Dump Truck Driver

A.J. Penna & Son – Position Description

Date: October 24, 2015

Position Summary: Versatile professional with a valid CDL-A driver’s license; experience driving tri-axle dump trucks, and tractor trailer dump trucks; and exceptional driving record reflecting adherence to all Federal regulations.

Position Title: Dump Truck Driver

Position Type: Operations Staff

Position Level Code:

Has Reporting To It:

Reports To: Foreman

Current Incumbent:


Position Summary
The Dump Truck Driver drives a tri-axle dump truck, 6 wheeler, tractor trailer dump truck or any other heavy equipment, to transport materials to and from specified destinations, by performing the following duties.


Areas of Expertise

  • Tri-Axle Trucks
  • GPS & Navigation
  • Effective Communication
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Routes Familiarity
  • Safety & Regulations
  • Time Management
  • Travel Log Maintenance
  • Problem Resolution


Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Drives truck to destinations.
  • Prepares receipts for loads picked up.  Gives receipts to office personnel indicating job.
  • Is familiar with various transmissions.
  • Maintains truck log, according to state and federal regulations.\
  • Maintains telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Loads and unloads truck.  Operates a wheel loader.
  • Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
  • Performs emergency repairs, installing light bulbs, tire chains, wind shield wipers and spark plugs.
  • Secures cargo during transit.
  • Perform labor when needed, i.e., raking, shoveling, passing equipment.
  • Can pull a tag along (trailer).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Core Competencies

  • Driving
  • Valid CDL-A driver’s license
  • Operate tri-axle dump truck safely and efficiently on public highways and in off-road situations to load, transport, and deliver ash, stone, and aggregate materials.
  • Understand highway traffic and signals.
  • Assure load is properly covered with appropriate tarp on canvas prior to leaving loading side.
  • Vehicle Maintenance & Regulations
  • Adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as set forth by U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Maintain MSHA, OSHA, DOT and other company/governmental state rules and regulations.
  • Inspect trucks to ensure mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Keep vehicle clean inside and outside.
  • Inform Service Technician of any maintenance or repairs needed.
  • Written & Verbal Communications
  • Complete truck logs according to state and federal regulations
  • Maintain telephone and radio contact with appropriate supervisor to receive instructions.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with supervisors, truck dispatcher, truck drivers, heavy equipment operators and other employees.



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skills, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • At least one year of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of vendors or employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Ability to calculate tonnage, square yards and other means of measurement that directly relate to excavation materials.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must have good sense of direction.
  • Must be able to read maps.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must have a Class A driving license.
  • Must own personal vehicle, must have reliable means of transportation and communication.Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to rake, shovel and perform labor duties as assigned by foreman.


Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job).

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Must be able to work emergency jobs which may entail working nontraditional hours. Must be able to work overtime as directed. Must be able to work holidays if needed. Employee will be placed on an on call schedule which requires being on call 24/7 for one week at least twice a month. Perhaps more if needed.

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