Company Truck Driver - Watt & Stewart Commodities Inc.

Job Number:
2020-5
Business Name
Watt & Stewart Commodities Inc.
Business Description
Long-haul Trucking, Over-sized Loads
Job Street Location
4134 3 street east
Community Location
Claresholm
Job Location (Postal Code)
T0L0T0
Business Years in Operation
Since 1987
Workplace Mentor Provided
Kayla Matchum
Job Hours
Ability to drive up to 11 hours/day for 7-days
Skill/Type Level
NOC C - Semi-skilled occupations (usually require secondary school or vocational training)
Department:
Company Driver
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Professional Areas:
Truck Drivers
Salary Range:
Base-pay $26.76/hour
Description:

Job Description: Company Driver

Job Summary or purpose: To transport and deliver freight by driving class 8 tractors for short and long distances all across North America on irregular routes.

Job Duties:

  • Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor itself and cranking lever to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers.
  • Load and unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of customer employees.
  • Secure all shipments by tying down or tarping of cargo on flatbed trailers. Inspect trucks for defects and safe operating condition before, during, and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the truck and trailer at the end of each trip or tour of duty.     
  • Check shipping papers to determine the nature of load and to check for the proper amount of product and condition.
  • Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
  • Drive truck to destination in accordance with federal regulations, normally in periods of up to 11 hours of driving followed by an off-duty period of at least ten consecutive hours.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading dock areas.
  • Ensure that all shipment documentation (e.g. manifest, bills of lading, shipping orders, or freight bills, etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered.
  • Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including ELD driver's logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal, state, provincial, and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment. Report highway safety hazards noted en route.
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or delivery of cargo.

Accountabilities:

  • Safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Safe and timely transportation of freight from origin to destination.
  • Proper loading and unloading of freight to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and people.
  • Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight
  • Development and maintenance of professional and effective relations between the company and customer.
  • Professional representation of the company and the trucking industry through responsible driving.

Job Specifications:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a valid commercial driver's license.
  • Must have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Must have 3 years driving experience or training from accredited school.
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations with general mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.
  • Must have good oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and take directions via phone.
  • Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems. 
  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance.
  • Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Dept. Of Transportation.
  • Must satisfactorily pass a drug test.
  • Must satisfactorily pass an alcohol test (if applicable)

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours.
  • Must be able to shift manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
  •  Must be able to perform frequent squatting to handle, position and secure freight.
  • Must be able to perform frequent crouching to handle, position and secure freight
  • Must be able to enter and exit vehicle several times each shift, and to do so   in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to secure loads by using bars and chaining loads to deck.
  • Must be able to tarp loads and do so in a safe and quick manner.
  • Must be able to install and remove tire chains when required due to inclement weather.
  • Must be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate the fifth wheel release lever, climb in and out of vehicles, fuel vehicles and check engine oil and coolant levels.

Work Environment:

  • Drivers may spend 20 % of time out of doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
  • Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather including icy conditions.
  • Drivers typically spend 70 % of on-duty time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.

Statements included in this job description do not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.