A CDL driver job varies in terms of working hours, night spend on the road, and quality of equipment operated but this is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the US. The CDL truck drivers are long-distance drivers and their job involves loading and unloading cargo onto trucks at various destinations. It is their duty to inspect the truck prior to the trip as well as at the end of the trip. Drivers assist safe unloading of cargo at warehouses and they keep a log of all working hours and miles driven. The driver must keep the vehicle clean, presentable and in good working condition. They should know how to perform minor repairs if the vehicle faces any mechanical problem in between of the trip. The driver must hold a commercial driver’s license to drive huge trucks and van.
CDL Driver job Titles:
- Truck Driver ( 5+ year experience)
- CDL Truck Driver
- Class A Truck Driver
- Delivery Driver
CDL Driver Job Summary:
We are looking to hire licensed Class A truck driver who will be responsible for transporting cargo from warehouse to various customers on a safe and timely manner. Take your career to the next level by joining our organization as a CDL driver. The position requires the candidate to safely operate an 18 to a 24-foot commercial vehicle to deliver products to customers to the main cities and neighboring states. The delivery task includes handing packages, rotation of stock, order accuracy assurance and occasional order pick up and return. The driver needs to be physically fit to make deliveries in a challenging location. The driver needs to work closely with multiple levels of the supply chain. He will be responsible for safe delivery and pick up of product, inventory check and need to perform overnight travel.
CDL Driver Responsibilities and Duties:
- The driver needs to drive long-distance and neighboring states to deliver packages to customers.
- Must load and unload freight and record cargo deliveries
- Ensure the trailer is hitched properly and attached securely to the tractor unit
- Pick up packages and organize them in a logical manner
- Ensure the packages are properly secured inside the truck to prevent damage
- Follow traffic rules and accident procedures
- Inspect the vehicle and examine problems and report them to the dispatcher
- Clean the vehicle daily and refuel
- Keep activity log and log hours and report mechanical issues to the maintenance department
- Plan various route using a GPS system or an advanced navigation system
- Deliver goods to the client promptly and maintain a friendly attitude with customer
CDL Driver Skills and Qualification:
- Require high school diploma/GED
- Valid Class A driver’s license with a clean driving record
- Experienced driving heavy trucks and van
- More than 3 years of proven experience driving a tractor-trailer
- Must be 21 years of age
- Physically fit enough to lift 50 pounds
- Great time management skill and communication skill
- Proficient using GPS and other navigation systems
- Able to drive for an extended period of time
- Must pass a background check and drug screen
CDL Driver Salary
The average salary for a CDL driver is $41,000 per year. This can vary depending on experience, location, and other factors. CDL drivers are responsible for transporting goods and materials from one location to another. They must have a valid CDL license in order to operate their vehicles. CDL drivers typically work long hours and may be required to work weekends and holidays.