Driver Trainee

Southeastern Freight Lines Independence , KY 41051

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job TitleDRIVER TRAINEE Overview

Participates in the Driver Training Program while performing the duties of a Freight Handler on a regular basis. To complete the program, Trainee must complete 80 hours behind the wheel of a Company truck and 25 hours of yard training, while being observed/trained. Yard training includes training on pre-trip inspections, proper use of controls, hooking/unhooking, and backing. Current Company Freight Handler associates are selected for the training program based on exceptional job performance and a desire to become a Driver.


What you'll do on a typical day

  • Load and unload trailer, either individually or with assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight handling equipment

  • Perform frequent lifting, pulling, and carrying of freight

  • Inspect truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during, and after trips and submits a written Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) on the condition of the truck/trailer at the end of each trip or tour of duty

  • When hazardous materials are present, check for proper preparation of shipping papers, check for agreement between information on shipping papers and markings and labeling on freight, ascertain that vehicle is properly placarded

  • Drives truck to assigned destinations

  • Ensure that all shipping documentation (e.g., manifest, security seal sheet, bills of lading, shipping orders, freight bills, etc.) required to move with shipments is available for inspection, and that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment when delivered

  • Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including drivers' logs, records of roadside inspections, mileage records, and other records required by law


Here are the key things you will need to have

  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with HAZMAT, Tanker, and Twin Trailer endorsements upon completion of the training program


Here are some of the perks you'll get as a full time member of our team:

  • Competitive pay

  • Career Progression

  • Job stability (We've never had a lay off)

  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Flex and Health Spending Accounts

  • Company matching 401(k) retirement plan

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid time off, including 8 paid holidays

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