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Class A CDL Driver

Job Title
Class A CDL Driver

Job Description
Job Summary
Will operate tractor/trailer in the transportation of freight in accordance with Company, Federal, State and Local laws with regard to run times and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure safe working conditions of the tractor and trailer prior to each trip and at the end of each trip
Check gauges and visual indicators for malfunctions, ensure seal on trailers, and conduct inspection of vehicle before and during trips to determine problems that may be occurring
Promptly report all problems to Fleet Services and/or supervision
Must adhere to all FMCSA requirements of those holding a Commercial drivers license
May be required to use in-cab technology, to include electronic logs
Regular attendance is required
This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances; Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned; Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks
High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
21 years of age required per FMCSA regulations (2 years driving experience preferred)
Class A Commercial Driver’s License
HazMat and Doubles endorsements required (LCV requirement may apply)
Tank endorsement preferred
May be required to drive a tractor trailer for a period of time that will conform to FMCSA requirements
Stable employment history
Provide exceptional customer service
Physical activities include: standing, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.
Must be capable of dropping/hooking and coupling trailers which involves cranking landing gear, pulling 5th wheel pin and maneuvering dolly which takes approximately 65 lbs. of pressure
Must be able to provide an acceptable MVR
Must be familiar with state motor vehicle laws and FMCSA rules and regulations
Must pass a FMCSA required medical exam
Must pass a road test
Ability to meet the FMCSA’s requirements to speak and read English
Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
Must be able to interact well with others
Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 70lbs
Responds well to questions. Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Comprehensive Benefits
401 (k) with Company Match
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
College Scholarship Program Awards
Credit Union *
Dental Insurance
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Life Insurance
Direct Deposit *
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
Health Insurance
Job Referral Bonus Program (Eligible Employees Only)
Jury Duty Leave
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Paid Time Off Policies
Prescription Plans
Safety Awards Program (Specific Employees Only)
Safe Driving Bonus Program (Drivers Only)
Service Awards
Short and Long Term Disability Programs
Vision Insurance
Workers’ Compensation
Estes reserves the right to change, adjust, amend or terminate its benefits at any time. *Indicates part-time employee eligibility
At Estes Express Lines - We understand that the dedication and quality of our employees are what sets us apart from other transportation providers. That’s why we strive to create a pleasant and safe work environment that gives our employees the support they need to be successful – today and tomorrow.
Dedicated Runs - For those who like the stability and familiarity of a standard route, dedicated runs are definitely a plus. Due to our large terminal network and operational strategy, we have many opportunities for drivers who prefer consistency.
Employee Support Line - We want to give Estes employees the information they need – when they need it. That’s why we have a dedicated phone number designed to quickly direct them to personnel who are ready to answer their questions. From insurance concerns to confidential, employee-related issues, our support line enables employees to reach the right person with just the touch of a button.
Exceptional Equipment - From late model tractors to new-and-improved trailers, our impressive fleet of equipment makes a difference. What’s more, we have recently embarked on a program to replace all of our sleeper units with comfortable, well-equipped units. We want to equip our drivers with the tools necessary to do their job safely and effectively.
Family Friendly Schedules - Spending time with family and friends is important. That’s why we have regular schedules that give our drivers the opportunity to build lives outside of work. Our over-the-road drivers are paid by the mile and, to start, are typically home two out of every seven days. We make an effort to see that, after a short period of time, our new drivers are home every other night as well.
Great Pay and Incentives - When you work at Estes, you not only get the advantage of an exceptional pay rate, you also receive free uniform shirts and have the opportunity to earn incentive pay for being a safe and productive driver. For qualified drivers, we offer advancement opportunities, Safe Driving Awards (line-haul only), Million-Mile Awards (all drivers), Safety Awards (all drivers), Safe Driving Bonuses (all drivers) and/or Claims Bonuses (eligible drivers).
Open-Door Atmosphere - The needs and concerns of our employees are a top priority at Estes. With our open-door management style, committed professionals in our Human Resources, Fleet Services, Operations, and Safety departments are always accessible and ready to assist you.
Top-Notch Support - From our seasoned mechanics to our dispatchers and terminal staff, we have a professional team that believes in working together to achieve goals. Our primary objective is to help you reach your destination quickly and safely.
At this time, Estes will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
Positions are considered open until filled or until we have received an adequate number of applicants. Qualified applicants will be required to complete an on-site application as part of our standard application process.
Estes is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-975-4378 for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-355-3748. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

Desired Skills and Expertise
High School or equivalent


< 2 years

Job Type
Full Time

Salary / package
Not Specified

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