Truck drivers at Delta trans-ports loose materials in different styles of trucks and trailers. These materials normally include dirt, rock, sand, asphalt and gravel.
Good coordination skills are required for a driver to operate the controls in the cab of his truck that manipulate the bed, pup and/or transfer trailer. He must have a good understanding of math and angles to properly position the bed to dump materials in measured amounts. His regular and peripheral vision needs to be sharp to be aware of other trucks and of the heavy equipment that frequently surrounds him at job sites.
Hauling materials from one place to another is the main job of a driver. He must fol-low a schedule for pickups and deliveries of materials. He is required to verify the types of materials he is hauling as well as their weight. If he is working in conjunction with other equipment operators and truck drivers, he must clearly communicate with them to make sure he delivers his materials according to the job specifications and timetables. He is expected to keep his truck clean and in good working order.
Since a driver typically delivers dirt and other loose, natural materials, his environment is normally full of dust. Delta’s drivers typically travel locally to and from construction and renovation sites. His work day generally begins early, and may stretch into early evening, depending on job deadlines. Occasional overnight travel may be required.
To drive requires specialized training. This can be obtained through on-the-job training. A good command of written and oral English is a typical job requirement. Knowledge gained through driving other types of trucks or heavy equipment is desirable with a preference for CDL holders.
Delta is a drug free environment and drug screening is required for employment. Random drug screen occurs.