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Become A Line Haul Driver

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Working As A Line Haul 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 Line Haul Driver Do At Centerline

* Driver will be making deliveries hauling snack products that are palletized on folding carts.
* Equipment is a 53ft dry van
* CDL Class A driving jobs
* Driver will make local deliveries
* Looking for someone with great customer service
* We work with you to find the driving job that is the right fit for you.
* Local, regional and dedicated 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 Line Haul Driver Do At Stericycle

* Manages assigned routes ensuring that medical waste is transported in a timely and accurate manner.
* Responsible for picking up and transporting waste safely according to all federal, state, and local rules and regulations
* Plans daily schedule based on Stericycle or customer needs by reviewing daily paperwork, e.g., manifest, route sheets, previous VCR, etc. provided by Transportation Manager/Supervisor or Dispatcher.
* Communicates any issues to Transportation Manager/Supervisor and/or Dispatcher for resolution.
* Ensures load is secured prior to operating vehicle on public highway.
* Ensures that assigned paperwork is completed legibly, neatly, accurately, and completely and returned to Transportation Manager/Supervisor or Dispatcher, at the time of debriefing, for processing.
* Communicates with Stericycle Transportation Manager/Supervisor and/or Dispatcher regarding any change to pickups.
* Ensures that Route Manager servicing the specific route is aware of any situations outside the norm in order to provide the highest level of customer service.
* Reports any problems/issues with accounts to the Transportation Manager/Supervisor and/or Dispatcher before the close of business each day.
* Performs a documented pre-trip inspection on vehicles prior to leaving yard to commence route.
* Performs a documented post-trip inspection on vehicles prior to being debriefed for the day.
* Reports any maintenance problems to Transportation Manager/Supervisor and/or Dispatcher for follow-up.
* Insures all defects have been corrected prior to operating the vehicles again

What Does A Line Haul Driver Do At Reddaway

* Implements safe and efficient operating procedures while meeting established schedules.
* Efficiently load and/or unload freight using proper freight handling equipment.
* Take responsibility of and secure the equipment and/or cargo.
* Receive and verify dispatch instructions properly.
* Complete daily log and all other necessary paperwork.
* Drop and hook trailers and change the configuration of equipment as necessary.
* Connect air hoses and electrical lines, install tire chains, manually crank dolly wheels, and fuel equipment.
* Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspection of equipment.
* When hauling hazardous material determine any discrepancies in the paperwork, and verify proper placarding.
* Maintain and update driving and safety skills; keep CDL current with endorsements.
* Perform duties in a manner that promotes superior customer service within Reddaway and the industry.
* Communicate with supervision to receive instructions, report delays or safety hazards, and report accidents involving the driver or Company equipment.
* Drive trucks with a swept trailer, and clean windows and mirrors

What Does A Line Haul Driver Do At Southwest Rock Products, LLC

* Perform general maintenance, minor repairs and regular service on mobile equipment and crushing and screening equipment daily as directed by supervisor.
* General cleanliness of assigned equipment.
* Perform pre-shift inspection, maintain equipment repairs/maintenance records and ensure that records are turned in to your supervisor.
* Perform other related duties as required.
* Some travel may be required.
* Must be qualified to work in a safety sensitive environment.
* Operate heavy construction equipment in a professional & efficient manner to maintain production goals

What Does A Line Haul Driver Do At JBS USA

* 1. Operates Live Haul trucks safely and with a conscious effort to transport fragile loads2.
* Operates forklift loading trucks at contract growers in a safe & efficient manner3.
* Performs equipment inspections in accordance with company guidelines and equipment operating instructions to maintain compliance with CSA 2010.
* Reports all problems to the supervisor
* Follows packers and stock yards guidelines for weighing live poultry5.
* Follows truck tarping guidelines during periods of inclement weather
* KNOWLEDGE

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How To Become A Line Haul 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 Line Haul Driver

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Top Line Haul Driver Skills

  1. Tractor-Trailer Combinations
  2. Delivery Instructions
  3. Safety Regulations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated a variety of tractor-trailer combinations and straight trucks, delivering freight between terminals, yards, and customer facilities.
  • Maintained contact with supervisor regarding delivery instructions.
  • Perform vehicle inspections required by Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations.
  • Team lead responsible for scheduling 16 Line Haul Dispatchers in a 24-hour operation.
  • Maintained a daily, legible DOT log book and submitted corresponding documents.

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