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Become A Commercial Driver

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Working As A Commercial Driver

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $40,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Commercial Driver Do At Centerline

* We are hiring Commercial Truck Drivers to join the Centerline team.
* We offer a variety of local and regional driving jobs.
* Class A commercial driver’s license
* Flexible schedules – home every night
* Local and regional customer base
* Single application with Centerline provides you with a variety of commercial driving jobs
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

What Does A Commercial Driver Do At Education Corporation of America

* Delivers the syllabus for the CDL course assigned based on ACICS and department criteria.
* The syllabus is to include learning objectives expressed in behavioral terms.
* Distributes the syllabus to students at the first scheduled class session.
* Teaches the depth and scope of class materials as outlined in the syllabus and catalog and relates the instruction to careers and employer expectations.
* Prepare and grades examinations based upon course objectives and published exam schedule and returns all assignments in a timely manner.
* Implements evaluation for outcomes assessment, and achieves established results while maintaining college standards of student satisfaction.
* Works creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
* Begin and end each class at the designated times, providing a full period of instruction.
* Leaves the classroom or training yard clean, organized, and ready for the next user.
* Submits, at the designated time, final grades for all students on the class roster.
* Accurately maintains attendance records in accordance with the Attendance Policy, submits class roster daily, maintains a separate record of attendance and grades that is clearly labeled and turned in at the end of the term.
* Calls all students who are absent and submits written reports of pertinent information to the Program Director.
* Attends faculty meetings, in-service meetings, graduation and other college events as required by the College.
* Dresses professionally in accordance with the CDL faculty dress code.
* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

What Does A Commercial Driver Do At Victory Packaging

* Read customer order documents to accurately determine selection of product and assemble inventory required.
* Move outgoing product using hand truck, forklift or other material handling equipment, in accordance with all safety policies, to loading dock.
* Receive, sort and place incoming product in appropriate warehouse location.
* Document and record any customer returns as required.
* Record amounts of material shipped or received in Victory computer system.
* Mark materials and product with Victory inventory codes.
* Notify Supervisor, General Manager or Office Manager of any product, safety or customer concerns.
* Assist with general counting of inventory.
* Open all containers, crates or bales as required to sort and maintain stock.
* Organize warehouse for cleanliness and safety at all times.
* Sweep, mop and perform other routine maintenance as required.
* Maintain all safety standards, including wearing protective clothing and eyewear as required.
* Maintain all quality indicators for operations by verifying product quantity/quality before delivery.
* Keep warehouse accessible and safe for branch staff and visitors.
* Coordinate of last minute or unscheduled deliveries will be necessary
* Additional Job Duties
* Operate company vehicle for the local delivery, pick-up and relocation of product and materials.
* Provide outstanding customer service during delivery and pick-up operations.
* Assist with loading materials onto truck at branch and/or customer sites
* Assist in production area as needed
* Other duties as assigned
* Physical DemandsThe 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.
* Perform job duties in severe weather conditions: heat, cold, rain, etc.
* Walk for distances of 100 yards repeatedly and without assistance.
* Lift 50 pounds repeatedly and without assistance or equipment.
* Utilize all material handling equipment without assistance.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
* Work EnvironmentThe 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
* The work environment is usually moderate to noisy

What Does A Commercial Driver Do At Safety-Kleen/Clean Harbors

* Ensures that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times; Collects, identifies and packages hazardous and non-hazardous waste products within customer facilities; Samples, labels and prepares waste drums for pick-up and transport at customer locations; Loads wastes properly and segregates for compatibility on transport vehicle; Accumulates and records accurate billing information to ensure proper customer billing; Ensures customer satisfaction by understanding each customers' specific disposal and packaging requirements; Overall quality control of waste materials to be shipped; Ensures drum count is correct and that drum conditions are shippable in accordance to company policies and procedures.
* What does it take to work for Clean Harbors? High school diploma or equivalent; Previous hazardous material handling experience is desired OSHA, DOT, and RCRA experience preferred; Ability to travel overnight 1
* times a month; Clean Class B or A with endorsements is required.
* Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
* Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services.
* We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology - come be part of the solution with us.
* We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.
* Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.
* CH Position

What Does A Commercial Driver Do At Topbuild Corp

* Responsible for the delivery of products to customers, contractors, and jobsites throughout the location''s geographic region.
* Inspect tractor and trailers for any safety or operational defects at the start of each shift and notify supervisor of any mechanical deficiencies or breakdowns.
* Ensure proper oil and water fluid levels and check brakes and lights and related equipment for proper operation using maintenance and safety checklist and emergency equipment is in good working order.
* Hook and unhook trailers for unloading or transport purposes, including the dismantling and reassembly of air lines and crank gears.
* Ensure truck is properly loaded and load secured; truck is in operational condition and product is delivered without any damage sustained.
* Must accurately complete the corresponding paperwork of delivery and return to the office
* Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
* Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
* Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
* Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.
* Adhere to safety policies and procedures related to all facets of job.
* Warehouse duties as assigned

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How To Become A Commercial Driver

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers usually have a high school diploma and attend a professional truckdriving school. They must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Most companies require their truck drivers to have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Many companies require drivers to attend professional truckdriving schools, where they take training courses to learn how to maneuver large vehicles on highways or through crowded streets. During these classes, drivers also learn the federal laws and regulations governing interstate truck driving. Students attend either a private truckdriving school or a program at a community college that lasts between 3 and 6 months.

Upon finishing their classes, drivers receive a certificate of completion.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering a requirement that mandates all newly hired interstate truck drivers to take a truckdriving course.

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) certifies a small percentage of driver-training courses at truckdriver training schools that meet both the industry standards and the U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines for training tractor-trailer drivers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All long-haul truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Qualifications for obtaining a CDL vary by state but generally include passing both a knowledge test and a driving test. States have the right to refuse to issue a CDL to anyone who has had a CDL suspended by another state.

Drivers can get endorsements to their CDL that show their ability to drive a specialized type of vehicle. Truck drivers transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) must have a hazardous materials endorsement (H). Getting this endorsement requires passing an additional knowledge test and a background check.

Federal regulations require random testing of on-duty truck drivers for drug or alcohol abuse. In addition, truck drivers can have their CDL suspended if they are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or are convicted of a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

Other actions can result in a suspension after multiple violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a list of these violations. Additionally, some companies have stricter standards than what federal regulations require.


After completing truckdriving school and being hired by a company, drivers normally receive between 1 and 3 months of on-the-job training. During this time, they drive a truck with a more experienced mentor–driver in the passenger seat. This period of on-the-job training is given so that the new drivers will learn more about the specific type of truck they will drive and material they will transport.

Important Qualities

Hand-eye coordination. Drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailers must be able to coordinate their legs, hands, and eyes simultaneously so that they will react appropriately to the situation around them and drive the vehicle safely.

Hearing ability. Truck drivers need good hearing. Federal regulations require that a driver be able to hear a forced whisper in one ear at 5 feet (with or without the use of a hearing aid).

Physical health. Federal regulations do not allow people to become truck drivers if they have a medical condition, such as high blood pressure or epilepsy, which may interfere with their ability to operate a truck. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a full list of medical conditions that disqualify someone from driving a long-haul truck.

Visual ability. Truck drivers must be able to pass vision tests. Federal regulations require a driver to have at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye and the ability to distinguish the colors on a traffic light.

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Commercial Driver Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Zulu

  • Hungarian

  • Vietnamese

  • Romanian

  • Ilocano

  • Tagalog

  • Serbian

  • Urdu

  • Italian

  • Tamil

  • Arabic

  • Croatian

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Top Skills for A Commercial Driver


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Top Commercial Driver Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Vehicle Maintenance
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Coordinated vehicle maintenance and daily inspections.
  • Practiced excellent customer service skills upon delivery of products.
  • Recognized for Knowledgeable of DOT safety regulations, company and highway regulations and map reading procedures.
  • Drive delivery truck to deliver auto parts to Commercial customers, including loading and unloading parts.

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