CDL Supervisor

Dallas, Tx

Cotton is currently looking for a CDL Supervisor. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job description. The job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

Position requirements and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

The CDL Supervisor will be responsible and oversee the loading and unloading of the trailer to ensure efficiently. Transport and deliver products to customer by applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and roads in the area. The CDL Supervisor will be responsible for driving to and from designated location, verifying load to shipping papers, maintaining record of duty status according to state and federal regulations and performing pre-trip and post trip inspections. The CDL Supervisor may lead a team of 3 to 20 employees; depending on job assigned. This could include supervision of workers on a jobsite, in a mobile warehouse, tractor trailer, or inventory management. The supervisor may be leading a team or performing the task himself depending on the size and scope of the project.

Basic & Essential Function of the Job:

  • Inspect truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the truck at the beginning and end of each trip or tour of duty
  • Check shipping papers to determine the nature of load and verify for accuracy
  • Drive truck to and from designated destinations of up to 11 hours and maximum of 14 hours total as DOT rules allow
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement in weather. Must be able to operate equipment in all types of weather and conditions. This includes going forward and backing up long distances, around corners, and in and around very tight areas
  • Requires drivers to be able to bend, stoop, kneel, pull and lift all types of hoses, equipment and tools required to do the job weighing up to fifty pounds or more. Also, drivers must be able to climb ladders to check equipment
  • Report all accidents and incidents involving drivers or company equipment
  • Report highway safety hazards noted in route
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or delivery of cargo
  • Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including driver’s record of duty status, mileage records, and other records required by law
  • Be able to maneuver and handle tractor/trailers up to 53’

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Must possess valid Class A driver’s license in your state
  • Maintains a current Medical DOT Card
  • Have a driving record in good standing, free of any major violations (DWI, reckless driving, drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, excessive moving violations or accidents)
  • Two years’ experience
  • Must have knowledge of vehicle safety and control of systems
  • Must have knowledge of DOT Regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance
  • Driving for period of time up to 2 hours that could include long distance driving up to 5 hrs straight at a time. This could be local or out of town drives
  • Normal work schedule is anywhere from 6 to 15 hours depending on job assigned, 90% of the time you are standing
  • Light to heavy lifting involved which will include boxes, furniture, and miscellaneous items
  • Troubleshooting issues that may arise while at job site
  • Constant communication with Project Manager, Operations Manager, Executives and Customer as needed depending on job assigned.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines as required based on job assigned
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to read maps
  • Have attention to detail
  • Be safety-oriented