Position is responsible for operating various tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time between company/customer facilities, yards or other work sites in order to perform pick up, transport and delivery activities of roof and floor trusses in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.
- Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal, state, and local regulations for the secure and safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Understands and carries out instructions given orally and in writing, including those on manifests, bills of lading, and other shipping documents to determine the location and time of delivery.
- Conducts a thorough pre-trip inspection of the equipment assigned as prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the company. Inspect tractor and trailer for defects during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the tractor and trailer immediately upon return of each trip.
- Safely operate tractor trailer equipment in different configurations as assigned, with varying weights as allowed by law, under all types of climatic conditions, terrain, road conditions and traffic situations, in urban and rural settings, for extended periods of time, over long distances (generally within 250 miles) either directly or by way of other intermediate points.
- Drop, hook, spot, switch and otherwise interchange equipment, including hooking and unhooking trailers from the tractor itself and pushing, pulling, placing, lifting and attaching or detaching of various types of converter gear when necessary. Also includes the raising and lowering of the landing gear on semi trailers and/or the front support on converter dollies when dollies are so equipped.
- Ensure that all required shipping documentation accompanies all deliveries.
- Loads and unloads in a safe and proficient manner and checks cargo on customer terminals or facilities, assisted or unassisted, using various mechanical aids and freight handling equipment.
- Properly secures or re-secures the cargo as required.
- Frequently communicates with supervisor, in person or by way of radio or telephone, in order to advise of movements, problems with equipment, cargo, delays, etc.
- Report all accidents or incidents involving driver of company equipment. Be able to provide initial contact with public safety or law enforcement official and the general public when involved in traffic accidents or hazardous material incidents. Report any moving violations.
- Properly maintains a driver’s log in accordance with FMCSA and company requirements. Report hours of service for previous day to company operations on a daily basis. Properly and efficiently complete all necessary paperwork including inspection reports, manifests, bills of lading, trip pay reports, trip fuel and mileage reports, accident reports, and any other report or record required by law, regulation or company policy.
- Verify all shipping documentation against the load information provided by dispatch. Note in writing any overages, shortages or damages.
- Perform roadside inspections as required by the law, regulations, and company policy.
- Installs and removes tire chains and fuel equipment as needed.
- Works in adverse weather conditions without temperature or other environmental controls and subject to ambient weather conditions.
- Performs work required in a timely manner and maintain adequate production in order to meet service schedules.
- Report highway safety hazards observed.
- Professional communication with persons whom the driver is in contact with as a company representative.
- Must be able work on unforgiving surfaces such as concrete, wood, and metal and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces as may be necessary in loading, handling, securing, unloading, and delivery freight.
- Must be able to enter and exit various types of equipment safely and efficiently.
- Must be able to drive and/or work the maximum numbers of hours allowed under FMCSA’s Hours of Service Regulations.
- Must be physically qualified to drive commercial motor vehicles as demonstrated by a current medical examiner’s certificate.