Job Details

Job Title: Log Truck Driver

Work Location: AL

I. Summary

Drives truck and trailer to haul logs in a safe and efficient manner to designated company locations in AL Counties.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

  • Drives truck and trailer to haul logs from logging sites to mill
  • Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations: such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas off highway and private dirt roads
  • Abides by all Company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
  • May need to cut or remove limbs from load prior to transporting using various small tools
  • Ensures load is properly secured and weight is evenly distributed on truck and trailer. Checks binders/straps to ensure load is secure
  • Inspects tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before (pre-trip) and after trips as applicable also when stopped during the work day, and submits a driver’s daily vehicle inspection report on the condition no later than the end of the each day
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressures are maintained
  • Brake adjustments are the responsibility of driver to ensure they are properly adjusted daily
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law, or by Company standards
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of landing, weight tickets, ) required to move with shipment are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned in daily
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after incident occurs to Supervisor
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Reports if there are regular delays or abnormal delays in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or deliver of logs
  • Uses Company Radio and or Central Band (CB) radio ensuring appropriate communication and language

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • Completed truck driving school with a minimum of one year over the road experience; or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • This position requires a Class "A" Drivers License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV
  • Log hauling experience is preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure or legal Ability to complete/write regular documents related to the truck and delivery of materials
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and calculate load weight
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