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Regional & Short Haul CDL-A Driver

Job Summary

The primary function of a Commercial Truck Driver at Ralph Moyle, Inc. is the timely, safe delivery of loads from the consignor's door to the consignee's door with company equipment.  Enroute, the driver's job can include securing the load, driving, computer data entry, completing paperwork fueling, adding oil and water, hooking up the electrical system and air lines, pulling the fifth wheel lever, starting the refrigeration unit on trailers, climbing on the tractor frame to check oil and water in the refrigeration unit, climbing into and out of the bunk, entering and exiting the cab of the tractor, and manually loading or unloading the trailer.

 

Essential Duties

  • Secure freight as necessary with use of load locks, straps or nailing wood blocks
  • Practices safety methods in the operation of equipment and performance of duties.
  • Maintains accurate record or tire inventory
  • Inventories and ensures an adequate supply of tires and related parts; and requisitions/orders supplies as necessary
  • Prepares paperwork including work orders, part usage records, tire weight records, etc.

 

Minimum Qualifications  

Skills:

  • Ability to safely operate tandem tractor-trailer equipment with 53 ft. trailers in all types of circumstances including intercity, inter-state, and intra-city travel
  • Safely maneuver and dock trailers at customer facilities including places that were built prior to today’s  industry standards  
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Pass a mandatory DOT physical examination
  • Stamina and physical endurance to drive up to 11 hours per day, work a total of 14 hours per day with an irregular schedule
  • Sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry product weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb steps
  • Must be able to walk, lift, reach, stoop, stand, grasp, balance, twist, bend, climb, kneel, crawl and crouch

Other Requirements:

  • Possess a valid  Michigan Class A CDL Driver’s License
  • 1 year tractor-trailer experience or diploma from a certified truck driving training school
     

 

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