Job Title: Class A Truck Driver

Department: Operations

Reports To: Operations Manager

Employment Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the safe delivery of customer orders to designated locations within the state of Michigan. This individual must be reliable and dependable. This position requires an individual who is organized and possesses a great deal of physical and mental stamina who thrives working regular hours on the road and can consistently ensure safe and accurate deliveries. Must be detail-oriented, efficient, and have a clean driving record.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Concentrate efforts daily to support Northville Lumberโ€™s mission to PLEASE. Provide a Legendary Experience Always Surpassing Expectations
  • Fully understand how to operate and safely drive assigned delivery vehicle
  • Drive trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 26,000 lbs.
  • Pull a towed weight exceeding 10,000 lbs.
  • Ensure trailer hitch is properly and securely attached to tractor unit
  • Transport customer orders, and product from company location to assigned destination
  • Pick-up loads and organize goods in an ordered, logical manner
  • Ensure contents are properly secured on all truck types to prevent breakage, damage or load shifting in accordance with DOT regulations
  • Safely and efficiently handle and unload goods at selected destinations
  • Obtain signed waiver from customer when applicable
  • Assist in mapping delivery routes
  • Stay on predetermined route and ensure timely deliveries
  • Communicate with dispatch as needed
  • Confirm contents of each shipment load matches the manifest document
  • Perform inspections of vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Check weather conditions and road reports before departure
  • Always ensure vehicle is kept clean
  • Maintain and service vehicle as needed (refuel, check all fluid levels, tire pressure, repairs, etc.)
  • Notify Dispatch / Operations Manager of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered
  • Follow delivery schedule and rest at appropriate times
  • Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs
  • Take pictures of all delivered loads at job site per instructions
  • Track and report working hours
  • Adhere to company rules and regulations
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
  • Comply with ICC and DOT regulations
  • Make safety a priority at all times

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Must have valid Class A driverโ€™s license required
  • Must have 2+ years proven experience with tractor-trailer driving preferred
  • Must have clean driving record with no moving violations
  • Must pass background check and drug test
  • Must be skilled at driving commercial Class A and Class B vehicles
  • Must be comfortable maneuvering and parking a tractor-trailer
  • Must be alert, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to operate all fork lifts to include Moffat, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Must be proficient using GPS and other routing systems
  • Must have an innate sense of direction
  • Must be disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • Must have high level of composure and good stress management

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs. at a time

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned by management, might be part of the job. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.