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Tow Truck Operator

Cox Automotive


Location:
Fontana, CA
Date:
09/18/2017
2017-09-182017-10-17
Job Code:
1714238
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Tow Truck Operator
JobID: 1714238
Category: Fleet and Transportation
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Job Scope

In this position you will load, operate and unload trucks (car haulers and/or tractor trailer haulers) used in pick up (tow in) and delivery (tow out) of salvage vehicles to and from designated loacations. You will operate trucks over public roads in a safe and secure manner consistent with company policies and procedures and in adherence with applicable local, state and US Department

Key Responsibilities

  • Review assignments for location of the tow in or tow out and verify company truck is ready for safe operation and verify transported vehicle information including make, model, color, VIN, missing parts, etc.
  • Load and unload vehicles from transport truck by use of winch, chains, blocks, electric controls, etc.
  • Secure vehicles and vehicle parts with chains, straps or other safe means
  • Drive truck to assigned destinations to include maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in confined loading/unloading situations
  • Complete and submit all required documentation associated with transport including: truck condition report, driver’s daily logs (if required), fuel purchase logs and mileage logs

Change & Innovation

  • Frequently considers what the best way to do things and looks for ways to streamline and/or improve work processes
  • Draws from a variety of sources and experiences to identify alternative solutions
  • Adapts in the face of ambiguity or uncertainty
  • Embraces changes affecting one’s area

Customer Focus

  • Focuses on customer needs and preferences in delivering work product
  • Delivers impactful, timely solutions that are meaningful to the customer
  • Follows up with customers to ensure problems are solved
  • Shares information and explains procedures in a way that is easy for others to understand
  • Adapts personal style and approach to quickly establish rapport and maintains professional demeanor in all customer situations

Collaboration

  • Demonstrates “we versus me” thinking
  • Willingly provides assistance and support to others
  • Works cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Addresses and resolves conflict directly and constructively
  • Builds a relationship network within and across departments

Drives Results

  • Plans appropriately for daily work and projects
  • Delivers consistently strong performance that co-workers can rely upon
  • Ensures manager and others are advised of problems or obstacles in sufficient time for action to be taken
  • Recognizes when to escalate a problem to the next level and when to handle it individually
  • Negotiates/re-negotiates priorities and competing demands for one’s time
  • Maintains a proper pace

Effective Communication

  • Provides clear and thorough information to others (e.g., verbal, written, email, presentations, meetings)
  • Listens actively and carefully to others’ opinions and ideas
  • Shares viewpoints openly and directly with others
  • Shares timely information with relevant parties

Develops Self and Others

  • Observe all applicable safety and health procedures and bring safety hazards to the attention of Transportation (DOT) laws and regulations
  • Seeks opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills of management
  • Shares own experience and expertise with others
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Accepts feedback openly, without becoming defensive
  • Learns from experiences, including successes, setbacks, and/or resistance

Qualifications

Education & Specialized Knowledge

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid applicable driver's license (2, 3, and 4-car haulers require valid Commercial Class B license; 7-car tractor trailer haulers require valid Commercial Class A license)
  • Appropriate Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Current Medical Examiner’s Certification (DOT Physical Card)
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, bottle to throttle, rest time, inspection and maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle safety practices, inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil, fluid levels, and exterior vehicle lights
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to meet daily deadlines efficiently, work well under stress, and in inclement weather conditions
  • Knowledge of geographic areas of operation by the type of transport driven (in-town, in- state and interstate and vehicle size)
  • Basic computer and data entry skills required
  • Experienced 1 to 3 years of towing and commercial truck driving experience preferred


About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Fontana-10700 Beech Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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