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long distance truck driver


Source: Job Bank

Location

Edmonton, AB
T5Y3V6

Salary

$28.00 to $32.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Durée de l'emploi: Permanent
  • Langue de travail: Anglais
  • Heures de travail: 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Education:
  • Expérience:

Education

  • No degree, certificate or diploma

Work setting

  • Various locations

Tasks

  • Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices, to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • Address customers' complaints or concerns
  • Coach colleagues on new methods or work techniques
  • Professionalism in customer service
  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
  • 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 

  • Class 1/1F/A Licence (semi trailer trucks)
  • Class 3/3F/DF Licence (trailer truck, vehicles with more than 3 axles)

Documentation knowledge

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

Type of trucking and equipment

  • Extended length tractor-trailer combination
  • Liquid bulk
  • 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

  • Local
  • Long-haul
  • National
  • Provincial/territorial
  • Regional
  • Short-haul

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Willing to travel cross-border
  • Willing to travel for extended periods

Work conditions and physical capabilities

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

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Own tools/equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Safety vest
  • Gloves

Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Hardworking
  • Patience

Experience

  • 1 year to less than 2 years

Financial benefits

  • Mileage paid

Support for newcomers and refugees

  • Recruits newcomers and/or refugees who were displaced by a conflict or a natural disaster (for example: Ukraine, Afghanistan, etc.)
  • Offers mentorship programs that pair newcomers and/or refugees with experienced employees
  • Provides diversity and cross-cultural trainings to create a welcoming work environment for newcomers and/or refugees

Support for youths

  • Provides awareness training to employees to create a welcoming work environment for youths

Support for Indigenous people

  • Offers mentorship, coaching and/or networking opportunities for Indigenous workers

Support for mature workers

  • Applies hiring policies that discourage age discrimination

Supports for visible minorities

  • Offers mentorship programs that pair members of visible minorities with experienced employees

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