• Driver - Line

    Location US-AK-Fairbanks
    Company Alaska West Express
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Drives diesel-powered tractor with various types of equipment and will travel to various destinations for the transportation and delivery of products, or materials in liquid or dry bulk form by performing the following duties.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
    • Secures shipments using a variety of cargo straps, ropes, lumber, etc.; this process may involve climbing up and on to the top of tankers, up and onto the deck of a flatbed, on to the flatbed load, and/or into and out of containers as needed. 
    • Inspects truck and trailers for defects to ensure safe operating conditions before, during, and after trips. Notes condition of various equipment items such as tires, lights brakes, fuel oil and water.   Submits written report on truck and trailer condition at the end of each day.
    • Ensures that all shipping documents (manifest, bills of lading, delivery receipts, hazardous material placarding, etc.) required to move the shipment is available and complete.
    • Hooks and unhooks trailers from tractor or from converter dollies.
    • Maneuvers vehicle in safe and efficient manner in situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, and difficult loading/unloading facilities. Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
    • Maintains telephone and/or radio contact with dispatcher.
    • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including but not limited to the following: driver’s logs, vehicle inspections, hazardous material manifests and permits.
    • Reports any and all safety hazards and/or accidents involving cargo, vehicles, driver, personnel or citizens at large. Reports accidents (vehicle and/or cargo) or on-the-job injury immediately to the dispatcher. 
    • Complies with all company safety policies, including use of protective equipment and Fit for Work.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the physical ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    One to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of training and experience.


    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Employee needs ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percentages and to draw /interpret bar graphs.


    Ability to apply commonsense understanding in carrying out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Employee must meet Department of Transportation requirements. They must have a CDL with Class A Air, Doubles, and Tanker endorsements.


    Good public relations skills are a must.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee will seldom be required to lift up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    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 is regularly exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee works with and near toxic and caustic chemicals such as chlorine and cleaning solutions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.



    Alaska West Express Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check and physical.


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