Truck Driver

Company Name:
Universal Forest Products
General Summary:
Truck Driver is responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight, to deliver goods to customers and operations, and to pick up material from vendors and other operations.
, Requirements:
Safely drives on the road delivering products in various weather conditions
Completes pre-trip and post-trip inspection sheets
Inspects equipment to ensure safe operating conditions - checks oil and fuel prior to leaving the yard
Secures load and/or inspects load to ensure is been properly secured.
Performs duties consistent with all applicable safety, DOT and Company rules.
Conducts preventive maintenance to truck and ensures is clean
Maintains appropriate driving records, logs, and shipping documents as required
Maintains radio/telephone and EOB (Electronic On-Board System) contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or to be dispatched to new locations
Verifies shipping documents for accuracy, and obtains customer's signature on paperwork upon delivery.
Completes paperwork as required.
May operate a forklift to load/unload trailers as required.
Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy.
Completes training as required by management.
Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.
Performs other duties as required.
, Job Description:
Must be 21 years of age.
Minimum 12th grade basic education completed.
Minimum 2 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. Preferable 3 to 5 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle.
Working knowledge of vehicle parts, and how to handle minor repairs to ensure equipment is in proper operating conditions.
Required to have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License
Successfully completion of forklift driver licensing process.
Skills and abilities
Ability to pass a written and driving test on DOT rules and regulations
Ability to pass a physical examination (DOT required)
Ability to operate an electronic board system
Ability to block, brace/strap and tie down/secure cargo for transportation and to tarp load
Ability to determine if vehicle is properly loaded and if weight cargo is adequate
Ability to drive and perform duties in a safe manner
Ability to identify equipment malfunctions and determine safe operation of the vehicle
Proficient in the use of English language in reading, writing and speaking.
Ability to work in a wide range of weather conditions
Ability to interact with co-workers, customers and vendors
Good understanding of efficiencies and productivity measures
Ability to pass a drug test
Ability to work hours mandated by management
Must not have any DOT recordable accidents in the past three years
Safety conscious
Team player and goal oriented
Leads by example and positive attitude
Good communicator, customer service oriented and problem solver
Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

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