Flat Deck Truck Driver

Job Number
Category Driver - Class 1
Position Flat Deck Truck Driver
Company Thompson Valley Charters Ltd.
Job Description

Job Description

Job Summary: The Long-Haul Truck Driver is responsible for delivering freight safely and efficiently to customers across BC, Alberta and Western USA routes using a 53' quad tractor trailer. The productivity of the driver (including effectiveness, efficiency and safety) is critical for overall fleet productivity to ensure that deliveries are made to customers without delays or incidents. The Long-Haul Truck Driver reports to the Dispatcher assigned to his/her route(s).

Working Conditions: The Long-Haul Truck Driver must be able to work under the following conditions:

  • Adhere to all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures (both governmental and fleet-specific
  • Extended periods of time in vehicle (driving and bunking required)
  • Physical demands associated with periods of standing and sitting; bending, crouching, stooping; frequent lifting of moderately heavy items, and some tarping
  • Operate in all types of weather
  • High demand for accuracy, efficiency and safety

 

Skills and Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

Skills: The Long-Haul Truck Driver regularly performs the following duties and responsibilities:

Working with people and equipment:

  • Relate and interact with others in the workplace, including co-workers and customers
  • Communicate in the workplace - Including written, verbal and non-verbal (ex.hand signals)
  • Operate computer and electronic devices - Including routing, mileage and mapping software; GPS; cellular phones; radios; data-entry devices and tracking devices; ELD

Planning and operational skills:

  • Plan work, plan trips and solve problems
  • Conduct daily vehicle inspections
  • Operate vehicle air brake system
  • Secure cargo for transport

Driving:

  • Practice defensive driving techniques
  • Practice fuel efficient driving
  • Couple and uncouple trailers
  • Back, dock and park tractor-trailers

Qualifications:  The incumbent Truck Driver must:

  • Possess a valid Class 1 Commercial Driver’s License and Air Brake Endorsement
  • Have a current passport or enhanced drivers license to cross Canada/US border
  • Provide proof of clear driving and criminal records
  • Pass the employment drug and alcohol screening
  • Follow written and oral instructions in English;
  • Complete written forms and documents in English
Location Kamloops
Compensation/Pay Rate
Contact Information

Please contact Roger Nadeau

250-571-4523

Contact Email kamlake@telus.net
Website
Post date November 13, 2020
Application Deadline November 30, 2020