Truck Driver-Columbia

Company: Blanchard Machinery Company ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Truck Driver

Essential Functions & Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operating an 11 axle specialized truck/trailer.
  • Perform all required pre and post-trip inspections.
  • Operate, load, and unload parts and equipment to be hauled.
  • Ensure that all loads are properly prepared, loaded and secured before the vehicle proceeds from each stop. Personally check and inspect the load. Perform a thorough check of the truck before and after each stop.
  • Properly secure any loose timbers and ramps with chains when in transit. Personally remove and put away chains when unloading. Prepare before and stow away after each trip, the vehicle, trailer and all auxiliary equipment such as chains, blocks and gear.
  • Comply with all ICC, DOT, State and local traffic and highway laws, rules and regulations. Safely operate all equipment in compliance with all legal weight and load size limits.
  • Take pictures of questionable machine damage and report immediately.
  • Assist in loading or unloading the trucks. Ensure all loads are properly prepared, loaded and secured to avoid shifting, loosening, or falling while enroute.
  • Ensure manifests are accurate and error free. All item transported are on the manifest.
  • Work safely at all times. Adhere to all applicable safety policies. Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Maintain company equipment by checking fuel, oil, water, tires, etc on truck and equipment before starting. All equipment is kept clean and maintained. Report hauling equipment operation trouble to the office.
  • Keep driver’s license and required CDL and all endorsements current. Notify supervisor of any driver license problems within 24 hours
  • Ensure all required paperwork is properly completed within applicable time deadlines.
  • Work extra hours and scheduled days off up to the limit permissible by DOT when requested by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Qualifications 
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina Class "A" CDL with less than three moving violations in the past three years. 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience hauling heavy equipment and oversized loads is required. 
  • Must have knowledge of DOT laws and regulations. 
  • Prefer a candidate with knowledge of South Carolina's roadways. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are required. 
  • Ability to set and keep priorities while professionally handling the stress of operating in a fast paced industry with rigid 
  • time frames. 
  • Must be an enthusiastic hard worker with the ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
  • Job Requirements