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Over The Road Drivers

Company Name:
Solomon Morgan
Overview:
The primary function of the Over the Road Driver is to operate various tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time, over long distances between company/customer facilities, terminals, yards or work sites in order to pick up, transport and deliver freight in a safe, timely and efficient manner. As part of this function, Over the Road drivers drop, hook, spot or otherwise interchange equipment for loading or unloading at various locations under varied conditions. Over the Road Drivers are subject to the Hours of Service Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation.
Essential Functions:
1. Performs all duties in accordance with Longistics policies and procedures, and complies with all federal, state, and local regulations for the secure and safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Accepts assigned loads through a system of First-in, First-out. An offered load cannot be refused.
2. Understands and carries out all security procedures to include not stopping within the first 200 miles of departing any pick-up location and not ever leaving a load unattended. Understands and carries out instructions given orally and in writing, including those on manifests, bills of lading and other shipping documents to determine the location and time of delivery.
3. Conducts a thorough pre-trip inspection of the equipment assigned as prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the company. Inspect tractor and trailer for defects during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the tractor and trailer at the end of each trip.
4. Safely operates tractor trailer equipment in different configurations as assigned, with varying weights as allowed by law, under all types of climatic conditions, terrain, road conditions and traffic situations, in urban and rural settings, for extended periods of time, over long distances, either direct or by way of other intermediate points in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as Longistics policy.
5. Drop, hook, spot, switch and otherwise interchange equipment, including the hooking and unhooking trailers from the tractor itself and the pushing, pulling, placing, lifting and attaching or detaching of various types of converter gear when necessary. Also includes the raising and lowering of the landing gear on semi-
trailers and/or the front support on converter dollies when the dollies are so
equipped.
6. Ensures that all required shipping documentation accompanies all deliveries.
7. When requested, though rarely, and only after given permission by Dispatch,
may load and/or unload in a safe and proficient manner and checks cargo at
customer terminals or facilities, assisted or unassisted, using various mechanical
aids and freight handling equipment. Properly secures or re-secures the cargo as
required.
8. Frequently communicates with Dispatch/Operations, in person or by way of
Qual Comm, or phone, in order to advise of stops, movements, problems with
equipment, cargo, delays, etc.
9. Reports all accidents or incidents involving driver of company equipment. Be
able to provide initial contact with public safety or law enforcement officials and the
general public when involved in traffic accidents or hazardous material incidents.
Report any moving violations received in both CMV or personal vehicle.
10. Properly maintains a drivers log electronically in accordance with FMCSA
and Longistics requirements. Remains knowledgeable of own hours of service at all
times and reports discrepancies or potential violations to Longistics Operations
immediately. Properly and efficiently complete all necessary paperwork including
inspection reports, manifests, bills of ladings, trip pay reports, trip fuel and mileage
reports, accident reports and any other report or record required by law, regulation
or Longistics policy.
11. Verifies all shipping documentation against the load information provided by
dispatch. Note in writing any overages, shortages or damage and seal intact when
arriving at delivery.
12. Performs roadside inspections as required by the law, various administrative
agency regulations and Longistics policy.
13. Installs and removes tire chains and other equipment as needed.
14. Works in adverse weather conditions without temperature or other
environmental controls and subject to ambient weather conditions.
15. Comprehends and complies with required emergency responses to hazardous
material spills or incidents as requird by the situation.
16. Performs work required in a timely manner and maintains adequate production
in order to meet service schedules.
17. Report highway safety hazards observed.
18. Communicates in a professional manner with persons whom the driver is in
contact with as a company representative.
19. Sweeps and/or washes out trailers, as needed. Always keep tractor in clean
condition.

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