Over The Road Truck Driver

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Temple, Texas


Description

Position at Wilsonart

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Act as lead truck driver of a tractor-trailer, whenever in the driving position, of the capacity up to 80,000 pounds GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) to transport materials to and from specified destinations under direction of Manager - Transportation. Must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License with a Class "A" rating. Haz-Mat, Tanker Endorsements and a current passport must be obtained within 30 days of hire date.    Performs other tasks as required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Inspect truck equipment and supplies, including tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water.

 

  • Drive truck to destinations, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and area roads.

 

  • Prepare and maintain documentation for loads picked up and delivered.

 

  • Read company policies, federal regulations and state laws as applied to vehicle operations.

 

  • Maintain truck log, according to state and federal regulations.

 

  • Communicate with Supervisor - Dispatching to receive delivery instructions.

 

  • Perform emergency roadside repairs, including changing tires, installing light bulbs, tire chains, etc.

 

  • Position hazardous material trailer identification as needed.

 

  • Read maps and plan routes to the load destination.

 

  • Attend safety meetings and required training sessions.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations and state regulations and local laws as pertaining to vehicle operations.

 

  • Knowledge of WA Transportation operation procedures.

 

  • Ability to plan organize and record all work activities or requirements.

 

  • Ability to work independently.

 

  • Skill in driving tractor-trailers up to 80,000 pounds GVW.

 

 

  • Ability to control the operation of the vehicle. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

EDUCATION:

High School Graduate or GED

EXPERIENCE:

3+ years

Three years of OTR driving experience in a vehicle up to 80,000 pounds GVWRating.  

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking/pushing/climbing and lifting material or equipment of heavy weight (>50 lbs) Examples: grounds staff and EMS

 

ENVIRONMENT: Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature extremes, loud noises and bright lights. Examples: mail clerks, material handlers and food service workers

 

 

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.