The fundamental responsibility of the Over the Road Driver is to maneuver several tractor-trailer combinations for stretched duration of time (sometimes long distance), to transport goods from one location to another throughout the US, between yards or work sites, and company/customer facilities, transport and deliver freight (dry vans) which include loading and unloading of the goods undamaged. punctual, and efficient and timely manner.
Summarv of essential job functions
- Driving tractor trailer, maintain log books, record thousands of miles/ hours driving from state to state
- Delivery and picking up freight
- Ensure that all necessary shipping credentials/bill of lading are in order
- Maintain all essential paperwork for pick up/delivery
- The driver must comply with all federal, state, and local regulations for the secure and safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in performing his/her duties
- Inspect the truck and all equipment used making sure it is safe for travel according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Follow company standards and report defects and condition of the tractor, incidents, accident’s, during and after trips Including trip hazards like weather conditions and environmental factors that may have undesirable effects to the freight.
- May also be the task of the driver to manage the installation and removal of the chains and keeping the trailers clean.
- Must be able to maneuver to get in and out of heavy duty trucks this includes but not limited to climbing in & out of truck, driving, shifting, delivery/pick of loads and any required paperwork. This may include but not limited to bending, twisting, lifting, climbing & use of hands & arms.
- Must be able to lift up to 25lbs at times.
- Must have a valid CDL license.