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Driver Apprentice - Road

Company: FedEx Freight
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:



Driver Apprentice - Road
FedEx also offers these and other benefit plans for all full-time and part-time team members.

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Personal Paid Time
  • Paid Vacation
  • Holiday Pay
  • Wellness Programs
  • Long- and Short-Term Disability
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Pension Plan
    Through education and driving skills development, become proficient in the operation of a tractor trailer combination, picking up and delivering trailers between service centers and/or turn-point locations. Responsibilities may include non-driving duties such as forklift operation and working the dock
    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operate tractor-trailer combination, including doubles (and other longer combination vehicle (LCV) configurations, where applicable) and/or straight trucks
  • Perform pre-trip, post-trip, and inter-trip safety inspections on equipment
  • Hook/unhook trailers and converter dollies to/from a tractor and/or trailer
  • Maintain accurate daily logs
  • Verify and complete required documentation and reports
  • Communicate with and follow Dispatch instructions regarding events including, but not limited to, delays, arrivals, equipment problems, etc., as required
  • Comply with hazardous material regulations and company procedures, and confirm placarding matches hazmat shipments, as required
  • Demonstrate internal and external customer service
  • Where operationally necessary, perform job duties of a city driver or freight handler
  • Where operationally necessary, perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including, but not limited to, forklift, pallet jack, and hand truck
  • Chain vehicle tires, as required
  • Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures
  • Perform other duties as required
    Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must possess a class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a commercial learning permit (CLP) prior to entering job classification
    • Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards
    • Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) regulations
    • Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator
    • Basic written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to hook up and break down sets of trailers that require an average lift force of approximately 100 pounds, several times a day
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, bend, twist, squat, climb in and out of truck
    • Ability to follow instructions and complete required training
    • Ability to work independently and/or as a team member
      WORKING CONDITIONS:
      • Drive long distances day and night on all types of roads in all types of weather
      • Exposure to noise and vibration
      • Exposure to dust and diesel fumes
      • Exposure to hazardous materials shipped and packaged under DOT regulations
      • Hours may vary due to operational need
      • Overnight stays may be required for some schedules

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