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Short Haul Driver

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Plant City, FL, US

Company: Dart Container

 

Summary

Operate a tractor and trailer within a 150-air mile radius of reporting location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; internal or external company or customer deliveries, and/or backhauls.

 

Day-to-Day Role

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Operate a tractor with trailer inter/intrastate to pick up and/or deliver merchandise. 
  • Drive diesel or gas tractor in accordance with commercial driving regulations of State Department of Transportation (DOT), US DOT, and FMCSA. 
  • Couple, uncouple, connect airlines, etc. and safely maneuver equipment in difficult situations such as narrow passageways and within urban areas
  • Conduct visual inspections of tractor and trailer to complete pre/post trip inspections and perform preventative maintenance checks and services of truck and trailer.  Report any malfunctions to supervisor and maintenance staff.
  • Operate Electronic Log Device (ELD), ELD software, and maintain accurate records per local, state, and federal, DOT, and FMCSA regulations as necessary. 
  • Ensure possession of all appropriate documentation, including registration and vehicle inspection reports.
  • Submit to random drug test as prescribed by DOT regulations.
  • Safely unload delivered merchandise at retail locations per bills of lading either manually by hand, or using a fork truck, two-wheeler or other powered industrial truck (PIT). 
  • Re-position merchandise not unloaded to ensure against breakage.
  • May be required to, or assist with, loading or unloading vendor merchandise.  May use hand dolly, hand jack, or rollers when moving merchandise to or from trailer.
  • Support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives and problem-solving activities as needed
  • No supervisory responsibilities

 

Core Skills and Qualifications

  • 21 years of age minimum
  • Valid Class A CDL (Commercial Driver License) and favorable driving record upon hiring and ability to maintain throughout duration of employment
  • Physically qualified under US DOT regulations (part 391)
  • Ability to meet and maintain local, state, and federal, DOT, and FMCSA regulations as required
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Ability to meet safety, quality and service standards
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Ability to stand/walk, bend at waist, squat at knees, crawl/kneel, reach from torso, reach overhead, grasp, push/pull, carry, lift/lower, stoop/crouch, and balance.

  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects up to 50 pounds up to 53 feet while unloading trucks.
  • Ability to use visual and color acuity, hearing and speech in performance of normal duties.
  • May be required to work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime.

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Two (2) years over the road tractor-trailer experience
  • Three (3) months of fork or squeeze truck experience


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