Grain Truck Driver

$20.00 - $26.00 hourly
  • Agricruit
  • Northwood, IA, USA
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full-time Trucking & Logistics

Job Description

  1. Safely operate a commercial 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 cargo to ensure safe operation and compliance with mechanical requirements.
  4. Load and unload grain commodities using appropriate equipment and techniques, such as grain augers, conveyors, or pneumatic systems, following established procedures to prevent spills, contamination, or other safety hazards.
  5. Ensure proper handling and storage of grain commodities during transportation, including monitoring temperature, moisture levels, and other quality parameters to maintain product integrity.
  6. Plan and execute efficient delivery routes to maximize productivity and customer satisfaction while minimizing fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear.
  7. Provide exceptional customer service by delivering grain commodities in a timely and courteous manner, addressing customer inquiries or concerns, and maintaining professional conduct at all times.
  8. Monitor grain market conditions and commodity prices to optimize delivery schedules and maximize profitability for both the company and the customer.
  9. Complete delivery tickets, bills of lading, and other documentation accurately and legibly, recording important information such as delivery locations, quantities delivered, and customer signatures.
  10. Communicate effectively with dispatchers, supervisors, and customers to coordinate delivery schedules, report delays or incidents, and provide updates on delivery status.
  11. Maintain cleanliness and organization of the truck cab and cargo area, including proper tarping or covering of grain loads, to ensure a safe and professional appearance.