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Long haul truck driver needed in Canada by Haultech Freightways Ltd.

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Long haul truck driver needed in Canada by Haultech Freightways Ltd.

Long haul truck drivers drive truck and trailer combination vehicles over long distances to deliver products, livestock, or materials. They oversee freight loading, ensure that freight weight limits are not exceeded, and properly secure the freight to prevent damage.

Job details

  •  Location: Abbotsford, BC
  •  Salary: 27.50 hourly for 50 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Financial benefits
  •  Vacancies: 6 vacancies

We are seeking a highly capable long haul truck driver to deliver freight across the country. Your duties will include route planning, ensuring the safe and timeous delivery of our freight, and performing minor maintenance work on the truck. You are also required to maintain a detailed trip logbook.

To be successful as a long haul truck driver, you should possess extensive experience in long-distance truck driving and the ability to stay alert for extended periods. Ultimately, a first-class Long Haul Truck Driver is committed to delivering freight in a safe and timely manner.

Long Haul Truck Driver Responsibilities:

  • Delivering freight over long distances across the country’s road networks.
  • Planning routes efficiently and delivering freight on time.
  • Performing prescribed truck inspections before departure to ensure good running order.
  • Documenting the freight’s condition before departure and inventorizing loads.
  • Securing the freight in place before departure and monitoring its safe distribution throughout the trip.
  • Supervising the loading and unloading of freight, and obtaining the client’s signature on delivery.
  • Performing service checks on tire pressure, oil, and fluid levels, as well as minor repairs, when required.
  • Logging hours and distances driven, rest stop durations, as well as all fuel, repair, and toll expenses.
  • Communicating any delays due to road conditions, accidents, or breakdowns to dispatchers.
  • Complying with federal and state trucking rules and regulations, including mandatory rest periods and weight restrictions.

Long Haul Truck Driver Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Applicable Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Certificate of Completion of a professional truck driving course preferred.
  • 5 years of experience as a Long Haul Truck Driver.
  • A clean driving record, as well as sound knowledge of truck maintenance.
  • In-depth knowledge of route planning, using both road maps and GPS devices.
  • The ability to work long, irregular hours, and to remain focused throughout.
  • Exceptional time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws that regulate the road freight transport industry.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

Experience an asset

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
  • 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
  • Pay and receive payments for goods
  • Perform brake adjustments
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs
  • 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

Credentials

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

  • Air Brakes Endorsement
  • Driver’s License (Class 1 or A)

Additional information

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

Benefits

Financial benefits

  • Bonus

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

haultechfreightwaysltd2855@gmail.com

By mail

Unit 203-2580 Cedar Park PL
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 3S5

Advertised until

2023-01-22

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