Long-haul Highway Driver

Landtran Logistics Inc.
Posting Date: November 21, 2017
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Lethbridge, AB (1 vacancy)
Status: Permanent, Full Time, Shift, Days

Description:

Reports To
Operations Manager Edmonton

Department
Operations

Location
Lethbridge, AB

JOB SUMMARY

The position is responsible to safety move freight from one region to another on the highways within AB, BC, ON NWT, YK, SK and MB on deck trailers.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complies with established work rules and regulations, governed by the Employee Handbook, the Drivers Handbook, the National Safety Code, and the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • Keeps a detailed drivers log book of all driving time, work time, wait time activities as well as monitors hours of service, calculates available hours of service and relays data to the regional dispatcher.
  • Operates in metropolitan cities, major expressways and secondary roadways, on occasion remote areas off highway and all types of weather including, but not limited to, rain, snow, fog, and ice, extreme hot and cold weather.
  • Reports to operations manager based out of Edmonton, AB
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip mechanical inspections of power unit and trailer to ensure all possible safety standards are adhered to. Where a defect is found he / she will immediately report defect to appropriate supervisor and/or qualified technician to remedy problem.
  • Ensures vehicles in a combination are loaded and coupled together as to ensure a smooth traveling path
  • Driver avoids crossing opposing lanes of traffic unless necessary
  • Maintains a maximum speed of 100 km or less when posted

Tasks and Duties

  • Physically performs a comprehensive pre- trip, en route, and post-trip inspections of assigned power unit and trailer to ensure both units are in safe working order
  • Participate in loading and unloading freight
  • Operates cargo hydraulic crane
  • Provide adequate cargo securement as per customer requirements (training provided)
  • Maintain constant communication with customer and supervisor
  • Check freight in trailer to ensure freight is correctly loaded to ensure damage will not result while in transit
  • Check paperwork to determine billed weight of freight and location in trailer. Scale each axle at approved scales to ensure you are within legal regulated requirements. Reposition cargo if needed and re-scale to ensure it is legal
  • Ensure dangerous goods paperwork is correct, sign envelopes and if placards are required; affix proper dangerous goods placards on trailer(s)
  • Examine running orders to confirm details on dispatch including; special loading instructions, freight drops, pick ups, trailer drops and pick up. Confirm dispatch departure times, arrival times and contact names and phone numbers of all parties involved if applicable.
  • Safely and efficiently unloads freight at specified locations with specialized equipment most commonly fork lift trucks and cranes

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

Physical

  • Minimum age 21
  • Physical fitness, agility and free of illicit substances
  • Physically suited to the nature of the work, which includes driving for long period of time, remaining alert and aware of the ever changing road and traffic conditions, also includes brief periods of physical exertion, bending, lifting, pushing, carrying, etc.
  • May include working in hot, cold, wet, windy, and dusty conditions, both outdoors and indoors, Working both days and nights.

Education/Experience

  • Holder of valid license for equipment hired to operate and must be willing to participate in continuing on the job training and testing.
  • Must possess a valid Class 1 driver's license or equivalent
  • Must not have more than 2 moving violations in the prior 12 months, and no more than 3 moving violations the prior 36 months
  • Must not show driving related criminal code convictions in the prior 36 months

Safety Equipment and Training

  • Must possess and wear when deemed necessary, personal protective safety equipment including approved steel toed safety shoes.
  • Many job sites and industrial plants require drivers to participate in on site safety and orientation course.
  • Attend training classes and pass a test on the safe handling and transportation of dangerous goods.

Comprehension

  • Must have effective comprehension of the English language both verbal and written.
  • Comprehend simple arithmetic adding, subtracting multiplication and division.
  • Aptitude for working safely with mechanical and pneumatic (air brakes) equipment and systems.

Personal Attributes

  • Positive and professional attitude, with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Vigilant on the highways with safety, the key motivation before all others.
  • Willing to follow instructions, accept responsibility, and assist others.
  • Displays poise, maturity and appropriate self-confidence.
  • Possesses clean personal appearance and grooming.
  • Honesty and trustworthiness in all matters.
  • Dependable and reliable, with prior work record for regular attendance and punctuality.

Prior Experience

  • Must have clean drivers abstract

Please submit a resume and covering letter to:

Will Pina - Health and Safety Manager
Tel.: -
Fax: -
will.pina@landtranlogistics.com
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About Us

Based in Western Canada, the Landtran Group of companies consists of diverse subsidiary business units that are able to provide unparalleled reach and service across Canada, the United States and Mexico.

With over 60 years of transportation and delivery experience, we are proud to be Industry leaders.

Our versatility and international range has helped to secure our place as one of the largest integrated, regional distribution operations in Western Canada.

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