Truck Driver Job Description

Introduction:

A truck driver transport company specialized products from one location to another instead of people. They may steer heavy trucks or small van for transporting freightage to different locations. Drivers must ensure the safety of cargo and the vehicle on the road.


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Truck Driver Job Summary:

Are you a person who loves driving heavy vehicles? If looking to attain your dream career as a truck driver, we would like to contact you. We are looking to hire class A licensed truck drivers who will be responsible for loading and unloading goods to our customers in a timely manner. Drivers can rely on outstanding support, enough freight, and reliable pay. You will be tasked with maintaining the vehicle assigned to you and also, you will be working closely with our team of dispatchers to plan route and track deliveries. The candidate must have a clean driving record and it is mandatory to clear a drug and alcohol test. We are looking to hire a courteous driver who considers safety as the number one priority. We are offering you a career path that allows you to grow with extensive freight network, and steady pay.


Truck Driver Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performing mechanical analysis ensuring the vehicle is in a proper working condition
  • Inspecting parts of the vehicle, filing the report and reporting malfunctioning of the vehicle
  • Adhering to applicable traffic laws following safety procedures, driving through the designated route, and strictly following the deadline
  • Inspecting the freight ensuring safety making sure the goods are loaded safely
  • Making sure documentation is done with accuracy, the packages are fastened properly and met with special needs of loading and unloading cargo
  • Awareness of operating light and heavy load trucks and steering the truck to specialized weight facilities pre and post-delivery
  • Properly setting the vehicle into loading and unloading position at the designated area following the instruction of the crew
  • Performing routine vehicle maintenance task
  • Maintaining logs of the working hour, cargo transferred, and status of vehicle repair
  • Completing all documentation and filing them with the employer
  • Maintaining records of a traffic violation, accidents occurred, damages caused by accident, fines and all infractions
  • Getting receipt signed from the customer after delivery and collecting transporting fare if necessary

Truck Driver Skills and Qualification:

  • Must possess Class A commercial driving license
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must provide current MVR and TWIC card
  • Should provide a medical certificate
  • More than 2 years of commercial driving experience is required
  • No accident reports in the last 5 years
  • Require high school diploma/GED
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Not more than 3 moving violation including drugs or alcohol in the last 36 months
  • Must have a stable work history

Truck Driver Salary

Truck drivers earn an average of $43,000 a year. Drivers who have experience and drive for long periods of time can make more money than those who just start out with the company.

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