Truck Driver Job Description

A Truck Driver is responsible for the transportation of construction equipment and materials to and from all job sites (sometimes in excess of 100 miles from the shop).

MAJOR DUTIES
The following list contains many of the duties to be performed but is not all inclusive.  They are:

  1. must have a current valid PA commercial driver’s license ;
  2. must have knowledge and conduct maintenance of single and multi-rear axle trucks meeting the requirements for Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s Licensing (including a general knowledge of laws, regulations and operation of the stated vehicle);
  3. perform pre-trip inspections (correctly complete driver’s log book) of his/her vehicle and be able to explain what one inspects and why;
  4. maneuver and control the vehicle in a safe fashion, which includes handling the vehicle on-site and in over-the-road situations, proper signaling, searching for hazards, controlling speed, lane positioning, matching speeds to road conditions (wet, dry, snow, or ice), and the ability to drive during the daytime or nighttime;
  5. safely load and unload all equipment/materials over all terrains, and properly secure all loads;
  6. responsible for routine fueling, lubricating, and servicing of their vehicle;
  7. understand air brake systems if any vehicle is equipped with the system;
  8. help transport cranes over-the-road;
  9. travel (sometimes in excess of 100 miles from shop) to job sites and work outdoors;
  10. when not driving, will be directed by Shop Foreman on tasks to be completed around shop and yard;
  11. may need to occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs.;
  12. perform all of the above job functions in a safe manner in order to avoid personal injury and equipment damage.

WORK HOURS
- Monday thru Friday (typical);
- Eight (8) hours a day, plus overtime if necessary;
- Saturdays and Sundays if necessary;
- Night shift if necessary.

These hours may change due to weather conditions or job schedules.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
A Truck Driver must meet the following requirements and standards:

  1. must have and maintain a current valid PA commercial driver’s license;
  2. license must be a Class A or B for specific truck driven;
  3. demonstrate the ability to load/unload, secure load, obey highway traffic regulations, and deliver equipment and materials in a timely manner as not to delay production on job sites;
  4. must be able to perform pre-trip inspection and properly fill out DOT log book and fuel record;
  5. must deliver/pick-up equipment, materials and other supplies in a timely fashion as judged by Shop Foreman, Vice President and President;
  6. must be proficient in the maintenance of the vehicle they are driving;
  7. must have reliable transportation and show up to work on time every day;
  8. must be willing to travel to any and all job sites without exception (including staying away from home if necessary);
  9. must comply with all company safety and personnel policies;
  10. must be able to occasionally lift and carry 100 lbs.;
  11. must be able to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, lift overhead, work at heights, walk/work in rough terrain in order to access equipment, tools, materials, and job site in order to complete work;
  12. must be able to work the hours necessary in order to achieve the goals of the company.

THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
The main reporting location for work will be at the Company’s shop location at 175 Lamont Street in New Cumberland, PA.  In addition, the Truck Driver will be required to travel to any job site where needed.  Typically these locations will be in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Job sites because they are not shielded from the weather can include excessive heat, cold, wind, rain and other weather-related aspects.  At times, work will be conducted on uneven terrain, at heights and near/over water.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
The Truck Driver will get direction and must follow instructions given by the Shop Foreman.  Once on a job site, the Truck Driver may get direction from the Foreman, Superintendent, or Project Engineer.  Additional direction may come from the Safety Director, Vice President and President.  Truck Drivers will be expected to cooperate and work productively with laborers, carpenters, operators, mechanic, and all other trades.

Minorities and females are encouraged to apply. Susquehanna Valley Construction Corporation complies with government regulations and affirmative action responsibilities.  Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability.  EOE.