Long haul truck driver

555 TRANSPORTATION INC. based in 187 Timberstone Way, Red Deer, AB T4P 0K9 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Long haul truck driver who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time job.

Employer Name: 555 TRANSPORTATION INC.
Position: Long haul truck driver
No. of vacancies: 1
Salary: $31.00 to $32.00 hourly for 40 to 50 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: 187 Timberstone Way, Red Deer, AB T4P 0K9

Job Description

  • The candidate will be expected to respond to customer complaints or concerns.
  • The candidate will be expected to coach colleagues on new methods or techniques of work.
  • The candidate must have mountain driving experience.
  • The candidate must maintain professionalism in customer service.
  • The candidate will be expected to plan travel, itineraries, and reservations.
  • The candidate must drive as part of a two-person team or convoy.
  • The candidate must drive lighter, special-purpose trucks.
  • The candidate will be expected to load and unload cargo.
  • The candidate will be required to obtain special permits and other documents required for international cargo transport.
  • The candidate must operate and drive straight or articulated trucks in order to transport goods and materials.
  • The candidate will be responsible for overseeing vehicle condition and inspecting tyres, lights, brakes, cold storage, and other equipment.
  • The candidate will have to pay for and receive payments for goods.
  • The candidate will be expected to make brake adjustments.
  • The candidate will be required to perform roadside emergency repairs.
  • The candidate will be expected to perform pre-trip, en route, and post-trip inspections as well as oversee all vehicle aspects.
  • The candidate will be expected to perform preventive maintenance.
  • The candidate will be expected to receive and relay information to central dispatch.
  • The candidate will be required to record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled, and fuel consumption.
  • The candidate will be responsible for tarping and ensuring cargo safety and security.
  • The candidate will be required to transport and handle dangerous goods.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a related industry.
  • The candidate must have Air Brakes Endorsement Certificate, Bear awareness Certification, Class 5/5F/G Licence (cars, small trucks and other 2-axle vehicles), S-100 basic fire suppression and safety training Certificate, Working at heights training Certificate, Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) Card, Defensive Driving Course, Driver’s License (Class 1 or A), Extended Trailer Combination Permit or Endorsement Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate, Pro-Trucker/Smart Driver (fuel efficiency) Training Certificate, Professional Driver Improvement Certificate, Skid Control Training Certificate, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certificate and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate.
  • The candidate must be able to handle weight up to 13.5 kg (30 lbs).
  • The candidate should have effective interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate should be organised and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should have good judgemental skills.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should be a good team player.

On the road job

  • The candidate will be required to work in various places.
  • The candidate must travel frequently or constantly.

Work Setting

  • The candidate must be willing to work in a remote location.

Experience and Specialization

Documentation Knowledge

  • The candidate should have strong documentation knowledge in Accident or incident reports, Bill of lading, Dangerous goods occurrence reports, Driver logbook, Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip), Maintenance and repair reports and Trip reports.

Type of Trucking and Equipment

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience with trucking and equipment such as a roll-off truck, stone slinger, extended length tractor-trailer combination, liquid bulk, tractor-trailer, tractor-trailer A train, and tractor-trailer B train.

Communication Systems Experience

  • The candidate should be proficient in Operating GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment.
  • The candidate should be well-versed in the use of Trip recorder (on-board computer) and Citizens band (CB) radio.

Transportation/Travel Experience

  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about the local area.
  • The candidate should have experience in running Long-haul and Short-haul trips.

Additional Information

Security and Safety

  • The candidate must have a valid passport.
  • The candidate should undergo a thorough criminal background check, driver’s licence validity check, driving record check (abstract), drug test, and medical exam.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be required to handle heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be prepared to perform physically demanding tasks as part of their daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting positions.

Own Tools/Equipment

  • The candidate must have a cell phone.
  • The candidate must have their own hard hat, steel-toed safety boots and tools.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

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