Job Description



Carpenter Co is currently seeking an Over the Road CLASS A CDL Driver to join our Richmond, VA location. Our OTR Drivers are home every weekend and most nights. The successful candidate will be expected to safely and efficiently deliver finished products to customers at various locations.

Communicates on a daily basis with multiple levels of Company personnel and most importantly with external customers.  Performs work in the setting of a Company truck with exposure to weather conditions and various customer locations.  Driver's are expected to ensure the on time delivery of products to customers while complying with various state and Federal laws and regulations, such as DOT regulations, etc.

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Additional responsibilities include:

  • Receive and understand instructions from Dispatcher, Traffic Manager, and external customers.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all customers.
  • Ability to communicate and relay information to others.
  • Possess and maintain a clean MVR within Company's guidelines.
  • Properly follow administrative procedures regarding billing and manifest paperwork.
  • Transport and deliver materials and services per customer requirements.
  • Know, understand, and strictly adhere to all State and Federal DOT rules and regulations governing the operation of tractor trailers and transportation of Company products and materials.
  • Report conditions that may affect the operations of the trucks and trailers.
  • Maintain accurate DOT Logs.
  • Deliver product as scheduled.
  • In compliance with DOT, both Federal and State, and adhering to all rules and regulations thereof.
  • Assist in loading and unloading.
  • Lifting more than 75 lbs.
  • Required to perform checks to equipment and/or vehicle used at start, during, and end of use.
  • Fueling and checking of equipment's fluid levels required of unit, or units used.
  • Note any errors or customer concerns to Company management as soon as practical.
  • Must maintain highest respect of the customer and meeting their needs.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Drug testing required.

Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have and maintain a valid CDL driver's license
  • Working knowledge of all DOT Regulations
  • Previous employment checks must be acceptable
  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays, and call-in with little notice
  • Ability to lift up 80 pounds
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions