Applicants must have a valid commercial driver license from the state in which they live and a safe driving record and at least 2 years of unsupervised driving experience driving passage cars or larger vehicles and one year of full time unsupervised experience driving a 7 ton or larger truck, tractor trailer, or a 16 passenger or larger bus.
operate a tractor trailer in conformity with time schedules and in accordance with instructions regarding the route assigned; operates a tractor trailer in unscheduled service directed move by move by telephone, two way radio or through designated supervisors.
Picks up and delivers bulk quantities of mail at postal installations, mailing concerns, railroad mail facilities and airports.
Ascertains the condition of the tractor trailer prior to leaving and in returning to garage, reports all accidents, mechanical defects noted, and mechanical failures in the course of the trip.
Makes decisions respecting changes in route in emergency, makes emergency decisions respecting loading mail or leaving it for later trip.
May prepare daily reports, make minor repairs or adjustments to vehicle in emergencies, load and unload mail, perform other duties as needed.