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long haul truck driver


Source: Job Bank

Location

Red Deer, AB
T4P0K9

Salary

$31.00 to $32.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 40 to 50 hours per week
  • Education: No degree, certificate or diploma
  • Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Work setting

  • Remote location

Tasks

  • Address customers' complaints or concerns
  • Coach colleagues on new methods or work techniques
  • Mountain driving expertise
  • Professionalism in customer service
  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
  • 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
  • Pay and receive payments for goods
  • 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
  • Transport and handle dangerous goods

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • Air Brakes Endorsement
  • Bear awareness Certification
  • Class 5/5F/G Licence (cars, small trucks and other 2-axle vehicles)
  • S-100 basic fire suppression and safety training
  • Working at heights training
  • Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) Card
  • Defensive Driving Course
  • Driver's License (Class 1 or A)
  • Extended Trailer Combination Permit or Endorsement
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate
  • Pro-Trucker/Smart Driver (fuel efficiency) Training
  • Professional Driver Improvement Certificate
  • Skid Control Training
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certificate
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate

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
  • Trip reports

Type of trucking and equipment

  • Roll-off truck
  • Stone slinger
  • Extended length tractor-trailer combination
  • Liquid bulk
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Tractor-trailer A train
  • Tractor-trailer B train

Communication systems experience

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

Transportation/travel experience

  • Local
  • Long-haul
  • Short-haul

Security and safety

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

Transportation/travel information

  • Drive manual transmission vehicle
  • Travel expenses paid by employer
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Willing to travel overnight

Work conditions and physical capabilities

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

Weight handling

  • Up to 13.5 kg (30 lbs)

Own tools/equipment

  • Cellular phone
  • Hard hat
  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Tools

Personal suitability

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

Screening questions

  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?

Workplace information

  • On the road job

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