CDL Truck Driver Job Description

CDL Truck Driver Job Description

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CDL truck driver provides day-to-day inspection of the vehicle with timely oil changes and refilling water, brakes, tyre pressure and water.

CDL Truck Driver Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective CDL truck driver job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included CDL truck driver job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operates either standard trucks up to 5-ton capacity or light trailer trucks having up to 14-foot trailers transporting a wide variety of items including such things as freight, chemicals, packages, semi-finished goods, containers, simple equipment, raw stock
Follows proper guidelines for use of all equipment needed for completing local moving and storage jobs
Ensures vehicle and equipment are clean, safe and kept in working order including knowledge of mechanics sufficient to make minor repairs while on the road
Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment
With or without helper, load and unload the truck, count bundles accurately and assure they’re neatly stacked in a protected, dry location for each relay driver
Irregular schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
Ensure route documentation such as fuel purchases, mileage records, required by state and federal regulations are maintained, correct and complete
Prepare a written inspection report for each CMV operated during each day
Responsible for meeting all D.O.T
Operate truck and trailer units in a safe manner

CDL Truck Driver Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for CDL Truck Driver

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the CDL truck driver job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in General Education, Education, Supervision, The College, Medical, Math, Communication, Associates, Health, Technology

Skills for CDL Truck Driver

Desired skills for CDL truck driver include:

DOT regulations
Delivery and disposal procedures
Drill cutting and oil based mud operations
Equipment associated with the trucking of oil field equipment
Salt-water collection
Electrical products
Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and DOT regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials
Equipment
ADS finished goods
Commercial driving regulations and roads in the area

Desired experience for CDL truck driver includes:

Must be 21 years old to apply
Delivery and pickup involves making round-robin pickup and deliveries in a timely, efficient, and effective manner to facilitate meeting contractual quality standards
Pick up all released parcels from the local CMOP facility at least three (3) times daily based on workload ensure logbook sign in/out procedures are documented at CMOP locations
Drop off empty BMC containers and returned, recalled, or specialized parcels from the mail manifesting site to the CMOP location
Load BMC, skids or pallets containing parcels into the truck or trailer and affix a numbered truck/trailer door seal
Document on Bill of Lading (BOL) the accurate count of BMC’s, skids, and pallets for pick up

CDL Truck Driver Examples

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CDL Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a CDL truck driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for CDL truck driver
  • Affix a truck/trailer to the door seal and document seal number on the BOL
  • Deliver the truck/trailer to the mail manifesting site documenting date/time of arrival and conducting a two (2) party inspection of truck seal integrity before the offload process begins
  • Develop and maintain an efficient primary and secondary routing system to follow
  • Develop and maintain an organized and efficient loading and unloading procedures
  • Ensure truck and parcel handling safety procedures are adhered to when picking up, transporting, and delivering parcels
  • May collect C.O.D
  • Maintains communications within production team ensuring smooth shift transitions
  • Inspects truck for defects per MN DOT/Federal Motor Carrier regulations
  • Responsible for the safe and accurate loading and unloading of material such as pipe or fittings to and from project locations and customers in an effective and efficient manner
  • Will handle and mix toxic and highly combustible chemicals
Qualifications for CDL truck driver
  • Must be able to pass a drug and background screen
  • Capable motor coordination
  • Able to exert physical effort in handling (pushing, pulling, lifting, ) objects more than 75 pounds frequently
  • Have a current Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be willing to obtain within 120 days, issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
  • High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred
  • MUST have a current Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
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CDL Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a CDL truck driver. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CDL truck driver
  • Learn all inventory and equipment required for these projects
  • Available to work flexible schedule that may include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Load cargo
  • Input “macros” into automated system for each stage of the loading and unloading process
  • Comply with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking, break periods) with company policies and procedures
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical items, safety issues, perform preventative maintenance and report defect, accidents or violations
  • Deliver to customer and then a direct return
  • Operates a gasoline powered truck for pick-up, hauling, and delivery of materials between facilities and various locations throughout the city
  • Responsible for loading and unloading of freight via Fork Truck
  • Ensures accuracy of all paperwork related to the job to possibly include checking C.O.D.’s
Qualifications for CDL truck driver
  • Minimum 1 year of driving experience
  • Must have a clean Driver's License
  • Must be able to operate flatbed truck (CDL A or B)
  • High school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience preferred
  • Ability to read instructions, numbers, and write legibly
  • Have a current Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Hazmat Endorsement issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
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CDL Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of CDL truck driver. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for CDL truck driver
  • Responsible for safety of crewmembers, fellow employees, and the public while operating company vehicles and/or supervising/performing any company activity
  • Proper preparation of shipping papers
  • Agreement between information on shipping papers and markings and labeling on freight
  • Ascertain that vehicle is properly placarded
  • Drive truck to destination in accordance with federal regulations, normally in periods of up to eleven (11) hours of driving followed by an off-duty period of at least ten (10) consecutive hours
  • 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 areas on and around congested heavy construction project sites
  • Ensure that all shipment documentation (e.g., manifest, security seal sheets, bills of lading, shipping orders, or freight bills, ) required to move with shipments is available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered
  • 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 on heavy construction project sites
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to loading or delivery of materials
  • Complete daily trip log via ELD software and submit reports of mileage covered at the end of day
Qualifications for CDL truck driver
  • Have a current Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
  • Have at least a current Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
  • Minimum 2 years tractor trailer driving experience, good driving record, and ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Class A CDL Drivers with HAZMAT (X) and Tanker endorsements required
  • Clean DOT / Driver's abstract
  • May be assisting workers in loading and unloading trucks when needed
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CDL Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a CDL truck driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for CDL truck driver
  • Report any incident involving equipment damage, near miss, first aid or medical treatment to supervisor
  • Report deficiencies in Worthington transport equipment+
  • Delivers products to customers which may include assistance with unloading, ensuring delivery of ticket with material, Serves as primary interface with the customer at point of delivery
  • Loads truck with daily deliveries
  • Resolves customer service issues
  • Complies with all DOT (Department of Transportation) standards and regulations
  • May assist warehouse staff with pulling and preparing orders for shipment, receiving, verifying, staging and stocking all incoming material
  • On idle time or slow time they will have to help operate wood grinder
  • Transport product between manufacturing plant and warehouse
  • Move/spot trailers when necessary
Qualifications for CDL truck driver
  • Ability to preform a pre-trip inspection, checking mechanical aspects of the vehicle
  • Must possess a Class A CDL
  • Must be able to submit to a background and drug test
  • Must provide two professional references
  • Resume needed for consideration
  • HS Diploma/GED plus 3 years CDL experience or 10 years CDL experience
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CDL Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of CDL truck driver. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CDL truck driver
  • Ensure proper maintenance of vehicles and trailers
  • Keep vehicle and trailer logs
  • Operate towmotor to load/unload trailers when necessary
  • Safe driving record, and preferably, no more than one accident or moving violation within the previous 12 months from date of hire
  • 12+ months of verifiable driving experience (defined as interstate operation of a Class A combination vehicle/tractor trailer), preferably within the previous three years
  • Aerial/Underground work as needed and directed and as trained
  • Construction and repair of underground RF and Fiber service
  • Learn how to read and construct from a design schematic of map
  • Line truck
  • Bucket truck
Qualifications for CDL truck driver
  • Must be able to follow written directions and take directions verbally, via two-way radio or by phone
  • Must meet all Federal Department of Transportation physical requirements of a Class A CDL driver
  • HazMat endorsement to transport hazardous materials that require placarding
  • Have a current Class A Driver's License (CDL) issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical upon initial hire
  • Must be able to load and unload animals at farm and plant destination

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