Class B CDL Driver

Christopher Ranch   Edison, NJ   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on February 23, 2023

Class B CDL Driver

Position Summary
To transport and deliver products to customers by applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and roads in the area. The truck driver will be responsible for driving to and from designated locations, verifying loads to shipping papers, maintaining record of duty status according to state and federal regulations, and performing pre-trip and post trip inspections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
• Inspect truck for defects and safe operating conditions before, during, and after trips, and submit a written report on the condition of the truck at the end of each trip.
• Check shipping papers to determine the nature of the load and verify product and count for accuracy. Obtain appropriate customer signatures on paperwork, and collect, verify, and responsibly deliver payments back to company where necessary.
• Secure Inventory/Payload at all times to ensure safe delivery without damage to goods or other risk of loss.
• Collect and/or secure customer payment where necessary and deliver to office
• Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
• Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather. Must be able to operate equipment in all types of weather and conditions. This includes going forward and backing up long distances, around corners, and in and around very tight areas.
• Report all accidents and incidents involving drivers or company equipment.
• Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather, traffic conditions, other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or delivery of product.
• Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including driver's record of duty status, mileage records, and other records required by law.
• Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal (DOT), state, and local regulations for the safe operations of a commercial motor vehicle.
• Must be able to operate a forklift and electric pallet jack to load and unload product.
• Drivers must comply with all aspects of the Christopher Ranch, LLC. Driver Regulations and Safety Program.
• This position also requires the ability to stage, pick and handle inventory according to company procedures, and to work company warehouse equipment, such as Forklift and/or Power Jack in a safe manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other authorized personnel, and follow operational guidelines as adopted or implemented locally.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)
• Must possess a valid Class B driver's license with a minimum of three years on the road experience.
• Must have previous commercial driving experience or have graduated from an accredited commercial driving school with at least one year on the road experience.
- Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
• Must have knowledge of DOT Regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance.
- Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Dept. of Transportations.
• Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The description of the physical demands and the work environment characteristics here, represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, on some instances this job may require work in areas where ear and / or eye protection is necessary.

Employees will be assigned PersOnal Protection Gear such as Back Safety Belt, Leather Gloves, Safety Vest, Safety Goggles and other necessary equipment upon hire. Employees are assigned these in order to work in a safe and efficient manner. It is the responsibility of the employee to properly wear and use this equipment in order to maintain safe working conditions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

Pay: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour

• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Parental leave
• Vision insurance

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