Driver Trainer-CDL A REQUIRED (DOT)

Chieftain Contract Services - Plymouth, MI (30+ days ago)

Position: Safety Training Specialist

Department: Safety

Facility/Location: Plymouth Terminal/Plymouth, MI

Reports To: Director of Safety


Essential function is to conduct driver orientations and to make sure that all new and current company drivers have the adequate and proper training, the right tools and equipment, appropriate driver support systems, and a thorough understanding of company policies and procedures to perform all functions and duties of their job in a safe, legal, and professional manner before going out on the roadways


  • Conduct new hire pre-employment road tests;
  • Conduct weekly new hire driver orientation classes;
  • Conduct onsite driver/vehicle safety inspections;
  • Monitor Lytx DriveCam events and counsel drivers on documented behaviors;
  • Monitor Hour of Service Violation Reports and counsel drivers on documented behaviors;
  • Monitor and Hours of Service Form and Manner Reports and counsel drivers on documented behaviors;
  • Cooperate with internal and external auditors to include periodic DOT and OSHA compliance audits;
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned.

Safety Team Responsibilities

As a member of the safety team the Safety Training Specialist is expected to adhere to the following general guidelines for effective management:

  • Set the example;
  • Seek to improve your own professional skills as well as the skills of other company employees;
  • Encourage all employees to work safely;
  • Treat internal and external customers with courtesy and respect;
  • Support company objectives;
  • Cooperate with other members of management.


The Safety Training Specialist must posses the following primary skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication ability
  • Diplomacy in conflict situations and strong interpersonal skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency with primary MS Office products as well as the ability to learn other applications as may be necessary.


This position requires a minimum 2 years experience in a trucking operations/safety management role. Must possess a valid CDL “A” drivers License and DOT Medical Certificate.

Working Conditions

The working conditions will be varied to include a normal office environment, trucking terminal/drop yards and maintenance facilities. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Occasional overnight and workday travel may be required. Riding with other commercial vehicle drivers may be required.

I have fully read and understand my job description. I understand that the items listed above are the minimum daily requirements and the scope of my responsibility is not limited to the listed activities.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Transportation: 1 year


  • High school or equivalent