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long haul truck driver


Source: Job Bank

Location

Abbotsford, BC
V2T6J8

Salary

$27.50 hourly

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Experience: Will train

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
  • Transport and handle dangerous goods

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

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

Transportation/travel experience

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

Transportation/travel information

  • Drive manual transmission vehicle
  • 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
  • Large workload
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Personal suitability

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

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