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Become A Truck Driver Class A

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Working As A Truck Driver Class A

  • 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

  • $61,581

    Average Salary

What Does A Truck Driver Class A Do At Ryder

* This position is primarily responsible for safely driving a commercial vehicle and requires compliance with safety & DOT Regulations, continuous training and customer service.
* Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelinesDetecting and eliminating or minimizing safety hazards Maintaining accurate records and logsLoading/Unloading freight or assisting in the loading/unloading of freight if required by customerOther tasks as assigned As a driver, you're important everywhere you go.
* Businesses and customers are excited to see you.
* You help companies get their products to the people who need them.
* And, when you drive a Ryder Truck, you play an important part in keeping the economy moving.
* People around the world rely on you everyday to keep their businesses running smoothly.
* Ryder drivers earn excellent money, get paid weekly and enjoy a great benefits package which includes medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance, 401(k), discount employee stock purchase program, credit union and much more.
* If you are ready to take the next step in your career, we invite you to apply today

What Does A Truck Driver Class A Do At Penske Logistics

* Follow appropriate safety procedures while driving trucks to destination of Penske location or customer locations
* Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order, report to location manager if any issues are found
* Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required
* Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles
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What Does A Truck Driver Class A Do At Penske

* Safe and responsible operation of assigned equipment.
* Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines.
* Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage before and after route.
* Primary interface with the customer at point of delivery.
* Maintaining an accurate electronic log for each day and proficient with smart phone technology
* Acquiring a proof of delivery in the form of a signature at each delivery

What Does A Truck Driver Class A Do At Centerline

* Do you have a CDL and experience driving flatbeds? Centerline is now hiring flatbed truck drivers.
* Your job will consist of different routes and cargo.
* We are looking for CDL drivers to represent Centerline and our clients.
* If you are hardworking, professional and experienced, Centerline would like to talk to you.
* Class A CDL Truck Drivers
* Part and Full Time work available
* Endorsements are a plus
* Your job may include tarping, re-tarping and load securement
* 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 Truck Driver Class A Do At Serta Simmons

* Operates tractor/trailer in accordance with Department of Transportation guidelines in US or National/Provincial guidelines in Canada as well as all Company guidelines, and in a safe and efficient manner.
* Fully complies with all hours of service rules.
* Performs regular equipment checks and completes related documentation and notifies supervisor of any unsafe conditions.
* Delivers products to dealer locations as scheduled and as requested.
* Notifies Plant Manager, Supervisor, scheduling personnel and/or customer of any immediate delivery problems Assists with unloading trucks and warehousing and/or palletizing at customer locations as needed.
* Picks-up and loads returned products as instructed.
* Completes all related paperwork Provides basic customer service related to deliveries and assists in resolving related problems.
* Inspects products for defects as needed Completes accurate driver log and submits on a daily basis along with other trip sheet, fuel, maintenance and delivery documentation Reports accidents and completes appropriate paperwork per established mandated and Plant procedures Maintains current knowledge of, and complies with, CDL/DOT and Company/Plant requirements and standards.
* Immediately notifies supervisor of a problem with CDL, driving record status and/or medical certification.
* Attends and participates in driver safety meetings Fulfills back haul orders and spotting trailers in yard as instructed

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How To Become A Truck Driver Class A

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 Truck Driver Class A Skills

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