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The primary function of this position is to drive a tractor trailer to move loaded trailers containing various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, dry goods, equipment and supply) and empty trailers to and from remote dispatch sites. All functions must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
May also be called upon to perform duties of Backhaul Driver or Delivery Driver.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform all pre-trip responsibilities to include: checking route numbers and account numbers for all assigned deliveries, checking customer invoices of product that has been loaded, moving tractor to the loading dock to attach pre-loaded trailer and/or attach 2nd trailer with the dolly, confirming not carrying more than a total of 1,000 lbs of hazardous materials and performing pre-trip safety check inspection of truck and trailer according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
- Drive loaded trailers to dispatch shuttle sites. Switch out loaded trailer with empty trailer. Hook trailers carefully making sure all connections are correct and return empty trailer to the distribution center in accordance with DOT Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Use electronic time keeping system to log in time at stop site.
- Check for returns and paperwork on trailers shuttling back to the distribution center. May have to unload products from the truck with hand truck or by hand and place them in the appropriate area at the division.
- Perform all post-trip responsibilities: unloading damaged goods and customer returns and completing paperwork as necessary; performing safety checks on the truck and trailer; fuel (as required by the division); unhooking and secure trailer; parking and securing tractor and hand truck; completing Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required) and company vehicle maintenance reports (DVIR) and reconciling these with the appropriate company representative as required.
- Attend all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
- Follow division shift times, enter days of week and hours, and continue until the work is completed within DOT HOS rules. Some Holiday, Saturday, Sunday, and overnight deliveries may be required.
- Must satisfactorily complete all company mandated trainings and assessments.
Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) preferred for instances when driver may be called to do Delivery Driver job. Must have a valid Commercial Driver#39;s License (CDL), Class A issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. Double Endorsement License required.
Related Experience/Requirements: Minimum 1 year over the road commercial driving experience required. Experience delivering food products preferred.
Register to the FMCSA Clearinghouse: You must be registered, or be willing to register, to the FMCSA Clearinghouse as required by the Department of Transportation. Registering to the FMCSA Clearinghouse is a requirement by the Department of Transportation. All Drivers are required to the Clearinghouse website and register to the new database. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that provides real-time information about commercial driver#39;s license (CDL) and commercial learner#39;s permit (CLP) holders#39; drug and alcohol program violations. If you have not registered to the FMCSA database, please note registration is required. Please visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register and click GO to login. If you are able to login, but are having trouble with the Clearinghouse registration, see the "Clearinghouse Help" field on the clearinghouse page.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job. Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work. Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
No more than two convictions in the past two-year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver#39;s license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to pass DOT physical. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.
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