combination of short and longer mileage routes. Freight will also be a combination of live loads, live unloads, drop and hook, or repositioning of equipment based on freight demand. Routes and loads will be planned and communicated by the Company’s Operation’s department.
Follow all Company Policies and Procedures as outlined in provided manuals.
Must be able to be away from home for extended periods of time, available for round-the-clock trips and able to remain alert while driving for periods of up to 11 hours, 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. This requires a pulling with a force of 100 pounds.
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, climb into and off vehicle.
Any of the above-mentioned activities may require a driver to sit, squat, crouch, bend, stand, or reach multiple times during a work shift. This can be up to 14 hours in a 24-hour period, based on Federal Hours of Service regulations.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement or contract between the employer and employee. Statements included in this job description do not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.