Long haul truck driver

RAFFLES ROAD CARRIERS LTD. based in Halifax, NS 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. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Long haul truck driver has been approved by the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

Employer Name: RAFFLES ROAD CARRIERS LTD.
Position: Long haul truck driver
No. of vacancies: 10
Salary: $25.10 hourly for 50 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Halifax, NS

Job Description

  • The candidate must drive as part of a two-person team or convoy.
  • The candidate must operate and drive straight or articulated trucks in order to transport goods and materials.
  • The candidate will be responsible for overseeing condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment.
  • 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 responsible for receiving and relaying information to central dispatch.
  • The candidate will be responsible for recording cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption.
  • The candidate will be responsible for tarping and ensuring cargo safety and security.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of Secondary (high) school graduation certificate.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1 to less than 7 months of experience in a related industry.
  • The candidate must have an Air Brakes Endorsement, a Class 1/1F/A Licence (semi trailer trucks), and a valid driver’s licence (Class 1 or A).
  • The candidate must be able to handle weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs).
  • The candidate should have effective interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral communication skills.
  • The candidate must be flexible.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should be a good team player.

Work setting

  • The candidate must be willing to relocate to the specified location.

Experience and Specialization

Documentation Knowledge

  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about Accident or incident reports, Bill of lading, Driver logbook, Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip), Maintenance and repair reports, Trans-border documentation and Trip reports.

Type of Trucking and Equipment

  • Trucking and equipment types include straight truck (4,600kg+ or 10,000lbs+ with 3+ axles) and tractor-trailer.

Communication Systems Experience

  • The candidate must be able to use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation devices.

Transportation/travel experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience running long-distance trips.

Additional information

Security and safety

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

Transportation/travel information

  • The candidate must have a valid driver’s license.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel across borders.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel for extended periods of time.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel overnight.

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 willing to work overtime if necessary.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting positions.

Own tools/equipment

  • The candidate must have their own steel-toed safety boots.

Benefits

  • Long term and Other benefits will be provided to the selected candidate.
  • Under Long Term Benefits, the selected candidate will receive Group insurance benefits and Life insurance.
  • In addition to the Long Term benefits mentioned above, the selected candidate will receive Travel insurance.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

By phone

902-329-2898 Between 10:00 AM and 02:30 AM

By fax

902-797-1088

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