Truck Driver Job Description

Truck Driver Job Description

Last updated September 18th, 2017

Truck drivers typically transport materials and goods among manufacturing, distribution and retail centers. Some also perform sales and customer service as part of the job. Other duties include inspecting their vehicles for mechanical issues relating to safe operation, and basic repair work. Use our free job description template below to create an ad that attracts great drivers to your company.

Truck Driver Job Description Template

We are looking for a licensed Truck Driver who will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of goods and other articles of trade to our customers. You will be tasked with driving and maintaining trucks that will be assigned to you, as well as working closely with our team of dispatchers in order to plan routes and track deliveries.

A Class A CDL or commercial driver license is required. Successful candidates must have a clean driving record and must pass a drug and alcohol test.

Truck Driver Responsibilities:

  • Drive long distances to deliver goods to customers.
  • Load and unload cargo.
  • Record cargo deliveries.
  • Refuel and clean vehicle.
  • Report road incidents to the dispatcher.
  • Follow traffic laws.
  • Inspect trucks and record issues.
  • Follow accident procedures.
  • Keep an activities log and log hours.
  • Report mechanical problems to maintenance personnel.
  • Plan routes using GPS system.
  • Get goods to the client on time.
  • Maintain a positive attitude with customers.
  • Keep commercial driver license up to date.

Truck Driver Requirements:

  • Class A CDL or commercial driver license.
  • Current TWIC card.
  • Must pass drug and alcohol test.
  • Must have clean driving record.
  • Must provide current MVR.
  • Must provide a medical certificate.
  • High school diploma.

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