Long Haul Tractor Trailer Driver - 161998 10/12/2017
Preferred Homecare / Lifecare Solutions
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Position Summary: Operates designated tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time, over long distances between company facilities, terminals, or worksites in order to pickup, transport and deliver freight in a safe, timely and efficient manner. As part of this function, Tractor Trailer drivers drop, hook, spot or otherwise interchange equipment for loading or unloading at various locations under varied conditions. Tractor Trailer Drivers are subject to the Hours of Service Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
Education/Experience: Education or experience equivalent to a high school diploma is required. Ability to be self-supervised and complete assigned task. Position requires essential time management, communication and organizational skills. Must be at least 25 years of age and possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver s License with Semi-Trailer, Hazmat, and Tanker endorsement. Must have knowledge of and comply with all FMCSA rules, regulations, governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance of equipment. Must be able to operate any type and configuration of equipment assigned, including various types and combinations of owned, leased, or rented, single or tandem axle tractors or straight trucks of either conventional or cab over design. Must have no felony conviction or misdemeanor drug conviction. Must have a satisfactory work history record as determined by inquiry to previous employer. Must be able to drive and/or work the maximum number of hours allowed under FMCSA s Hours of Service Regulations. Must be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle as demonstrated by a current medical examiner s certificate. Must pass a driving test or competency on company equipment in order to demonstrate driving skills and ability. Must be capable of working independently without constant supervision. Must meet all the qualification requirements of and is not disqualified under the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Parts 383 and 391. Must have a minimum of 4 years recent driving experience as an over the road driver, operating similar equipment over similar terrains and road conditions for long distances in various traffic and weather conditions, or has graduated from a Company acknowledged training program. Must have a record of safe and competent driving (personal and commercial) as demonstrated on state Motor Vehicle Records.
MENTAL DEMANDS: Proven skills in critical thinking and problem solving, strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities. Detail oriented and responsible. Flexible and innovative thinking. Uses good judgment and works well under pressure. Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Must be able to read, write, communicate and comprehend the English language sufficiently to perform various tasks of the job including, but not limited to: communicating with co-workers or the general public, understanding oral and written instructions, highway traffic signs, and signals, company manuals, policies and governmental regulations, responding to questions and inquiries from management and government representatives, and accurately completing various shipping papers, reports and records required of the position. Must be able to accurately and efficiently perform the mathematical calculations necessary to do the work including determination of hours of service, computation of time and mileage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires regular sitting, pushing, pulling, and climbing in and out of vehicle as needed. Reaching above shoulder
heights, below the waist, or lifting as required to deliver or store equipment. May include lifting or moving up to 80 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 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. Work usually performed in an office setting, community driving, and patient home environments. Incumbent may be exposed to infectious diseases and bodily fluid. Occasional exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, or chemicals. Incumbent will be scheduled to work based on operational needs (on-call).
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status. View more information about Equal Employment Opportunity at the following URL : http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf