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Daimler Trucks North America Truck Driver – Local Cartage and Test Fleet (Portland, OR) in Portland, Oregon

Job Overview

This is a Teamsters Local 81 position. The driver will work with a team of drivers in the Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) Local Cartage fleet to support our Truck Manufacturing Plants, Corporate Consolidation Center, and local vendors. This position will start out as a Casual driver with further opportunity to expand into the Local Cartage and Test Fleet.

Each driver has a specified job role assigned to them to support operations. This job role is decided based on a quarterly bid based on seniority in the Union. This is a team oriented environment with the expectation of helping each other out whenever possible. This position works very closely with the docks and dispatcher to identify the moves and pickups that need to be completed throughout that day.


  • Enter and exit the cab of the truck multiple times a day

  • Climb onto the back of the truck to connect the glad handles from the truck to the trailer

  • Raise and lower the landing gears of the trailer with the crank

  • Open and close trailer doors

  • Climb into the back of trailers

  • Use straps to tie down freight on flatbed truck

  • Open the hood of the truck to access the engine

  • Walk from truck to docks throughout day

  • Carry or lift up to 75 pounds

  • Fill out daily logs of tasks completed and Daily Vehicle Inspections Reports

  • Review, read, and understand Manifests and Bill of Ladings

  • Identify potentially hazardous situations

  • Maneuver truck and trailer in tight areas

  • Clearly communicate with driver fleet, dispatcher, docks, railroad ramps, and vendors

  • Utilize Push To Talk phones to communicate with other drivers and dispatcher

  • Utilize computers and touchscreens to operate PeopleNet (electronic logs) and a Yard Management System

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Attached resume required

  • 5 Years of experience required

  • Hazardous Material Certified required

  • Understanding of driver regulations and Hours of Service required

  • Clear history of accidents required

Additional Information

Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check


For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Truck Driver – Local Cartage and Test Fleet (Portland, OR)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000HDY