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Local Class A Driver

Company: Salem Carriers
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description: Duties and Responsibilities: - Hook and unhook trailer from the tractor itself and crank lever to raise and lower landing gear on the semi-trailer - Load and unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of dockworkers, either with or without mechanical freight handling equipment - Perform frequent lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying of freight - Securing of freight in/or on the trailer, by strapping, blocking or other methods - Inspect tractor/trailer for defects and safe operating conditions before, during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the tractor/trailer at the end of each trop or tour of duty - Check shipping papers to determine the nature of the load and to check for the presence of hazardous material. Check seal and trailer number on the shipping documents and compare with trip sheet - When hazardous material are present: o Check for proper preparation of shipping papers o Check for and compare information on shipping papers and markings and labeling on freight o Make sure that vehicle is properly placarded - Drive truck to destination in accordance with federal regulations, normally in periods of up to 11 hours of driving, followed by an off duty period of at least 10 consecutive hours - Apply knowledge of commercial driving skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as mountain terrain, heavy traffic, inclement weather and tight loading dock areas - Ensure that all required shipping documents (manifest, security seal, bills of lading, shipping order or freight bills etc.) are available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered - Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations, including driver's logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law - Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures and comply with all federal, state and local regulations for the safe operations of commercial motor vehicle - Report all accidents involving driver and or company equipment - Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather, traffic conditions, or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to the pick-up or delivery of cargo Accountability: - Safe and legal operation of commercial motor vehicle - Safe and timely transportation of freight from origin to destination - Proper loading and unloading of freight to ensure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and danger to persons - Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operation and freight movements - Professional representation of the company and trucking industry through responsible driving Other: - Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules - Must be able to work extended hours when required - All other duties as assigned Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate: (If a degree is required it must be from an accredited institution) - Ability to work independently; initiative - Numerical ability is required to record fuel and oil consumption. Perceive figures accurately when ready measuring gauges - Motor, finger and manual dexterity to guide and move tools, position parts and repairs - Ability to plan and organize workload - Ability to integrate and analyze data - Ability to interact with customers - High School diploma or equivalent - Basic computer skills - Good driving record and proven work history - Must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen Competencies: - Customer Focus - Drive for Results - Creative Program Solving - Interpersonal Relationships - Communication - Accountability

Keywords: Salem Carriers, Winston-Salem , Local Class A Driver, Professions , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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