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DRIVER

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Columbia SC - Columbia, SC
Full Time

Description

Job Title: Truck Driver

 

Company: McEntire Produce

 

Reports to: Trucking Manager

 

Objective: Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Driver may be required to unload truck utilizing manual and/or electric pallet jacks. Position requires a current commercial drivers' license.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Must be physically able to climb in/out of the truck driver compartment.
  • Must be physically able to connect/disconnect trailer to/from truck tractor by backing truck under trailer king-pin, and raising/lowering the trailer landing gear with the hand crank.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
  • 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.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods when required.
  • Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • CDL class A driver’s license
  •  1 year of over the road driving experience

 

Preferred Qualification:

 

  • Reefer truck experience
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