SHORT HAUL SEMI TRAILER DRIVER
last revised: 10/11/2012
Perform pick up and delivery of semi trailers using semi tractors. All moves are with in a 200 mile radius and do not require over night stay.
The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Perform pre-trip inspection of semi tractor and trailer for compliance to applicable laws and safety regulations. Air tires and fill fluid levels if needed.
2.Comply with record keeping requirements of both the U.S. Department of Transportation, Company and customer.
- Work with customer to understand their needs.
- Report to Company any concerns with any equipment under their use.
- Obey all traffic laws.
6.Move trailers in the most efficient ways possible.
7.Represent the Company in a positive light.
- Traffic regulations related to the trucking industry.
- Ways to obtain map directions from computers.
- Basic mechanical, pnumatic and hydraulic semi truck and trailer systems.
- Federal, state and local laws concerning the trucking industry.
- Basic mathematics.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Education and qualifications:
- At least 3 years of experience driving semi tractors pulling semi trailers.
- Certificate from semi truck driving school a plus.
- Class A CDL license a requirement.
- High School diploma a requirement.
- Be at least 25 years of age.
- Possess a valid DOT Medical Certificate.
- Pass a pre-employment DOT drug screen.
- Have no more than one major moving violation and no more than one preventable accident in
- the last 12 months.
- Have no more than two moving violations and no more than two preventable accidents in the past 36 months.
- Have no DUI, OWI, or DWI convictions in the past 7 years.
- Have no record of a felony conviction in the past 7 years.
- Have not failed or refused a DOT drug screen in the past 36 month.
Physical demands and working environment
Environment: A drivers shift is usually between 8 to 10 hours per day. There can b
e exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gasses, all kinds of weather and
temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various
types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; incumbents may be
required to work evenings and weekends.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a
semi-truck: walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach and twist; push, pull, lift and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weight; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal range with or without correction.