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CDL Driver Class "A" or "B"

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental


To transport and deliver freight by driving a diesel-powered tractor trailer combination locally or long distance.


  • Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor itself or from converter dollies.

  • Including pushing and/or pulling into place and cranking lever to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers and/or the front support on converter dollies.

  • Load and unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of dock workers.

    • With or without mechanical freight-handling equipment.

  • Perform frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight.

  • Inspect truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the truck at the end of each trip or tour of duty.

  • Check shipping papers to determine the nature of the load and check for the presence of hazardous materials.

  • When hazardous materials are present:

    • Check the proper preparations of shipping papers

    • Check the agreement between information on shipping papers and markings and labeling on freight

    • Ascertain that vehicle is properly placarded

  • Drive truck to destination in accordance with federal regulations.

    • Normally in periods of up to 11 hours* of driving followed by an off-duty period of at least 10 consecutive hours*.

  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations.

    • Such as heavy traffic

    • Inclement weather

    • Tight loading dock areas

  • Ensure that all shipping documentations are available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered.

    • Manifest, security seal sheet, bills of lading, shipping orders, or freight bill

  • Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including

    • Drivers’ logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records, and other records required by law.

  • Perform all duties in accordance with company’s policies and procedures. 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 en route.

  • Promptly report any delays in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or delivery of cargo.

    • Breakdowns

    • Weather

    • Traffic conditions

    • Other emergencies


  • Safe and legal operation of commercial 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 people

  • Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight movements

  • Professional representation of the company and the trucking industry through responsible driving


  • Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat endorsement

  • Must possess a current DOT medical card

  • Must have the ability to read, write and perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.

  • Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems

  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing:

    • Safe driving

    • Hours of service

    • Inspection and maintenance

    • Transportation of hazardous materials

  • Must be available for around the clock trips, and must be able to be away from home for extended periods of time.

  • Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Must satisfactorily pass a drug test

  • Must satisfactorily pass an alcohol test (if applicable)


  • Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for up to 11 hours*

  • Must be able to shift manual transmission and operate food 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 cab 10 to 15 times per day

    • Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level

    • Entry and exit is achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds

    • Occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing

  • Must be able to perform frequent pushing of freight weighing up to 500 pounds on a dolly or cart

  • Must be able to frequently carry freight weighing 1 pound to 100 pounds a distance from 1 foot to 36 feet.

  • Must be able to frequently reach for freight at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level.

  • Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck

  • Must be able to unload full trailers of freight weighing as much as 25,000 pounds

    • This could involve moving containers from floor level to carts, stacks, conveyors, or platforms , over four feet high

    • Balancing drums on their rims and rolling them into position

    • Stowing cartons or other merchandise overhead

    • This type of activity could precede or follow as much as 11 hours* of driving

  • Must be able to spend at least 45% of day standing and 45% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood , metal and on slippery and wet surfaces

  • Must be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations

    • Manually lower and raise landing gear

    • Operate the fifth wheel release lever

    • Lock and release pintle-hooks

    • Open and close cargo doors

    • Climb into and out of vehicles


  • Drivers may spend 90% of time out-of-doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions

  • Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes

    • Long trips, short notice

    • Tight delivery schedules

    • Stress and fatigue is caused by delays on routes and driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets

  • Drivers typically spend 90% of on-duty time in truck

    • While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.

*Current statutory limits at time of creation of this document. Should statutory drive time limits change, the pertinent statements in this document would default to the statutory time limits in effect at the time of signing this document.


Why Work Here?

Well established company-Great work environment-Good benefits

At Grand Western, we are all about quality. For that reason, we offer a variety of meats for every taste and preference such as Imported & American Wagyu, Grass Fed, USDA Prime, USDA Choice and we are the distributor of unique Upper Third Choice brands (Certified Premium) such as Sterling Silver Premium, Revier Cattle Company, Harris Ranch Beef, Chairman’s Reserve, Meyer Natural Angus, etc. In addition to our large selection of beef, we carry Domestic & Imported Veal & Lamb, Berkshire & Duroc Pork, Bell & Evans and Perdue Poultry and a very unique Custom Cut Chicken Program.


240 SW 32nd Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Miami, FL


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