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Class A CDL Truck Driver (Class A Commercial Driver's License Truck Driver)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Premier Refrigerated Transport
Physical Address
27268 US Highway 6
Princeton, IL 61356
Job Description

Business Unit: Logistics
Location: Home base Princeton, IL (Regional/OTR Driver)
Type of Position: Full time/Part-time
FLSA Status: Hourly (Interstate Driver)

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to deliver the product to Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. customers in a safe, professional and timely manner. Monterey Logistics operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and 7 days per week.

Job Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to perform the work functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
All drivers must adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) regulations at all times.
Conduct both pre-trip and post-trip tractor/trailer inspections and complete inspection reports.
Fuel tractor and reefer at Home Terminal and on the road.
Operate reefer, maintaining the appropriate temperature for optimum quality of the product.
Unload product according to customer’s specifications, Bring back exchange pallets, Pick up scheduled backhauls.
Fill out trip reports, and any other necessary paperwork. Bring back signed bills of lading for billing purposes and turn into the designated locations.
Report feedback to Monterey Logistics management and/or Sales.
Maintain Driver Daily Log; accurately recording both on-duty driving hours, on-duty not driving hours, off duty hours and sleeper berth hours in accordance with DOT regulations.
Observe and practice both DOT and Company safety procedures at all times. In the event of an accident, notify the supervisor/manager immediately. Attend scheduled Safety Meetings and complete online safety modules in a timely manner.
All drivers must carry an Accident Kit, which includes a drug testing kit and chain of custody forms, in the tractor at all times. In the event of an accident, the kit must be taken by the driver to the nearest medical facility for the collection of specimens. Accident Kit must be complete at all times, including Calling Card, Comdata /T- Check Card. Insurance Card, Drug Test Kit, Accident Kit, Employee Statement of Injury, Camera, and Driver’s Handbook.
Perform a job with attention to personal safety as well as the safety of others. Complete monthly online safety training and attend scheduled quarterly safety meetings.
Perform all requirements of sanitation, GMP/ HACCP standards including hairnets and/or beard nets where required, and personal hygiene policies.

Planning and Organizing – Engages in short and long-term planning, sets priorities to optimize time usage, adheres to schedules and plans.
Creativity and Innovation – Initiates conceptual ideas with practical applications, develops creative strategies and opportunities, creative thinking and problem solving, promotes a creative climate.
Judgment and Decision Making – Solves problems, considers relevant alternatives before making decisions, displays intuitive judgment, shows timeliness and conviction in making recommendations and decisions.
Teamwork and Relationship-Building Skills – Assists team members in accomplishing their objectives by helping things go right, establishes effective working relationships and promotes team efforts.
Adaptability and Change Management Skills – Ability to change to fit changed circumstances. Has the skill to multi-task and juggle competing priorities.
Develops Subordinates or Self – Helps subordinates learn and grow, maintains current knowledge in the field.
Communication and Cooperation – Effectively communicate upward, downward and laterally. Prevents unproductive responses, improves the effectiveness of communications and interactions with others.
Accountability and Productivity – Holds themselves accountable to team members, accepts responsibility for their own decisions, sustains peak performance and solves problems that impede productivity.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (DOT), requires that all drivers must be able to read and speak the English language (including being able to read traffic signs, complete forms, and converse with enforcement officers)
Possession of a valid class A CDL.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.Ability to pass a DOT physical and a Drug Test as well as random drug/alcohol tests.
Ability to pull a 53’ trailer behind a tractor.
Ability to operate a refrigerated unit on the trailer and understand the codes. Maintain proper temperature according to the product and troubleshoot problems.
Ability to match product code with BOL/Manifest.

Education & Work Experience:
At least six (6) months of commercial driving experience, or enter into our Driver Training Program with less than 6 months of commercial driving experience.
Possession of valid class A CDL.
Ability to pass a DOT physical and a Drug Test as well as random drug/alcohol tests.
Ability to pull a 53’ trailer.
Ability to operate a reefer unit.
Ability to lift up to 50 Lbs.
Ability to use forklift/pallet jack.
Two (2) years of commercial driving experience.

Notice: The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Veterans/ Disabled
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