- Operates a tractor-trailer or truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds.
- 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 Class A
- Judgment and decision making
- Operation monitoring
- Time management
- Equipment maintenance
We pay a percentage of the line haul and we do have bonuses available to those that qualify
23% to 32% Depending on qualifications