Your Journey From Application to First Drive

Your Journey From Application to First Drive

For 69 years, Northwest Tank Lines has been synonymous with setting and exceeding the highest safety and quality standards in the industry. As a Northwest Driver, you’re not just a team member—you’re part of our family. Our commitment extends beyond the road, embracing your well-being and the positive impact we make on the communities we serve. In this article, we’ll walk you through every step—from submitting your application to your first drive—detailing the recruitment, training, and orientation process that defines the Northwest experience.

Overview of the Steps From Application to Hitting the Road

Step 1: Submitting Your Application

The journey begins by filling out our user-friendly application form. Providing accurate and complete information is key as our recruitment team reviews each submission against our high standards. We’re not just looking for employees, we’re seeking dedicated individuals ready to embrace the Northwest legacy.

Step 2: Interviews & Reference Checks

Interviews: Once your application passes the initial screening, you’ll be invited for an interview. This is your opportunity to showcase not just your skills but also your alignment with Northwest’s values. Be prepared to discuss your experiences and how they reflect your commitment to safety and professionalism. Expect questions related to bulk fluid hauling and Super B trailers, emphasizing your expertise in these critical areas.

Reference Checks: Your past professional experiences play a crucial role. Reference checks help verify your reliability and professionalism, so make sure your references can vouch for your commitment to safety and excellence.

Step 3: Pre-Employment Testing

Pre-employment testing involves a Drug and Alcohol (D&A) test and a road test. Depending on the outcome and your intended role:

  • Owner Operators advance to the agreement stage, where we outline the partnership details.
  • Drivers are matched with an Owner Operator to ensure a suitable partnership before starting work.

This step ensures all new members are well-prepared to join the Northwest Tank Lines team.

Step 4: Agreement

  • For Owner Operators, this step involves finalizing and signing an agreement, which outlines the specifics of our partnership and work arrangement.
  • For Owner Operator Drivers (OOD), once matched with an Owner Operator, both parties will review and agree upon the terms of their collaboration as outlined in a relevant agreement.

This critical step solidifies the professional relationship and sets clear expectations for working with Northwest Tank Lines.

Step 5: Orientation & Training

Welcome to the team! Following your successful completion of interviews, reference checks, and assessments, you’ll participate in an orientation session. This comprehensive orientation covers important topics such as distracted driving prevention, electronic logging (elogs), and proper product handling techniques. After orientation, you’ll undergo in-field training, providing hands-on experience and preparing you for your role. Our training includes safety and equipment training to ensure you’re fully ready to start work with Northwest, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Driving with Purpose

As part of the Northwest family, access continuous training and development opportunities throughout your career. Stay updated on industry advancements and enhance your skills for long-term success.

Experience the camaraderie of our community-focused approach. Attend team events, engage with fellow Drivers, and become an integral part of the Northwest family.

Northwest Tank Lines is where your journey as a Driver becomes a fulfilling adventure. Our Drivers and Owner Operators are not just numbers, they are integral members of a community dedicated to growth, safety, and excellence. Explore fulfilling career opportunities in British Columbia, Alberta, and Join a company that not only sets the standard but surpasses it, where your success is integral to ours.

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