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