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Driver Trainee (Jockey)-Field Ops

at Estes Express Lines in Elkton, Maryland, United States

Job Description

• Safely handle and maneuver tractor/trailers and other large equipment to facilitate the loading and unloading operations in the 
yard
• Properly cube, load and unload freight using a forklift, pallet jack, hand truck or by hand
• Strap, brace and secure freight to prevent damage or shifting
• Responsible for accurately recording the condition of freight as it arrives at the terminal
• Perform pre-shift and post-shift inspections of the yard and dock equipment
• Accurately set up, break down and hook trailers safely
• Ensure all pup trailers have tilt bar to be lowered prior to loading of freight
• Raise and lower landing gear
• Monitor yard for unsafe drivers and non-employees; report to management
• Work in outdoor weather conditions
• Promptly report all maintenance problems to Fleet Services and/or supervision
• Work the dock a minimum of five hours per week in addition to work in the yard as a jockey
• Scan the Kronos clock and indicate dock versus jockey time for tracking purposes• 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.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.
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 to finger, 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. The 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.

Additional Training Requirements

• Must pass a road test
• Must work with driver trainer for a minimum of 4 weeks
• Must successfully obtain a CDL with doubles, tank and hazmat endorsements within the required timeframe
• Upon approval from Safety and Operations, the driver trainee will be eligible to post for an open local driving position
• If at this time, the driver trainee does not post for an open local driving position, he/she may be reclassified as a dockworker and 
may be awarded the pay rate commensurate with the dockworker position and his/her eligible length of service with Estes
• Progression to other driving positions will be dependent on performance and driving experience

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Job Posting: 896845

Posted On: Jan 14, 2022

Updated On: Feb 13, 2022