Long Haul Truck Driver

Job description


  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Drive as part of a two-person team or convoy
  • Drive lighter, special purpose trucks
  • Load and unload goods
  • Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo on international routes
  • Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials
  • Oversee condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment
  • Pay and receive payments for goods
  • Perform brake adjustments
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs
  • Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle
  • Perform preventive maintenance
  • Receive and relay information to central dispatch
  • Record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption
  • Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo
  • Transport and handle dangerous goods

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses

  • Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
  • Driver's License (Class 1 or A)

Communication Systems Experience

  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

Documentation Knowledge

  • Accident or incident reports
  • Bill of lading
  • Dangerous goods occurrence reports
  • Driver logbook
  • Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)
  • Maintenance and repair reports
  • Trans-border documentation
  • Trip reports

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/Travel Experience

  • Long-haul

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Large workload
  • Overtime required
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Sitting

Work Setting

  • Various locations


  • English

* If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

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