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Spader Freight Services is looking for experienced and motivated Drivers. Please email your resume to recruiting@spaderfreight.com to see if you would make a good fit.

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As a full time Regional Company Driver you will be expected to regularly work within the Hours of Service set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Our trucks operate within the states of OH, MI, IN, IL, KY, WV, and PA. The company understands family needs and will accommodate every effort to have home time on the weekend. The company operates 7 days a week; there may be times when customer demands dictate the need for weekend work. You must possess a good working knowledge and operating ability of a tractor/trailer combination unit; the knowledge and ability to perform minor repairs on the road; and the knowledge and ability to maintain equipment in a good condition consistent with company policy and local, state, and federal laws.

As a full time Local Company Driver you will be expected to regularly work within the Hours of Service set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Our local trucks operate within an area that allows that truck to return to the same terminal from which it began that work day. Local company drivers are expected to be available to work all manner of hours as needed to meet the demands of our customers. The company operates 7 days a week; there may be times when customer demands dictate the need for weekend work. You must possess a good working knowledge and operating ability of a tractor/trailer combination unit; the knowledge and ability to perform minor repairs on the road; and the knowledge and ability to maintain equipment in a good condition consistent with company policy and local, state, and federal laws.

Physical Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum physical requirements set in Part 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, a successful candidate must be able to perform the following:

  • LIFTING: 50 lbs. up to own body weight to get in/out of truck
  • CARRYING: 50 lbs. up to own body weight to get in/out of truck
  • CLIMBING: In and out of tractor and trailer daily as needed
  • PULLING: Possibly 2 to 50 times per day up to 50 lbs.
  • PUSHING: Possibly 2 to 50 times per day up to 50 lbs.
  • BENDING: Occasionally up to 8 times per day
  • WALKING: Up to 500 feet several times per day
  • STANDING: ½ hour at different intervals during the day
  • SIT/DRIVING: Up to 11 hours daily
  • DEXTERITY: Operation of inside truck controls, trailer handles, air lines
  • TWISTING: Occasionally

Job Title/Classification

Driver of tractor/trailer combination (Commercial Motor Vehicle).

Position Summary

Drives tractor and dry van trailer combination units, no touch freight and delivers products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive diesel powered tractor/trailer combination units transporting safely and efficiently all assigned shipments.
  • Obtain and understand a bill of lading, signed receipts, pickup numbers, pickup locations, delivery locations while using maps and driving directions to avoid unnecessary miles and late deliveries.
  • Report all service failures or delays immediately to dispatch.
  • Performs inspections of vehicle(s) as required by company policy, state, federal and local law to ensure the vehicle(s) are in safe operating condition and has ample quantities of fuel, oil, and water.
  • Complies with all regulations, rules, and company policies and procedures while performing job duties.
  • Reports all road hazards observed.
  • Report all traffic violations and/or arrests, accidents, spills, or property damage, regardless of extent of damage or injury, immediately to the Safety Department.
  • Communicate effectively using company guidelines pertaining to acceptable conduct when dealing with supervisors, dispatchers, customers, shop personnel, and other drivers via telephone, email, and in-person.
  • Keeps vehicle(s) assigned in clean condition.
  • Make minor repairs to tractors and/or trailers as directed by Clyde Truck and Trailer personnel for safe operation.
  • Complete and maintain records of service, maintenance, costs, and inspections.
  • Practices good personal hygiene projecting an image of quality and professionalism at all times.
  • Fueling truck when needed.

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