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Company: The Maschhoffs, Carlyle, IL
Job Title: Livestock Driver
Date Posted: 11/05/2012
Industry: Truck Driving
Summary:

Responsibilities:
·Safely operates a Truck/Trailer commercial motor vehicle.
·Effectively communicates with dispatch as required.
·Inspect the truck/trailers for any defects that may affect the safe operation of the unit.  Inspections include pre-trip and post-trip inspections as well as reviews during operation.
·Report any defects or problems with the truck/trailer to the appropriate individuals.
·Maintain all required paperwork associated with each particular load.
·Review paperwork to determine the nature of the load, customer location, delivery route and that the delivery time corresponds with dispatch instructions.
·Ensure the proper preparation of hazardous waste manifest.  Properly placard the trailer as required.
·Operate truck/trailer in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding hours of service.
·Comply with all company and customer requirements on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
·Properly maintain all records required by the company as well as governmental agencies such as drivers’ logs, fuel receipts, mileage records, scale tickets, repair receipts, etc.
·Report all accidents and/or work related injuries (regardless of severity) to your dispatcher, terminal manager and the safety department.
·Maintain proper communication with dispatch regarding your status, on delivering or picking up a load.
·Maintain compliance with all other applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations not listed above.


Work Environment:
·Drivers may spend 10-20% of their time outside exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
·Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for trip assignments, tight delivery schedules, delays enroute and other stresses related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
·Drivers typically spend 80-90% of their on-duty time in the truck.
·While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels that may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.


Requirements:
·A high school diploma or GED
·Class “A” CDL Operators License and DOT Physical
·1 year driving experience preferred
·Must be 25 years of age or older


Skill in:
·Shifting a manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
·Operating the truck/trailer in bad weather, hazardous driving conditions, and poor roads.
·Hooking/unhooking various commercial truck/trailer units, raise and lower the landing gear, operate the 5th wheel release lever, open and close tailgates, and fuel vehicles and check engine oil and coolants.
·Climbing ladders of different design to access locations on the truck and trailer.
·Manually handling material and equipment requiring a lifting/handling force up to 50-75 pounds.


Ability to:
·Sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours without a 10 hour break.
·Perform occasional squatting, kneeling, bending and climbing during the inspection of truck equipment and loaded materials.
·Properly enter and exit the vehicle’s cab 8 to 10 times per day.
·Cab exit and entry is achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds.
·Use a shovel to move and/or level a load of material.
·Occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level, and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate the truck.
·Spend at least 10% of the day standing and 10% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood, metal and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces.
·Drive personal vehicle to the T-Wash where the truck/trailers are washed and stored.
·Climb ladders of different design to access locations on the truck and trailer.
·Manually handle material and equipment requiring a lifting/handling force up to 50-75 pounds.


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