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Some say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s exactly how we want our team to feel at Spader Freight. Our employees are valued, trusted, and a part of a true work family.
We appreciate our associates and their work, including client communication, loading docks, warehouses, and delivery personnel. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients, their product, their market, and their goals so we can truly understand their business and build an incredible relationship.
At the end of the day, it’s important to us that working for the Spader Freight team feels like a career choice you were always meant to make. We can’t wait to have you join our team.
Regional & Local Driver information
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.
Drives tractor and dry van trailer combination units, no touch freight and delivering 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
Benefits & Bonuses
$0.51 per mile to start. Mileage will increase every 90 days by 1/2 cent and reach $0.53 per mile by the end of your first year. After the first year, payment increases 1/2 cent per mile every six months with no cap on pay.
$1,000 per week minimum guaranteed
All weekend loaded miles paid double
Quarterly Regional Driver Bonus (based on weekly average of gross wage during that quarter)
6 Paid Holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
$1,500 Hire on Bonus for Regional Drivers (Paid in the 1st two full weeks of employment)
1st paycheck - $750
2nd paycheck - $750
Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
401-K (company will match 25 cents for every $1.00, up to 4%)
Driver of tractor/trailer combination (Commercial Motor Vehicle)
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
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Spader Freight Services is looking for experienced and motivated Drivers.