Trailer Driver at Sinoma Cargo International Nigeria Limited
Sinoma Cargo International Nigeria Limited is wholly-owned subsidiary invested by Sinoma Cargo in Nigeria, founded in June 2016, located in Nigeria, Lagos. Sinoma Cargo is the first branch set up in West Africa in the process of implementing globalization strategy.
Currently, Sinoma Cargo has obtained the clearance qualification and provides overseas warehousing and distribution services, equipped with 40 normal trailers and 10 tow-beds, Sinoma Cargo Nigeria can deliver general cargoes, heavy lifts, over-sized goods and self-owned custom house broker has been set up as well. There are 12 Chinese employees and 100 native employees at present.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Trailer Driver
- Trailer drivers transport a range of materials, merchandise, or equipment using heavy-duty vehicles. They often drive for long periods, carrying out long-distance deliveries, adjusting to driving conditions appropriately and safely.
- Trailer drivers perform tasks such as loading and unloading materials or merchandise, preparing delivery papers, and keeping records of their daily tasks.
- Most trailer drivers work full-time; federal regulations limit the number of hours they can work in one period to 14 hours, with a maximum of 11 hours driving, before requiring at least a 10-hour break.
- People who are able to follow safety regulations, enjoy working independently, and love driving long distances are suited to this work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Trailer drivers’ tasks can vary depending on the type of company they work for. Based on job listings we analyzed, trailer drivers’ core duties typically involve:
Driving Long Distances:
- Trailer drivers transport different types of goods, from materials and equipment to livestock.
- They drive long distances, maneuvering the truck into unloading and loading positions along the way.
- They follow applicable traffic and driving laws, staying aware of and reporting any incidents on the road.
- Trailer drivers need to ensure that any cargo they’re transporting is fully secured to the trailer, using blocks, chains, covers, or ropes.
- They need to ensure that transportation meets safety compliance and regulations.
Maintaining a Record of Hours:
- Trailer drivers carry out various deliveries throughout the course of the day, maintaining a record of each of these, along with their working hours be cross-referenced if issues arise in the future, as well as for compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Trailer drivers report mechanical issues or problems with a delivery to their line manager, ensuring a thorough log of the problem is kept for future records.
Keeping Trailer Equipment in Working Order:
- Trailer drivers keep their trucks and the equipment they work with in good working order and tidy.
- They inspect the trailer after each trip and record defects they find.
Skills and Qualifications
Typically, employers require a High School Diploma, a clean and valid driver’s license, and a CDL qualification, as well as the following abilities:
- Safety compliance – to comply with health and safety regulations, trailer drivers monitor safety requirements, ensuring that procedures are followed so as not to endanger themselves and others through careless driving
- Physical health – federal regulations demand that drivers be physically fit without medical conditions that could affect their ability to drive, such as epilepsy or high blood pressure
- Hand-eye coordination – to respond quickly to situations in case of an accident or incident on the road
- Hearing and visual abilities – to meet regulation requirements, trailer drivers have to pass hearing and vision tests to ensure that it’s safe for them to be driving long distances
- Time management – to manage their time effectively, prioritize tasks, and plan routes to stay on schedule
- Trailer Driver Education and Training.
- The minimum requirement to become a trailer driver is a High School Diploma, along with a valid driver’s license. Employers also require drivers to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- The qualifications for obtaining a CDL vary by state, but the test usually includes passing a knowledge test and a driving test. Trailer drivers can attend truck driving school to gain the skills they need for this job.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
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