LINEHAUL DRIVER – ANCHORAGE

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Job Description

Job Title Linehaul Driver Reports To Dispatcher
Type of Position Full-Time Regular Location  Anchorage, AK
Schedule Varies FSLA Status Non-Exempt
Starting Pay $0.60 / Mile Singles   $0.70 / Mile Doubles – Blended hourly rate $27.65

Drives tractor-trailer to transport vans, tankers, flatbeds, lowboys, reefers, etc., on public roads or highways, from various locations to the customer(s). 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Drives truck to destination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and observing all traffic laws and safety regulations.
  • Maintain truck log, according to state and federal regulations.
  • Inspects truck for defects before and after trips and reports any discrepancies indicating truck condition to the dispatcher or shop foreman.
  • Maneuvers trailers in and around tight corners, through manufacturing areas and around high pedestrian traffic.
  • Obtain shipping bills of lading and necessary signatures and returns completed paper work with timesheet daily.
  • Maintain telephone or radio contact with dispatcher to receive delivery instructions.
  • May perform emergency roadside repairs, brake adjustments, and install tire chains.
  • May drive tractor with two trailers hitched in tandem.
  • May perform hot oil and fuel loading at the refinery; propane and mineral oil loading at the yard.
  • Uses proper equipment for loading/unloading of freight to prevent damage to product or injury from strain.
  • Must observe state and city speed and safety regulations as well as company customer service and safety policies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by dispatchers.

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to drop and spot trailers on varied terrains.
  • Requires high degree of attention and considerable dexterity in the control of tractor-trailer and in preventing damage to materials and tractor-trailer equipment.
  • Must be able to back trailers in and out of receiving docks as well as service bays in the shop.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Tact and diplomacy required in dealing with customer personnel at delivery points.
  • Must pass substance abuse screening (as a safety sensitive employee subject to random substance abuse screening under company policy)
  • Must have the ability to work independently; pay attention to minute details; be organized with ability to prioritize and complete tasks; bring energy to the position and be internally inspired using his or her initiative; be punctual and dependable.
  • Ability to successfully complete a company logbook and demonstrate basic math skills.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Driver is 21 years or older — FMCSR Part 391.11 (b) (1)
  • Read and speak English sufficiently to converse with general public and comprehend DOT and OSHA regulations — FMCSR Part 391.11 (b) (2)
  • No serious moving violation (excessive speeding over 15 mph) or DUI in the previous 5 years

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  • Valid Alaska Class A CDL with Hazmat endorsement (X)
  • Valid medical card — FMCSR Part 391.11 (b) (4)

Preferred:

  • Tanker/chemical experience
  • Three plus year winter driving experience in a tractor trailer
  • Doubles/triples (T) endorsement / Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) Certification
  • TWIC Card

 

Working Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The performance of this position requires exposure to the out-of-doors (sometimes in extreme weather conditions) and shop areas, where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as a reflective vest, steel-toed boots, safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.

 

Physical Demands: Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.

 

Physical Abilities:                                                                              Lift /Carry

Stand                                                     F (Frequently)                      10 lbs or less         F (Frequently)

Walk                                                      F (Frequently)                      11-25 lbs                F (Frequently)

Sit                                                           F (Frequently)                      26-50 lbs                F (Frequently)

Handling / Fingering                            F (Frequently)                      51-100 lbs             O (Occasionally)

Reach Outward                                    F (Frequently)                      Over 100 lbs         R (Rarely)

Reach Above Shoulder                       F (Frequently)                      Push / Pull

Climb                                                     O (Occasionally)                  12 lbs or less         F (Frequently)

Crawl                                                     O (Occasionally)                  13-25 lbs                F (Frequently)

Squat or Kneel                                      F (Frequently)                      26-40 lbs                F (Frequently)

Bend                                                      F (Frequently)                      41-100 lbs             O (Occasionally)

 

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