Driver Apprentice

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Bowling Green, KY

Job status
Full time
Job description
FedEx Freight now has Driver Apprentice positions available in Bowling Green, KY.

As a Driver Apprentice, you will become proficient in the operation of a tractor trailer combination through education and driving skills development. Your responsibilities will also include non-driving duties such as forklift operation and working the dock.
• Must possess a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a CDL permit prior to entering job classification.
• Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards.
• Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) regulations.
• Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including forklift, pallet jack, and hand truck.
• Perform pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment.
• Hook/unhook trailers and converter dollies to/from a tractor and/or trailer.
• Verify documentation matches freight description (e.g. type, weight, hazardous materials), using current electronic or manual system.
• Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g. pallets, straps, rope).
• Recoup/repair damaged freight when necessary.
• Verify and complete required documentation and reports.
• Assist customers with freight and freight documentation as needed.
• Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures.
• Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator.
• Ability to lift/carry hand freight of varying weights several times a week, to lift dock plates weighing approximately 100 pounds, and to open trailer doors requiring approximately 75 pounds of lift force, up to several times per day or more.
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time, bend, twist, squat, and climb in and out of truck.
• Ability to follow instructions and complete required training.
• Ability to work independently and/or as a team member.
• Basic written and verbal communication skills.

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Fedex Freight is Equal Opportunity Employer including disabled and vets.