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Become A Transportation Driver

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Working As A Transportation 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 Transportation Driver Do At Centerline

* Are you an experienced refrigerated truck driver with current CDL? We are now hiring Refrigerator Truck Drivers.
* We have hundreds of clients looking for reefer drivers who know their business.
* Centerline wants people who can represent us in a professional manner at all times, while keeping safety at the forefront of their minds.
* Refrigerated truck driver jobs
* Part and full time work available
* Experience required
* Home every night
* Your job may include assisting with the loading and unloading and keeping an accurate driver log
* 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 Transportation Driver Do At The Kennedy Center, Inc.

* Transport consumers in agency vehicles in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
* Monitor, hear and respond to information received over 2-way radio.
* Act as Transportation Driver for Kennedy Center para-transit system which may include but is not limited to, providing scheduled van services to adults with disabilities, in a variety of road and weather conditions, communicating with clarity and professionalism to all riders, parents, and staff, assisting passers on and off the van as needed.
* Insure compliance of all safety precautions including the daily use of seat belts and any other restraining devices.
* Submit all required paperwork including but not limited to daily run sheets, travel log sheets, maintenance repair sheets, incident reports, accident reports.
* Hours: See Below

What Does A Transportation Driver Do At Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

* Provide customers with top quality customer service in a friendly and positive manner.
* Inspect vehicles for safety: brakes, mirrors, fluids etc
* Drive 25 to 40 passenger buses (some with air brakes) with automatic transmissions.
* Clean and fuel vehicles.
* Remove snow from vehicles and Transportation Center using shovels and snowblowers.
* Chain up vehicles when weather and road conditions are hazardous.
* Rebuild tire chains as necessary.
* Assist with loading skis on buses.
* Assist with traffic and emergency flares when conditions warrant.
* Random drug testing is required for this position per DOT regulations

What Does A Transportation Driver Do At Tesoro

* Driving a tank truck or tractor/trailer to transport crude and petroleum products between pipeline depots, transport tanks, etc., taking all required readings and measurements before and after crude oil is loaded, recording readings and measurements including volume estimates on crude oil tickets and leaving copies for lessee or producer.
* Performing proper measurement; knowing and demonstrating the importance of good measurement practices.
* Performing pre-trip inspections on equipment following all Tesoro Safety Policies and DOT regulations.
* Checking truck for general operating requirements, ensuring that all required equipment is available and in good operating condition, documenting inspection and identifying any deficiencies on pre-trip inspection forms.
* Performing and documenting post trip inspection appropriately and accurately, completing all regulatory and customary paperwork.
* Maintaining all DOT required documentation, crude oil tickets, etc.
* Ensuring truck is full of fuel, windows, mirrors and cab interior are clean, and all equipment is ready for service for the next shift.
* Interface with mechanics in a courteous manner to relay problems or accept direction.
* Following, maintaining and adhering to all safety rules, DOT regulations and operating procedures for loading facilities, unloading stations and customer premises.
* Serving as an ambassador for Tesoro by operating equipment in a safe and professional manner, obeying all traffic laws and driving courteously and professionally at all times.
* We offer a desirable fixed 5 on
* off/5 on
* off schedule, with 12 hour, 4am to 4pm day shifts.
* This mean our drivers are home after every shift, not awary from home for days at a time

What Does A Transportation Driver Do At Marriott International

* Transport guests to/from assigned destinations using property vehicle.
* Document all trips prior to the start of and at the conclusion of each trip.
* Park vehicle in designated location when not in use.
* Inspect property vehicles for damage and cleanliness.
* Check tire pressure and fluid levels for property vehicle, and refuel as necessary.
* Notify appropriate personnel of any vehicle maintenance needs.
* Document all vehicle incidents (i.e., damages, accidents) and provide reports of incidents to manager/supervisor.
* Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; complete safety training and certifications.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional.
* Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
* Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
* Support team to reach common goals.
* Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
* Assist with moving, lifting, carrying, and placing of objects weighing in excess of 75 pounds.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.
* Move at a speed that is required to respond to work situations (e. g., run, walk, jog).
* Read and visually verify information in a variety of formats (e. g., small print).
* Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines (e. g., to identify defects).
* Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Move through narrow, confined, or elevated spaces.
* Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces and steps.
* Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
* Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=180007P3 Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
* Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities.
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How To Become A Transportation 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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Transportation Driver Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Russian

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Hmong

  • Sami

  • Samoan

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • Romanian

  • Tahitian

  • Dakota

  • Cheyenne

  • Lingala

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Top Skills for A Transportation Driver


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Top Transportation Driver Skills

  1. Vehicle Maintenance
  2. Safety Regulations
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Load & Unload customer baggage Maintained Clean Passenger Compartment Maintained Vehicle Maintenance & DOT (Department of Transportation) Logs.
  • Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Demonstrate internal and external customer service.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Comply with federal and state safe driving standards and practices.

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