CDL Driver - Transportation Job in Houston, TX

Location: Houston, TX 77017
Industry: Transportation
Job Type: Temp
Posted: 06/11/2024
Job Ref Code: 21-15-1279

Equal Opportunity Employer

Your Job

Do you like to drive the big rigs? Are you OK with working alone, being on the road overnight, for a few days, or even a few weeks at a time? Do you take pride in your work … getting the job done on time … and providing a vital service? If so, then we want to talk to you about an opportunity as CDL Driver!

Your Day

The job responsibilities may include the following:

  • Driving long distances while transporting finished goods and raw materials to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers.
  • Reporting any incidents encountered on the road to a dispatcher.
  • Following all applicable traffic laws.
  • Inspecting trailers before and after the trip, and recording any defects found.
  • Maintaining a log of work hours, rest periods, miles driven and fuel/toll receipts, following all regulations.
  • Reporting serious mechanical problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintaining trucks and associated equipment in clean and good working order.
  • Inspecting vehicles for mechanical items and safety issues as well as performing preventative maintenance.
  • Planning routes and meeting delivery schedules.
  • Complying with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with company policies and procedures.
  • Maneuvering trucks into loading or unloading positions.
  • Collecting and verifying delivery instructions.
  • Reporting defects, accidents, or violations.
  • Carrying or lifting heavy objects and to squat, kneel down, bend, or crawl in awkward positions.

You will also need to:
  • Have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  • Have good health, physical strength, hand-eye coordination, endurance, depth perception, and the ability to concentrate on job responsibilities.
  • Be continually attentive and mindful of your surroundings to keep yourself and others safe.
  • Be able to understand and communicate information (English language is also essential).
  • Proven experience as a truck driver.
  • Hands-on experience with electronic equipment and software (GPS, AVL units, CB etc.).
  • Be able to drive long hours and travel regularly.
  • Have extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations.
  • Have no recent moving or driving violations.
  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc.).
  • Be willing to submit to background/drug checks and provide employment recommendations.
  • Trucking school diploma.

Your Gain

What you may gain while on the job:

  • Travel opportunities — explore the entire U.S., even Canada and Mexico.
  • Learning opportunity — a chance to learn a wide variety of skills and industry knowledge.
  • Building Friendships — meeting fellow truckers and building camaraderie.
  • Rewarding career — job security and a chance to become an owner–operator, going into business for yourself.

Questions? Contact Your Local Branch Office

Current Location
918 Harris Avenue
Suite 100
Pasadena, TX
Open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Equal Opportunity Employer

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