Driver Apprentice
FedEx Freight - Oklahoma City, OK

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Through education and driving skills development, become proficient in the operation of a tractor trailer combination. Responsibilities include non-driving duties such as forklift operation and working the dock.

Position Information:

  • Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including but not limited to: forklift, pallet jack and hand truck
  • Perform pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment
  • Hook/unhook trailers and converter dollies to/from a tractor and/or trailer
  • Verify documentation matches freight description (e.g. type, weight, hazardous materials), using current electronic or manual system
  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g. pallets, straps, rope)
  • Recoup/repair damaged freight when necessary
  • Verify and complete required documentation and reports
  • Assist customers with freight and freight documentation as needed
  • Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

    Qualifications:
    • Must possess a class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a CDL permit.
    • Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards
    • Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) regulations
    • Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator
    • Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.)
    • Ability to lift/carry hand freight of varying weights several times a week, to lift dock plates weighing approximately 100 pounds, and to open trailer doors requiring approximately 75 pounds of lift force, up to several times per day or more
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, bend, twist, squat, climb in and out of truck
    • Ability to follow instructions and complete required training
    • Ability to work independently and/or as a team member
    • Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.)

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • Exposure to noise and vibration
    • Exposure to dust and diesel fumes
    • Exposure to hazardous materials shipped and packaged under DOT regulations
    • Hours may vary due to operational need

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