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OTR Truck Driver (Over the Road Truck Driver)

Orthman Manufacturing
Lexington, NE
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The OTR (long-distance) truck driver ensures Orthman freight and brokered freight is delivered to our customers in a timely, safe, legal and efficient manner. This individual will perform medium demand level duties in securing freight and operating hours. This position is ideal for someone with a minimum two years of over the road experience.


  • Understands and applies appropriate policies and procedures relevant to the position.
  • Participates in meetings, projects and activities in support of company and team goals.
  • Anticipates problems and takes steps to correct issues, which may reduce performance.
  • Maintains proficiency in relevant knowledge skills and in the use of applicable equipment.
  • Accurately and timely accomplishes core responsibilities.
  • Attends work during agreed up work times.


  • Ensures timely deliveries, operates tractor-trailer in a safe, legal and efficient manner.
  • Hooks and unhooks trailers, secures freight, installs and removes tire chains as required by weather, tarps and un-tarps freight when load requires, has knowledge of securing loads and operations specific to flatbed equipment.
  • Inspects/maintains tractor and trailer to DOT standards, including pre-trips, ensuring equipment is available for routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, and refers to fleet manager for defects and repairs.
  • Complies with DOT operation laws and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with Orthman policies and procedures.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork and maintains records required under state and federal laws and regulations. Documents and logs miles driven, work and rest periods within the electronic system.
  • Communicates regularly with dispatch, supervisor and clients on trip, schedule and equipment updates when needed.
  • Represents Orthman Logistics and its industry in a professional manner.


  • The Tractor-Trailer (OTR) Truck Driver as a medium physical demand level position.
  • Ability to squat, crouch and reach as needed.
  • Involves lifting no more than 100 lbs. at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab numerous times daily.
  • Ability to be away from home for extended periods.
  • Ability to work various hours of the day, to include daytime, evening and night driving, should the delivery schedule demand so.
  • Ability to remain alert while driving for periods of up to 11 hours.


  • Valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)
  • Valid DOT medical card
  • 2 years OTR (over the road) experience
  • No moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Flatbed knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of all applicable DOT regulations and Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Meets all standards (medical, safety, etc.) required by the DOT and pass required drug/alcohol testing


Orthman Manufacturing


Lexington, NE


Transportation and Storage

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