Long-Haul Truck Driver

Job Number 2021-12lh
Category Class 1
Position Long-Haul Truck Driver
Company Thompson Valley Charters Ltd.
Job Description

The Long-Haul Truck Driver is responsible for delivering freight safely and efficiently to customers across interprovincial routes using a fleet-issued tractor trailer. The productivity of the driver 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)
  • Interprovincial runs required
  • Preferance to Kamloops based
  • Fast-paced deliveries required
  • 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.
  • Operate in all types of weather
  • High demand for accuracy, efficiency and safety
  • Usual runs leave Kamloops Mondays returning Friday or Saturday mornings
  • Majority of work 'pin to pin' with the occasiona decking load.

Skills and Qualifications

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, non-verbal (e.g., hand signals) communications
  • Operate computer and electronic devices - Including routing, mileage and mapping software; GPS; cellular phones; radios; data-entry devices and tracking devices

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 Licence and Air Brake Endorsement
  • Provide proof of clear driving and criminal records
  • Follow written and oral instructions in English; complete written forms and documents in English
Location Based in Kamloops. Routes throughout BC
Compensation/Pay Rate
Contact Information

Roger Nadeau

250-571-4523 cell

Contact Email roger@tvcbus.ca
Website
Post date December 27, 2021
Application Deadline January 31, 2022