Class A CDL Short Haul Driver
The Short Haul Driver is responsible for driving semi-trailers to customer and/or internal locations ensuring that products are delivered according to designated delivery windows. The incumbent in this position typically returns back to the home location within the same day although may occasionally run longer trips to meet customer demands. Drive semi-trailers to scheduled customer or internal plant/DC locations as directed while following proper safety protocol and traffic regulations. Move truck into place for loading/unloading. Maintain customer relationships and communicate any concerns with deliveries. Maintain communication with dispatcher to retrieve information on delivery windows. Complete a daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and check the semi-trailer for mechanical and safety issues before and after trips as mandated by the DOT. Communicate and correct any pre or post trip non- compliant issues. Maintain a Daily Drivers Log and trip records in compliance of all DOT FMCSA and Company regulations and requirements. Clean up and dispose of scrap bracing cardboard broken pallet wood shrink wrap and/or strapping and dispose in proper containers or designated areas. Comply with all other federal state local laws. Comply with all Company safety policies. Additional hauls or duties as assigned.
QualificationsEducation: High School diploma or equivalent preferred Years of Related Experience: 3-5 years of related work experience Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of tractor/truck mechanics and maintenance; Excellent articulated vehicle backing skills; Basic computer skills with ability to operate a telematics system; Effective interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to fluently read write speak and understand the English language; Ability to read and follow road maps and abide by traffic laws; Ability to sit for long periods of time; Ability to push or pull 300-500 lbs. Must possess and retain a valid class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) May require airbrake endorsement; Must meet the Federal Department of Transportation eligibility requirements including appropriate driver's license and corresponding medical certification as a condition of employment for this position.