Lynden, Inc. Freight Shipping and Logistics


Position: Line Driver

Company: Alaska West Express, Inc.

1095 Sanduri Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-4355

Department: Operations

Status: Regular Full Time

Reports to: Service Center Manager

To Apply, Respond To:
Renee Hill, Human Resources Specialist
Alaska West Express, Inc.
1095 Sanduri Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 328-4335

Alaska West Express drivers are paid by the mile, depending on the type of equipment and/or nature of cargo. Starting pay rate for delay time is $22.71 per hour. Regular full-time employees are eligible for health insurance and 401(k).

Drives tractor-trailer combination to specified destination in accordance with company procedures and government regulations. Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds to transport and deliver products or materials, usually over a long distance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.

Secures shipments using a variety of cargo straps, ropes, lumber, etc.; this process may involve climbing up and on to the top of tankers, up and onto the deck of a flatbed, on to the flatbed load, and/or into and out of containers as needed.

Inspects truck and trailers for defects to ensure safe operating conditions before, during, and after trips. Notes condition of various equipment items such as tires, lights brakes, fuel oil and water. Submits written report on truck and trailer condition at the end of each day.

Ensures that all shipping documents (manifest, bills of lading, delivery receipts, hazardous material placarding, etc.) required to move the shipment is available and complete.

Hooks and unhooks trailers from tractor or from converter dollies.

Maneuvers vehicle in safe and efficient manner in situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, and difficult loading/unloading facilities. Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.

Maintains telephone and/or radio contact with dispatcher.

Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including but not limited to the following: driver's logs, vehicle inspections, hazardous material manifests and permits.

Reports any and all safety hazards and/or accidents involving cargo, vehicles, driver, personnel or citizens at large. Reports accidents (vehicle and/or cargo) or on-the-job injury immediately to the dispatcher.

Complies with all company safety policies, including use of protective equipment and Fit for Work.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Over the road drivers must have 5 years OTR experience. Alaska drivers north of Fairbanks - Minimum of two years of Haul Road experience. (or as determined by the Service Center Manager).

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Must possess valid class "A" Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements in addition to an acceptable driving record. Must possess current DOT required medical card.

Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with co-workers, supervisors and managers, to understand procedures and warning signs and or markings in the English language, to respond to inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals and shipping documents; ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear while communicating with customers and co-workers in person or via telephone or radio.

Employee must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods. Employee is frequently required to use hands, fingers and arms to steer and operate controls while lifting, transporting, moving or securing freight and is occasionally required to kneel, stoop or crouch to examine equipment and cargo.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic, flammable or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however hearing protection may be required.

Alaska West Express Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check and physical.

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