Join the Capela Team
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Capela Transport family, please click the following link to complete our driver application. Applicants for driving or other positions are welcome
to stop by the main terminal in Corry, PA.
1370 W Main St, Corry
Driver Position Description
To transfer and deliver product by driving gasoline or diesel-powered tractor-trailer combinations short distances and/or long
• Hook and unhook trailers from the tractor itself.
• Load and unload the trailer.
• Inspect truck for defects and safe operating conditions before, during, and after trips and submit a written report on the
condition of the truck when required by the regulations and/or company policy.
• When hazardous materials are present:
o Check the proper preparation of shipping papers
o Agreement between information on shipping papers and markings and labeling of cargo
o Ascertain that vehicle is properly placarded
• Install and remove tire chains as required by weather conditions.
• Drive truck to destination in accordance with federal regulations, normally in periods of up to 11 hours of driving (up to 8
hours of which could be consecutive) followed by an off-duty period of at least 10 consecutive hours.
• Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as
heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading areas.
• Ensure that all shipping documentation (e.g., manifest, security seal sheet, bills of lading, shipping orders, or freight bills,
etc.) required to move with all shipments is available for inspection and the appropriate paperwork accompanies shipment
• Maintain records required for compliance with state and federal regulations including drivers’ logs, records of fuel
purchases, mileage records, and other records required by law.
• Perform all duties in accordance with company policies and procedures, and comply with all federal, state, and local
regulations for safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
• Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment.
• Report highway safety hazards noted en route.
• Promptly report any delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions or other emergencies, or in the event of
irregularities relating to pickup or delivery of cargo.
• Complete all required paperwork fully and legibly.
• Submit all paperwork in a timely manner.
• Safe and legal operation of a C.M.V.
• Safe and timely transportation of cargo from origin to destination.
• Proper loading and unloading of cargo to assure safety and minimal risk of damage to cargo and danger to people.
• Proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operations and cargo movements.
• Professional representation of the company and the trucking industry through responsible driving.
• Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License.
• Must have 1 year of previous tractor-trailer driving experience.
• Must have the ability to read and write in English and perform simple mathematical calculations with mental ability to
handle receipts, read maps, road signs, maintain logs, etc.
• Must be able to follow instructions and take directions via phone.
• Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
• Must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, inspection and maintenance, and
transportation of hazardous materials.
• Must have basic knowledge of the HazMat handbook, including the location of the book in the vehicle and how to use it.
• Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
• Must satisfactorily pass a drug test.
• Must satisfactorily pass an alcohol test.
• Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 11 hours, up to 8 hours of which could
• Must be able to shift manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
• Must be able to perform occasional squatting to handle and position loading equipment.
• Must be able to perform occasional crouching to handle and position loading equipment.
• Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab multiple times a day. Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above
ground level, with entry and exit achieved the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds: also requires
occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching, and balancing.
• Must be able to frequently reach above shoulder level, at waist level, and below waist level for maneuvering and directing
the controls to operate the truck.
• Must be able to install and remove tire chains when required by inclement weather.
• Must be able to spend at least 10% of the day standing and 10% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood,
and metal and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces.
• Must be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate
the fifth wheel release lever, lock and release pintle-hooks, attach and release safety chains, climb into and out of vehicles,
fuel vehicles, and check engine oil and coolant levels.
• Must be able to climb vertical ladder on the side of the trailer and maintain balance on trailer platform.
• Drivers may spend 25% of time outdoors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
• Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for
assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large CMV
on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
• Drivers typically spend 75% of on-duty time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels
which maybe higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
Statements included in this position description do not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.