a. Safety & Compliance :
Safely operate assigned equipment (tractor, trailer, etc) for the purpose of delivering goods and services as per your assigned dispatch.
Maintain a safe work ethic at all times and relay any concerns or safety hazards to dispatch or safety coordinator.
2. Drivers must report to safety and compliance any issues involving safety or incidents-regardless of severity.
3. Abide by company safety policies and procedures at all times.
4. Wear proper PPE at all times. See Driver Handbook.
5. Drivers are reminded to take the time to roll tarps properly
6. Complete and document Pre and Post Trip Inspections thoroughly. Immediately advise Maintenance of any truck / trailer maintenance issues.
7. Complete accurate Logs of Service and submit logs to company weekly.
8. Drivers are responsible for completing a report immediately following an accident and report instantly after taken pictures.
9. All drivers are responsible to obtain as much information as possible from third party if this applies in the event of an accident.
10. Following accident / incident procedures. Contact HR or Safety with questions. Review procedure in Driver Handbook.
11. Follow traffic laws.
12. Practice defensive driving. Alert Safety or Dispatch of any road incidents, tickets and / or fines within 24 hours.
13. Maintain a clean driver’s abstract.
14. Complete in-house load securement training and practice safe load securement at all times.
15. When hooking / dropping trailers ensure message is sent by satellite with equipment inventory and trailer assignment update (TAU) with proper information.
b. Delivery of Goods :
1. Required to transport a range of commodities as instructed by dispatch. This includes but is not limited to such materials as : lumber, steel, metal, scrap cars, heavy equipment, pipe, building supplies, etc.
2. Be fully responsible for checking the shipping bills for correct destinations, product, weights etc. If you have any concerns / questions about the load, you are required to check with Dispatch.
3. Complete BILL OF LADING (BOL) for all shipments. Must include truck number, address of shipper / consignee, wait times, description of freight, any damages, signatures of shipper and consignee.
4. Maintain a positive and respectful attitude to customers including shippers / receivers.
5. Always carry 2 tarps.
6. Do Not Use Highway 407 ETR. This highway travels from Burlington to Pickering, ON and is a toll highway. Drivers who negligently travel highway 407 ETR and incur toll fees / fine will be solely responsible.
c. Communication :
1. Required to maintain regular communication with dispatch via the satellite system.
2. Cell phone usage and texting while operating a our vehicle is prohibited in any Province or State travelled. Satellite messages are the preferred method of communication and only when it is safe to operate.
3. Required to follow direction provided from dispatch. Dropping loaded / empty trailers without dispatch direction is prohibited.
Bob-tailing without dispatch direction is prohibited.
4. Required to advise dispatch of expected ready-for-work date when taking time at home.(includes checking in after a reset in order to obtain direction)
6. Drivers are required to utilize the satellite system to send dispatch the following macros :
c. Trailer Assignment Update
e. Unit Inventory
7. Wait times MUST BE relayed to dispatch via satellite immediately while at the shipper / receiver if you are waiting longer than 30 mins.
In & out times must be recorded on the HTL bill of lading. Excessive waiting may impact planned day for any one driver in a negative manner.
Drivers must therefore communicate excessive wait times to dispatch every 30 minutes.
8. Drivers must communicate estimated time of arrival at shipper / receivers through satellite.
9. Drivers are required to monitor satellite for incoming messages and reply in a timely manner.
10. It is important that drivers report any problems at the time they are discovered.
11. Drivers must request approval prior to taking time off; for leave of absences, appointments, and etc. drivers must communicate in writing to dispatch prior to time off.
Dispatch will advise if the request has been approved.
12. When arriving at either depot St. John’s or Cambridge all drivers are required to check in with dispatch in person and pick up any items they need (daily logs, BOL, trip sheets, IFTA sheets, etc.)
d. Equipment :
1. Keep equipment in safe operating order.
2. Treat equipment properly and with respect.
3. Complete a sign out sheet at each office location when taking equipment or supplies for the truck.
4. Fuel up at proper fuel locations only. These locations are sent via satellite each week. Do not pay for fuel yourself.
5. Be responsible for fines, fees, & costs incurred due to; axle overweight fines, speeding tickets, abuse of company equipment such as tarps, straps, chains, binders.
Be responsible for any costs due to damages caused to equipment or property by driver abuse, neglect, or unsafe driving habits.
All drivers will be subjected to disciplinary action as deemed necessary as a result of incurred fines, fees, and infractions.
6. Maintain proper equipment for loading / unloading and operation of the tractor / trailer at all times. Random equipment inspections will be conducted to verify :
a. Cleanliness of equipment (there is cleaning supplies available at both work Locations).
b. Equipment damages
c. Equipment inventory
Drivers are responsible for completing any noted / required areas of improvement as a result of the inspection.