Tractor Trailer Driver

Owens & Minor Kings Mountain, NC

About the Job

Provides leadership to our driver team and ensures timely delivery as well as customer support\. Drives a gasoline or diesel powered tractor\-trailer combination \(capacity over 26,001 pounds\), usually long distance to transport and deliver medical and surgical products to customer location\. **ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:** 99. Complies with all Department of Transportation \(DOT\) and Company regulations, policies, and standards pertaining to fleet safety compliance\. 99. Drives truck to destination and returns to origin applying knowledge of highway conditions and commercial driving safety regulations\. 99. Transports and delivers products in accordance with the routing schedules developed by management\. 99. Operates truck in difficult delivery situations such as congested city streets and narrow passageways\. 99. Maintains current driving licenses and medical certificates required to operate assigned vehicle\. 99. Utilizing a vehicle inspection check sheet, inspects truck for defects before and after operations\. 99. Turns in vehicle inspection sheet daily to warehouse management and notifies management of any defects\. 99. Completes driver log or trip report in accordance with DOT regulations\. 99. Verifies count and condition of products loaded and unloaded, making reports or overages, shortages, and damage as required\. 99. May load or assist in loading and unloading trucks at origin and destination\. 99. May assist in picking, wrapping, and stacking product on pallets\. 99. Instructs teammates loading trailer/van of proper sequencing of orders to coincide with anticipated delivery route\. 99. Secures loads and assures loads are within vehicle weight limits\. 99. Ensures good customer relations by consistently delivering orders on time and acting in a courteous and professional manner\. 99. Completes all documentation and manifests required to indicate proper shipment and receipt of product\. 99. Removes boxes, pallets, and waste from vehicle after completion of shipments\. Recovers pallets from customers and stacks pallets in proper storage location\. **SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:** 99. May assist customer in placing stock in customer storage room\. 99. May maintain telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions\. 99. May ensure that accounts receivable invoices are correct\. 99. Performs additional duties as directed\. **STRENGTH REQUIREMENT:** Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects\. **TYPE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:** Acuity, far Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more\. Acuity, near Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less\. Depth Perception Three dimensional vision\.Ability to judge distance and space relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are\. This factor is important when depth perception is required for successful job performance and/or for reasons of safety to oneself and others\. Field of Vision Observing an area that can be seen up and in a given point\. This factor is important when job performance requires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed\. Accommodation Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus\. This item is especially important when doing near point work at varying distances from eye\. Stooping Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist\. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles\. Kneeling Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees\. Crouching Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine\. Reaching Extending hand\(s\) and arm\(s\) in any direction\. Handling Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hands\. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand\. Fingering Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily \(rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling\)\. Talking Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word\. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly\. Hearing Perceiving the nature of sounds\. Hearing is important for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines\. QUALIFICATIONS 99. EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING: General knowledge of a variety of basic topics, such as math, reading, basic accounting, typing, etc\. Equal to a high school diploma\. **B\. WORK EXPERIENCE:** Six months or less\. **EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND WORK AIDS:** Manifests, handtruck, pallet jack, forklift, proof of deliveries, bills of lading\. **WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:** Outside working conditions\. May be exposed to loud noise in the operation of vehicle\. No environmental hazards indicated for this classification\. Category: Driver