Pratt Industries

Recycling Flatbed Driver

Position Summary: Responsible for driving tractor/trailer in accordance with DOT and all company guidelines in order to swap out and pick up loaded trailer at customer locations as scheduled. May assist with loading and unloading freight if required by customer. Must adhere to DOT load balancing and load securement requirements. Driver must comply too all company safety policy, DOT hours of service and safety regulations.Provides basic customer service related to delivery issues and assists in resolving related problems.

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

DOT pre-and post-trip inspections to tractor and trailer, not limited to, checking tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges and controls

Operation of company vehicles per DOT and company safety regulations

Communication with Route Supervisor of route status and Customer Service Group

Monitor gauges, dials, other indicators and ensure all necessary scheduled are performed regularly

Fulfill assigned route pick-ups

Operate hydraulic controls

Ensure loads adhere to DOT load securement requirements

Clean truck and trailer as needed

Follows all safety policies and procedures

Demonstrated ability to operate multiple types of vehicles and equipment safely in all weather conditions and working environments

Notifies Route Manager of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage

Notifies Route Manager or Dispatch of service interruptions, including blocked containers, closed lots, streets, alleyways or potential safety hazards

Demonstrated knowledge of recycling commodity classifications and grades of paper and plastics

Demonstrated knowledge of commingled collection processes and allowable materials

Demonstrated knowledge of proper DOT loading, transportation and shipping procedures for commodities

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position

Commercial Driver’s license and safe driving record

Ability to lift 75 lbs

Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary

Follow all company policies per Employee Handbook & Code of Conduct

Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities


Hiring Requirements/Preferences

Minimum 21 years of age

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Must meet company outlined driver minimum qualification

Possess a valid Class A CDL (Class A with Airbrake endorsement)

Minimum one year CDL driving experience or verifiable 150,000 log miles

Strong Work Ethic

Must meet or exceed the medical standard of DOT

Must demonstrate the ability to follow directions

Must be capable of performing all essential job functions including: heavy lifting, bending, and sitting for extended periods of time

As verified by a current MVR/driver abstract, must meet all qualifications as defined under DOT regulation 49 CFR 383.51

Must be able to complete and maintain driver log

Must have the ability to maintain and or identify equipment maintenance needs

Must be able to function in extreme temperatures and must be available for weekend work schedules

Pass a pre-employment “Fit for Work” physical

Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document

Professional attitude & conduct

Multi-task, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and time management skills are needed

High degree of safety awareness and safety discipline

Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times

Willing to travel and work away from home when and if required

Be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary

Strictly adhere to safety requirements and the policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required

Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by PRATT Safety and OSHA

You will be expected to be flexible to the needs of our business, as we continually strive to meet and exceed the needs of our customers

Random and Suspicion Drug tests are performed

Please be aware that you must successfully complete a drug screen and background check in order to be hired with Pratt Industries

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Pratt Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position

Declaration: The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled (EEO/AA/Vets/Disabled) Employer,
it is the Company’s policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.

Transportation / Logistics

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