Building Materials Truck Driver

Building Materials Truck Driver

JOB TITLE:  Building Materials Truck Driver

 

DEPARTMENT:  Concrete & Building Materials

REPORTS TO: Glenn Hunt (Dispatcher)

 

POSITION SUMMARY & PURPOSE: To transport and deliver building materials by driving gasoline or diesel-powered dump trucks, knuckle-boom trucks, flat beds and concrete mobile trucks short distances and/or long distances.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Load and unload trucks, either individually or with assistance of yard employees, with or without me-chanical freight-handling equipment, as required.
  • Perform frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of building materials of varying weights.
  • Secure all shipments by tying down or bracing cargo on the truck, as required.
  • Inspect truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after deliveries and submit a written report on the condition of the truck at the end of each day.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in tight loading dock areas.
  • Ensure that all shipment documentation (e.g., manifest, security seal sheet, bills of lading, shipping orders or freight bills, etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection and that appropriate pa-perwork accompanies shipment when delivered.
  • Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including drivers’ logs, rec-ords of fuel purchases and tolls, mileage records, and other records required by law.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Report all accidents involving driver and/or company equipment.
  • Report highway safety hazards noted en route.
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or delivery of cargo.
  • Perform work in the yard; loading/unloading trucks, waiting on customers, organizing, cleaning, repairing or any other task as requested to do by a supervisor when there are no deliveries to be made.
  • Perform the necessary day to day cleaning, lubrication and maintenance to keep equipment operational and safe.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle both on and off the paved road.
  • Safe and timely transportation of building materials from origin to destination.
  • Proper loading and unloading of building materials to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and danger to persons.
  • Proper balancing of loads to assure smooth riding in transit.
  • Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight movements.
  • Development and maintenance of professional and effective relations between the company and the cus-tomer.
  • Professional representation of the company and the trucking industry through responsible driving and conduct.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

 

Eligibility Requirements –

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Must have 3 years previous truck driving experience.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and perform simple mathematical calculations with general mental ability to handle receipts, collect money, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.
  • Must have good oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and take directions via two-way radio, in person or by phone.
  • Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, inspection and maintenance.
  • Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.
  • Must satisfactorily pass a drug test.
  • Must satisfactorily pass an alcohol test (if applicable).
  • Must pass a complete background check.

 

Physical Requirements-

  • Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 10 hours.
  • Must be able to shift a manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
  • Must be able to perform frequent squatting to handle, position and secure building materials.
  • Must be able to perform frequent crouching to handle, position and secure building materials
  • Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab as many as 45 times a day or more. Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level, with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and hand holds; also requires frequent bending, twisting, climbing, squat-ting, crouching and balancing.
  • Must be able to climb an access ladder to top of truck, 11 – 12 feet above ground.
  • Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level and below waist level for maneu-vering and directing the controls to operate the truck.
  • Must be able to perform occasionally push/pull of building materials weighing up to 3,000 pounds on a dolly or cart as well as occasional push/pulling of building materials weighing more than 100 pounds with or without a mechanical aid.
  • Must be able to occasionally perform carrying of a variety of building materials weighing up to 100 pounds of varying size and shape a distance of at least 1 foot but usually no more than 15 feet.
  • Must be able to frequently reach for building materials at or below waist level and occasionally reach for building materials above shoulder height.
  • Must be able to frequently load and unload full trucks of building materials weighing as much as 50,000 pounds. This could involve moving 100 pound containers to and from floor level to carts, stacks, convey-ors or platforms, over four feet high, balancing 500 pound drums on their rims and rolling them into posi-tion. This type of activity could precede or follow as much as 3 hours of driving.
  • Must be able to spend at least 60% – 70% of the day standing and walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal, and sometimes on slippery, muddy and wet surfaces.
  • Must be able attach and release safety tie downs, climb into and off of vehicles, fuel vehicles and check tire pressure, engine oil and coolant level.

Work Environment:

  • Drivers may spend 80% – 90% of time out-of-doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental condi-tions.
  • Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a delivery, tight delivery schedules, delays en route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather including icy conditions.
  • Drivers typically spend 30% – 40% of on-duty time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.

To apply for this position please submit your resume to Kenn Wolf at kwolf@hfsmaterials.com.