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Become A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

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Working As A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

  • 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 Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Do At Executive Cabinetry

* Driver will complete a pre-trip and post trip inspection of the truck and trailer each day to check for defects and to ensure that it's in safe operating condition.
* The driver will complete both a pre-trip and post trip report, which should indicate the vehicle's condition and then turn in weekly.
* Drivers will be required to unload the trailer at each delivery point, may assist in loading the truck at main facility.
* Driver will apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in tight loading dock areas.
* Maintain paperwork required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including drivers' logs, mileage sheets, fuel receipts, and other records required by law.
* Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and to comply with all Federal, State and local regulations for safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
* Driver will promptly report any and all delays due to breakdowns, weather, traffic conditions and other emergencies to Director of Shipping

What Does A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Do At Rembrandt Foods

* Work with the Transportation Manager to fulfill the hauling, preventive maintenance, maintenance and needs identified.
* Occasional climbing of ladders during loading and unloading.
* Scheduling and performing routine maintenance checks – oil, fluids, etc.
* Completing documentation of loads hauled including bill of laden, scale tickets and proper sampling (when necessary).
* Adherence to DOT rules and regulations at all times.
* Over the road hauling of egg products and supplies.
* Preventative maintenance and maintenance associated with equipment used

What Does A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Do At Brinks

* Maintain the safety, security and control of the tractor trailer unit at all times
* Guard the Messenger/Co Driver during the actual delivery or pick up of valuables at a customer’s location.
* Maintain radio communication with the Co Driver/Messenger and/or other vehicle crew and with dispatch personnel/branch personnel throughout the delivery/shipping process.
* Ensure the safe and secure loading and off loading of the tractor trailer.
* Report all faults experienced during the trip/day’s activity and ensure that all information is transmitted to branch leadership.
* Complete appropriate driving route documentation
* Ensure overall cleanliness of the vehicle’s interior
* Position Qualifications

What Does A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Do At Centerline

* Do you have a class A commercial driver’s license? Are you ready to work but would like to be home more often? Centerline is now hiring experienced class A drivers who can represent us and our clients with professionalism and a strong commitment to safety.
* A variety of truck driving jobs are available that we believe will be the right fit for you.
* Drivers will be able to depend on a steady home life balance and manage familiar routes.
* Additional details and responsibilities include:
* Part and full-time work available
* Proficient freight deliveries
* Reliability to deliver on time
* Flexible schedule, home every night
* Endorsements are a plus
* Experience required
* 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-Over-The-Road Do At Hill-Rom

* _– Other duties may be assigned and, as part of all job duties, employees are entrusted with a permanent mission of research and invention._
* Must be able to manage hours of service (HOS) using Qualcomm E-log System, MS Word, MS Excel.
* Solid/stable and verifiable work history
* Solid customer service and good communication skills.
* Solid technical aptitude
* Willingness to travel for periods up to one week.
* Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and comply with the standards for Continuous Improvement.
* Dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
* Develops and maintains strong and effective relationships with various levels of internal and external customers.
* Use of the hand-held device for tracking completed and assigned work.
* Collaborates and communicates effectively with sales, co-workers, other departments and customers.
* Ability to learn and comply with standard work processes/procedures as established by the Company.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Adherence to all company policies and procedures.
* Exhibits excellent time management skills.
* Meets project deadlines
* Ability to push and/or pull up to 80 lbs.
* Our Professional Class A Truck Drivers enjoy the following perks:
* Late model equipment – state of the art technology
* Starting pay up to
* cpm
* Full benefits after 45 working days including Medical, Dental, Rx, Vision and 401(k) with matching funds
* Weekly paydays with available direct-deposit
* Paid Orientation
* Vacation Pay
* Employee profit-incentive bonus plan, based upon safety and utilization
* Driver Referral Program

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How To Become A Truck Driver-Over-The-Road

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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Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Carrier


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Top Truck Driver-Over-The-Road Skills

  1. Products OTR
  2. Safe Operation
  3. Vehicle Inspections
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Learn all aspects of the safe operation of a 53-foot trailer and truck.
  • Coordinate vehicle inspections and repairs and troubleshoot vehicle malfunctions on the road.
  • Maintained and turn in necessary paperwork: Log Books, Bill of Landings, and Receipts.
  • Operated tractor trailer combinations Washington, Oregon and parts of California
  • Delivered products to various locations in the continental US using qualcomm systems and a bill of lading.

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