Penske

Penske is Seeking Class A Yard Jockeys/Switchers • Home Daily

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Hiring local Yard Jockeys/Switchers in Newnan, GA • Earn $20.45/Hr PLUS $0.75/Hr PM shift differential pay • Typically Mon - Fri Work Week ️️

Job Overview

Truck Driver - CDL Class A - Yard Jockey/Yard Switcher - Penske Logistics

(Job Number: 2115039)


What’s the Job?

Ready to put your truck-driving career in high gear? Make the shift and fuel your career as a CDL Class A/Yard Jockey/Truck Driver for Penske. When you join Penske, you join a team of professional truck drivers committed to delivering products safely and on time. And we’re proud to haul freight for some of the world’s leading brands. (Yes, we’re more than just the yellow trucks.)

But it’s more than that. It’s about incredible customer service and building relationships with your accounts. When you drive for Penske, you’re representing Penske, but you’re also representing your clients. In fact, you’ll probably be driving their branded trucks and wearing their uniform.

You’ll be on the move with Penske and so will your career. We have tons of training opportunities for you. And with locations across the nation, you can also move to a new city.

Best of all, you’ll be with a stable, nationwide company that is known for having the best equipment, great management, clear communication and a fantastic safety record. We pay every Friday, and for most of our driving positions, you’re home daily. Yes, daily. Are you ready to take it to the next level? Come drive for Penske.

 

The Specifics:

• Route/Activity: The driver will be responsible for moving trailers on, and around, the yard. Home daily! 

• Shift: 5 or 6 day work week, based on customer demand. Monday through Friday with ocassional mandatory Saturdays OR Sunday through Thursday with ocassional mandatory Fridays, as needed. PM start times. Average 10 hours per day. 

• Equipment: Ottawa yard tractors, various sized trailers/containers.

• Compensation: $20.45 per hour PLUS $0.75 per hour PM shift differential pay. OT after 40 hours! 

 

Main Responsibilities:

• Performs inspection of vehicle prior to and after operation of, moves trailers in and out of dock as directed by management, couples and uncouples trailers

• Chocking trailers as they are spotted for loading and unloading and pulling from doors, the placement of nose supports for trailers when spotted at dock doors

• Orderly maintaining of the yard and inspection of trailers prior to loading

• Support and participate with Safety Team meetings and activities

• Driving your assigned truck safely and responsibly

• Following all federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines

• Reporting problems with your truck, as well as accidents, traffic violations, and damage before and after route

• Acting as the main point of contact with your customer

 

Why Penske is for You:

• Outstanding company safety record

• Premier Driver Recognition Program

• Home daily for most positions

• Competitive starting salary

• Career stability

• Opportunity for growth

• Excellent benefits, including lots of time off

• Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support

• Dedicated accounts

• Lots of training opportunities


General Requirements:

• CDL Class A license required

• Currently hold, or ability to obtain, a non-excepted interstate DOT medical card required

• 1 year of documented tractor-trailer experience in the last 3 years required, or 2 years of documented tractor-trailer experience in the last 5 years

• 1 year of yard jockey experience preferred 

• 3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations or accidents

• Excellent customer service skills

• Reliable

• Focused on safety

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education and criminal history) and drug screening required.

 

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation or designated as safety sensitive by the company, and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is required. Associates must have the ability to accept responsibility for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The associate must be able to see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

• While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

• The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area.

 

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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