Driver Trainer
XTL Transport - Toronto, ON

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The ideal candidate will be someone who has a proven track record as commercial vehicle truck driver coupled with training/instructional skills to develop new recruits as well as existing drivers. The individual selected for this position will evaluate the driving skills of potential driver candidates. In addition, the Driver Trainer will conduct safety training according to XTL's well-defined training program for drivers. Through follow-up and coaching, the Driver Trainer will be an advocate for the required professional behaviors and expectations set forth by XTL.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

Qualify driver candidates through road-testing, over the road skills and professional behaviors;

  • Conduct new-hire safety & orientation training; including all safety and compliances policies and procedures;
  • Maintain and update the Driver Handbook and relevant safety & compliance sections;
  • Track training via AS400 and ensure certificate issuance;
  • Track, coach and mentor new hires;
  • Participate in the development of training materials for new initiatives, equipment or regulations;
  • Maintain & promote training schedule including "open classes" that are available to divers looking to refresh skills;
  • Proactively inspect, road test and follow-up on all unseated trucks to ensure they are in proper order;
  • Participate in the monthly production of Driver Newsletter;
  • Conduct yard "blitz's" to promote compliance awareness concerning: CT-PAT, Pre/Post Inspections/Log Book /3 point hand hold;
  • Assist in driver productivity analysis;
  • Participate (as required) during accident investigations;
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives (quality, risk reduction, prevention);
  • Coordinate with counter terminals in an effort to ensure driver handbooks are up-to-date and accurate;

Skills & Abilities:

  • Team player with ability to take initiative and identify and/or recommend process/service improvements to management;
  • Sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to changing work priorities;
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate;
  • Ability to adhere to all corporate policies and act as an advocate concerning these policies;
  • Proven time management skills;
  • Ability to maximize a positive XTL work experience for drivers;

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of commercial vehicle driving experience;
  • Valid AZ license;
  • Bilingual (required for Quebec-based positions);
  • Strong knowledge of safety and compliance in transportation;
  • Proven ability to instruct/teach/facilitate in a classroom setting and deliver training programs;
  • Ability to clearly demonstrate current knowledge in the following subjects:

I. Hours of Service Fatigue prevention
II. Dangerous Goods
III. Defensive Driving
IV. WHMIS/Health & Safety

A Career with XTL Offers:

Competitive salary & comprehensive company paid benefits package including, health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance and much more: Professional atmosphere, great working conditions, dynamic leadership, training and professional development opportunities.

Interested applicants, please forward your resume by responding directly to this ad.
All applicants will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We would like to thank all candidates for their interest, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.


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