The primary function of the Tractor Trailer Driver is to operate various tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time, over long distances between company/customer facilities, terminals, yards or work sites in order to pick up, transport and deliver freight in a safe, timely and efficient manner. As part of this function, the drivers drop, hook, spot, or otherwise interchange equipment for loading or unloading at various locations under varied conditions. The Drivers are subject to the Hours of Service Regulations of Transport Canada.
The Truck Driver will report directly to the Fleet Manager for day-to-day direction of activities and performance management. See structure diagram below.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drives tractor-trailer combination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or materials, usually over long distance.
- Maneuvers truck into loading or unloading position, following signals from loading crew as needed.
- Drives truck to weigh station before and after loading, and along route to document weight and conform to state regulations.
- Maintains driver log according to regulations.
- Inspects truck before and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition.
- Reads bill of lading to determine assignment.
- Loads or unloads, or assists in loading and unloading truck.
- Works as member of two-person team driving tractor with sleeper bunk behind cab.
- Services truck with oil, fuel, and radiator fluid to maintain tractor-trailer.
- Obtains customer's signature or collects payment for services.
- Inventories and inspects goods to be moved.
- Wraps goods using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secures load to trailer wall using straps.
- Gives directions to helper in packing and moving goods to trailer.
- OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Climb into conventional trucks by grabbing hand bar with two hands and placing one foot on step and pulling self-up while pushing self-up with feet. Reverse the process to climb out.
- Hook up trailer to tractor, which includes backing under trailer, raising landing gear, climbing on truck to hook up air-lines.
- Capable of lifting 50 pounds.
- Handle manual transmission.
- Sit for long period of time.
- During pre-trip of equipment be able to climb into engine area, bend, stoop, crawl and climb on tractor and trailer.
- Roll up and roll down landing gear which requires 2 hands and upper torso when on ground and 1 when clears ground.
- Use both hands to release locking mechanism on tandems, may require placing one foot on tire for leverage.
- Get in and out of cab when in tight places such as fuel islands.
- Walk on slick surfaces such as fuel islands at truck stops.
- Move upper torso when backing which may require leaning out window to see blind spot and/or mirrors.
- Climb up on engine of conventional trucks to keep windshields clean.
- Climb in and out of trailers.
- Open and close trailer doors that can require use of both arms.
- Unhook trailer from tractor.
- Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.
- Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
- Response Orientation -- The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
- Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to and greater than 50 lbs.
- Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Spatial Orientation -- The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
- Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
- Multi-limb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
- Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Rate Control -- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
- Must be at least 23 years of age.
- Clean criminal record
- Available for work Mon through Friday from 4:00 to 18:00
- Possess valid passport and eligible for entry to USA for short day trips
- Hazmat endorsement
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- MUST have minimum 3-5 years verifiable Class 1 driving experience
- MUST have FAST card or be capable of obtaining
- MUST have a clean drivers abstract with a maximum of 4 demerit points