Over the Road Driver - Flatbed

Etna Shared Services | Grand Rapids, MI

Posted Date 4/13/2022

Seeking experienced flatbed drivers!

Medical/Dental/401k (After 90 days) Extra pay for tarps, stops, per diem and rate adjustments. Quarterly Bonus Eligibility Rewards for Clean Inspections Awards, Recognition, Fun and Community Service Training, Education, and Development Safety Benefits and Resources Travel and Recreation Discounts/Perks Why Should You Apply? Competitive pay. Loads are paid by percent, mileage or hourly (varies by load). Excellent benefits. An organization where there is an opportunity to grow along with the company.

Are you a motivated driver who is looking for a change of scenery? Are you looking to earn a competitive rate as well as the ability to earn bonuses based on safe driving? Do you have an excellent driving record and want the ability to earn bonuses based on a safe driving? Do you want to earn paid vacation within the first year? If so, we have the job for you! We’re looking for OTR (over the road) drivers in the MI area with a Class A CDL (airbrake endorsement is a must). This person should have an excellent driving record as well as being committed to providing the highest level of customer service to every single person they come into contact with. A driver will be moving freight from point A to point B via a company owned truck, tarping and securing materials as required and traveling within the service area. This is a great position for anyone who is familiar with flatbed experience. The Company: Established in 1993 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Inter-Commerce Express (ICE) provides transport and OTR services to customers in a variety of Industries. ICE is an owned division of ETNA Supply Company. ETNA Supply has become a key component in meeting the needs of contractor's, engineers, architects and homeowners since 1965 and ICE has helped distribute/haul various commodities including pipe, construction products, steel coils, compression molds, equipment and steel plates . A contract carrier, ICE provides a variety of services which include, flatbed, step deck, tarping and door-to-door deliveries. We have the latest technology to assist our drivers in efficiency, safety and compliance. Our trucks receive regular and routine maintenance. We believe in a work-life balance.

Job Summary:

Loading, driving, and unloading materials on nationwide long-haul runs to fulfill customer and company needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

These include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Meet or exceed the expectations of our customers by providing a positive customer experience.
  • Operate Company owned and leased trucks to make timely deliveries of product to required destination, up to and including long haul loads requiring overnight stays.
  • Maintain all required certifications required by DOT.
  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service during delivery and pick-up operations.
  • Perform required before, during, and after operation vehicle inspections per DOT regulations and Company requirements and provide required reports.
  • Maintain all property entrusted to you in excellent condition, i.e. vehicle, fluid levels, lights, interior components, straps, and tarps.
  • Fuel vehicle as required.
  • Safely secure loads and use tarps on loads during poor weather conditions according to DOT regulations.
  • Assist customers with loading and/or unloading material as needed.
  • Maintain paperwork as required by DOT, including but not limited to accurate Driver Logs.
  • Record daily trip reports.
  • Comply with dispatch directives and call in times.
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local driving laws and DOT and FMCSA regulations.
  • Regular and predicable attendance.
  • Work safely.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effectively use GPS, read maps, and follow directions.
  • Effective use of cell phone and hands-free equipment while driving.
  • Working knowledge of DOT and FMCSA regulations.
  • Effectively communication and customer service skills.
  • Effective stress management skills.
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing situations.
  • Basic adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division skills with or without using a calculator.
  • Maintain a professional image as a representative of the company.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; or
  • Minimum 3 years driving experience with multi-axle vehicle required; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Flat bed experience preferred.

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Valid CDL-A License with acceptable driving record
  • Current DOT medical certificate
  • Ability to pass operator exam and drive powered industrial equipment

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; climb and balance; reach, handle, and grasp; and lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to walk and stand; stoop, crouch, and kneel; and lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to fulfill the essential job functions in a consistent state of alertness and a safe manner.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include clear vision at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more, depth perception, and color vision.
  • Work performed primarily outside.
  • Exposure to extreme weather, moving mechanical parts, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  • Pass substance abuse screening. #IN23
Job Type
Full time
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