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Truck driver, long haul

Calgary, AB, Canada
29.50 hourly - 30 to 70 hours per week
June 07, 2024


Permanent full-time.


-Calculate the cost of truck repairs and new parts if needed

-Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems -(GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices, to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions

-Coach colleagues on new methods or work techniques

-Mountain driving expertise

-Professionalism in customer service

-Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations

-Drive lighter, special purpose trucks

-Load and unload goods

-Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo on international routes

-Operate and drive straight or articulated trucks to transport goods and materials

-Oversee condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment

-Perform brake adjustments

-Perform pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspection and oversee all aspects of vehicle

-Perform preventive maintenance

-Receive and relay information to central dispatch

-Record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption

-Tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo


Driver's License (Class 1 or A)

--Experience and specialization--

Languages- English

Education- Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience- 1 to less than 7 months

Documentation knowledge

-Accident or incident reports

-Bill of lading

-Driver logbook

-Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip)

-Maintenance and repair reports

-Trans-border documentation

-Trip reports

Type of trucking and equipment


-Logging, highway



Communication systems experience

-Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

-Trip recorder (on-board computer)

Transportation/travel experience








Additional information

Security and safety

-Valid passport

-Basic security clearance

-Criminal record check

-Driver's validity licence check

-Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

-Travel expenses paid by employer

-Valid driver's licence

-Willing to travel cross-border

-Willing to travel for extended periods

-Willing to travel internationally

-Willing to travel overnight

Work conditions and physical capabilities

-Attention to detail

-Handling heavy loads

-Large workload

-Physically demanding

-Repetitive tasks


Weight handling

-More than 45 kg (100 lbs)

Own tools/equipment

-Cellular phone

-Steel-toed safety boots


-Safety vest


Personal suitability

-Efficient interpersonal skills

-Excellent oral communication

-Excellent written communication





-Team player