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long haul truck driver


Source: Job Bank

Location

Calgary, AB
T3N1P2

Salary

$29.50 to $30.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 35 to 60 hours per week
  • Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Experience: Experience an asset

Work setting

  • Various locations
  • Willing to relocate

Tasks

  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Load and unload goods
  • Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo on international routes
  • 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 

  • AZ class license
  • Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
  • Driver's License (Class 1 or A)

Documentation knowledge

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

Type of trucking and equipment

  • Tractor-trailer

Communication systems experience

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

Transportation/travel experience

  • International
  • Long-haul
  • National
  • Provincial/territorial

Security and safety

  • Valid passport
  • Basic security clearance
  • Criminal record check
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Drug test
  • Medical exam

Transportation/travel information

  • Drive manual transmission vehicle
  • Willing to travel cross-border
  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Willing to travel overnight

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Sitting

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Own tools/equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots

Personal suitability

  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Green job

  • Involves duties and responsibilities that lead to positive environmental outcomes

Support for newcomers and refugees

  • Participates in a government or community program or initiative that supports newcomers and/or refugees
  • Assists with immediate settlement needs of newcomers and/or refugees (for example: housing, transportation, storage, childcare, winter clothing, etc.)
  • Supports social and labour market integration of newcomers and/or refugees (for example: facilitating access to community resources, language training, skills training, etc.)
  • Recruits newcomers and/or refugees who were displaced by a conflict or a natural disaster (for example: Ukraine, Afghanistan, etc.)
  • Supports newcomers and/or refugees with foreign credential recognition

Support for youths

  • Offers on-the-job training tailored to youth
  • Offers mentorship, coaching and/or networking opportunities for youth
  • Provides awareness training to employees to create a welcoming work environment for youth

Support for Indigenous people

  • Offers mentorship, coaching and/or networking opportunities for Indigenous workers
  • Develops and maintains relationships with indigenous communities, indigenous-owned businesses and organizations
  • Facilitates access to Elders who can offer support and guidance to Indigenous workers

Support for mature workers

  • Applies hiring policies that discourage age discrimination
  • Provides staff with awareness training to create a welcoming work environment for mature workers
  • Offers mentorship, coaching and/or networking opportunities for mature workers
  • Offers phased re-entry options for mature workers who are returning to work after retiring (for example: gradually increasing hours and responsibilities)

Supports for visible minorities

  • Applies hiring policies that discourage discrimination against members of visible minorities (for example: anonymizing the hiring process, etc.)
  • Offers mentorship programs that pair members of visible minorities with experienced employees
  • Provides diversity and cross-cultural training to create a welcoming work environment for members of visible minorities

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