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OTR Truck Driver

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Job Title: OTR Truck Driver
Location: Other - United States, USA
Company: The Parks Companies
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Animal Production - Swine
Career Type: Transportation/Truck Driver
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 1
Salary: Competitive
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Livestock Transport Driver

Operate tractor and/or semi-trailer and deliver livestock to customers.




  • Loads or assists in loading trailer with livestock. Unloads or assists in unloading trailer by using rattle paddles.
  • Operates trucks with one trailer, according to state and federal laws. Transports load on route to proper destination, observing all traffic laws and safety regulations.
  • Obtains load-out paperwork and necessary signatures and return completed paper work to Trucking Office.
  • Maintains any related records required, keeps accurate and up to date driver log books as well as has needed paperwork for payroll purposes in by 12:00 pm Central on Mondays to the Trucking Office.
  • Understands bio-security concerns and the importance of cleanliness of clothing and equipment.
  • Performs miscellaneous service duties as required by DOT for pre-trip inspections, such as checking each day the oil, water and fuel levels, and air pressure in tires. Reports any maintenance needed and malfunctions to Trucking Supervisor.
  • Evaluates and maintains equipment for fuel economy by checking tire air pressure and wear. 




  • Ensures proper timeliness of arriving at loading point, time to load, arrival time at destination, and unload time at destination.
  • May need to clean tractor body plus wash inside/outside of trailer and add shavings.
  • Has good communication and listening skills.
  • Attention to detail with an emphasis on safety and timeliness.
  • Signs and returns paperwork as required by Safety and Compliance Administrator.
  • Must maintain a good, clean personal appearance.




  • Valid state CDL license.
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds.
  • Ability to operate gates and ramps in trailer and at livestock facilities.
  • Tact and diplomacy required in dealing with customer personnel at pick-up and delivery points.
  • Requires high degree of attention and considerable dexterity in the control of tractor/ tractor-trailer and in preventing damage to livestock and equipment.
  • Frequently sitting in cab for long periods of time.
  • Ability to move livestock in a timely manner.
  • Must meet U.S. Department of Transportation physical and medical requirements and pass substance abuse screening pre-employment; as a safety sensitive employee subject to random substance abuse screening as required under USDOT compliance.
  • Must pass and receive Animal Handling Certificate, Trucker Quality Assurance certification, tractor/trailer wash protocols.
  • Have at least one year of experience with livestock handling.
  • Motor Vehicle Report must be clean and in good standing.
  • Proper use of driver-provided hands-free cell phones to report progress while on the road.


The Parks Companies offer a competitive salary, complete benefit package including 401k with employer match, and bonus incentives

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Job Post Date: 05/23/19
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