Trailer Drivers Job Vacancies in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Trailer Drivers

Industry: Logistics

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 30K - 40K

Our client is an established logistics company.

They seek to hire a Trailer Driver who will transport freight across the country's road networks.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure documentation of all transport trips is done
  • Ensure cleanliness, safety and security of the organisation vehicle at all times
  • Ensure compliance with traffic regulations
  • Ensure safe delivery of supplies to various facilities as and when required including loading and unloading delivery goods
  • Ensure proper documentation of all driving records (i.e. mileage and gas receipts)
  • Perform simple vehicle maintenance (i.e. cleaning interior and exterior, taking the vehicle for state inspections, filling tires with air, etc.)
  • Ensure consistent communication with supervisor on vehicle performance and if there are any vehicle problems
  • Ensure up to date insurance of the vehicle is maintained
  • Ensure compliance to CHS travel and HR policy in relation to handing of the vehicles
  • Safely delivering freight at various locations, including over long distances.
  • Planning the most efficient routes and delivering freight on time.
  • Performing truck and trailer inspections before departure to ensure good running order.
  • Inventorying loads and documenting the condition of the freight before departure.
  • Assisting in the loading and unloading of freight, and obtaining the client's signature on delivery.
  • Securing the freight in place before departure and monitoring its safe distribution throughout the trip.
  • Performing service checks on tire pressure, oil, and fluid levels, as well as minor repairs, when required.
  • Logging the hours driven, rest stop durations, distances covered, as well as all fuel, repair, and toll expenses.
  • Reporting any delays due to road conditions, accidents, or breakdowns to management.
  • Adhering to federal and state trucking rules and regulations, including mandatory rest periods, weight restrictions, and weight adjustments.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Key skills and qualifications

  • Valid driving license from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • A valid Defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification.
  • Certificate of good Conduct
  • Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and traffic patterns is desired.
  • Extensive experience as a tractor-trailer truck driver.
  • An incident-free driving record, as well as solid knowledge of truck and trailer maintenance.
  • Advanced knowledge of route planning, using both road maps and GPS devices.
  • The ability to work long, irregular hours, and to remain alert and focused throughout.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Sound knowledge of federal and state laws that regulate the road freight transport industry.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Experience driving Foton, Renault, Mercedes, Tata brands will be an added advantage

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your updated CV and attach a copy of your Driver’s License only quoting the job title on the email subject (Trailer Driver) to before 26th January 2024.