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Become A Local Driver

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Working As A Local 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 Local Driver Do At Waste Connections, Inc.

* Ability to safely operate a garbage truck on specified routes to collect solid waste.
* Waste experience _preferred_ , but not required.
* Ability to read route sheets and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher.
* Perform routine inspection and maintenance on vehicles such as checking fluids, safety equipment, and tires.
* Ability to perform a physically demanding job, loading and unloading, at times with no helpers.
* Operate hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse and dispose of trash at designated facilities.
* Courteous interaction with our customers and perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
* A typical schedule for this position is Monday
* Friday, with an occasional Saturday as needed, 45 hour work week

What Does A Local Driver Do At Advance Auto Parts

* RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Deliver store orders efficiently and in a timely manner.
* Supervise and assist in the unloading of merchandise and the reloading of returns.
* Accurately and legally complete all paperwork related to the task of a driver.
* Operate at a professional level of efficiency and security.
* Load and unload delivery van.
* Maintain a safe driving record.
* Properly maintain Company equipment and report any problem on a timely basis.
* May place stock on shelves or racks.
* Collect or pick up empty containers of rejected or unsold merchandise.
* Issue or obtain customer signature on receipt for pickup or delivery.
* Clean inside of delivery van.
* May perform routine inspections andor maintenance on truck

What Does A Local Driver Do At Stericycle

* Pick up and transport waste safely according to all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
* Labeling of containers, and completion of pre-printed manifests and workorders.
* Schedules shipments into or off site.
* Performs warehouse work related to receipt, shipment, storage, distribution, or delivery of waste materials.
* Loads, unloads, moves, or stores items according to delivery or routing documents, or supervisor instructions and performing general housekeeping duties.
* Operates a hand truck, forklift, or other heavy equipment.
* Classify, segregate, and inventory waste containers in storage for shipment.
* Conducts lab pack operations.
* Pack small laboratory containers of chemical waste into larger containers for shipment.
* Performs various regulatory compliance and safety tasks including, but not limited to:
* Pre-trip inspections of vehicle
* Report all losses, spills, accidents, and safety violations to supervisor immediately.
* Resolve over packing of leaking containers/containers in non
* DOT shippable condition.
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

What Does A Local Driver Do At Centerline

* Do you have your commercial driver's license? We are now hiring a local driver for delivering food products, mostly drop/hook occasional tailgating needed.
* Centerline and our clients are looking for people who will represent us with professionalism at all times, while maintaining a strong commitment to safety.
* Local driver jobs
* Full-time and part-time work available
* Home every night
* Endorsements a plus
* 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 Local Driver Do At Holland

* Safely and efficiently operate commercial motor vehicles in urban, suburban, and rural areas in all weather conditions to transport freight
* Load, unload, and move materials at customer location
* Comply with company policies and federal, state and local regulations
* Follow company procedures for safely loading and unloading freight
* Take and verify dispatch instructions
* Operate a tractor-trailer combination (vans)
* Load and unload freight in varying weather conditions at the company and customer facilities
* Safe operation of equipment and on-time movement of shipments
* Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections
* Maintain electronic logs according to state and federal regulations
* Full- time driver benefits include:
* Company paid Health Insurance
* Vacation, Holiday and Sick pay
* Pension Benefits
* Direct Deposit
* Wage Increase after 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years
* Cost of living increases are included in contract

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How To Become A Local 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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Local 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

  • Carrier

  • Korean

  • French

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Top Skills for A Local Driver


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Top Local Driver Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Tractor-Trailer Combination
  3. Safety Rules
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Operated a tractor-trailer combination in urban, suburban and rural environments and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Work closely with rail yards, auctions and personal customers.
  • Received pick-ups and delivered them to warehouse.
  • Fueled trucks using a company card and recorded receipts in a log book.

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