Team Linehaul Driver - $0.76 per mile (split) - $3000 sign on bonus
Lynden Transport
Houston, TX (+1 more) Posted 4/22/2021 $1,700 / Week Full Time Transportation

Team drivers needed for run from Houston terminal to Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  $0.76 per mile (split) plus $0.06 per mile quarterly safety bonus (split).  4600 miles per week.


$3000 sign on bonus - paid in the first year

This is a linehaul driving position.
Drives tractor and trailer combination or straight truck to transport cargo freight.

May pick-up, load, unload, and deliver cargo freight.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Drives vehicle to specified destination in accordance with company procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds and in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in tight loading/unloading dock areas.
  • Maintains telephone or radio contact with dispatcher to receive pick-up or delivery instructions.
  • Loads and unloads trailer, either individually or with assistance of dock workers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment.
  • Ensures that load is secure by using a variety of cargo straps, tarps, ropes, chains, lumber and other tools.
  • May perform lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying of freight.
  • Hooks and unhooks trailers from tractor or from converter dollies.
  • Inspects tractor or truck for defects before, during and after trips and submits reports indication truck or tractor condition.
  • Notes condition of various equipment items such as tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil and water.
  • Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions. 
  • Ensures that all shipping documents (manifest, bills of lading, delivery receipts, hazardous material placarding, etc.) required to move the shipment is available and complete.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures; and complies with all Federal, State, and local regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Maintains records as required, including drivers logs, vehicle inspections, and other reports.
  • Reports any and all safety hazards.
  • Reports accidents (vehicular and/or cargo) or on-the-job injury immediately to the on-duty supervisor.
  • Dependable and consistent attendance required.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to two years tractor-trailer driving experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as hazardous materials shipping regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the general public.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Must be able to conduct telephone communication.


  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Must have current, valid Commercial Drivers License (class A), must be able to obtain hazardous materials endorsement and may be required to obtain a doubles endorsement.


  • Ability to work with others.


  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods.
  • Must be able to reach overhead.
  • Must be able to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls for extended periods.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crawl, crouch, or crawl to examine equipment and cargo.
  • Must be able to install and remove 60 pound tire chains as required by weather conditions.
  • Must be able to push or pull freight up to 4000 pounds with the use of a pallet jack.
  • May be required to reposition (push or pull) a 3500 pound dolly on uneven surfaces while hooking a set of trailers.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee also may work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Position is located in a non-smoking facility.
  • Lynden Transport is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Successful candidate must pass pre-employment drug test.

Houston, TX

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