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Truck driver, long distance needed in Canada by NW Transport Employees Inc. 

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Truck driver, long distance needed in Canada by NW Transport Employees Inc. 

Pick up goods and materials, verify loads for accuracy, and deliver them as instructed. Load and unload cargo. Responsible for basic vehicle maintenance; comply with all safe work practices, policies, and processes at all times. Complete and verify paperwork for accuracy.

Job details

  •  Location: 25901-114 AveAcheson, ABT7X 6E2
  •  Salary: $27.00 to $47.00 hourly for 55 to 65 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, Flexible Hours, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits, Long term benefits, Financial benefits
  •  Vacancies: 8 vacancies

We are looking for an experienced Truck Driver to serve our supply chain logistics department in a safe and timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Transport finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical items and safety issues and perform preventative maintenance
  • Plan routes and meet delivery schedules
  • Document and log work/rest periods and kilometres spent driving and retain fuel/toll receipts
  • Input “macros” into our automated system for each stage of the loading and unloading process
  • Comply with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with company policies and procedures
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions
  • Collect and verify delivery instructions
  • Report defects, accidents or violations

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Truck Driver
  • Hands on experience with electronic equipment and software (GPS, AVL units, CB etc)
  • Ability to drive long hours and travel regularly
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations
  • No recent moving or driving violations
  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc)
  • Willing to submit to background/drug checks and provide employment recommendations
  • Trucking school diploma
  • Valid truck driving licence

Frequently asked questions

What does a Truck Driver do?

Truck Drivers move goods across the country by truck or tractor-trailer. Depending on an industry’s fleet size requirements, their routes can be regional or national.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Truck Driver?

Truck Drivers transport finished goods and raw materials over land to manufacturing plants or retail distribution centers. They must also inspect their vehicle’s mechanical state and perform preventative maintenance on their truck. They must, in addition, plan routes that will get them there quickly.

What makes a Good Truck Driver?

Great Truck Drivers should always be on the lookout for problems, no matter how small they seem. They should make sure that their skills and knowledge will never be out-of-date. This ensures that they can fix problems themselves when something goes wrong.

Who does a Truck Driver work with?

A Truck Driver often works independently, rarely interacting with others on their delivery travels. However, sometimes they may work alongside Warehouse Workers, who unload and load items into trucks in which the drivers operate.

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Mountain driving expertise
  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • 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 emergency roadside repairs
  • Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle
  • 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
  • Transport and handle dangerous goods

Credentials

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

  • AZ class license
  • Air Brakes Endorsement
  • Class 1/1F/A Licence (semi trailer trucks)
  • Driver’s License (Class 1 or A)

Experience and specialization

Documentation Knowledge

  • Accident or incident reports
  • Dangerous goods occurrence reports
  • Driver logbook
  • Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)
  • Trip reports

Type of Trucking and Equipment

  • Extended length tractor-trailer combination
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Tractor-trailer A train
  • Tractor-trailer B train

Communication systems experience

  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • Trip recorder (on-board computer)

Transportation/travel experience

  • Long-haul
  • National

Additional information

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Benefits

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • Bonus

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Other benefits
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Veterans

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

By email

[email protected]

By fax

780-960-9514

By mail

25901-114 Ave suite #116
Acheson, AB
T7X 6E2

Advertised until

2022-09-21

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