Driver Trainer: Kootenays -Sutco Transportation

Sutco Transportation Specialists
Posted 2 months ago
$35.00 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

Driver Trainer: Kootenays

Sutco Transportation, a proud Sutherland Group company, is hiring for a Driver Trainer in the West Kootenays to provide in-cab training and support mentorship programs for new and existing drivers. The goal is to ensure the long-term success and career development of professional Class 1 drivers with Sutco Transportation Specialists.


Provide in-cab driver training to new and existing employees. Conduct incident assessments, including follow up with the drivers. Complete and submit all reports related to training and development of team members. Provide positive reinforcement and build morale, as a front-line representative for the company training programs. Ensure that adequate safety and job performance training and mentorship are provided to all team members, addressing situations where company policies or procedures have not been followed. Maintain confidentiality regarding training personnel and sensitive company information. Attend training courses and stay up to date with current industry standards and work site safety practices. Actively participate in safety meetings and action change. Maintain composure when dealing with tense or emotional situations. Perform regularly assigned driver functions as required when not in an active trainer role.


Valid Class 1 Driver’s Licence with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a commercial truck driver. Experience of hauling Super B trailers and winter mountain driving is required. Experience in transporting wood residuals or flat deck freight is preferred. Instructor certification or experience as an instructor in a commercial setting is preferred. Experience operating wheel loader is preferred. Working knowledge of all provincial, federal and cross-border transportation regulations. Strong organizational, time management and communication skills. Basic Computer Skills. Ability to publicly address groups of employees concerning company matters and while conducting training exercises. Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed. Ability to demonstrate discretion and composure and remain neutral in disposition while handling sensitive situations. Demonstrated ability to uphold the Sutherland Group’s Core Values of Curious and Adaptable, Trustworthy, Humbly Confident, Better Together and Make it Happen.


$35.00/hour. Extended medical benefits coverage including pharmaceutical, dental, vision, orthodontic, massage and chiropractic. Matched contribution pension plan after 1 year. 4% vacation pay (equivalent to 2 weeks annual) to start, increasing based on years of service Company vehicle or mileage allowance provided. Quarterly bonus based on performance indicators. Up to $3000 referral bonuses for every qualified new hire that you are able to bring to our organization, with no limit on earnings.


Sutco Transportation Specialists, a proud Sutherland Group company, was founded in 1995 with one truck and a family team that wanted to build a company they could be proud of. At Sutco, it is about more than driving trucks. It’s about people coming together, supporting and helping each other in a company that feels more like a family. We are big enough to provide the tools, training and support you need, but small enough that you feel part of something special and not just a number.

Sutco is an industry leading company that was recently awarded Trucking HR Canada’s Top Medium Sized Fleet for 2020 and Top Workplace Culture for 2021! Sutco has been recognized as a Top Fleet Employer for 7 consecutive years and over that time has won awards for Employee Engagement, Diversity in the Workplace, Wellness & Mental Health. Sutco is recognized as a Premium Carrier in British Columbia for a demonstrated commitment to safety and maintains a Certificate of Recognition (COR) through annual audit processes by Safety Driven.

We cannot consider applications without a recent Commercial ‘N’ Driver’s Abstract. Please ensure that you attach one. Job ID# 302

If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment team at 778-754-4021 extension 129.

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