The position of Driver reports directly to Operational and Regional/Area Manager.
· Inspect truck and trailer for defects and safe operating conditions; before, during and after each trip
· Submit drivers logs as required and written reports on the condition of the truck/trailer at the end of each trip or tour of duty as necessary
· Check shipping documents to determine the nature of the load and verify for accuracy
· Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions
· Drive truck/trailer to and from designated destinations following all local, state and DOT laws and rules
· Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather
· Must be able to operate equipment in all types of weather and conditions; including going forward and backing up long distances, around corners, and in and around very tight areas
· Report all accidents and incidents involving drivers or company equipment according to company procedures and policies
· Report highway safety hazards noted in route
· Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or delivery of cargo
· Safely and legally operate commercial motor vehicle(s)
Must possess a valid commercial class A or B driver’s license. Must have previous commercial driving experience, or have graduated from an accredited commercial driving school. Must have the ability to read and write English language and perform simple mathematical calculations. Must have ability to read maps, road signs, maintain record of duty status, etc. Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance. Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the US Department of Transportation. Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours. Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level; bend at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck. Must be able to climb ladders located on units and customer locations. Must be able to climb on all types of equipment at loading and delivery sites as required. Must be able to spend at least 70% of the day standing and walking on surfaces such as bare ground, deep mud, gravel, concrete, wood and metal.