Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Truck Driver, Logs

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2997


Log Truck Driver Needed!

$28.01 hourly rate


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) is looking for a Log Truck Driver to join our team in Scotia, CA! To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   


Drives truck and trailer to haul logs in a safe and efficient manner to designated company locations in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties.

  • Drives truck and trailer to haul logs from logging sites to log deck or mill
  • Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations: such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas off highway and private dirt roads
  • Abides by all Company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
  • May need to cut or remove pieces of bark from load prior to transporting using various small tools including; hand ax
  • Ensures load is properly secured and weight is evenly distributed on truck and trailer. Checks binders and wrappers to ensure load is secure
  • Inspects tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before (pre-trip) and after trips as applicable also when stopped during the work day, and submits a driver’s daily vehicle inspection report on the condition no later than the end of each day
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressures are maintained
  • Brake adjustments are the responsibility of driver to ensure they are properly adjusted daily
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law, or by Company standards
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of landing, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipment are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned in daily
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after incident occurs to Supervisor
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Reports if there are regular delays or abnormal delays in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or deliver of logs
  • Uses Company Radio and or Central Band (CB) radio ensuring appropriate communication and language
  • Position travels outside the local area but usually within the state up to 95% of the time


  • Completed truck driving school with a minimum of one year over the road experience; or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • This position requires a Class "A" Drivers License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
  • Log hauling experience is preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure or legal manuals. Ability to complete/write regular documents related to the truck and delivery of materials
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and calculate load weight
  • This position requires use of on-board truck computer

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 12 hours (intrastate); must be able to shift a manual transmission and operate foot pedals; must be able to perform bending to dig, pick up and or throw binders and wrappers with chains.
  •  Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab 8 to 10 times a day or more. Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching, reaching (including above shoulders), pulling, pushing and balancing. 
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 10 lbs.
  • Must be able to spend at least 85% of the day sitting, 15% of the day walking on surfaces such as wood, dirt, asphalt and metal which are sometimes slippery and wet. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May use a double bit ax or shovel to dig. Ability to adjust trailer brakes by squatting or kneeling using small hand tools.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, moving equipment, and truck vibration. The road conditions may at times, be slippery and/or dusty from dirt.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.




Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback' contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; reacts well under pressure; approaches others in a tactful manner; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate respect and consideration to others regardless of status or position.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


 Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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