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Become A Semi Truck Driver

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Working As A Semi Truck 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 Semi Truck Driver Do At Centerline

* If you have a valid CDL, Centerline is hiring semi -truck drivers.
* We have a variety of customers and assignments for experienced drivers.
* Drivers will be hauling different materials on local, regional, national routes.
* Centerline is looking for people who are committed to safety and representing us and our clients with professionalism at all times.
* Class A CDL semi-truck drivers
* Part and full time work available
* Endorsements are a plus
* Home every night
* 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 Semi Truck Driver Do At Croell Inc.

* Be prompt and timely for all assigned shifts, schedules and projects
* Be aware of and familiar with the Company Handbook and abide by the employment policies and regulations
* Ensure equipment preventative maintenance is performed timely, thoroughly and correctly at all times
* Teach, coach and work with team in a constructive manner
* Consistently keep equipment clean and organized to promote professionalism, safety and efficiency
* Actively participate in any recommended or mandatory trainings
* Make safety the main priority while working on equipment
* Ensure all equipment in operation meets or exceeds all DOT standards
* Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers and management
* Additional duties as assigned by management, as this job description is non-exhaustive
* Willingness to perform duties outside normal scope of work (i.e. work in poor weather conditions or outside normal hours)
* Essential Duties and Functions:
* Maintain vehicles in a clean, organized and safe manner
* Perform maintenance on assigned trucks and other equipment as required
* Complete pre and post-shift inspections and assist with maintenance or repair of equipment as needed
* Help set up and tear down job sites when moving locations (if needed)
* Record any maintenance issues in truck log book and ensure supervisor is aware of any maintenance issues that would inhibit work production or create safety concerns
* Knowledge on properly securing loads
* Most trips will be hauling “powder” for our concrete locations or equipment/parts for portable plants
* Cross-train with applicable positions

What Does A Semi Truck Driver Do At Centerline

* Class A CDL semi-truck drivers
* Part and full time work available
* Endorsements are a plus
* Home every night
* 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 Semi Truck Driver Do At Centerline

* If you have a valid CDL, Centerline is hiring semi -truck drivers.
* We have a variety of customers and assignments for experienced drivers.
* Drivers will be hauling different materials on local, regional, national routes.
* Centerline is looking for people who are committed to safety and representing us and our clients with professionalism at all times

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How To Become A Semi Truck 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 Semi Truck Driver

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Top Semi Truck Driver Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Safe Operation
  3. Food Products
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Operate and inspect tractor and trailer for safe operation and transport of farm commodities.Perform light maintenance as needed.
  • Operated semi and hauled unfinished and finished food products from plant to plant.
  • Graduated from CDL Training School in May of 2014.
  • Shuttled trailers to the warehouse storage building and traveled route using DOT log books.

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