Tractor Trailer Driver Job (New Sign-on Bonus)

Job Overview

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

The Tractor Trailer Driver is responsible for safe, accurate and efficient delivery of petroleum products to commercial customers, retail sites, and bulk plants. While adhering to all DOT regulations and procedures, this safety focused role will plan daily routes, load the fuel truck and complete pre- and post-trip inspections.

What We Offer

  • Sign-On Bonus!

  • $1000 Driver Referral Program

  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan

  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account 

  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days 

  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing 

  • Annual Fitness and PPE Allowance

  • Personal and professional development opportunities 

  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years 

What you’ll need to succeed: 

  • Deliver Irving Oil Products to various locations within the required geographical locations. Drive Tractor Trailer Trucks (B-train, cluster / tri-axle, and hose reel) safely, adhering to all DOT regulations and procedures.

  • Complete pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure truck is performing to required standards. Maintain familiarity with different trucks/trailers in order to accurately inspect trucks, trailers, tires, pins, lights, etc.

  • Review and plan daily route using knowledge of geography, routes, zones, streets, etc. Collaborate with Dispatch team to improve efficiency of routes by providing recommendations to the delivery schedule, customers that should be clustered together, identify delivery locations that present challenges to delivery, etc.

  • Safely load and unload product from storage facilities while adhering to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Continuously evaluate and make safety decisions on trucks, conditions, products, sites, deliveries, leaks, and any other situations in which the driver feels there may be a safety issue. Report all hazards or unsafe situations that cannot be corrected on their own to manager. 

  • Complete daily shift report and all required paperwork with accurate information.

  • Maintain a clean and organized vehicle – inside & outside.

Professional skills 

  • Good verbal and written communication in working with load builders, dispatchers, and sometimes dealing with customers.

  • Basic mathematical skills are necessary.

  • Good judgment skills and some technical skills.

  • Able to ensure that product gets delivered on time, while considering all safety issues and problems that can arise during pre-trip checks and delivery of product.

Education and experience 

  • Valid commercial truck driver's license with a clean Driver's Abstract.

  • Class 1 designation with air brakes, WHMIS & Dangerous Goods Certification

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

  • Minimum 2 years Commercial Transportation (Class 1/A) experience.

  • Previous experience with liquid loads is considered an asset. Experience with shift work and night shifts preferred. 

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. 


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