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Become A Company Driver

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Working As A Company 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

  • $41,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Company Driver Do At Merritt

* Deliver finished products safely and well protected to client location utilizing Merritt vehicles.
* Display courteous actions toward clients and care for product and to acquire signatures and approval from location before leaving site.
* Will act as Merritt liaison during loading and unloading of product; assist as needed.
* Transport raw materials from vendors to our plant.
* Inspect vehicles prior to, during, and after each trip.
* Maintain a high level of cleanliness of the vehicles interior and exterior.
* Inspect each product load to assure the load is secure, correct product count, and non-defective/damaged product shipment.
* Report any delivery issues in a timely manner Maintain and complete all log books and hand in all Merritt copies as required.
* Required to keep updated and clean driving record, informing Merritt of all violations attached to MVR.
* Follows all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in accordance with Federal and State law.
* Complies with all safety and company rules and regulations.
* Regular overnight travel required.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Company Driver Do At Dot Foods, Inc.

* Safely and efficiently utilize transportation equipment for transportation of product to and from customers and suppliers and between Dot locations.
* Read and understand product descriptions, packaging, and delivery receipt messages.
* Access load paperwork, determine tractor, trailer and load to be handled, understand and follow directions to customer and supplier locations.
* Ability to consistently meet established company production and service level standards.
* Understanding of the operations clerk, order selector, and dock worker duties as they apply to the driving position.
* Utilize established processes / procedures to minimize damage and other wastes.
* Works on dock with vendor/customer to facilitate proper loading or unloading of trailer
* Understanding of cost-containment in regards to managing out-of-route miles, miles per gallon, fuel purchasing, idle time, and speed control.
* Maintain all driver logbooks and paperwork as required.
* Applies lean tools and thinking to identify and eliminate waste.
* Follows and applies standard work and work instructions.
* Safety Responsibility:
* This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work location, exercises and promotes safe behaviors and shows unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety

What Does A Company Driver Do At Forward Air Transportation Services

* bull; Daily delivery of our customers freight in a safe, timely, and professional manner • Provide superior customer service • Assist dock operations with the loading/unloading of freight • Maintain logs (Electronic or paper), not required for non
* DOT regulated equipment • Conduct Pre-trip inspections and monitor vehicle performance to ensure safe operation • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment • Willing to work a flexible schedule
* Hours vary based on shift and freight volumes; Home Daily • Other duties as assigned Benefits: • Excellent advancement opportunities with a growing company • Performance bonuses available • Industry leading benefits including wellness packages, 401k & stock ownership plans &bull

What Does A Company Driver Do At Menards, Inc.

Dedicated store deliveries within 300 miles of the Distribution Center

What Does A Company Driver Do At Forward Air Transportation Services

* Daily delivery of our customers freight in a safe, timely, and professional manner Provide superior customer service Assist dock operations with the loading/unloading of freight Maintain logs (Electronic or paper), not required for non
* DOT regulated equipment Conduct Pre-trip inspections and monitor vehicle performance to ensure safe operation Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment Willing to work a flexible schedule
* Hours vary based on shift and freight volumes

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How To Become A Company 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).

Education

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.

Training

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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Top Skills for A Company Driver

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Top Company Driver Skills

  1. Timely Delivery
  2. Safety Regulations
  3. OTR
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed, documented, and maintained an efficient routing system for timely delivery From
  • Complied with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, local speed and traffic laws.
  • Read and understand OTR driver manual.
  • Provided quality customer service for refrigerated and general freight commodities in the lower 48 states and Mexican Border.
  • Drive tractor-trailer combination applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations, to transport and deliver general commodities.

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