HERC Rentals 207-OTR Tractor Trailer Driver in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Short Description

The purpose of the Long-Haul Tractor Trailer Driver position is to transport, deliver and retrieve assorted construction and heavy equipment and to support the needs of the North Central Region 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


Transport, deliver and retrieve assorted construction and heavy equipment to branches in the North Central Region.

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 bas


Professional Experience

Commercial Drivers License, Class A, with tanker endorsement

Current medical card

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

1 year experience with long hauling or over the road hauling experience

Educational Background

High school diploma and/or GED

Conditions of Employment

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


  • Ability to secure loads safely

  • Ability to operate large, heavy machinery

  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

  • Customer Service Skills

  • Basic computer skills with tablets and smart phones

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!

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