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Become A Roll Off Driver

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Working As A Roll Off 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

  • $62,400

    Average Salary

What Does A Roll Off 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, 50
* hour work week

What Does A Roll Off Driver Do At Centerline

* We are hiring for a variety of CDL Driver jobs and are looking for drivers to represent Centerline and our clients in a professional manner at all times, while maintaining a strong commitment to safety.
* Class A truck drivers
* Part and full time work available
* Home every night
* Endorsements are a plus
* Consistent customer base with many opportunities
* 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 Roll Off Driver Do At Waste Connections, Inc.

* Performs complete pre-trip inspection including, but not limited to, checking tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges and controls.
* Drives heavy diesel truck to and from customer locations and disposal area(s).
* Moves waste bin to position accessible by truck and closes all enclosure gates, as necessary.
* Operates hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse, operate compactor and dispose of collected material at the designated facility.
* Cleans waste from the packer blade and truck body on each landfill or transfer station run.
* Courteous interaction with customers, dispatchers and supervisors.
* Cleans up the area around accidental waste spills.
* Reads route sheets to determine day’s schedule and services each customer as identified on the route sheet or as assigned by dispatcher or supervisor.
* Completes required route/productivity sheets, Vehicle Condition Reports (VCRs) and other forms.
* Performs all driver check-in procedures upon returning to the facility at the end of the day.
* Follows all safety policies and procedures.
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
* We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to **"Connect with Your Future"** .
* Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans)_

What Does A Roll Off Driver Do At Waste Connections, Inc.

* Drives heavy diesel truck to and from customer locations and disposal area(s).
* Courteous interaction with customers, dispatchers and supervisors.
* Completes required route/productivity sheets, Vehicle Condition Reports (VCRs) and other forms.
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned

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How To Become A Roll Off 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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Top Roll Off Driver Skills

  1. Roll-Off Truck
  2. Waste Containers
  3. Vehicle Inspections
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Create a maintenance program and implement it for all roll-off trucks in there fleet.
  • Identify unsatisfactory waste containers and tag containers in accordance with applicable departmental procedures.
  • Completed daily logs, reports and vehicle inspections daily.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with dispatch to receive delivery instructions.
  • Perform complete pre-trip and post-trip inspection including, checking tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges and controls.

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