Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

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Heavy truck driver provides and document proper routine maintenance of assigned truck and trailer and any other loading/unloading equipment.

Heavy Truck Driver Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Possesses intricate knowledge of the proper methods of loading, securing loads and unloading supplies and equipment
Transports, delivers and picks up materials, merchandise and equipment throughout the Company and local and out of town destinations
Performs limited maintenance on vehicles such as fueling, washing
Loads and unloads shipments at shipping and receiving area
Opens bales, crates and other containers using hand tools
Fills requisitions, work orders or requests for materials, tools or other stock items for distribution to requestor
Exerts frequent physical energy
Operates large tactical vehicles, busses, forklifts, and ATVs to transport personnel, cargo, fuel and ammunition over specified routes to local or distant points according to requirements
Loads and secures cargo ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and vehicle capability
Performs operator level inspections and maintenance on assigned vehicles and equipment

Heavy Truck Driver Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Heavy Truck Driver

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT

Education for Heavy Truck Driver

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the heavy truck driver job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Truck Driving, Construction, Applied Science, History

Skills for Heavy Truck Driver

Desired skills for heavy truck driver include:

JBLM
PSNS
Proper methods of loading
Securing loads and unloading supplies and equipment
Department of Transportation compliance requirements
Computer operations and applications and basic mathematical skills
U.S. Army maintenance procedures
Excel and Outlook
PSNS and Bangor
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Desired experience for heavy truck driver includes:

Military vehicle experience preferred
HAZMAT and Tanker Endorsement preferred
Driving record will be reviewed before hiring
Minimum 6 months general experience
Minimum 6 months specific experience which will demonstrate knowledge required to perform requirements of position
May substitute experience for education at the rate of 1 year of specific experience for 1 year of high school

Heavy Truck Driver Examples

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Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a heavy 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 heavy truck driver
  • Performs other duties in accordance with Mission Support Requirements as directed
  • Must be able to travel unaccompanied throughout the continental US, and foreign countries
  • Individual must submit to and pass random drug screening
  • Individual must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, be in good physical condition, and able to work outside
  • Must be able to work shift work and weekends
  • Must obtain a HAZMAT CDL endorsement within 180 days of hire
  • Operates Heavy Trucks usually over 4 tons and 10 wheels
  • Performs driver’s maintenance, operational and safety check on vehicles
  • Capable of performing a variety of minor repairs and services to maintain trucks and other vehicles, this may include placings and maintaining decals on vehicles, checks and replaces batteries, replaces tires, washes, polishes, and cleans interiors and exteriors of vehicles, check and maintains fluid levels
  • May be assigned to operate smaller vehicles and buses
Qualifications for heavy truck driver
  • Drivers must be able to maneuver tractor-trailer into loading or unloading positions, following signals from others and work as part of a team
  • Experience at couple and uncouple trailers, connecting or disconnecting air and electrical lines and manipulating fifth-wheel locks
  • Must be physically able to properly secure loads for transport using chains, binders, and straps with the ability to climb ladders to inspect loads
  • Must be able to carry 70 lbs unassisted multiple times through out assigned shift
  • Requires 3 - 5 years delivery driver experience in a combination (tractor trailer) truck
  • Must have Class A CDL w/Hazmat & Tanker endorsements and with at least 12 months of remaining validity
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Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of heavy truck driver. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for heavy truck driver
  • Make sure truck is stocked with appropriate chains, straps and safety equipment
  • Secure equipment correctly and meets DOT requirements
  • Daily inspection of the truck and trailer prior to departure
  • Drive smaller trucks to accommodate other pick-up and delivery requirements on an as needed basis
  • Keep accurate records, log books and obtain required jobsite signatures
  • Responsible for keeping the truck clean and organized
  • Work in a safe manner utilizing safety devices
  • May also load and/or unload truck with or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, perform daily operational and fluid checks, and keep truck in good working condition
  • Driving to designated locations to deliver and pick up portable latrines using grid coordinates on a map
  • Sanitize/clean portable sinks, latrines and vault latrines inside and outside to include pumping the effluent from the portable latrines into the truck holding tank replenishing portable latrine supplies (including toilet paper, soap, paper towels and cleaners used in maintaining the sinks and toilets.)
Qualifications for heavy truck driver
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Vehicle Operator
  • Must be able to travel and have adequate transportation to and from work
  • Must have Class A CDL and Hazmat endorsement
  • Experience hauling oversize loads is preferred
  • Able to do load and trip permitting as necessary
  • Able to operate and load equipment
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Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of heavy 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 heavy truck driver
  • Maintain portable latrine and sink service logs and perform light maintenance on portable latrines as needed
  • Properly dispose of effluent from truck holding tank in designated disposal locations
  • Inspect vehicle each use
  • Employee is accountable for providing effective and efficient customer service ensuring government standards and customer satisfaction are maintained
  • Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for operating company vehicles including vans, autos and light and heavy trucks pulling flat, box and landoll trailers to transport a variety of materials, merchandise and heavy equipment
  • When hauling a flatbed, step deck, or lowboy trailer load securement will have to be performed to include using ratchet straps, chains and binders, and securement dunnage
  • Loading rail car, will require setting out planks to drive from car to car and handling railcar binders to secure equipment to rail cars
  • Hooking various types of military style trailers requiring long periods of standing and bending to get items ready to haul or stage
  • Driver will be required to get the passenger endorsement added to their class A CDL
  • Drivers will be required to learn to operate various type of MHE to include forklifts ranging from 4k to 30k, backhoes, bulldozers, skid steers
Qualifications for heavy truck driver
  • Some mechanical knowledge desired
  • Must be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Certificate from a vocational school or other recognized source with a major study in the operation of Heavy trucks / Line Haul Vehicles
  • Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Experience loading equipment with RGN/Lowboy
  • One to two years rexperience operating equipment and 2 -3 years minimum experience driving a truck required
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Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a heavy 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 heavy truck driver
  • Perform other duties as directed including operating a forklift or other forms of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and similar warehouse duties
  • Drives a truck, over four tons, to transport materials, merchandise, equipment or workers between various types of establishments such as manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses, wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments and customer’s houses or places of business
  • Loads and/or unloads truck with or without helpers
  • Makes minor mechanical repairs
  • Reports to and receives assignments, instructions, and direction from the Foreman or General Foreman
  • Operates company vehicles with capacity of up to 30 tons to move materials, tools, and equipment to and from work locations in support of construction and maintenance activities and/or deliver operating materials and supplies from one warehouse to another
  • Loads and unloads vehicles
  • Observes and follows all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment, and assists during the operation of well logging equipment at job site
  • Drive a straight truck, over 4 tons, with 10 wheels fuel truck
  • Perform daily Quality Control checks on equipment and fuel
Qualifications for heavy truck driver
  • A valid state Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an "X" endorsement for hazardous cargo
  • Ability to read military maps using military grid coordinates
  • Must be able to follow directions and help organize routes
  • Outdoor work experience required, surface mining experience preferred
  • Aggregate rock plant experience highly desired
  • Must be comfortable working in off-road environment, walking through rough terrain
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Heavy Truck Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of heavy 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 heavy truck driver
  • Perform Hot refueling in accordance to Federal policies and procedures
  • Maintain driver log books and fuel records via paper and electronic logging device
  • Perform pre and post daily inspections on the truck
  • Report any issues with the truck to management
  • Adhere to DOT and Federal duty day limits, policies and agency travel regulations
  • Maintains support fuel truck inventory
  • Maintain electronic logging devices, registration, inspections and maintenance of 2 International 5000 gallon Fuel Trucks
  • Performs vehicle registration, insurance and CHP formalities and documentation regarding induction of new vehicles in existing fleet
  • Oversee routine and ad hoc maintenance, obtain tags for new vehicles and renew old ones to ensure schedule fleet management
  • Monitor and ensure fleet operation in compliance with local and state rules and regulations
Qualifications for heavy truck driver
  • At least 15 credits of Heavy Equipment or Trucking Classes at USUE, Blanding completed
  • Safety minded and able to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Pursuing of Associate of Applied Science
  • Minimum of five years’ experience driving a tractor lowboy trailer combination and delivering to construction jobsites
  • Ability to operate heavy construction equipment and load/unload in a safe manner
  • Must have knowledge of correct tie down techniques for all types of construction equipment

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