Driver​/Ec Driver​/Code 14 Driver​/Heavy Motor Vehicle Driver

Job Description


Driver Definition:

EC1 - Articulated vehicles with GCM between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg; and vehicles allowed by Code C1 but with a trailer with GVM greater than 750 kg.

EC - Articulated vehicles with GCM greater than 18 000 kg; and vehicles allowed by Code C but with a trailer with GVM greater than 750 kg.


Knowledge Road Traffic legislation

Health & Safety legislation

Qualifications Literacy level Grade 12

National Driver License EC/EC1 Valid PrDP Experience 3 Years articulated and/or rigid driving experience KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS Prepare Vehicle for TripOperate Ultra Heavy Duty Vehicle

Handle Documentation

Perform ancillary duties RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKSConduct pre-trip inspection of trucks and trailers
Vital vehicle components are inspected in a systematic way in order to comply with the Road Traffic Act
Components include (but are not limited to):
Exterior of vehicle; interior of vehicle; fluid levels; brakes and vehicle equipment. Complete standard vehicle checklist
Vehicle inspection is recorded legibly and in accordance with operational requirements/specifications on the back on of Trip Sheet/Logbook

Record and report all defects
All vehicle defects are identified and reported accurately; comprehensively and timeously, so that the necessary actions to rectify defects are initiated.
All prescribed and or other relevant preliminaries are executed (e.g. brake tests) Interior and exterior vehicle cleanliness
Vehicle and cab are kept clean and tidy at all times.

Complete trips to and from loading zones and other destinations
Vehicle is driven and manoeuvred in accordance with the K53 standard; manufacturer specifications and provisions of the Road Traffic Act.
Vehicle is driven and manoeuvred in accordance with the defensive and economical driving manner.
Vehicle is driven to actively prevent accidents; injury to people or damage to property/ vehicle; despite the incorrect actions of others or adverse conditions (Application of Defensive Driving Principles)
Vehicle and cab instruments are monitored for malfunctions and appropriate action is taken, where required.
Vehicle is parked; shut down and secured in accordance with manufacturer specifications; traffic regulations and operational procedures
Trips are completed in accordance with laid down standards Range:

Standards pertain to:o Standard trip timeo Loading and off-loading timeso Fuel consumption Supervise loading of trailers/horses
Trailers/horses are loaded safely without projections Check roping of all loads
Loads are appropriately secured Check consignment note
Consignment note (i.e. Invoice) corresponds to the stock loaded
Emergencies/incorrect loading/incorrect invoices are dealt with and reported immediately to the Operations Manager Handle emergencies
Accidents Incidents/Fire

The following documents are to be submitted on debrief:
Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection Sheet Completed in full
Diesel Slips
Fuel Card
All incidents during the trip must be reported
Proof of Deliveries (POD) / Goods Received Voucher (GRV) Customer MUST sign at the stipulated place. Should documents not be handed in on Debrief the Driver will be disciplined accordingly. Comply with company code of conduct, policies and procedures
Company code of conduct, policies and procedures are adhered to. Knowledge and must be able to comply with Health and Safety Regulations
Correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn at all times
Able it identify Fatigue Management and act accordingly Perform other duties as may be requested by management from time to time
Ancillary duties requested by Management are carried out as instructed
Diplomacy, respect, sensitivity and self-control is maintained in all interactions with colleagues in own and other departments

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