Drives tractor and trailer combination or straight truck to transport cargo freight. May pick-up, load, unload, and deliver cargo freight.
Single and team drivers needed for run from Houston terminal to Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Drives vehicle to specified destination in accordance with company procedures and governmental regulations. Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds and in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in tight loading/unloading dock areas. Maintains telephone or radio contact with dispatcher to receive pick-up or delivery instructions.
Loads and unloads trailer, either individually or with assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment. Ensures that load is secure by using a variety of cargo straps, tarps, ropes, chains, lumber and other tools. May perform lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying of freight.
Hooks and unhooks trailers from tractor or from converter dollies.
Inspects tractor or truck for defects before, during and after trips and submits reports indication truck or tractor condition. Notes condition of various equipment items such as tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil and water. Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
Ensures that all shipping documents (manifest, bills of lading, delivery receipts, hazardous material placarding, etc.) required to move the shipment is available and complete.
Performs all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures; and complies with all Federal, State, and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Maintains records as required, including drivers logs, vehicle inspections, and other reports. Reports any and all safety hazards. Reports accidents (vehicular and/or cargo) or on-the-job injury immediately to the on-duty supervisor.
Dependable and consistent attendance required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to two years tractor-trailer driving experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as hazardous materials shipping regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Must be able to conduct telephone communication.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have current, valid Commercial Drivers License (class A), with hazardous materials endorsement andmay be required to obtain a doubles endorsement.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work with others.
Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods. Must be able to reach overhead. Must be able to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls for extended periods. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crawl, crouch, or crawl to examine equipment and cargo. Must be able to install and remove 60 pound tire chains as required by weather conditions. Must be able to push or pull freight up to 4000 pounds with the use of a pallet jack. May be required to reposition (push or pull) a 3500 pound dolly on uneven surfaces while hooking a set of trailers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee also may work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Position is located in a non-smoking facility Lynden Transport is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.