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CDL-A Dedicated Yard Switcher / Local Driver

Company: Averitt Express, Inc.
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Call (877) 294-3233 or Apply Online Below




Dedicated local drivers enjoy the many privileges that come with having consistent customers. Unlike some driver positions, this one gives you a better idea of the number of miles and hours each week holds, which means you'll have a better idea of what to expect in every paycheck. And because you know your customers and their typical freight load, you'll never be surprised or slowed down by unusual shipments.

  • Competitive pay:
  • Starting pay $20 per hour
  • Top pay $22 per hour reached within 12 months
  • Average up to 40-45 hours a week
  • Overtime applies after 40 hours per week
  • 95%-yard switching, 5% DOT regulated driving
  • Home daily
  • All switcher positions operate on a 4 and 3 day schedule every other week
  • Meaning week 1, you will work 4 days and off 3. Next week will work 3 days and off 4
  • These are further broken down into shift groups, let your recruiter know which one you are interested in:
  • Group A - Morning shift, 1st half of the week starting on Monday
  • Group B - Night shift, 1st half of week starting on Sunday
  • Group C - Morning shift, 2nd half of week (Saturdays included in all positions and some positions within this group also require Sunday).
  • Group D - Night shift, 2nd half of week (Some positions within this group require Saturdays)
  • Ensuring the timely movement of trailers in and out of the docks on-site at the customer's location
  • May be required to perform local/ hourly runs depending on the customer's need. Mostly to Montgomery, Tuscaloosa or southern Tennessee along I-65 route
  • Moves are issued through onboard tablet CDL-A Dedicated Local Truck Driver/ Switcher Benefits:
    • Paid time off including 8 paid holidays
    • Excellent insurance coverage that includes medical, prescription, dental, vision and hearing starting as low as $94.55/week for family plans and $36.45/week for individual plans effective after 30 days
    • Profit Sharing plan allowsyou to share in the rewards of our efforts, with a portion of our profits given back to you as monthly direct deposits into your retirement account
    • Referral rewards - cash bonuses for referrals
    • Averitt's fleet includes local, dedicated, and regional truck driver jobs. Drivers can change their driving preferences as their careers progress, including opportunities in operations and leadership
    • PAID TRAINING! Must have 1+ months' verifiable tractor-trailer experience in the past 3 years to go through our 1-3 week training program Ready to make a change? APPLY NOW to be an Averitt CDL-A Dedicated Local Truck Driver/ Switcher!Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
      • Must live within a 60-mile radius
      • Minimum of 6 months' verifiable tractor-trailer experience in the past 3 years, no additional training required
      • Minimum of 1-4 months' verifiable tractor-trailer experience within the past year, 3 weeks of paid training
      • Minimum of 6 months' verifiable tractor-trailer experience within the past 5 years, 1 week of paid training
      • Drivers must have Class A CDL
      • Must be 21 years of age or older
      • No convictions for reckless driving within the past 5 years
      • No convictions for DUI within the past 5 years
      • No suspensions or revocations within the last 5 years
      • No serious violations within the previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following too closely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with fatality)
      • No more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years
      • No preventable DOT recordable accidents within the past 3 years Essential Functions:
        • Open/Close trailer door - force requirement: 46 lbs
        • Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs
        • Perform pre-trip inspections
        • Drive
        • Regular predictable attendance
        • Frequent bending for placement of wheel chocks
        • Safely enter/exit yard tractor 100+ times per shift
        • Lifting/opening trailer doors
        • Sliding trailer tandems when necessary
        • Safely maneuvering equipment with good backing skills

          Call (877) 294-3233 or Apply Online Below

Keywords: Averitt Express, Inc., Birmingham , CDL-A Dedicated Yard Switcher / Local Driver, Professions , Birmingham, Alabama

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