Driving for Tidewater Transit is more than just a job. It’s a rewarding career path with opportunities for growth and advancement! Our best drivers can work their way up to earn the ranking of Top Gun trainers, who oversee the full training of new drivers and ensure they have the knowledge and skills to operate on the road safely. As a family-owned and operated company, we care about you and your safety. We are leading the industry in safe driving and reward our safe drivers with a quarterly cash bonus program. Apply today to join our growing team!
CHARACTERISTICS OF A STRONG CANDIDATE
- Drivers earn an average $74,000, are paid weekly, and get a $25/overnight
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Supplemental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Short and Long-Term Disability
- 401k and Profit Sharing
- Flexible Spending Account
- Vacation Pay
- Holiday Pay
- Must be at least 23 years old (Required)
- Possess Only One CDL, Issued in the State of Residence (Required)
- One Year Over The Road Experience Under a DOT Certified Carrier (Required)
- Possess a Tanker Endorsement (Required)
- Possess a HazMat Endorsement (Preferred)
- Ability to Obtain Additional Necessary Endorsements to Perform the Duties
- Must Supply a 10-Year Work History
- Able to Verify the Past Three Years of Employment
- Pass a DOT Physical and Drug Screen
- Be Eligible for a Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC) or Passport
- Possess a DOT Medical Certification With No Waivers
- Ability to Read, Write, and Speak the English Language (Required)
- No More Than One Moving Violation in the Past 3 Years (CMV)
- No More Than One Preventable Accident in the Past 3 Years
- No Alcohol or Drug-Related Convictions in the Last 7 Years
- No Alcohol or Drug-Related Convictions or Violations While Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle
- No Violent Felony Convictions
- Must Be Able to Pass a Respirator or Pulmonary Function Test, If Necessary
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure that commodities are loaded, transported, and delivered in accordance with the Tidewater Transit Drivers Operating Procedures and all pertinent regulations.
- Verify all information for transport of commodity on paperwork assigned by dispatcher is accurate and correct.
- Ensure that the transport can be done in accordance with all regulations.
- Check equipment to ensure that it is proper and clean for the type of commodity to be transported and for safe operation.
- Load the commodity in accordance with instructions from the Tidewater Transit Operating Procedures.
- Transport the commodity in accordance with all company, local, and federal regulations.
- Unload the commodity in accordance with instructions from the Tidewater Transit Operating Procedures.
- Ensure copies of TWT Quality Assurance Brief and a Delivery receipt form are in possession prior to departing for load pick up.
- Pre-trip inspection of equipment is accomplished in accordance with Tidewater Transit Operating Procedures. Ensure that the tractor and trailer number are the same as dispatch.
- If the commodity has not been pre-loaded by the customer, then either load or vacuum the commodity in accordance with instructions from the Tidewater Transit Operating Procedures.
- During transport, the driver must obey all local, state, and federal regulations, including weight, speed, hours of service, and maintenance of log and vehicle.
- Off-load commodity is in accordance with Tidewater Transit Operating Procedures with special emphasis to ensure TWT Quality Assurance Brief is completed prior to off-loading.
- Turn in all paperwork when the trip is complete.
ABOUT TIDEWATER TRANSIT
Family-owned and operated since 1949, Tidewater Transit has been leading the industry in liquid and dry bulk transportation. We have been nationally recognized for our commitment to safety and product stewardship by the National Tank Truck Carriers Association and the Commercial Carrier Journal.