Live Haul Driver Night Shift
To transport live birds from producer's farm to the plant by means of tractor trailers within required driving range and time.
1. Drive to and from farms day and night, accepting assigned loads within required driving range and time.
2. Weigh tractor trailer before going to farms. Must fill up tractor trailer with fuel and make sure it is on scale properly before weighing full load.
3. Drive safely following all regulations and laws as they pertain to commercial drivers. Maintain accurate and timely record of driving hours according to DOT regulations.
4. Comply with poultry welfare policy. Must carry cover during winter and assist with covering load when temperature is below
30 degrees for Broilers and 40 degrees for Cornish. No stopping with full loads during hot weather except for emergency.
5. Make a written pre-trip and post-trip inspection of tractor trailer for each load and fill out DOT inspection forms daily. Report any deficiencies or issues immediately to Live Haul office.
6. Make sure cages are secure before leaving plant and secure before leaving farm to return to plant.
7. Report all accidents to management immediately. Sign in on log at start of shift and out at end of shift.
8. Achieve maximum fuel efficiency by practicing good shifting and accelerating techniques, driving tractor trailer efficiently without exceeding speed limit set by company, and idling only when necessary.
9. Keep tractor in clean condition inside and out.
10. Make sure always wear personal protecting equipment (PPE).
11. Follow company biosecurity measures as prescribed by management.
12. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned by management
Must have valid commercial driver's license class A and meet all Perdue Fleet Safety department requirements
The minimum number of Years and/or Months of Prior and Related experience preferred to be considered for this position is 2 years
Reading, writing, and math skills are required
he driver cab is climate controlled. Driver is exposed to seasonal weather and temperature on the farm. Ability to remain seated for multiple hours while operating tractor trailer. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and climb up into the truck cab. Ability to secure straps. Ability to shift gears while simultaneously pressing down the clutch. Ability to visually operate tractor trailer during night and daylight hours.