About the Role
The Self Loader Log Truck Driver loads/unloads and hauls wood products from job sites or wood yard to customers/wood yard in a safe and legal manner following Company, Local, State and DOT laws and guidelines.
- Transport’s products in a safe and efficient manner from job sites or log yard to log yard or customers during day, evening, or overnight hours.
- Maneuver truck into loading/unloading position and load/unload forest products using knuckle boom loader.
- Create legal loads of veneer or saw logs, saw bolts, pulpwood, according to state laws.
- Secure loads in a legal manner with chains or straps according to state laws
- Check load in route to ensure logs or pulpwood have not shifted, adjust load and secure again
- Release binders and unload products according to instructions given by mill or yard staff
- Maintain trip ticket and scale slips for loads hauled; turn them into office
- Maintain contact with supervisor, logging crews and other trucks hauling in area
- Assist in planning routes to ensure most economical use of time
- Relay customer concerns or questions to supervisor
- Comply with environmental standards and clean up spills with spill kit and report according to procedures
- Maintain vehicle in a safe operating condition as required by State and DOT regulations
- Perform before, during, and after operation user inspections, maintenance, and repairs; provide reports.
- Perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, tire chains, and spark plugs.
- Install and remove tire chains.
- Report and/or refer defects or needed repairs to supervisor
- Maintain maintenance logs on company-owned trucks
- Clean equipment
- Promote high safety standards; comply with local, state, and federal transportation and safety laws and regulations.
- Always operate log truck in a safe manner; detect and eliminate safety hazards.
- Maintain truck logs according to state and federal regulations utilizing software
- maintain current qualifications for certifications and licenses.
- other duties as defined by supervisor
**This is not an exhaustive list of duties.
Physical Activities and Requirements
Excellent physical health and stamina; significant physical strength; physically able to perform all driver duties; considerable use of arms and legs; moving whole body–climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and handling materials; sitting, talking, hearing; use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms.
Hours: Full-time = 40+ hours per week; irregular hours with early start time & late end time; constant travel to remote woodlands’ sites; some overnight stays out of town
Overtime: Exempt Status: without compensation; without notice
Education, Experience, Certifications
High School Diploma or GED, 21+ years of age; CDL Class A License; valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate; pre-Employment and Random Controlled Substance and Alcohol Test; 5+ years log truck driving; working knowledge of State and DOT regulations, traffic laws and defensive driving; safely driving vehicles; safety precautions with logging equipment
About the Company
Longyear Harvesting & Transportation is a portfolio organization of the J.M. Longyear family of companies. Headquartered in Marquette, Michigan, J.M. Longyear is a privately-held asset based manager with 150 years of experience growing long-term value. Longyear’s interests span a vast spectrum of markets that include: forestry & land management, mining & metals, hardwood products, manufacturing, real estate and medical device products.