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Eichelberger Farms

Market Hog Truck Driver

Swine – Wayland, Iowa
Department Swine
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Objective: To operate a commercial motor vehicle to transport livestock in a safe, courteous and professional manner while complying with all applicable federal, state and local regulations as well as company policies and procedures to ensure the welfare of animals during loading, transportation and unloading.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate a company-owned commercial motor vehicle safely while abiding by all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Perform pre-trip or post-trip inspections as required by FMCSR regulation §396.11
  • Maintain and complete all paperwork in a timely manner including fuel reports, log books and bill of ladings
  • Follow Transport Quality Assurance and company guidelines for proper animal handling and biosecurity adherence during trailer preparation, loading and unloading of livestock
  • Communicate with manager and customers  
  • Comply with FMCSR regulation §395.3 for maximum driving time
  • Comply with safety procedures and utilize Personal Protection Equipment when required
  • Maintain inside of tractor clean- windows cleaned (inside & out), pick up trash, keep dash clean
  • Installing, maintaining and monitoring trailer panels and plugs as well and proper amount of clean bedding

 

Skills Required:

 

  • Operating a tractor/trailer on country rural roads or while in bad weather during hazardous driving conditions
  • Hook or unhook a semi-tractor/trailer unit
  • Backing a semi-tractor with 53’ livestock trailer effectively to align squarely with a load chute

 

Knowledge Required:

 

  • Federal, state and local regulations as it pertains to driving large commercial trucks

 

Physical Demands:

 

  • Ability to sit and remain alert while driving an aggregate period of up to 11 hours
  • Properly enter and exit the vehicle cabs multiple times per day
  • Perform occasional squatting, kneeling, bending, climbing and ability to walk up an incline during loading and unloading of trailer
  • Handle equipment such as panels, paddles or shakers to move animals
  • Lift and pulling up to 75 lbs
  • Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules
  • Drivers are required to answer their phones 24/7

 

Other Requirements:

 

  • Class “A” Commercial Driver Licencse
  • Pass DOT Physical
  • Good driving record
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check

 

 

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  • Location
    Wayland, Iowa
  • Department
    Swine
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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