NOTICE TO ALL JUMP TRANSPORT APPLICANTS
JUMP TRANSPORT IS SEEKING QUALIFIED, SAFETY-MINDED TEAM PLAYERS WITH A DEEP DESIRE TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS IN A PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
THE PRIMARY PIECES OF EQUIPMENT OPERATED ARE A SEMI-TRUCK AND RGN (REMOVEABLE GOOSENECK), FLATBED, OR DOVETAIL TRAILER. OVERSIZED AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT ARE FREQUENT HAULS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOAD AND UNLOAD CARGO WITHOUT DAMAGE TO LOAD OR COMPANY EQUIPMENT. PLEASE READ JOB DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION.
JUMP TRANSPORT IS A ZERO-TOLERANCE COMPANY IN REGARD TO THE USE OF DRUGS AND/OR ALCOHOL. ALSO, OUR POLICY IS NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WITHIN 12 HOURS PRIOR TO REPORTING FOR DUTY. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN BEFORE BEGINNING EMPLOYMENT, AND SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING THEREAFTER.
UPON ACCEPTANCE OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
- CURRENT VALID CLASS A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
- SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND/OR INS CARD, BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE I.D.
- CURRENT VALID MEDICAL CARD
- CURRENT VALID LONG FORM PHYSICAL
- CURRENT WORKING TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AND PERSONAL REFERENCES
- MEET FEDERAL D.O.T. REQUIREMENTS.
JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
A brief description of your job purpose is to safely transport and deliver freight with a company owned one-ton or semi-truck/tractor and RGN, dovetail, flatbed, or other such trailer.
- Attach and detach trailers from the power unit itself
- Load and unload trailers, either individually or with assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment. Also, operation of freight on and off trailer, (i.e. dozers, excavators, loaders, forklifts or other heavy equipment.)
- Secure freight to trailer by tying down, chaining, booming, blocking, and supporting cargo.
- Inspect truck and trailer for defects and safe operating condition before, during, and after trips. Complete a written report on the condition of this equipment at the end of each trip.
- Check shipping papers to determine the nature of the load and to check for the presence of hazardous materials.
- Plan and schedule trips by reading and understanding maps and directions given by dispatch or shipper, calculating distance, weights, hours, and measures of loads and destinations.
- Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, off-road, and tight loading docks or yards.
- Ensure that all shipping documentation (i.e. waybills, bills of lading, shipping orders, or manifest) required to move the shipment is available for inspection and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered.
- Maintain records for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver's daily logs, fuel receipts, mileage records, etc.
- Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Promptly file written report of any accident or incident involving driver or company equipment to company office after initial telephone or personal report.
- Promptly report any traffic delays due to breakdown, weather conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or delivery of freight to dispatch or the company office.
- Contact office or dispatch immediately in the event of discrepancies in customer written directions and dispatch verbal directions regarding disposition of freight.
- Safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Safe and timely delivery of freight from origin to destination.
- Accurate count of products on and off trailer.
- Proper loading and unloading of freight, to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo, equipment, and danger to persons.
- Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and freight movements.
- Professional representation of the company, and the trucking industry, through responsible driving and contact with company customers and motoring public, city, state, and D.O.T. officials.
- Professional appearance is required while representing Jump Transport.
- Must qualify under part 391 of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
- Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.)
- Must be at least 25 years of age, or have held a Class A C.D.L. for 3 years
- Three years experience driving the same type of equipment as operated by this company is preferred
- Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.
- Must have ability to read, write, and speak English, and understand the English language
- Must have working knowledge of D.O.T. regulations governing safe driving, hours-of-service, inspection, and maintenance of equipment operated
- Must meet or exceed the physical and medical standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in the FMCSR, Part 391.41
- Must pass a drug test
- An applicant is not eligible for consideration if he is convicted of any of the following while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV):
- Driving or operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol or refusing such testing as required by law enforcement officials
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Reckless driving
- Driving while license has been suspended or revoked
- Excessive speed violations (20 mph over posted speed limit)
- More than three moving violations
- More than one preventable collision
- A serious preventable collision
- Excessive equipment violations
- A felony involving a commercial motor vehicle
- Using a motor vehicle to commit a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a drug
- Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV
- More than 4 (four) points on an MVR in a 3 (three) year period
- Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for a period of up to 10 (ten) hours with only minimal breaks
- Must be able to shift manual transmission and operate foot pedals
- Must be able to perform frequent squatting, crouching, and bending to handle and position freight
- Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle cab 8 to 10 times or more, daily
- Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds
- Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en-route and other stresses and fatigue related to the operation of a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways.
- Drivers typically spend 70-80% of on duty time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
**Statements included in this job description do not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require different tasks be performed as circumstances change. **