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Port Bell, Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 7, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Through tenacity, courage and vision, Grindrod grew from humble beginnings into a global powerhouse that is listed on the JSE and is represented by subsidiaries, joint ventures and associated companies in 23 countries. We work hard every day to earn our customer's trust. We are passionate about understanding their unique requirements and collaborating with them to create the most cost-effective and efficient solution to move cargo across trade corridors – by road, rail, sea and air.We operate with insight and agility, and lead with grit. It is this determination that is at the core of our success.

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Job Title

Heavy Duty Drivers job at Grindrod

Job Description

Grindrod is a South African logistics company, a global powerhouse that is listed on the JSE, and has a presence in over 23 countries.

Our commitment to forging new routes and delivering Africa's commodities to the world is unwavering. We provide a safe working environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect and our strategic aspirations ultimately lie in the hands of our people. We strive to earn our customers' trust every day and touch the lives of our communities within which we operate.

We innovate for operational excellence and embrace long-term thinking and deliver on short-term action.

Having completed the construction of a ship, the M/v Mpungu for Lake Victoria, Grindrod Logistics Africa Uganda seeks to recruit skilled, experienced and motivated persons to work in Port Bell and Luzira.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Vehicle Operation: Operate commercial trucks to transport goods and materials over long distances or local routes, following specified routes and schedules.

  • Loading and Unloading: Load and unload cargo using appropriate equipment and techniques, ensuring that goods are properly secured and that weight distribution is balanced.

  • Pre-Trip Inspection: Conduct pre-trip inspections of the truck and trailer to check for mechanical issues, ensure all equipment is in working order, and verify that cargo is properly secured.

  • Route Planning: Plan travel routes using maps or GPS devices to determine the most efficient and safe way to reach destinations, considering factors such as traffic, road conditions, and weather.

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations governing commercial trucking, including hours-of-service regulations, weight limits, and safety standards.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of driving hours, mileage, fuel consumption, and delivery times. Complete required paperwork such as bills of lading, delivery receipts, and inspection reports.

  • Safety Procedures: Adhere to safety protocols and procedures to prevent accidents, injuries, and damage to cargo. Follow defensive driving techniques and maintain a safe driving distance from other vehicles.

  • Customer Relations: Interact professionally with customers, vendors, and other personnel during pickup and delivery operations, providing excellent customer service and representing the company positively.

  • Emergency Response: Respond to emergency situations such as accidents, breakdowns, or hazardous road conditions, following established procedures and seeking assistance when needed.

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Perform basic maintenance checks and minor repairs on the truck and trailer, such as checking fluid levels, changing tires, and replacing bulbs, to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle.

  • Time Management: Manage driving hours and rest periods effectively to comply with hours-of-service regulations and meet delivery deadlines without compromising safety.

  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices through ongoing training and professional development activities.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Driver's License: A valid commercial driver's license (CDL) appropriate for the type of truck being driven (e.g., Class A, B, or C license).

  • Driving Experience: Previous experience as a truck driver is often required, although some companies may hire and train inexperienced drivers.

  • Clean Driving Record: A clean driving record with no major traffic violations, accidents, or DUI convictions.

  • Physical Fitness: Good physical health and stamina are essential for long hours of driving and manual labor associated with loading and unloading goods.

  • Knowledge of Regulations: Familiarity with federal and state regulations governing commercial trucking, including hours-of-service regulations, weight limits, and traffic laws.

  • Safety Awareness: Strong awareness of safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle and the protection of oneself and others on the road.

  • Customer Service Skills: Basic customer service skills to interact with clients, vendors, and other personnel in a professional manner.

  • Map Reading and Navigation: Basic navigational skills and the ability to read maps or use GPS devices to plan routes and navigate efficiently.

  • Mechanical Aptitude: Some knowledge of truck mechanics and the ability to perform basic maintenance checks and minor repairs on the vehicle.

  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills to communicate with dispatchers, warehouse personnel, and other drivers using two-way radios or communication devices.

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How to Apply

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by email: vacancy@futureoptions.org clearly indicating the Position Title in the email subject line.
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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