Log Truck Driver


JM Forestry


atlantic-mine, newberry, marquette

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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.

 Essential Functions/Duties**

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Other
  • 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.

Work Schedule 

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.