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Truck Driver

Company: Penske
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:



What's the Job?
Ready to put your truck-driving career in high gear? Make the shift and fuel your career as a CDL Class A/No Touch Freight Truck Driver for Penske. When you join Penske, you join a team of professional truck drivers committed to delivering products safely and on time. And we're proud to haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. (Yes, we're more than just the yellow trucks.)

But it's more than that. It's about incredible customer service and building relationships with your accounts. When you drive for Penske, you're representing Penske, but you're also representing your clients. In fact, you'll probably be driving their branded trucks and wearing their uniform.

You'll be on the move with Penske-and so will your career. We have tons of training opportunities for you. And with locations across the nation, you can also move to a new city.

Best of all, you'll be with a stable, nationwide company that is known for having the best equipment, great management, clear communication and a fantastic safety record. We pay every Friday. Are you ready to take it to the next level? Come drive for Penske.

The Specifics:
• Route/activity: You will be part of an in-house fleet supporting Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight aluminum metal products and our freight type consists primarily of aluminum coils and ingots. The specific purpose of this aluminum is to service various Ford Motor Company manufacturing facilities.
Routes start in Flat Rock-MI, delivering to Alcoa-TN. From Alcoa- TN, you will be dispatched to, but not limited to, one of several possible locations:
• Davenport, IA
• Bicknell, IN
• Flat Rock, MI
• Minster, OH
• Perrysburg, OH
• Anderson, IN
• Occasionally other cities.
Upon delivery to the points above, you will -end- your route in Flat Rock, MI, and be dispatched back to Bicknell IN or Alcoa, TN to restart your loop. The planned environment is a drop and hook environment. HOWEVER, you will still be responsible to inspect the load for security and are expected to secure the load (ingots or coils) should it be necessary. Also you may have to live unload or load, in which case you will have to unsecure or secure the cargo as needed .
• Shift: Drivers stay moving on the loop, and are usually home for 1-2 days per week, with a roating schedule which requires weekends, everning and some holidays. This is a regional over the road position.
• Equipment: Freightliner automatic Cascadia Condo's pulling univeral trailers or Conestoga curtain side trailers, electrong logs.
• Compensation: Activity based pay, warn up to $70,000 annually, plus a $3,000 sign on bonus. Bonues include a monthly performance bonus worth up to $3,000 annually plus an attendance bonus wirth up to $900 quarterly. Weekly Pay!

Main Responsibilities:
• Driving your assigned truck safely and responsibly
• Following all federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines
• Reporting problems with your truck, as well as accidents, traffic violations, and damage before and after route
• Acting as the main point of contact with your customer

Why Penske is for You:
• Outstanding company safety record
• Premier Driver Recognition Program
• Home daily for most positions
• Competitive starting salary
• Career stability
• Opportunity for growth
• Excellent benefits, including lots of time off
• Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support
• Dedicated accounts
• Lots of training opportunities

Qualifications
• CDL Class A required
• Currently hold, or ability to obtain, a non-excepted interstate DOT medical card required
• 1 year of documented tractor-trailer experience in the last 3 years required, or 2 years of documented tractor-trailer experience in the last 5 years
• 3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations or accidents
• Reliable
• Excellent customer service skills
• Focused on safety
• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required.

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation or designated as safety sensitive by the company, and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is required. Associates must have the ability to accept responsibility for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

Physical Requirements:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The associate must be able to see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms.
• The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

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