Local Truck Driver (Huntington, WV)
Posted on Jul 28, 2017 by Katie Cook
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor while cranking level to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers.
- Load and unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight handling equipment.
- Perform occasional lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight.
- Perform chaining, strapping, and/or other types of securing methods and tarping of loads when pulling open-deck (e.g. flatbeds, stepdecks, double drops, etc.) trailers.
- Inspect truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during, and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the truck at the completion of each work day.
- Check shipping papers to determine the nature of the load.
- Drive truck to destination in accordance with Federal regulations, normally in periods of up to 11 hours of driving followed by an off-duty period of at least ten consecutive hours.
- Apply the knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering the vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading dock areas.
- Ensure that all shipping documentation (e.g. manifest, security seal sheet, bills of lading, shipping orders, freight bills etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection and that the appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered.
- Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including drivers’ logs, records of fuel purchase, mileage records, and vehicle inspection reports.
- Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures and comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment.
- Report highway safety hazards noted en route.
- Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather, or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event irregularities relating to pick up or delivery of cargo occur.
- Safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Safe and timely transportation of freight from origin to destination.
- Proper loading, unloading and securement of freight to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and danger of persons.
- Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight movements.
- Professional representation of the company and the trucking industry through responsible driving.
- Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License
- Must have two years previous tractor-trailer driving experience
- HazMat, Tanker and Air Brake endorsements
Knowledge & Skills
- Must have the ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, read road signs, maintain logs, etc.
- Must have a working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
- Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection, and maintenance.
- Must be available for around-the-clock trips to accommodate freight movements and must be able to be away from home for reasonable periods of time.
- Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- Must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.
- Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours.
- Must be able to shift manual transmission and operate foot petals.
- Must be able to perform occasional crouching to handle and position freight.
- Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab eight to ten times a day.
- Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds, also required occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching, and balancing.
- Must be able to perform occasional pushing of freight weighing up to 100 pounds on a dolly or cart as well as occasional pushing of freight weight more than 100 pounds with or without a mechanical aid.
- Must be able to perform occasional pulling of freight weighing up to 100 pounds on a dolly or cart as well as occasional pulling of freight weighing more than 100 pounds with or without a mechanical aid.
- Must be able to occasionally perform carrying freight weighing 1-50 pounds of varying size and shape a distance of a least one foot but usually no more than 15 feet.
- Must be able to occasionally reach for freight at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level.
- Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level, and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck.
- Must be able to assist in the loading and unloading of full trailers of freight weighing as much as 50,000 pounds.
- Must be able to install and remove tire chains when required due to inclement weather.
- Must be able to properly secure and tarp loads being transported on open-deck trailers.
- Must be able to spend at least 20% of the day standing and 20% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood, and metal and sometimes on slippery, wet surfaces.
- Drivers may spend 20%-40% of the time out-of-doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
- Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en route, and other stresses & fatigue related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
- Drivers typically spend 40%-60% of on-duty time in the truck.
- While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
REO Logistics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, REO Logistics complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.