Pilot Car Pickup Operator

Website The Rasmussen Group

Argee Transport Co. is a heavy-haul trucking company based in the Midwest, which was founded in 1962. We have 59 years’ experience in the industry and are able to best serve our customers by obtaining proper state permits, providing financial backing and insurance necessary for each load. The only limit to our hauling capacity is what is legally allowed on the highways. We specialize in oversized and overweight heavy-haul trucking loads.

Position Overview

The pilot car pickup operator position is responsible for safely driving and escorting our oversized trucks carrying large loads while on the road. This position will include communicating with the truck driver and surveying the routes before a trip to ensure they can handle oversized loads.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

Drive on public roadways and construction sites in accordance with safe and prudent practice, DOT regulations, public safety laws, OSHA regulations, and the Company’s Safety Program.
Operate and deliver trucks and their materials on assigned vehicles in a safe, legal, efficient, and professional manner without additional training.

  • Verify specification and order compliance for the materials delivered.
  • Operate assigned vehicle in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, Company policies and procedures, and safe practice.
  • Take special efforts to satisfy client requirements.
  • Complete and submit all executed delivery orders.
  • Use sound judgment in all driving and site conditions. Drive safely and carefully. Comply with all traffic laws. Adjust driving to the conditions. Take all necessary precautions to protect assigned vehicle and other’s property.
    Other duties as assigned per supervisor.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Read and follow state permits to safely escort CDL driver to destination.
  • Properly communicate with the CDL driver on traffic and other obstacles.
  • Keep vehicle clean inside and out.
  • Pass state certifications on all states that require certification
  • Assist driver with load securement
  • Complete annual defensive driving training

Benefits Offered

  • Highly competitive base pay.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance programs.
  • Group retirement savings program.
  • Health and wellness programs.
  • Accrual based paid time off and holiday pay.

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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred, or demonstrable equivalent.
  • Previous experience preferred
  • Knowledge/Skill Requirements
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, and accurately perform basic mathematical functions including adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess knowledge of Company policies and procedures, including safety.
  • Must consistently produce and efficient, accurate work product.

Position Special Qualifications (special skills, leadership abilities, experience, communication abilities, achievements)

  • Safe work record.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Work proficiently in a team organization.
  • Work effectively under time and scheduling deadlines.
  • Must be flexible and respond positively to change.
  • Committed to Company’s mission and goals.
  • Must be well groomed and always present a professional appearance.
  • Must be professional, cooperative, positive, and courteous in manner and presentation.

Work Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years in age or older.
  • Must have a valid DL, no CDL required.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Able to travel overnight and sometimes several nights
  • Able to read and follow all regulations regarding escorting
  • Must pass post-offer employment drug testing, medical exams, and physical agilities testing.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be capable of driving vehicles in on and off-road conditions for extended periods.
  • Requires physical exertion, standing, walking, and/or climbing in various climates and ground conditions, including temperature extremes, rain, wind, and snow for extended lengths of time.
  • Must withstand continuous exposures to wind, dust, fumes, and noxious odors.
  • Must possess unrestricted mobility to twist, turn, bend, and lean in all directions, lookup, down and side to side without hesitation or discomfort. There will be prolonged sitting/driving in vehicle.
  • Except for conventional corrective aids, must possess normal eyesight, depth of perception, field of vision, normal hearing, quick reaction time, unimpaired eye-hand coordination, and manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs and carry 50 lbs multiple times per day.
  • Must enter and exit vehicle multiple times throughout the day in a safe manner.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.
  • The employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee may be exposed to risk of electrical shock or burn.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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