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JOB SUMMARYThe Frontload Driver operates a front load truck, servicing customers along an established route in the manner and sequence determined by TDS. Driver will transport loads to a designated receiving site (transfer station, MRF, landfill or composting). The Driver is responsible for operating the front load truck safely at all times, staying current and in compliance with all governmental regulations pertaining to trucking and waste operations. Drivers are expected to be respectful to coworkers and management and will provide courteous, professional service to all customers.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESReport to work at designated time in company uniform and with required personal protective equipment.
Before operating the equipment, the driver will perform a pre-trip inspection to ensure it is fully fueled and is safe and legal to operate.
Driver will receive the day’s route either on paper or electronically and will properly use the available technology to show progress and problems on the route.
Operate truck and equipment in the manner for which it was intended to minimize wear & tear and avoid damage.
End of shift duties include dumping last load, clean behind blade, clean out cab, fueling and post-trip truck inspection. Turn in VCR and communicate mechanical needs or issues to shop personnel. Drivers will complete route information processing and explain misses, skips and issues during debriefing.
Work and drive productively and safely and behave in a respectful, courteous and professional manner at all times.
Available for scheduled shifts, including holidays, weekends and overtime if needed.
Responsible for and required to track personal DOT compliance, i.e. daily hours of service, and to report immediately to the dispatch if in danger of being out of compliance.
Report any moving violations incurred during work hours to the supervisor at the end of the shift.
Responsible for and required to report any personal moving violations or accidents to the supervisor within 72 hours.
Attend the monthly mandatory safety meeting.
Responsible for maintaining a valid Medical Card and Commercial Driver’s License.
Other duties as assigned.Note: Drivers will use the truck or equipment assigned to them or their route as determined by the management team. The management team, dispatch or the maintenance shop supervisor may make temporary substitutions during breakdowns or to fulfill the needs of the department.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTSHigh school diploma or equivalent and one year of related medium or heavy truck driving experience and/or specialized training;
Excellent heavy truck driving skills;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Ability to independently operate commercial motor vehicles;
Ability to perform basic math functions; and
Must be able to read and speak English sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.
REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONSValid Texas Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License
Record of safe driving for the last five years as shown on current MVR, with no serious accidents or traffic violations
Valid Medical Card or the ability to obtain one
PREFERREDTexas Class A CDL