To ensure the customer is always serviced first by providing on-time, safe, and claim-free transportation of freight in assigned lanes between service center locations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide on-time service to customers by transporting freight between service center locations in adherence to designated linehaul schedule. Drive truck to destination in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. On occasion, make pickup or delivery at a customer’s location when instructed by manager.
- Operate company vehicle in a safe manner by applying knowledge and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading dock areas.
- Perform required safety inspections and ensure the vehicle is in compliance with regulations necessary to pass Roadside Safety Inspection. Perform pre-trip, enroute and post trip inspections on equipment as required by the US Department of Transportation. Ensure equipment defects are reported immediately. Keep tractor interior clean and orderly.
- Ensure safe transport of hazardous material in compliance with federal regulations. Check for proper preparation of shipping papers and ensure papers and markings on freight agree. Ensure the vehicle is properly placarded.
- Provide a positive representation of the company by demonstrating safe, responsible driving practices. Must maintain a safe driving record as required in P & D Manual – SAF 006.
- When required, unload and load trailer, either with or without assistance of dockworkers, with or without mechanical freight handling equipment. Properly perform task to assure safety and to prevent damage to cargo. Secure load to prevent shifting, falling and damage to the freight as specified in Federal DOT Regulations 393.100 through 393.106.
- Ensure all shipment documents (manifest, bills of lading, shipping orders, freight bills, etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies each shipment when delivered.
- Properly report all accidents involving driver or company equipment and reports any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies.
- Submit all paperwork and documents required by Federal D. O. T. and Ward Trucking in a timely manner.
- Provide manager with feedback on work processes and the competition. Work to understand and support targeted growth plans. Read internal newsletters such as the Inside Lane, Linehaul Hotline and Driving Force to stay abreast of what’s happening within the company.
- Fully support all technologies and processes, introduced by Ward, that are intended to improve efficiencies and/or the customer experience. Support would include adherence to training programs, guidelines and processes associated with these systems.
- Schedule start times, meals, breaks, and rest periods to meet scheduled times.
- Must participate in random DOT drug testing program.
- Must posses a valid Commercial Drivers License with no more than 3 current points.
- Must have two years of tractor-trailer driving experience.
- Must meet Federal requirement of being 23 years of age or older.
- Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance, and transportation of hazardous materials.
- Must be CDL certified with endorsements such as HazMat, Doubles and Triples.
- Must be able to read and write and have the mental capacity to manually complete required paperwork and reports.
- Must have a desire to serve customers and support the Ward team at the service center.
- After job offer, must meet or exceed medical standards of the U. S. Department of Transportation and successfully pass drug and alcohol tests.
- Must be able to accurately read gauges and dials.
- Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab using footholds and handholds.
- Must be able to spend 80% to 90% of the day sitting and driving. May be exposed to heat, cold, dust, irritants, etc.
- Must be able to accomplish hand, arm, leg, and foot motions necessary to drive the tractor and twisting, turning and bending needed to load/unload trailers.
Ward Trucking - 20 months ago
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Ward Trucking operates primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic US. (LTL carriers consolidate...