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Driver - Full Time

Pilot Freight Services - Council Bluffs, IA

Posted on 09/23/22 (Ref: IAc9OeMvAk)

Driver - Council Bluffs, IA - Pilot Freight Services

Pilot has the best employees in the transportation and logistics industry!

Essential Functions:
  • Understand and comply with all State and federal laws
  • Check in with dispatch daily for assigned pickup/delivery route
  • Operate vehicles to transport materials to and from in a safe and efficient manner
  • Present self in a clean and professional manner at all times
    • Pilot identification including but not limited to ID badge and or required Pilot apparel
  • Perform inspection of the assigned unit and complete all required paperwork
    • Ensure equipment is kept in proper repair and working order
    • Clean and secure assigned unit and the end of shift
  • Load and unload freight from truck utilizing the proper equipment and securing for transit when necessary
  • Check for and notate/communicate damages/shortages or other exceptions
  • Maintain communication with dispatch, promptly report all delays
  • Function and use of driver's application for all pickups and deliveries
  • Verify all freight corresponds to paperwork
  • Assist and apply additional packing to shipments when needed
  • Assist in the warehouse if needed
  • Able to work variable hours, including weekends and overtime
  • Clocking in/out daily (including lunch breaks) and maintaining lunch/break schedule independently.
  • Other duties assigned deemed necessary by the Cartage Supervisor

  • Must have clean motor vehicle record
  • Able to apply basic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret maps
    • Strong knowledge of the roadways throughout the immediate and surrounding areas
  • Ability to read and understand tariff signs and signals
  • Ability to read, comprehend and complete basic checklists, forms and other related documents
  • Basic PC skills
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to discern numbers and information
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Able to use various dock equipment sucks as forklifts, pallet jacks and banding/shrink wrap and other materials
  • Bilingual helpful: Spanish/English

Additional Job Details :

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Must be forklift certified
  • Valid driver's license
  • Acceptable driving record

  • Minimum of one-year verifiable driving experience in the industry and in the type of vehicle that will be driven
  • Must be at least 25 years of age


This position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Position

requires employee to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, use hands, reach, bend and lift

objects above their head. Employee must be able to regularly lift/move up to 50 pounds

and use pallet jacks and forklifts. Position requires regular use of a phone and a PC and

reading and writing of various shipping documents.

If you are interested in working with a talented, passionate and dedicated team of professionals in a rapidly growing industry, Pilot wants to hear from you!

Driver - Council Bluffs, IA - Pilot Freight Services

Effective August 18, 2021 Pilot will be mandating that all new hires are vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before starting work at any of our locations.

Our definition of fully vaccinated for purposes of new hire is as follows:

In compliance with CDC guidelines, individuals will be considered fully vaccinated and eligible to begin work as follows:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnsonís Janssen vaccine