Flatbed Driver - New conestogas!
Flatbed Driver Job in Melville, NY
TITLE: Flatbed DriverSALARY: Percentage or CPM (Semi-local work); CPM (Regional work) REPORTS TO: DispatchDATE OF LAST REVISION: July 27, 2022SUMMARY: Perform a variety of routine and complex tasks to safely and efficiently deliver customer goods with exceptional customer relation skills ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Plan the most direct route to ensure the most economical use of time and equipment Perform required pre and post-trip inspections per company policy and refer defects or repairs to maintenance.Communicate delays, early deliveries and your intentions to dispatch as soon as possible.Keep inside of equipment clean.Ensure load securement meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and company policy.Both electronic and paper logs must be kept current and shall be completed to Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.Contact dispatch before 0800, every day with available hours.Report via macro all status changes including but not limited to: arrival time at shipper/consignee, loaded/unloaded, and on detention or any problem getting loaded or unloaded.Arrive at consignee/shipper at appointed time or before 0900.Efficient tarping/un-tarping of loads as required by the customer.Maintain a neat and reasonable appearance.Paperwork shall be completed correctly and turned in by 0900 every Monday.Perform all duties using appropriate safety standards and in conformance to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, State/Local laws, and company policies.Perform all other duties as assigned by dispatch. COMPETENCIES: NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESThorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving.Ability to safely perform load securement.Ability to safely drive a truck and trailer.Knowledge of how to use a Conestoga trailer correctly.Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public.Ability to communicate effectively.Ability to work independently.Ability to perform manual tasks under varying weather conditions.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described within 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 essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside in all weather conditions including: wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, and vibration.Noise level: quiet while in the office, or moderately loud when in the field. PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described within 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 essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet all medical qualifications as required by the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.Employees are also frequently required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.Drivers must be able to operate vehicles for 11 (395.1) to 13 hours per day under all types of weather, traffic, and highway conditions and be on duty for up to 14 hours per day. The requirements are subject to change by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the driver must be aware of any such changes.Dropping trailers requires upper body strength to crank the dollies down and lift the trailer out of the fifth wheel plate. Upper body strength is also required of flatbed employees when chaining, strapping, securing, and tarping loads.TRAVEL: This position requires travel 100% of the time.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:At least 21 years of age.Steady work history.Reputable Motor Vehicle Report (to pass insurance standards).Valid Class A CDL License. PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Two years of verifiable over-the-road driving experience ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid Medical Examiners Certificate as required by the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or logically assigned to the position.The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.BARBER TRUCKING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.