Class One Tractor Trailer Driver US/Canada
TDR Transportation
Truro, NS

*Experience in Van, Reefer, Step Deck, etc considered an asset.

Job Duties

  • Oversee cargo handling and secure loads, including equipment preparation, application of safe practices, compliance with applicable Acts and regulations.
  • Perform trip inspections on equipment operated and load, ensuring safety and roadworthiness.
  • Comply with applicable legislation including safe operation, carriage of goods, driver's hours of service, occupational health and safety, transportation of dangerous goods, customs and immigration and weights and dimensions.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.
  • Check vehicles before driving them to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
  • Operate equipment such as truck cab computers, CB radios, and telephones to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.
  • Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Record and maintain required documentation including driver logbook, bills of lading, etc. by manual or electronic means.
  • Communicate effectively with the public, customers, and co-workers both verbally and in written form
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Perform periodic inspections before, during, and after delivery to ensure that load is properly fastened down and is secure.
  • Ensure that material is properly protected from the outdoor elements.
  • Deliver to product and proper paperwork to our customers in a courteous and timely manner.
  • Provide feedback to supervision in relation to any customer, mechanical or delivery problems.
  • Maintain trucks overall service and perform required inspections.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Class 1 driver's license
  • Computer Literate
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to perform routine vehicle maintenance
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Exceptional organizational abilities with task prioritization, multi-tasking, use of timelines and time management techniques
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professional/mature demeanor under stressful situations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Work Conditions

  • Travel required throughout Canada and the United States.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors
  • Manual dexterity required to computer equipment
  • Ability to lift 50-75 pounds

TDR Transportation and Logistics offer a comprehensive benefit package including matched company pension plan and a competitive wage with this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year