Career Opportunities: Class 1/Class 3 Drivers - Various Locations, Canada (14721)

Req Id 14721 - Posted 03/03/2014 - Canada - Alberta - Field Operations

Tervita is a leading North American environmental and energy services company. Our 4,000 dedicated employees partner with natural resource and industrial companies who share our values and work with them to create a sustainable future. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions, guides our decisions and shapes our culture. We maintain a strategically located network of more than 95 state-of-the-art waste management facilities and a fleet of specialized equipment and assets to help customers address production and operational waste challenges. Our highly effective, convenient and environmentally sound solutions help minimize environmental impact and maximize returns.

A privately-held company, we’ve been known for the past 25 years by the brands of our founding companies: CCS, Hazco, Beck, Concord and others. By joining together our individual expertise, experience, assets and services, we are uniquely positioned to develop integrated project management solutions and provide customers easier access to our broad range of comprehensive services. 


Our Class 1 & Class 3 Drivers are crucial team members that ensure we are able to meet our client needs in a safe and efficient manner on a daily basis.  As a Driver, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Hazardous Waste Industry, while making a tangebile difference with an industry leader. 


For talented, driven and career minded individuals this role provides opportunity to advance in a progressive organization.  We allow a healthy work/life balance and provide quarterly safety bonuses.


Tervita’s Waste Management division is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for current and future opportunities in each of the areas listed below:


Due to continued growth and expansion, we are currently looking for several qualified Class 1 & Class 3 Drivers to  safely operate various Waste Management units in various locations across Canada


Join our team in the following locations:


  • Edmonton, AB
  • Grande Prairie/Beaverlodge, AB
  • Fox Creek/ Whitecourt, AB
  • Cold Lake/Bonnyville, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • Fort McMurray, AB
  • Fort St. John, BC
  • Richmond, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Weyburn, SK
  • Hamilton, ON




  • To safely operate various Waste Management units, including but limited to tractor & trailer, roll-off, hi-ab crane truck, vacuum truck, cube van, etc.; in diverse weather and challenging work site environments
  • Comply with all jurisdictional traffic safety legislation
  • Inspect transport units and loads for safe operation during, prior to and after all transport assignments as required by Waste Management, jurisdictional, and / or NSC standards
  • Ensure load is properly secured at all times
  • Completion and submission on a timely basis of all documentation as required.  This includes logbooks, equipment inspection reports, time tickets, accompanying manifests, trip records, fuel, and credit card receipts (JSA’s and WSRA’s)
  • Abide by all Waste Management and customer plant-specific safety procedures
  • Ensure all waste containers are labeled in accordance with TDG Regulations.  (Drums - stick on labels, Bags - in pocket, Bins - wire tie label).  Ensure all labels are completed in full including shipping name, generator name, approval number, TDG Class, UN number, Packing Group number, load number, drum number, etc.
  • Prepare manifests and/or bills of lading, as required, for each transaction
  • Inspect all waste material to ensure compliance with manifest, recycle docket and bill of lading descriptions.
  • Communicate with customer regarding expected onsite arrival and service requirements
  • Loading and transporting equipment and materials for Waste Management/ client services
  • Ensure all transport of hazardous and non-hazardous materials complies with TDG Regulations
  • Ensure all equipment / loads being transported meet all requirements relating to weight and dimension regulations for each jurisdiction traveled
  • Work well in a team atmosphere, as well being part of an on-call rotation for off hours and weekends






  • Valid and current Class 1 and/or Class 3 Driver’s License
  • Minimum of 3 years driving experience in the transportation industry or demonstrated competency
  • Prior experience in roll-off and/or vacuum truck operation is considered an asset
  • Solid understanding of Canadian geography, highway systems and remote oilfield locations
  • Solid knowledge base with respect to Hours of Service, load securement and driving regulations
  • Ability to accurately maintain Log Books, Trip Records and Inspections on a daily basis as per legislated requirements
  • Solid understanding of TDG Regulations and safety requirements with respect to proper labeling, handling and transporting hazardous materials
  • Ability to prepare waste manifests and/or bills of lading as required for each transaction
  • Ability to conduct proper pre/post trip inspections of transport vehicles for safe operation prior to, during and after transport pickups and deliveries
  • Strong mechanical knowledge with respect to the maintenance, servicing and repair of transport vehicles
  • Ability to complete minor servicing and maintenance of transport vehicles, including but not limited to, greasing, replacement of air filters, brake adjustments and settings
  • Ability to safely operate transport vehicles through difficult weather conditions and challenging work site environments
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including lifting, shoveling, moving containers and other heavy materials
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work long days and occasional overnights.
  • Fit-for-Work each day




  • Ability to communicate effectively and express thoughts and ideas in a clear  manner
  • Good listening skills along with ability to accept and follow direction
  • Open and honest with team members as it relates to all aspects of the work


Tervita Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or Provincial law or local ordinance.

Applicants who are extended an employment offer will be required to complete a pre-employment background check. All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of this pre-employment process.