Universal Forest Products Truck Driver in Saginaw, Texas

Knowledge

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Minimum 12th grade basic education completed
  • Minimum 1 year of experience driving a commercial vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. Preferable 3 to 5 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle
  • Working knowledge of vehicle parts, and how to handle minor repairs to ensure equipment is in proper operating conditions
  • Required to have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License
  • Successful completion of forklift driver licensing process

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to pass a written and driving test on DOT rules and regulations
  • Ability to pass a physical examination (DOT required)
  • Ability to operate an electronic board system
  • Ability to block, brace/strap and tie down/secure cargo for transportation and to tarp load
  • Ability to determine if vehicle is properly loaded and if weight cargo is adequate
  • Ability to drive and perform duties in a safe manner
  • Ability to identify equipment malfunctions and determine safe operation of the vehicle
  • Proficient in the use of English language in reading, writing and speaking
  • Ability to work in a wide range of weather conditions
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, customers and vendors
  • Good understanding of efficiencies and productivity measures
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management

Conduct

  • Must not have any DOT recordable accidents in the past three years
  • Safety conscious
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Leads by example and positive attitude
  • Good communicator, customer service oriented and problem solver
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

  • Safely drives on the road delivering products in various weather conditions

  • Completes pre-trip and post-trip inspection sheets
  • Inspects equipment to ensure safe operating conditions -- checks oil and fuel prior to leaving the yard
  • Secures load and/or inspects load to ensure is been properly secured
  • Performs duties consistent with all applicable safety, DOT and Company rules
  • Conducts preventive maintenance to truck and ensures truck is clean
  • Maintains appropriate driving records, logs, and shipping documents as required
  • Maintains radio/telephone and EOB (Electronic On-Board System) contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or to be dispatched to new locations
  • Verifies shipping documents for accuracy, and obtains customer's signature on paperwork upon delivery
  • Completes paperwork as required
  • May operate a forklift to load/unload trailers as required
  • Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy
  • Completes training as required by management
  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
  • Performs other duties as required

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled