CDL Driver Job Description
1. Must be at least 23 years of age, with 2 years of recent CDL A driving experience, in accordance with company policy.
2. Must be able to read and speak the English language, in accordance with section 391.11(b)(2) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and write English in accordance with company policy.
3. Must have a commercial Driver’s License, and other appropriate endorsements and state requirements, to be carried in truck cab while driver is in service.
4. Must be able to qualify physically, and obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate that is valid for 2 years, under the requirements of Subpart E, section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
5. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time in a truck tractor.
6. Must be able to drive for as many as 11 hours while transporting hazardous, or non-hazardous materials.
7. Must be able to walk, bend, reach, push, pull, stoop, squat, and climb, as necessary, to perform vehicle inspections required under Section 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
8. Must be able to walk, bend, reach, push, pull, stoop, and squat, as well as grasp, lift, and handle heavy equipment as necessary, to ensure safety during both the hooking and dropping processes of tractor/trailer combinations.
9. Must be able to walk, bend, reach, pull, stoop, and squat, as well as grasp, lift, and handle when dealing with sections of hose that may exceed 20 feet in length, measure as many as 4 inches in diameter, and weigh as much as 75 lbs., this is to ensure safety and proper practice when coupling, and when disconnecting hoses.
10. Must be able to familiarize self with, and be able to comply with, all applicable Federal, State, local and Company rules and Regulations that are in accordance with the accepted principles of the safe operation of a cargo tank motor vehicle.
11. Must able to report for dispatch at time specified, and to maintain contact with dispatch offices as required.
12. Must be able to complete driver daily logs and all necessary trip reports, fuel reports, loss reports, and other paperwork required by Company, to be turned in as instructed.
13. Must be able to familiarize self with, and be able to comply with, the proper methods of loading and unloading for the various cargos to be transported.
14. Must be able to follow Company guidelines in regards to acceptable conduct when dealing with customers, fellow employees, and the motoring public.
15. Report all service failure or delays immediately to the proper company representative.
16. Report all traffic violations and/or arrests immediately to the proper company representative.
17. Report all accidents, spills, or property damage, regardless of extent of damage or injury, immediately to the proper company representative.
18. Keep vehicle assigned in clean condition.
19. Practice good personal hygiene, projecting an image of quality and professionalism at all times.