Major Goal: The Local Driver is responsible for the safe and timely operation of the motor vehicle assigned for transportation of service crew members and cargo. When a Van Operator is also the Crew Leader, they have additional responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities as Driver:
•Provide a complete pre-trip inspection of the vehicle, including documentation
•Provide for any necessary repairs, replacements, fueling, or vehicle weights prior to leaving the yard
•Assure that the driver daily log is current, whether in paper or ELD format
•Assure that the driver, vehicle, and company are in compliance with all safety policies
•Operate vehicles safely within legal guidelines, company policies, and according to road and lot conditions
Quality and Profitability:
•Confirm job expectations, vehicle and crew assignments, and routing with Dispatch
•Assure that all necessary paperwork, equipment and materials are loaded before leaving the yard
•Prepare residences and facilities with proper protection
•Assure that a “Parts Box” is utilized
•Protectively pad and wrap items for loading in vehicles and containers as specified in QLT guidelines
•With the crew, carry and dolly items between the residence or facility and the vehicle or container
•Safely stack and unstack items in the vehicle or container, and safely place the items in the destination residence or facility at the direction of the customer
•Identify and separate “Non-Allowable” if not previously done
Identify items needing special crating/uncrating by a 3rd party if not done previously
•Assist with assembly and disassembly of furniture and fixtures as directed by the Crew Leader
•Remove debris and leave the worksite in a clean and orderly condition
Additional Duties and Responsibilities if also the Crew Leader:
•Communicate with Suddath Dispatch
•Lead customer relations, make the pre-arrival call, make crew introductions, and be the on-site point of contact
•Assure that all material and equipment needed for the job is available
•Conduct a tailgate safety meeting with the crew
•Supervise all work of the crew
•Review the job requirements with the crew prior to arrival
•Complete a detailed descriptive inventory of all items to be loaded, or assure that all items delivered are checked off against the shipping inventory
•Complete job paperwork and electronic forms
•Complete End-Of-Day checklists
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience commercial and household goods moving preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.