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Estes Express Lines, Inc.: Regional Otr Driver

Estes Express Lines, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Kingwood, TX posted May 27, 2021.

As a leading LTL freight carrier who has been in business since 1931, Estes takes great pride in offering drivers in-cab ergonomics and technology that focuses on driver comfort, in alignment with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) requirements.

Estes drivers earn competitive pay and benefits such as company-provided uniforms, paid lodging, cell phone reimbursements and bonus eligibility.

With an exceptional support team every mile of the way, Line Haul Extraboard Drivers are over the road away from the home domicile for an average for 5 days between home time moving freight between terminals within the Estes network.

If you’re looking for a rewarding and challenging career with opportunity for advancement, Estes is the place for you.Will be required to operate all types of equipment to perform all safety functions, including, but not limited to, operating manual transmission, chaining tires, etc.

and must be skilled and qualified to drive in all types of terrain, routes and environmental conditions.

Responsible for safely operating a tractor/trailer in the transportation of freight in accordance with Company, Federal, State and Local laws with regard to run times and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations Must adhere to all FMCSA requirements of those holding a Commercial Driver’s License Maintain records required with compliance with local, state and federal regulations Comply with all requirements for safe and legal transportation of hazardous materials Insure security of equipment and cargo Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure safe working conditions of the tractor and trailer prior to each trip and at the end of each trip Check gauges and visual indicators for malfunctions, ensure seal or lock on trailers and conducts inspection of vehicle before and during trips to determine problems that may be occurring Promptly report all maintenance problems to Fleet Services and/or supervision Verify unit numbers versus paperwork given and report any discrepancies to your supervisor May be required to use in-cab technology, to include electronic logs and other items May be required to drive different schedules and work the dock based on business needs Provide professional and courteous service to our customers and the general public Regular attendance is required.This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances.

Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned.

Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.QualificationsHigh School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background21 years of age required per FMCSA regulations (1 year driving experience required)Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s LicenseMust be registered with the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol ClearinghouseMust reside within 75 miles of the domiciled terminal and/or work assignmentHazMat, Tanker and Doubles endorsements required (LCV requirement may apply)Must be able to drive a tractor trailer for a period of time that will conform to FMCSA requirementsStable employment history preferredPhysical activities include: standing, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.Must be capable of dropping/hooking and coupling trailers which involves cranking landing gear, pulling 5th wheel pin which takes approximately 65 lbs.

of pressure; and maneuvering a trailer dollyMust be able to provide an acceptable MVRMust be familiar with state motor vehicle laws and FMCSA rules and regulationsMust pass a FMCSA required medical examMust pass a road testAbility to meet the FMCSA’s requirements to speak and read EnglishMust be able to lift approximately 70 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the jobMust be able to drive all routes and in all types of terrain, including, but not limited to, mountains, steep inclined roads, curvy highways, desert areas, bridges, tunnels, etc.Must be able to drive in a wide range of environmental conditions, including, but not limited to, rain, wind, snow, freezing temperatures, hot weather, etc.Must be able to operate all safety and operational functions of equipment, including, but not limited to, chaining tires, driving manual and/or automatic transmission vehicles, etc.Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of ConductMust be able to interact well with othersMust be able to work independently, or in a team settingMust be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple prioritiesResponds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlinesMust pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background checkMust be authorized to work in the United StatesPhysical DemandsThe 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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and/or move a minimum of 70 lbs.

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 employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands tofinger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is frequently required to lift, twist, turn, and may climb.

The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.

The employee may be required to work in high/precarious places, with hazardous materials, and in various weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity EOE, including disability/vets City Houston State Texas Employment Type Full-Time Job Category Transportation Organization Level Field

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