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Truck Driver, Long Haul

City: Bedford, Nova Scotia


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Job Type Full-time
Salary $26 Hourly
Position Truck Driver, Long Haul
Job Location 35 Bloom Lane suite 207, Bedford, NS, B4B 2E6
Experience Required Will train
Education Required Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience
Indigenous Persons Yes
Vulnerable Youth Yes
Newcomers Yes
Persons With Disabilities Yes

Vacancies: 2 Vacancies

Languages: English

Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience

Experience: Will train

Work setting: Remote location, Various locations

Address customers' complaints or concerns
Coach colleagues on new methods or work techniques
Mountain driving expertise
Professionalism in customer service
Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
Load and unload goods
Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo on international routes
Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
Oversee condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment
Perform brake adjustments
Perform emergency roadside repairs
Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle
Perform preventive maintenance
Receive and relay information to central dispatch
Record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption
Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo
Transport and handle dangerous goods

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses
Class 1/1F/A Licence (semi trailer trucks)

Experience and specialization:
Accident or incident reports
Bill of lading
Dangerous goods occurrence reports
Driver logbook
Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)
Maintenance and repair reports
Trip reports

Type of trucking and equipment:

Communication systems experience:
Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

Transportation/travel experience:
International, Long-haul, Provincial/territorial

Additional information:
Security and safety
Valid passport
Driving record check (abstract)
Drug test
Medical exam

Transportation/travel information:
Valid driver's licence
Willing to travel for extended periods

Work conditions and physical capabilities:
Attention to detail
Handling heavy loads
Large workload
Overtime required
Physically demanding
Repetitive tasks

Weight handling:
Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Own tools/equipment:
Steel-toed safety boots

Personal suitability:
Efficient interpersonal skills
Team player

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