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Over the Road Driver

Req ID:  5447
Remote Opportunities:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

The primary function of Fleet Driver is to operate various tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time, over long distances between company/customer facilities, terminals, yards or work sites in order to pick up, transport and deliver freight in a safe, timely and efficient manner. As part of this function, Fleet drivers drop, hook, spot or otherwise interchange equipment for loading or unloading at various locations under varied conditions. Fleet Drivers are subject to the Hours of Service Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal, state, and local regulations for the secure and safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
  • Understands and carries out instructions given orally and in writing, including those on manifests, bills of lading and other shipping documents to determine the location and time of delivery.
  • Conducts a thorough pre-trip inspection of the equipment assigned as prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the company. Inspect tractor and trailer for defects during and after trips and submit a written report on the condition of the tractor and trailer at the end of each trip.
  • Safely operate tractor trailer equipment in different configurations as assigned, with varying weights as allowed by law, under all types of climatic conditions, terrain, road conditions and traffic situations, in urban and rural settings, for extended periods of time, over long distances, either direct or by way of other intermediate points, in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as company policy.
  • Drop, hook, spot, switch and otherwise interchange equipment, including the hooking and unhooking trailers from the tractor itself and the pushing, pulling, placing, lifting and attaching or detaching of various types of converter gear when necessary this also includes the raising and lowering of the landing gear.
  • Ensure that all required shipping documentation accompanies all deliveries and is signed and the POD is included with trip documentation
  • May load and/or unload in a safe and proficient manner and checks cargo at customer terminals or facilities, assisted or unassisted, using various mechanical aids and freight handling equipment. Properly secures or re-secures the cargo as required.
  • Frequently communicates with Dispatch/Operations, in person or by way of radio or telephone, in order to advise of movements, problems with equipment, cargo, delays, etc


Experience (minimum experience required)

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with all FMCSA rules~ regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Must be able to operate any type and configuration of equipment assigned, including various types and combinations of owned, leased or rented, single or tandem axle tractors or straight trucks or yard tractors by various manufacturers and as equipped.
  • Must be able to read, write, communicate and comprehend the English language sufficiently to perform various tasks of the job including, but not limited to; communicating with co-workers or the general public; understanding oral and written instructions, highway traffic signs and signals, company manuals, policies and governmental regulations; responding to questions and inquiries from management and government representatives and accurately completing various shipping papers, reports and records required of the position.
  • Must be able to accurately and efficiently perform the mathematical calculations necessary to do the work including; determination of hours of service, computation of time and mileage. Can operate radio and phone communication systems.
  • Must possess good judgment to perform the functions of the job, including operating a CMV in a safe and lawful manner; handling the customer’s freight safely, securely and efficiently and communicate professionally with those persons with whom the employee will be in contact as a company representative.
  • Must have a satisfactory work history record.
  • Must be able to drive and/or work the maximum number of hours allowed under FMCSA’s Hours of Service Regulations.
  • Must be available to work irregular hours in stressful situations and to report on time as scheduled.
  • Must be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle as demonstrated by a current medical examiner’s certificate and meet company requirements.

Additional Experience

  • Must not use any drugs or substances that would interfere with the ability to drive safely. Able to pass any company administered drug/alcohol test.
  • Must pass a driving test on company equipment in order to demonstrate driving skills and ability.
  • Must be capable of working independently without constant supervision.
  • Must meet all the qualification requirements of and is not disqualified under, the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Parts 383 and 391.
  • Must have a minimum of two years driving experience as a tractor-trailer driver, operating similar equipment over various terrains and road conditions for long distances in various traffic and weather conditions.
  • Must have a record of safe and competent driving (personal and commercial) as demonstrated on state Motor Vehicle Records.
  • Must be able to work well in close proximity to other drivers for extended periods of time in a sleeper cab.
  • Must be able to enter and exit various types of equipment safely and efficiently and where necessary, enter and exit a sleeper berth while the equipment is in motion.
  • Must be able to open and close swing type and roll up type trailer doors as needed in the pickup and delivery of freight.
  • Must be able to work on unforgiving surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces as may be necessary in loading, handling, securing unloading and delivering freight.
  • Must understand and be able to implement safe efficient freight handling and lifting procedures.
  • Must be able to perform the work required in a timely manner and maintain adequate production in order to meet service schedules.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


Other Benefits

  • Home Weekly
  • $5000 Sign On Bonus
  • Top Mileage Pay ( Single Rate .62 cents and Team Rate .75 cents )
  • Top Weekly Miles
  • Holiday and Vacation Pay
  • Consistent Lanes
  • Drop and Hook Operation
  • Direct communication with operations to resolve issues and to answer questions quickly
  • Late model equipment and Technology Specs provided for driver comfort
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Options
  • 401K and Company Paid Retirement Program

The Career You Will Build

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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