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Local Truck Driver- Pneumatic at Standard Logistics

Local Truck Driver- Pneumatic

Standard Logistics Ennis, TX Full-Time

Principal Function:

Safely and efficiently operates inter-city truck, or combination units, in the transportation of freight between terminals, relay stations, and home terminals to distant point(s) and return. Loads and unloads freight. Matches, counts and verifies freight with bills of lading and manifest. Complies with company and customer policies as well as Federal and State regulations in order to deliver freight undamaged and on time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily pre-trip inspections and post-trip inspections on vehicles and required parts and accessories to determine safe operating conditions prior to departure. Ensure that mechanical, safety, ELD, and emergency equipment is in good working order.

  • Check shipping papers to determine nature of load and any special hazards, and, when feasible, to check load itself, and methods of securing it.Inspect the load before and after to determine the physical condition; read bills of lading to determine assignment details. Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate. Obtain receipts or signatures for services when required.

  • Operate vehicles in compliance with DOT, OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations, company rules and all applicable laws and regulations in accordance with all principles of safe driving.

  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.

  • Pick-up and deliver freight as required as assigned. Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices to minimize fuel consumption;

  • Load and unload trucks, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary. Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.

  • Maneuver tractor trailers into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned. Hook and unhook trailers as required.

  • Collect freight charges (COD's) and deliver as instructed.

  • Match, count and verify freight with bills of lading and manifest. Confirm freight condition and check for damage. Note any exceptions in writing.

  • Secure equipment and freight for transport with tarps, chains, binders, webbing or straps.

  • Present a professional image and attitude to colleagues, clients and client's customers at all times.

  • Communicate with the Support Center and customers for instructions and report delays or problems.

  • Possess and utilize area map books as applicable.

  • Perform general clean up (e.g. truck and trailer interior).

  • Report all defects, accidents, traffic violations, damage or injuries involving driver or equipment immediately.

  • Maintain Driver's Record of Duty Status (driver's log) in accordance with DOT, state and federal regulations.

  • Possess general knowledge of operation and safety of pallet jacks, liftgates, forklifts, etc.

  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

  • Confirm loaded truck is within legal road weight restrictions. Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting heavy equipment and wide loads. Drive the tractor and/or trailer to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and comply with state regulations.

  • Operate equipment, such as Omnitracs, FMS, Electronic Logs, and telephones, to exchange necessary information with dispatcher, branch manager, or other drivers.

  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.

  • Subject to random DOT drug screening per FMCSA regulations.

  • Maintain a valid commercial driver's license and Medical certification.

  • Obey all traffic laws.

  • Perform other related work as required.

Required Qualifications: .

  • Must possess a valid Class A CDL license for their state of residence.

  • Must pass a pre-employment DOT drug and alcohol screen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intrastate and Interstate Driving Experience

  • Clean driving record

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to:

  • Sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 10 hours.

  • Perform occasional squatting, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing, stooping, reaching, and balancing.

  • Enter/exit the vehicle's cab frequently during the day

  • Frequently lift and carry freight weighing 1-50 lbs.

  • Frequently reach at waist level, and occasionally reach above shoulder level and below waist level.

  • Hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate the fifth wheel release lever, lock and release pintle-hooks, attach and release safety chains, open and close cargo doors, frequently climb into and out of vehicles, fuel vehicles and check engine oil and coolant levels.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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