JOB DESCRIPTION: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Sample of reported job titles: Delivery Driver, Driver, Line Haul Driver, Log Truck Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Operator, Truck Driver
· Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
· Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly
· Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
· Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
· Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
· Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
· Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
· Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials.
· Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
· Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantitates and conditions.
· Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
· Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
· Flatbed trailers — Lowboy trailers; Tilt trailers
· Lifts — Handlifts; Hydraulic lifts; Johnson bars
· Mobile phones — Cell phones
· Snowplow attachments — Plow attachments
· Trailer hitches — Sliding fifth wheels; Sliding tandem axles
Technology used in this occupation:
· Analytical or scientific software — Omnitracs Performance Monitoring
· Data base user interface and query software — ddlsoftware.com drivers daily log program DDL; Easy Trucker software; Fog Line Software Truckn2004; Truckers Helper software
· Inventory management software — Computerized inventory tracking software
· Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software — PeopleNet
· Route navigation software — ALK Technologies PC*Miler; MarcoSoft Quo Vadis
· Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
· Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security
operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
· Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs
assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
· English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and
· Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
· Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
· Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
· Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
· Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
· Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
· Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
· Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
· Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or
lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
· Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
· Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
· Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts,
passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
· Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
· Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
· Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in
circumstances or events.
· Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers
Detailed Work Activities
· Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
· Inspect motor vehicles.
· Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
· Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
· Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
· In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 88% responded “Every day.”
· Duration of Typical Work Week — 84% responded “More than 40 hours.”
· Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 76% responded “Every day.”
· Time Pressure — 69% responded “Every day.”
· Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 60% responded “Every day.”
· Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
· Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult
· Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
· Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
· Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
· Commensurate w/ experience
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