General Accountabilities

  • Checks vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.

  • Maneuvers trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.

  • Collects delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.

  • Maintains logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Reports vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.

  • Secures cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.

  • Drives trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.

  • Drives trucks with capacities greater than three tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.

  • Obtains receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.

  • Inventories and inspects goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.

  • Operates equipment to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.

  • Performs basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.

  • Checks conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.

  • Reads bills of lading to determine assignment details.

  • Couples or uncouples trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.

  • Checks all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.

  • Reads and interprets maps to determine vehicle routes.

  • Cranks trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.

  • Loads and unloads trucks, or helps others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary.

  • Removes debris from loaded trailers.

  • *The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Job Qualifications

Education: Successful completion of professional truck driving school

Experience: 1-2 years of experience as a truck driver

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Commercial Drivers' License


  • Judgment and decision making

  • Operation monitoring

  • Time management

  • Troubleshooting

  • Equipment maintenance

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