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.
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
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