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DOT Truck Driver

Company: Forterra Pipe & Precast
Location: Henderson
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

DOT Truck Driver


$28/hr, plus $1200 new hire bonus, see details below

$1200 annual safety bonus for employees, $300 monthly bonus paid in 3 installments


• Pre-trip inspection check vehicles prior to operating to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order and complete a daily report of the vehicle condition.

• Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.

• Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.

• Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.

• Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.

• Secure and unsecure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chains, binders, or covers and tying them down.

• Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.

• Drive diesel powered trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials.

• Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.

• Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.

• Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, and telephones, to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.

• Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.

• Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.

• Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.

• Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.

• Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.

• Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.

• Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.

• Load and unload trailers, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary. Unload trailers by rolling pipe and utilizing pipe master unloader devices and following safe unloading procedures.

• Remove debris from loaded trailers.

• Adheres to strict compliance with safety rules set forth by the company, OSHA, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and any other state and federal agencies.

• Attend scheduled safety meetings and if required participate in the safety committee and plant inspections.

• Follow special cargo-related procedures.

• Wrap goods using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secure loads to trailer walls, using straps.

• Climb ladders to inspect loads, ensuring that cargo is secure.

• Give directions to laborers and forklift operators who are loading and moving raw material onto trailers.

• Perform emergency roadside and minor repairs, may include but is not limited to changing tires, spark plugs, installing light bulbs, putting on or taking off tire chains, adjusting brakes, and/or retying down loads.

• Install or remove special equipment, such as tire chains and sanders.

• Operate idle reduction systems to reduce idling time.

• Must have a valid class A CDL license in the State of Colorado at all times.

• Must possess a valid Medical Examiners Card at all times.

• Follows all Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and all other state and federal agencies rules and regulations as it relates to this positions.

• Deliver concrete products; aggregates; cement; gravel and/or equipment.

• Inspect truck, trailer, and cargo before, after, and when required during trips for defects and/or safety issues.

• Inspect tractor permit book during pre-trip inspection to ensure proper permits and expiration dates.

• Must be able to drive in the city, mountains, and on the highway, through all weather conditions.


• Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

• Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

• Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

• Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.

• Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.

• Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

• Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.

• Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

• Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.

• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

• Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

• Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

• Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.

• Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.

• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

• Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

• Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

• Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

• Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.

• Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

• Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

• Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.


Certifications &Licenses:

Class A CDL Driver

DEN-02 WS-02

Shift start: 5:30AM
Shift length: 10 hours
Monday - Friday Occasional Saturdays

  • Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 30 days
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 50 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old
Knowledge of Federal Regulations CFR 49 and all other regulations required by local, state and federal agencies. Clear written and verbal communication capabilities. Must have the ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and federal, state, local laws and regulations. Must pass a drug screen and background investigation as required by federal regulations.

$1200 new hire incentive

Up to $300 monthly bonus, (up to $3,600 annually) and an additional $1200 annually

Keywords: Forterra Pipe & Precast, Denver , DOT Truck Driver, Other , Henderson, Colorado

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