Sandbox is Hiring CDL University LLC Graduates
Sandbox is Hiring CDL University LLC Graduates
Sandbox is hiring CDL University LLC graduates and the following position – Entry Level Driver.
SandBox – A U.S. Silica Company, is hiring at all SandBox operations within its Entry Level Driver (ELD) program. SandBox is Hiring!
Please see the following information related to SandBox’s Entry Level Driver Program:
The Entry Level Driver (ELD) Program applies to all SandBox operations; however, the number of program participants will be determined by local needs and resources to effectively administer the program.
Professional Driver School Criteria
SandBox recruits from Professional Driver Schools which provide 160 clock hour CDL Class “A” programs consisting of both classroom and hands-on training. Each student attends 64 hours of classroom sessions which includes, theory, familiarization, FMCSR training, National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, Entry Level Training requirements, the Highway Watch Program, and examinations. The hands-on sessions consist of 88 hours of skill and backing instructions. The hands-on sessions also consist of 88 hours of over-the-road training and safe driving instruction.
Entry Level Driver Applicant Criteria
Requirements for ELD’s must meet Professional Driver School minimum results of:
- 21 years of age or older
- Overall Average Classroom Session Test results of 85% or higher
- On the Road – Backing results of 95% or higher
- On the Road – Driving results of 90% or higher
- No more than 2 absences
- Successful Completion of Commercial Driver’s License Exam
- Drug & Alcohol Testing – Must pass Professional Driver School Test, and SandBox Transportation testing at time of hire.
Pre-Hire Road Test
A pre-hire road test is established for those students that will be transferred to SandBox for employment. ELD’s proficiency of each part of the road test will be documented and measured with a score ranging from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest and a max score of 100. A score of less than 80 will fail the ELD and will be grounds for dismissal from the program.
The Road Test Assessment shall include:
- Pre-trip inspection and emergency equipment
- Coupling and uncoupling
- Placing vehicle in motion and use of controls
- Backing and parking
- Slowing and stopping
- Operating in traffic
- Miscellaneous (general driving ability and habits, knowledge of company procedures and policies, invoicing procedures, etc.)
Upon satisfactory completion of the Road Test, ELD will enter a 4-phase training program, consisting of 1 week of classroom and field training (1 additional week may be required based on the Mentor recommendation). ELDs will be responsible for submitting Daily Progress Reports for their assigned ELD. At the end of the training program, the District Manager will approve the ELD’s satisfactory completion of the program and the ELD will be a qualified SandBox driver and subject to SandBox 90-day Short Service Employee (SSE) safety program. Upon completion of the SSE program, the ELD will be subject to SandBox standard safety programs.
Mentor Selection Criteria
Experienced SandBox drivers with the following criteria meet ELD mentor expectations:
- A SandBox employee with 12-months of employment, with no at fault accidents or moving violations
- Must have no less than 7-years of experience operating a commercial vehicle
- Must have 4 years of oilfield experience, with exception made for an excellent Mentor with 2 years most recent experience
- The Mentor shall be in good standing with SandBox, and possess the ability to communicate with both an ELD and management
Upon acceptance into the program, ELD’s will go through a 5-weeks of on the job training (OJT) upon graduating from CDL University LLC (or their other driving school). At the end of the first week of orientation and 4-phase OJT, and upon mentor/supervisor approval, ELD’s will become eligible as full-time SandBox drivers.
Consists of New Employee Orientation, including, but not limited to, oilfield orientation, driver qualification files, SandBox orientation / safe work requirements, and benefits packet. Upon completion, trainee will be advanced to phase-1.
The trainee will be paired-up with a mentor during the dayshift. The trainee will be required to perform safe driving, logging, pre-trip inspections, fill out a DVIR, fill out a Bill of Lading (BOL), trip reports for IFTA, communicate effectively with SandBox Dispatch and become familiar with loading facilities and well sites. Trainees will also be expected to know when and how to user their PPE. At the end of phase-1, trainees will be required to operate at 25% of a 1-year driver, and pass a road test with 75% out of 100%. Note: 25% of the work, means drivers can make paperwork mistakes, or forget where locations are, but safety mistakes will be evaluated to see if remedial training would be advantageous to the driver and the company.
The trainee will be required to perform safe driving, logging, pre-trip inspections, fill out a DVIR, fill out a BL, trip reports for the IFTA, communicate effectively with SandBox dispatch, and become familiar with loading facilities and well sites. Trainees will also be expected to know when and how to use their PPE. At the end of phase-2, drivers will be required to operate at 50% of a 1-year driver, and pass a road test with 80% out of 100%. Note: 50% of the work means trainees can make paperwork mistakes, still be able to back safely using spotters, drive without violating laws and regulations, follow all the local laws of the road. Trainees may need to be reminded on where some locations are located, but safety mistakes will be evaluated to see if remedial training would be advantageous to the trainee and the company. The trainee and the mentor should see a noticeable improvement from phase-2.
The trainee driver should be able to complete 75% of the work required to complete all tasks associated with driving for SandBox Transportation. This includes SandBox Policy, Safe oilfield procedures with very little question, and input from the lead driver. The lead driver should further educate the trainee by using scenario type questions related to training and expect valuable feedback from the trainee,. The trainee should be able to complete all paperwork satisfactorily, and should not have any major safety violations. At the end of phase-3, the driver trainee will be expected to take another road test to show the trainee’s skill level and must pass the road test with a 90% out of 100%. Note: 75% of the work means trainees will do 75% of the work of a 1-year SandBox driver. Trainees should make less paperwork mistakes, back safely using spotters, drive more fluidly, maintaining speeds and control of the vehicle at all times. Trainees should be able to recognize damaged boxes; climb the ladder and open the lid to the box safely, follow all laws of the road, and understand electronic logging devices. Trainees still might need help with dispatch or finding locations of well sites. Trainees might still need help with dispatch or finding locations of well sites. Trainees should be able to recognize violations while performing your pre-and-post trip inspections, an d documenting those violations properly. Safety mistakes should be very minor, but will be evaluated to see if remedial training would be advantageous to the trainee and the company. The driver trainee should be able to fill out JSA’s , the driver trainer should be aware of their surroundings, and the driver trainer and lead driver should see a noticeable improvement from phase-3 and a significant improvement from phases 1 and 2.
The trainee driver should be able to complete 100% of the work required to complete all tasks associated with driving for SandBox Transportation. This includes SandBox policy, safe oilfield procedures with very little question and coaching from the lead driver. The lead driver should be there only for coaching purposes and continue with scenario type questions related to training; expecting valuable feedback from the trainee. The trainee should be able to complete all paperwork satisfactorily with almost zero mistakes. The driver trainee should not have any safety violations and should be able to make good sound judgment. At the end of phase-4, the driver trainee will be expected to take another road test to show the trainee’s skill level and must pass the road test with 95% out of 100%. The lead driver should only intervene if a safety situation is imminent. The lead driver, at this point, is a coach, and should only intervene if the lead driver feels that property damage, injury, or death may occur otherwise. The lead driver should be looking over all paperwork to make sure all paperwork is in order. Lead drivers should be within proximity to the driver trainee at all times; even asking, “what if,” questions.
Removal from Program
ELD can be failed / removed from the program at any time for failure to meet program expectations and/or not complying with company safety and driving expectations.
ELD Status Requirements
- Remain a SandBox Short Service Employee (SSE) and continue the SandBox standard 90-days probation assessment period.
- At the end of the 90-day probation assessment period, the ELD will be assessed by a Mentor or Supervisor using the SSE report card. The report card will grade the ELD’s performance as it relates to SandBox safety and operational policies and procedures. The ELD will be given a pass or fail score.
- Upon successful completion of the SSE program, the ELD will be released from SSE status.
- ELD will not pull Flat-beds, step deck, or lowboy (heavy haul) trailers until completion of the SSE program.
Entry Level Drivers
- Actively participate in the ELD Program.
- Never make assumptions; if something is not known, ask the mentor or the supervisor.
- Complete and turn in all required paperwork in a timely manner.
Please note that the particulars of this position and the ELD program at SandBox Transportation / SandBox Logistics are subject to change. CDL University LLC displays and reports the open job information as accurately as possible at the time of posting. Please see this page for more information.