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Job Summary:

To transport & deliver freight by driving diesel-powered tractor-trailer combinations short & long distances. Primarily flatbed.

Job Duties:

  • Hook & unhook trailers from the tractor itself including cranking lever to raise & lower landing gear on semi-trailers.

  • Load & unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of dockworkers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment.

  • Perform lifting chains, pieces of lumber, & tarps, pulling, pushing, and securing binders.

  • Inspect truck for defects & safe condition before, during & after trips.

  • Check shipping papers to determine the nature of load and hazardous materials.

  • Drive truck to destination in accordance with Federal regulations.

  • Insure that all shipping documentation accompanies shipment.

  • Maintain records required for compliance with State & Federal regulations.

  • Perform all duties in accordance with company policies & procedures, & comply with all Federal, State, & local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

  • Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment..

Accountabilities:

  • Safe & legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

  • Safe & timely transportation of freight from origin to destination.

  • Proper loading & unloading of freight to assure safety & minimal risk of damage to cargo & danger to people.

  • Correct paperwork.