DRIVER DUTIES

FUNCTIONS/DUTIES OF A LONG DISTANCE HAULER

  • Read and Interpret Control Systems

  • Perform Vehicle Inspections

  • Exercise Basic Control

  • Execute Shifting

  • Back and Dock Tractor-Trailer

  • Couple Trailer

  • Uncouple Trailer

  • Perform Visual Search

  • Manage and Adjust Vehicle Speed

  • Manage and Adjust Vehicle Space Relations

  • Check and Maintain Vehicle Systems/Components

  • Diagnose and Report Malfunctions

  • Identify Potential Driving Hazards and perform Emergency Maneuvers

  • Identify and Adjust to Difficult and Extreme Driving Conditions

  • Handle and Document Cargo

  • Deal with Accident Scenes and Reporting Procedures

  • Deal with Environmental Issues

  • Plan Trips/Make Appropriate Decisions

  • Use Effective Communication and Public Relations Skills

  • Manage Personal Resources/Deal with Life on the Road

  • Record and Maintain Hours of Service Requirement

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