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Yard Jockey/Switcher and Driver - Earn $60K plus Annually - Penske Logistics

Company: Penske
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 8, 2021

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 Class A/Yard Jockey and Truck Driver for Penske. Join a team of professional truck drivers committed to delivering products safely and on time. We're proud to move freight for some of the world's biggest brands. (Yes, we're more than just the yellow trucks.)

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, and for most of our driving positions, you're home daily. Yes, daily.

Are you ready to take it to the next level? Come drive for Penske.

The Specifics:
Route/Activity: Yard drivers are responsible for backing and pulling trailers from loading bays and spotting on the yard. Driver may also shuttle route to nearby plants and run routes as needed.
Shift: Monday-Friday. Shifts start at 6pm-4:30am. Saturday work possible depending on plant production.
Equipment: Day cabs, 48-53' refrigerated and dry van trailers.
Compensation: $22.50 per hour with OT after 40 hours. Average annual earnings up to $60K !

Main Responsibilities:
Performs inspection of vehicle prior to and after operation of, moves trailers in and out of dock as directed by management, couples and uncouples trailers.
Chocking trailers as they are spotted for loading and unloading and pulling from doors, the placement of nose supports for trailers when spotted at dock doors
Orderly maintaining of the yard, inspection of trailers prior to loading.
Support and participate with Safety Team meetings and activities
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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