Contractor - Touring
Bluecoats, Inc. is seeking to hire a contractor from mid-June to early August to drive the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps merchandise rig and serve as a swing commercial driver for our tractor trailers, staff sleeper coaches, or both.
Candidates will be familiar with the rigors of a drum corps tour, will have a CDL A and/or B, and may have Passenger Endorsement. These drivers are available full time from the start of the 2020 Bluecoats summer tour until the end of the season at the DCI World Championships, ending August 9th.
We’re particularly excited to hire a driver that has a love of drum corps and the Bluecoats, cannot wait to drive all night and sleep all day, and eat from our food truck! Four hot meals provided every day!
Safely operate a + 10,000 lb GVWR rig composed of a retro-fit ambulance (air brakes) and a large enclosed trailer (with load stabilizing hitch)
Travel more than 10,000 miles of tour, plus approximately 4,000 miles between housing sites and show venues.
Comfortable maintaining a nocturnal schedule, driving all night, sleeping during the day, then awaking in time to travel to the Bluecoats’ show venue in the late-afternoon/evening.
Working comfortably with a team of 10+ drivers as well as the Bluecoats operations team and the Bluecoats merchandising team.
Be willing and able to drive a semi trailer and/or bus in the fleet as a swing driver (utilized in the event of long-haul trips, certain hours-of-service scenarios, and in case of a driver leaving tour for any reason.)
Valid CDL A or CDL B license with no suspensions or derogatory marks
Submission of all required new hire documents to be maintained in your Bluecoats USDOT driver file.
Submit required new-hire drug test and authorize membership in the Bluecoats drug test consortium
Demonstrate understanding of driving schedule and particulars of a drum corps tour
Complete required background check and participant safety agreement.