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Midnight shift - shuttling trailers between the Biagi facility and the customer's plant.
The purpose of this position is the safe and efficient transport and delivery of freight by operating (driving) tractor-trailer combinations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor itself or from converter dollies, including pushing and or pulling dollies into place and cranking lever to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers and/or the front support of converter dollies.
- Load and unload trailers, either individually or with the assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment.
- Perform fueling tasks.
- Perform lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying of freight.
- Inspect tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before and after trips, when stopped during your work day, submit conditions through use of automatic on-board recording devise (AOBRD).
- Check shipping papers to determine the nature of load and to check the manner that cargo has been loaded in the trailer. Check to see if additional blocking or load locks are required.
- Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
- Drive truck to destination in accordance with Federal and State regulations, normally in periods of up to 10 hours for interstate driving and 12 hours for California intrastate driving, followed by an off-duty period of at least 8 consecutive hours.
- Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speed in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading dock areas.
- Ensure that all shipping documentation (e.g. bills of lading, freight bills, weight tickets etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned into dispatch daily, or at first return to terminal from tour of duty. For timely billing, you may be instructed to Fax documentation to dispatch.
- Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records, and other records required by law; or by the instructions of Biagi Bros. Corporate Compliance Manager, or your local Transportation Manager, Dispatcher or Warehouse Manager.
- Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all Federal, State and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment.
- Report highway safety hazards noted in route via two-way phone to dispatch.
- Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies. Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or delivery of cargo.
- Regular attendance is mandatory.
- Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours interstate and 16 hours California intrastate.
- Must be able to shift a manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
- Must be able to perform occasional squatting to handle and position freight.
- Must be able to perform occasional crouching to handle and position freight.
- Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab 8 to 10 times a day or more. Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing.
- Must be able to perform occasional pushing or pulling of up to 2000 pounds on a dolly or cart as well as occasional pushing or pulling of freight weighing up to 50 pounds with or without a mechanical aid.
- Must be able to frequently perform carrying of freight weighing 1 pound to 50 pounds of varying size and shape a distance of at least 1 foot but usually no more than 50 feet.
- Must be able to frequently reach for freight at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height of below waist level.
- Must be able to frequently reach above shoulder level, at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the tractor and related equipment.
- Must be able to load and unload full trailers of freight weighing as much as 50,000 pounds. This could involve moving 45 pound cases to and from floor level to pallets or platforms that are over four feet high, balancing barrels or drums on their rims and rolling them into position, or stowing cartons or other merchandise overhead that weigh as much as 50 pounds each. This type of activity could precede or follow as much as 10 to 12 hours of driving.
- Must be able to install and remove tire chains when required due to inclement weather.
- Must be able to spend at least 40% of the day standing and 20% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal, and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces.
- Must be able to climb ladder safely.
- Must be able to operate electronic log-in device (ELD).
- Must be able to hook and unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate a fifth wheel release leaver, lock and release pintle hooks, attach and release safety chains, open and close cargo doors, climb into and out of vehicles and trailers, fuel vehicles and check engine oil and coolant levels.
- Safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Safe and timely transportation of freight from origin to destination.
- Proper loading and unloading of freight to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and danger to persons.
- Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight movements.
- Professional representation of Biagi Bros. and the trucking industry through responsible driving.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License.
- Must have previous tractor-trailer driving experience with 48’ to 57’ dry vans or 42’ tanks to be accepted for a training position.
- Must have the ability to read and write in English, and to perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs, and to operate electronic logging devises and/or automatic on-board recording devises.
- Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
- Must have knowledge of DOT and State regulations governing safe driving, hours of service inspection and maintenance and transportation of hazardous materials.
- Must be available for around-the-clock trips to accommodate freight movements and must be able to be away from home for extended periods of time if dispatched for line driving.
- Must meet and maintain the medical standards of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.
- Must satisfactorily pass a drug test, and if hired, be subject to random alcohol and drug testing.