Class 1 Driver

  • Full Time
  • Sydney

GFL Environmental

The Tractor Traier Driver will operate tractor-trailer truck on assigned route to service customers in a safe and efficient manner. Deliver collected solid waste or recyclables to landfill, MRF or transfer station.

Key Responsibilities:

• Operate tractor-trailer truck and on-board hydraulic systems on assigned route to collect solid waste and/or recyclables on a specified collection route.
• Make sure each load is secure by checking that tarp is closed properly and that no loose trash is visible.
• Ensure all trash is emptied out of the trailer when dumping a load.
• Provide CSR with each trailer number after the load is dumped and net weight.
• Complete pre-trip and post-trip safety lane inspections and reports, daily truck report, route sheets and other documentation requested by supervisor daily.
• Communicate vehicle mechanical problems to mechanic and supervisor immediately.
• Maintain route quality standards as predetermined by management.
• Operate truck and equipment using prescribed techniques to eliminate driver-induced mechanical failures.
• Follow all safety standards, equipment checks and precautions in performance of all duties. Comply with all federal, state/provincial, local and company rules on safety and vehicle operation.
• Maintain clean vehicle by cleaning cab interior and exterior of vehicle.
• Conform in all respects with applicable federal, state/provincial and local laws, regulations, ordinances and other orders and to all company policies, procedures and directives from supervisors.
• Ensure that all required personal protective equipment be worn at all times (i.e., gloves, reflective vest, safety glasses, work boots, etc.)
• Report all accidents or incidents to supervisor(s) immediately
• Exhibit a professional demeanor, manner and appearance at all times (i.e., meeting customers and/or the general public while on route or in uniform.)
• Maintain accurate records of services performed.
• Work closely with supervisor to improve routing efficiencies.
• Attend safety and branch meetings.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.
• May be required to work overtime.


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) desired.
• Must possess a valid Class 1 Driver’s License
• Minimum one (1) year of commercial driving experience
• Must be able to meet relevant criteria for safety sensitive functions according to Company standards
• Must be able to demonstrate the ability to safely drive the truck and operate the equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the truck and its components and the basic maintenance requirements for safe operation
• Ability to control operations of equipment; maneuvering truck into and out of minimum clearance spaces, using mirrors to back distances of approximately 120 feet or more
• Ability to recognize unacceptable waste (such as gasoline or other flammable materials)
• Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend associated documents and maps
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Flexibility to accept and adapt to change as well as the commitment to seek continuous improvement
• Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects up to 50 pounds repetitively using proper lifting techniques
• Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example: two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting or standing
• Ability to follow all company safety policies and procedures
• Knowledge of air brakes on tractor trailer.
• Ability to driver a vehicle that carries up to 80,000 lbs or 40 tons.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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