When you hear “NAPA tool truck,” the first thing you might think of is a small, white pickup with a NAPA hat atop its cab. That’s what immediately came to my mind when I heard NAPA is looking to hire a commercial truck driver. I quickly learned, though, that this is no ordinary NAPA truck. It’s a 53-foot race hauler converted into a mobile tool store that travels to NAPA stores and events.
The commercial truck driver position is responsible for driving the tractor/trailer over-the-road – mostly on the East Coast – to Rock & Roll Sales Event sites. He or she will also help set up and take down the events, and may help in staffing events, too. Because this position will include interacting with NAPA customers, sponsors and business partners, the chosen candidate must be friendly, approachable and professional.
This position is certainly a unique one, and it supports a unique and exciting series of events. If you or someone you know may be qualified and interested, you can read the full job description below. Apply by sending a resume to Kim Brown at Bill McAnally Racing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently had a chance to browse a similar rig at NAPA EXPO. The variety of tools and equipment on hand was both staggering and endlessly fascinating. The Rock & Roll Sales Event will continue to bring the same buzz to more venues soon. Rather as its truck driver or otherwise, I urge you to stop and check it out.
Commercial Truck Driver / Exhibition Vehicle Showman
This is a full time OTR position. The chosen candidate will have a commercial truck driver’s license, clean DMV and DOT records, will pass a pre-employment D.O.T. drug screening and medical examination report for Commercial Driver Fitness, and have experience driving a tractor and 53’ trailer combination. In addition, this position interacts with customers, sponsors and business partners at sales events for which the exhibition vehicle has been scheduled. Chosen candidate must be a positive, friendly, approachable individual with a professional demeanor.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Drives tractor and trailer exhibition vehicle with capacity of more than 20 tons to scheduled events.
- Maintains communication with master scheduler to insure all travel is planned to allow for coverage of all scheduled events.
- Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
- Adheres to laws on commercial vehicle operation as per Federal, State and local authorities.
- Keeps record of all expenses for provision to main office at first of every month.
- Checks vehicle to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
- Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle and/or reports service needs to main office for direction/correction.
- Performs basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or coolant or performing minor repairs.
- Reports vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles to the main office.
- Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, and set up interior and exterior display for shows, including canopy, mobile shelving units, audio/video equipment, etc…
- Tears down and repacks all displayed items and collateral at end of shows.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this truck driver job.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- While performing the duties of this truck driver job, the candidate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The candidate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms to the side and over head.
- While performing the duties of this truck driver job, the associate is regularly required to lift between 50 and 100 lbs, climb ladders, perform work on the top of the exhibition vehicle while setting up shows, pull and push wheeled displays into place, etc…
Nick Palermo is a freelance automotive writer and NAPA Know How blogger. Since becoming an auto news and reviews contributor at AutoTrader.com in 2011, he has broadened his coverage of the automotive industry to include topics like new car technology, antiques and classics, DIY maintenance and repair, industry news and motorsports. A committed advocate for automotive media professionals, Nick is a member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.