Tractor-Trailer Driver Job Description
Job Title: Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Department: Semi Trucks
Reports To: Rock On Trucks Dispatch
Prepared Date: 01/01/2017
Summary Drives gasoline or diesel powered tractor trailer combination to transport and deliver materials in loose form such as sand, gravel, crushed rock, coal, or bituminous paving materials with dump trailers, and general freight with reefers, flatbeds, step decks, and power only units by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Drives truck to destination.
Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, water and all fluids and performs pre and post trip inspections.
Responsible for the condition of their vehicle. For example, keeps truck clean and in good working order. Inspects material to ensure it has been loaded correctly and is secure and reviews shipping documents to
verify all information is accurate.
Maintains driver log according to I.C. regulations.
Accurately enters ticket information into hard mount computer system in truck.
Driver must be in DOT Compliance at all times during employment at Rock On Enterprises, Inc. Must maintain a clean driving record.
Drivers are responsible for setting their own brakes
Drivers are expected to grease their truck and trailer once a week. (every 5000 miles) This job will require out of town work for a few days or a few weeks at a time.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies : Industry Specific – Driver must be able to identify materials to ensure correct product is being hauled.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
Cost Consciousness – Contributes to profits and revenue .
Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works safely and efficiently.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions immediately ; Uses equipment and materials properly; Understands all DOT Safety regulations.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos In English. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to effectively present information in
one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization in English.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must have basic computer skills.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Applicant must have license and documents to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Must have a current DOT Medical Exam (Health Card).
Other Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and understanding of all DOT rules and regulations. General knowledge of truck maintenance.
Must be able to pass Rock On Enterprises’ pre-trip and road test.
Driver must know how to load the freight in order to comply with weight limitations and how to adjust weight (between axles) in order to bring an overweight load into compliance.
Must have clean driving record. (MVR)
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to work irregular hours as needed, ie: some weekends, overnight and evening work might apply. Employees are regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision and depth perception.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The foregoing statement describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skill that may be required. I certify that I can perform the above essential duties with or without a reasonable accommodation.