Truck Driver

$19.00 - $24.00 hourly
  • Agricruit
  • Effingham, IL, USA
  • Apr 14, 2024
Full-time Farming Grain Trucking & Logistics

Job Description

  1. Safely operate a commercial grain truck to transport grain commodities such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and barley from farms, grain elevators, or storage facilities to processing plants, terminals, or distribution centers.
  2. Adhere to all relevant regulations and safety standards governing the transportation of agricultural commodities, including Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and company policies.
  3. Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the truck and trailer, including checking tires, brakes, lights, and fluid levels, to ensure safe operation and compliance with mechanical requirements.
  4. Load and unload grain using appropriate equipment and techniques, such as augers, conveyors, or pneumatic systems, following established procedures to prevent spills, contamination, or other safety hazards.
  5. Secure loads with straps, tarps, or other restraints as needed to prevent shifting or loss of cargo during transportation, ensuring compliance with weight limits and load distribution guidelines.
  6. Plan and execute efficient transportation routes to maximize productivity and customer satisfaction while minimizing fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear.
  7. Monitor weather conditions, road closures, and traffic updates to adjust travel plans and ensure timely delivery of grain commodities to designated destinations.
  8. Maintain accurate records of driving hours, mileage, fuel consumption, and delivery activities using electronic logging devices (ELDs) or paper-based logbooks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  9. Communicate effectively with dispatchers, supervisors, and customers to coordinate delivery schedules, report delays or incidents, and provide updates on delivery status.
  10. Adhere to company policies, procedures, and safety standards in all aspects of job performance, including proper vehicle maintenance, cargo handling, and customer interactions.