HERC Rentals Tractor Trailer Driver in Portland, Oregon

General Responsibilities

Herc Rentals is a premier full-line equipment-rental company — providing our customers the equipment solutions they need to get their work done safely, confidently and cost effectively, while enabling them to conserve capital for their growth investments.

With over 50 years of equipment-rental expertise, approximately 4,800 employees with approximately 275 company operated locations, principally in North America. Herc Rentals is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation; industrial & manufacturing; oil & gas; government & municipalities; construction, mining, & energy; remediation & restoration; emergency response; facilities; MRO; entertainment; and ground care.

We aspire to be the supplier, employer and investment of choice in our industry, with core values that promote a culture built on integrity, respect, teamwork, and accountability.

The purpose of the Tractor Trailer Driver position is to transport, deliver and retrieve assorted construction and heavy equipment and to support the needs of the branch in a professional, safe and timely manner. An individual in this position will operate both commercial and non-commercial vehicles in a safe and efficient manner. He/she performs at a high standard of quality level within the branch and outside of the branch. He/she has mastered the operating standards of the facility, the region and corporation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Transport, deliver and retrieve assorted construction and heavy equipment

  • Operate commercial or non-commercial vehicles in a safe, efficient and professional manner

  • Promote professionalism and excellent customer service attitude

  • Perform vehicle inspections before and after pickups and deliveries

  • Ensure all delivery documents are properly maintained during the workday and are available for inspection upon request by management and/or state traffic safety officers

  • Apply knowledge of driving and/or commercial driving skills in maneuvering at various speeds in difficult locations, heavy traffic, inclement weather, mountainous terrain or tight loading dock areas

  • Secure construction equipment and other equipment by means of chaining, strapping, and blocking under the strict accordance and established procedures of the DOT policies

  • Maintain open communication with Branch Manager and/or central dispatch for delivery schedules

  • Observe safety rules and regulations at customer job sites, facilities and other Herc Rentals related facilities

  • Provide training assistance for customers by answering general questions regarding the safe operations of vehicles, tools, or machinery when asked by customer

  • Report to the branch manager or central dispatcher of any damage to Herc Rentals property that is uncovered by the driver during the process of picking up the equipment from the customer

  • Report any and all accidents involving the driver or equipment to Branch Manager or Central Dispatch

  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather, traffic conditions, or any other problems relating to timely pickups or delivery of equipment

  • Maintain flexibility in daily routine in order to respond to Management’s responses to the customer demands

  • Ensure proper paperwork & logs are maintained accurately on a daily basis

Mandatory Requirements

Mandatory requirement:

  • Commercial Drivers License, Class A, with tanker endorsement

  • Current medical card

Educational Background:

  • High school diploma and/or GED

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of tractor trailer driving experience within the last three years

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

  • Knowledge and understanding of the traffic rules and regulations

  • Map reading knowledge, basic math, reading and writing

Skills:

  • Ability to secure loads safely

  • Ability to operate large, heavy machinery

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

  • Customer service skills

Competencies:

  • Team oriented

  • Good communication

  • Sense of urgency

  • Stress management

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a growth-oriented company, Herc Rentals is the right place for you! As an industry leader, we offer the opportunity for training, development, and advancement. In addition, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous vacation program. Apply today to be part of a team built for success!

Preferred Requirements

Herc Rentals is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on the successful completion of drug and background screening.

EEO/AA: Females/Minorities/Disabled/Veterans

joseph.gunter@hercrentals.com

Job ID 141127

# Positions 1

Location US-OR-Portland

Category HERC Operations

Division HERC