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OTR Driver Job Descriptions, Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

 

OTR truck drivers travel across the regions, 
state lines or across multi state linesOTR, or "On The Road" truck drivers spend several days at a time on the road. They are hired to transport items of different kinds across the country, including going into Canada and Mexico.

OTR drivers usually travel for two to four weeks on the road before getting back home.

Here are examples of job descriptions for OTR.

 

 


OTR truck drivers travel across the regions,
state lines or across multi state lines for
several days at a time.

Example 1: OTR Driver Job Description

Job Summary:

The OTR Driver will be responsible for delivering hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste materials and products to and from destination driving company vehicles in accordance with DOT regulations and PSC policies, practices, and procedures.

 

OTR Drivers transport large items across the regions, state lines or across multi state lines.

Job Description:

The OTR Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Drive company vehicles to transport hazardous & no-hazardous industrial waste materials and products

  • Inspect hoses, pumps, truck and trailer equipment & supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil & water

  • Complete service receipts & related paperwork for work performed and submit to management

  • Obey all traffic laws and regulations when operating and driving company vehicle

  • Install, operate & repair mechanical devices such as Pumps, valves, burners, conveyors, etc.

  • Troubleshoot equipment and make minor repairs

  • Wear prescribed personal protective equipment as indicted by posted signage, established operating procedures, and/or written instructions

  • Report all accidents, near misses and/or injuries involving self and/or company vehicles/equipment

  • Recommend changes & improvements to services provided based on job experience & observations

  • Run truck in plant

  • Secure loaded material for transportation

  • Shovel, rake, lift, and climb

  • Shut down and restart job equipment

  • Take calls nights and weekends

  • Load and unload hazardous & non-hazardous waste materials and products

  • Label, mark and manifest shipments in accordance with applicable regulations and PSC policies, practices and procedures

  • Interact with customer regarding job status and client requirements

  • Operate all equipment for specific task, job, process

  • Maintain log of operations and record meter and gauge readings such as circulation and air monitoring, etc.

  • Maintain vehicle logs according to government regulations including inspecting truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For OTR Driver Job

  • 6 months to 1 year or more Safe Operation of all equipment and tasks that make up service line job processes
  • Ability to conform to work hours
  • Operational knowledge of tools, equipment and tasks in job processes
  • On Call 24/7
  • Ability to report to work within one hour of receiving call to work
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. (U10700).

Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For OTR Driver Job

  • CDL Class A w/Hazmat endorsement
  • Compliance with MVR policy
  • Compliance with Drug policy
  • Compliance with Background checking policy
  • Compliance with DOT physical requirements
  • Possess BASIC Safety Council Reciprocal Card
  • Possess all required I-9 documentation.

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Example 2: OTR Driver Job Description

Job Summary:

The OTR Driver will be responsible for transporting full loads back the respective domicile for in-home delivery.

Job Description:

The OTR Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Perform a pre & post truck inspection prior to moving the equipment to ensure safety

  • Complete the vehicle inspection report daily along with a trip record and log book submitted monthly

  • Perform the safe operation of all company owned vehicles

  • Effectively deliver all loads to their destination safely and securely with in compliance with traffic laws. There are times that unloading of the equipment will be required

  • Maintain all equipment in good working condition in accordance to Company Vehicle Safety Policy

  • Communicate with internal and external personnel in a professional and timely manner

  • Report all defects to company equipment by utilizing the VIR to insure proper safety standards are met with the vehicle daily

  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a neat and timely manner

  • Keep all DOT records in accordance to DOT standards

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For OTR Driver Job

  • Excellent verbal and written communication; listening skills

  • Basic reading and comprehension skills

  • Basic numerical reasoning skills

  • Ability to complete all DOT certified paperwork in a neat and efficient manner in accordance to DOT regulation

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Complete a DOT certified physical which must be renewed every two years unless otherwise indicated by the physician

  • Also meet all Vehicle Safety Policy Standards

  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, and lift legs of the equipment and cartons weighing approximately 50 - 100 + lbs. repetitively

  • Ability to operate Class Certified equipment.

Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For OTR Driver Job

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Class A CDL drivers license.

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Example 3: OTR Cylinder Exchange Driver Job Description

Job Summary:

The OTR Cylinder Exchange Driver will be responsible for transporting large quantities of gas grill cylinders daily to Company Districts with a tractor trailer (box, curtain or flat bed trailer).

Typically the OTR Driver travel across the regions, state lines or across multi state lines.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the OTR Driver will complete delivery and repair objectives as requested and communicate daily. As needed he/she may have work activities related to tank refurbishing, truck servicing or other repair problems.

Job Description:

The OTR Cylinder Exchange Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Load and unload pallets of cylinders at the District and Production Facility with possible lay over to keep under DOT regulation hours. Tractor has Sleeper cab available

  • Ensure personal compliance with safety codes and policies including the servicing and repair of company vehicles

  • Participate in and complete all training as required

  • Practice and reinforce superior customer service skills by providing courteous and efficient service to all customers

  • Ensure that vehicle preventive maintenance schedules are being performed and adhered to when required

  • Perform the necessary vehicle and trailer inspections as required

  • Could be assigned other duties as needed in the plant production area or within other Company locations.   

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For OTR Cylinder Exchange Driver Job

  • 3 or more years experience in over the road hauling w/Tractor Trailer preferred

  • No more than 3 tickets in 3 years and no accidents in the past 2 years

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather and driving conditions

  • Bending and climbing in and out of the truck

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day

  • Must be flexible with delivery schedule and work hours as needed to service Company's customers.

Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For OTR Cylinder Exchange Driver Job

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Class A CDL with appropriate Hazardous Materials Endorsements and good driving record

  • Forklift Certified, CTEP certification desirable.

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Example 4: OTR Truck Driver Job Description

Job Summary:

The OTR Truck Driver will be responsible for picking-up and delivering customers' freight.

Job Description:

The OTR Truck Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Complete trip planning process to anticipate cities, highways and fuel stops prior to the start of each trip

  • Complete daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections of vehicle and/or trailer to ensure safety

  • Confirm electronic logs for accuracy and compliance.   

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For OTR Truck Driver Job

  • Hazmat endorsement and passport preferred
  • Real "roll up the sleeves and get the job done" type attitude
  • Ability to remain flexible as environmental or business needs change.

Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For OTR Truck Driver Job

  • Valid Class A CDL in state of residence.

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Example 5: OTR Driver Job Description

Job Summary:

The OTR Driver will be responsible for performing assignments including long-haul shipments (out of state up to two weeks).

Job Description:

The OTR Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned

  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes

  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations

  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles

  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers

  • Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations

  • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials

  • Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions

  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For OTR Driver Job

  • Two years of experience

  • Good driving record

  • Provide a DMV generated H-6 report at the time of interview

  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test.

Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For OTR Driver Job

  • Must have current Class A Driver License.

 

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