• Driver - Class A CDL

    Location(s) USA-CO-Rifle
    Job ID
    2018-5089
    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Night shift, exact hours TBD
    Category
    Driver
  • Overview

    LOCAL ROUTES - HOME DAILY - GREAT PAY & BENEFITS!

     

    Savage has immediate needs for Class A CDL Drivers!  Local routes - home daily!

     

    Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.

     

    Duties to include completing hauls as assigned in a safe and efficient manner. May occasionally be assigned other duties to assist in meeting customers and/or company standards.  

     

    Please read on for additional details.

    Responsibilities

    • Partner with dispatch in safely transporting material to and from transloading facilities
    • Fuel and clean trucks; perform pre and post-trip inspections, complete paperwork, and reviews communication board
    • Ensure that the truck meets or exceeds safe operational standards
    • Report maintenance issues to the maintenance crew
    • Understand critical service requirements and see they are met
    • Maneuver and connect heavy hoses
    • Take an active role in our safety program including attendance to all safety meetings and ensure safe behaviors of self and others
    • Attend communication meetings and safety training as scheduled
    • Complete required paperwork, i.e., manifests, driver logs, recaps, accident reports, and basic knowledge of DOT regulations 
    • Interact with other Savage and customer management and personnel on a daily basis.; understand customer service and have strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills
    • Assist the operation with other tasks deemed necessary to meet customer expectations
    • Occasionally assist other operations on a temporary basis
    • Responsible for returning the equipment in the same condition it was when assigned to them and for reporting equipment damage or deficiencies immediately

    Qualifications

    • Class A CDL 
    • Six months experience with pneumatic trailers and 53 ft. van trailers
    • Experience driving in the snow and ice 
    • Demonstration of driving skills including lane changing, backing up, hooking up trailers, attention to all potential hazards
    • A solid and stable work history
    • Understand best practices of maintaining and safely operating tractor trailers
    • Understand safe work practices for operating in different environments: freeway conditions, mountainous roads, in-plant facilities, etc.
    • Willingness to learn and participate in an employee-based safety program to contribute to Savage's culture of safety
    • Can successfully pass Savage's road test, which will include a proper pre and post trip inspection of the vehicles
    • Must attend all mandatory training and keep all training documentation up to date
    • Must show knowledge of DOT regulations as determined in interviews and be willing and able to work within the hours of service regulations
    • Must be able to speak, read and write English
    • Must be Drug/Alcohol Free and able to pass a criminal background test; should have an MVR that meets Savage standards

     

     

    Education/Experience

    • High School or GED
    • 6 months applicable experience

      

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to climb into and out of cab 20 or more times per shift
    • Ability to change or chain-up a flat tire
    • Ability to apply snow chains to tires 

    With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.

     

     

    Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.

     

    Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

     

     

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