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OTR Driver with a CDL A Elkhart, IN

Posted on: August 22nd, 2023

Company: AG Energy Transport


State: Indiana

Salary: All Miles $.60 per mile or $1,500 weekly Guarantee (Gross)

Title: OTR Driver with a CDL A  

Job Status: Full-Time  

Reports To: Director of Transportation 

Work Schedule: OTR Minimum of one weekend home per month 

FLSA Status: Exempt  

Job Located: Elkhart, IN USA 

Company: AG Energy Transport 3522 S SR 104, LaPorte, Indiana 46350 

Pay: All Miles $.60 per mile or $1,500 weekly Guarantee (Gross) 

About Us: AG Energy Transport (AET) specializes in the transportation of Oils and Fats. We are currently active in many parts of Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern USA. We continue to evaluate and invest in the latest industrial technology to manage our fleet. Apply Online: Online Application Form – AG Energy Transport ( 

Summary: We are currently looking for regional OTR company drivers to haul non-hazard fats & oils throughout Elkhart, IN region. Tractors and Trailers that are assigned to the driver stay with the driver. These are long-term dedicated runs using trucks and trailers/bobtails to pick up/deliver liquid products to customers’ sites.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

  • Attendance at all safety meetings required; may be asked to serve on the Safety Committee. 
  • Maintain excellent customer relations by presenting professional appearance and attitude. 
  • Responsible for completing all company required paperwork in accordance with company policies and procedures (route tickets, driver vehicle inspection reports, vehicle safety checks, accident reports, mileage reports, service forms, etc.). 
  • Reports any equipment malfunctions and/or concerns to assigned Dispatcher.  
  • Knowledge of auxiliary pumps for loading and unloading vehicles and using spill kits and fire extinguishers. 
  • Operates semi-truck with a trailer according to Company policies and state/federal laws.  
  • Transports load over required route to proper destination, observing all traffic laws and safety regulations. 
  • Pump or load grease containers; ensure cleanliness of container and surrounding area; returns container with screen and lock secured; notes any damages to container or corral area; properly completes route ticket with customer signature. 
  • Chocks rear wheels of truck and trailer before any unloading takes place. Removes chocks before driving away from delivery. 
  • Maintains vehicle cleanliness and replaces gaskets, hoses, and other related articles, as necessary. 
  • Loads and unloads tanker with liquid products adhering to all Company and Governmental regulations.  
  • Conducts all safety checks and inspections of vehicles; operates vehicles under state, federal, local regulations and in accordance with company policy and procedures; observes all company safety rules.  
  • Maintains miscellaneous vehicle service duties such as checking daily oil, water, fuel, tires, and tank related items. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school or GED 
  • Minimum of 2 years of verifiable experience operating a vehicle with liquid tanker truck. 
  • Prior route experience within a customer-oriented environment preferred. 
  • Works well with others in a team environment. 
  • Dependable; reliable; ability to drive regionally OTR  
  • Knowledge of safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle and general maintenance. 
  • Ability to read and write simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  
  • Ability to speak and communicate using devices supplied by the Company.  
  • Able to read and speak English sufficiently to converse with public, understand highway traffic signs and signals in English, respond to official inquiries and make entries on reports and records. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

AG Energy Specialized Requirements:  

  • Must be 23 years of age with clean MVR (Insurance requirement). 
  • No DWI or DUI within the last 5 years 
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s license Class A with a tanker endorsement. 
  • Current MVR detailing driving record within Company standards. 
  • Meet Department of Transportation physical and medical requirements. 
  • Pass substance and alcohol screening (US DOT Part 40 & US DOT 382) as required by DOT/Company Policy. 
  • Must accept AG Energy Transports Drug and Alcohol Request on Clearinghouse website.  
  • Agree to random substance/alcohol screening as required by DOT/Company Policy.  
  • Pass Background check as required by DOT/Company Policy.  
  • Will need to register on 
  • Must possess a high degree of attention and considerable dexterity in the control of a tractor trailer/bobtail to prevent damage to property and vehicle equipment. 

Physical Demands:  

  • Constantly required to sit, walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch. 
  • Vision: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls 
  • Regularly required reach with hands and arms 
  • Regularly lift and/or move hoses and fittings that weigh up to 50 pounds 
  • Climb steps and ladders 
  • Frequently Lifts/push/pull/ carries up to 50 pounds 
  • Safe Lifting criteria: Floor to knuckle 50 pounds, Shoulder to overhead 50 pounds  
  • Required to sit in a tractor cab for extended periods of time 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job functions will be carried out in a commercial motor vehicle, customer locations, and plant environment. While performing the duties of this job, the team member occasionally works in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions; and is occasionally exposed to odors or airborne particles, and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Position Dimensions: 

Number of Employees Supervised – N/A  

Budgetary Responsibilities – No  

Revenue Generating Responsibility – No  

Inventory/Company Assets – Yes (Tablet/Work Phone) 


  • Paid Training & Orientation   
  • Weekly Direct Deposit  
  • $10,000 Retention Bonus (Paid $500 every active quarter)   
  • All Miles $.60 per mile or $1,500 weekly Guarantee (Gross)  
  • Safety Bonus $.02 per mile (paid Quarterly)  
  • PTO Program (40 hours paid time off after a 1-year introductory period. This will be accrued at 3.33 hours per month; 80 hours paid time off after a 3-year introductory period starting on the 1st day of the new year. This will be accrued at 6.66 hours per month)   
  • 6 paid holidays during the calendar year (Driver >3 years will get one floating holiday that can be taken on either a Friday or Monday)  
  • United Healthcare Medical Insurance (coverage at the beginning of the month following your 60-day introductory period)  
  • Dental Insurance (coverage at the beginning of the month following your 60-day introductory period)  
  • Vison Insurance (coverage at the beginning of the month following your 60-day introductory period)  
  • 401K & 401K Matching (Company match of 4% after 6 months)  
  • Life & LTD Disability (Employer Paid)  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   
  • Company Cell Phone  
  • Company Mobile Printer  
  • Sirius Radio 
  • PPE Equipment  
  • Company Uniforms (Coat, Shirts, Sweatshirts, hats)  
  • TWIC & CDL License Reimbursement  
  • $2,000 Referral Bonus (for qualified referrals CDL A)      
  • $500 Plant Position Referral Bonus  
  • 2019 and Newer Volvo Tractors 

AG Energy Transport is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or, protected veteran status. EEO is the Law. 

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