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long haul truck driver


Source: Job Bank

Location

Abbotsford, BC, V4X1G2

Salary

$27.00 to $30.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

Work Setting

  • Various locations

Tasks

  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Load and unload goods
  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
  • Oversee condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment
  • Perform brake adjustments
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs
  • Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle
  • Perform preventive maintenance
  • Receive and relay information to central dispatch
  • Record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption
  • Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses 

  • Air Brakes Endorsement
  • Driver's License (Class 1 or A)

Documentation Knowledge

  • Accident or incident reports
  • Bill of lading
  • Dangerous goods occurrence reports
  • Driver logbook
  • Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)
  • Maintenance and repair reports
  • Trans-border documentation
  • Trip reports

Type of Trucking and Equipment

  • Dry bulk
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Straight truck (4,600kg+ or 10,000lbs+ with 3+ axles)
  • Tractor-trailer

Communication Systems Experience

  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

Transportation/Travel Experience

  • International
  • Long-haul
  • Provincial/territorial

Security and Safety

  • Valid passport
  • Basic security clearance
  • Criminal record check
  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Drug test
  • Medical exam

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Travel expenses paid by employer
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Willing to travel cross-border
  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Willing to travel internationally
  • Willing to travel overnight

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Large workload
  • Overtime required
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Weight Handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan

Long term benefits

  • Other benefits

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