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Heavy Equipment Transport Driver in Harrisburg, PA at Michels

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

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Job Description

This position is responsible for safely transporting oversized and overweight materials and construction equipment as needed to and from sites. Deliveries will primarily be comprised of high-value assets and/or require advanced hauling knowledge. Critical for success are the abilities to safely transport material and equipment, maintain a safe driving record, work/interact well with others, and work long hours including evening and weekends

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, customers and the general public while following all safety policies, procedures and regulations.Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions

  • Operate vehicle in compliance with company rules and all applicable local, state and federal regulations, and in accordance with accepted principles of safe driving.

  • Interpret maps and/or GPS to determine proper vehicle route.

  • Inspect vehicle and all required parts/accessories to determine safe operating conditions prior to operation. Verify load is within acceptable and legal limits.

  • Prepare and/or review shipping documents to determine nature of load and any special hazards, and perform load securement.

  • Load and unload freight as required. Ensure proper securement.

  • Maintain driver log required by the state and federal regulations. Maintain records of fuel purchases and mileage.

  • Perform emergency roadside repairs such as installing light bulbs, fuses and tire chains.

  • Coordinate the cleanliness and maintenance of vehicles.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have at 3-5 years of related experience, preference to heavy construction and possess a current Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a valid Federal DOT Medical Card.  Recent work-related hauling of oversized and overweight heavy equipment on lowboy, flatbed, or step-deck trailers is preferred. Tanker and Hazardous materials endorsements is preferred, but not required, must have the ability to obtain within approved time.

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