JOB DESCRIPTION

LARGE TRUCK APPLICATION

Title:
LARGE VEHICLE DRIVER

Effective:
July 15, 1992-revised January 18, 2006, revised July 21, 2009

Department:
Operations

Purpose of Position:
To handle all assigned delivery orders from customers while fulfilling our mandated Federal and State operating authorities.

General Description:
Operator of straight, or tractor-trailer truck unit, as assigned by management, within the city or over rural high-ways, making pickups and deliveries for customers of either on-demand or routed orders.

Essential Duties:
1. Keep and maintain logs and records, as required by US Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and the Company.
2. To be able to climb in and out of the vehicle, and to drive the vehicle in a safe manner in all types of weather and traffic.
3. To be able to lift and carry substantial distances and up/down stairs, deliveries of up to 50 pounds unassisted.
4. To perform other loading/unloading functions. Including bending, twisting, pushing, and pulling; using a pallet jack up to 2500 lb capacity on non-level surfaces.
5. To use a hand-truck to move more than one box at a time in and out of buildings.
6. To interact and get along with fellow employees, supervisors, customer representatives, and members of the shipping and general public.
7. To operate a two-way radio telephone, or other communication devices presently in use.
8. To read and interpret highway and street maps; and to handle all paperwork functions (i.e.: logs, manifests, timesheets, bills, etc).
9. To maintain a vehicle in good operating condition; also maintain a good personal appearance.
10. Successfully complete Federal DOT physical and drug screen testing.
11. To drive long distances, within DOT standards.

Non-Essential Duties:
1. To load/unload freight within a customer’s premises (i.e. offices, mailrooms, etc.)
2. To perform public relations tasks with customer representatives.
3. To cover evening and weekend backup duties.

Qualifications:
1. Knowledge/Degree/License Requirements:
a. Possess valid Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) with hazardous materials endorsement; Pass DOT physical/drug test.
b. Insurable and bondable (good driving record; absence of relevant criminal activity).
c. Possess high school degree or equivalent.
d. Be 23 years of age.

2. Experience Requirements:
a. Be experienced in driving 24-foot box straight truck (or larger) or tractor-trailer unit if appropriate.
b. Have basic understand of vehicle mechanical systems and ability to diagnose basic malfunctions.

3. Skill Requirements:
a. Be able to read and write legibly.
b. Be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, including all aspects of the Bonded Transportation Solutions Operations Manual.
c. To have a good working knowledge of city streets (receive an acceptable score on the standard Bonded Transportation Solutions Area Test).
d. To be able to read and understand city and highway maps.
e. To be able to operate pallet jacks and hand trucks.
f. To possess adequate inter-personal characteristics (get along well with people).
g. To be an organized thinker; to be able to prioritize tasks without supervisor assistance.

4. Physical Requirements:
a. To possess good vision, hearing, and reflexes.
b. To be able to perform all loading/unloading duties, and all other essential physical duties of the job.
5. Mental Requirements:
a. To be able to stay alert and courteous at all times.
b. To be able to think on your feet.
c. To be able to handle stressful situations, including the management of deadlines, poor driving by others, and heavy traffic environments.

6. Working/Environmental Conditions:
a. To be able to drive and function in all types of weather and traffic conditions.
b. To keep vehicle clean and in good repair; also to keep and project a good personal appearance and image.

7. Machines, Equipment, and Tools Used:
a. To be able to operate assigned vehicle.
b. To operate two-way radio telephone, or other communication devices assigned to the driver.
c. To handle a wheeled hand-cart and pallet jack.
d. To understand and use the Bonded Transportation Solutions Operations Manual.

 

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