US Foods Straight Truck Driver-Class B in Topeka, Kansas
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The primary function of this position is to drive a straight truck for the purpose of delivering and unloading various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, groceries, dry goods, equipment and supplies) to customer drop-off sites while providing excellent customer service. Return the empty truck to the distribution center. All functions must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Drive to and deliver customer orders to meet the scheduled customer times and maintain adequate productivity rate to meet delivery schedules. Use electronic time keeping system to log in time at customer site.
Visually survey customer’s site during the approach to determine hazards.
Unload products from the truck with a hand truck, lift gate, or by hand and place items in designated customer storage areas.
Verify delivery of correct items with customer and obtain proper signatures. Collect money (cash or checks) where required. Contact division management for authorization of invoice discrepancies and communicate all errors and returns.
As requested by management, drive backhauls which requires picking up product from vendors and bring back to warehouse for receiving while staying within DOT Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.
Return straight truck to division when route is completed.
Perform all post-trip responsibilities: unloading damaged goods and customer returns and completing necessary paperwork; performing safety checks on the truck; fueling (as required by the division); parking and securing the truck; completing DOT logs (electronic or manual as required) and company vehicle maintenance reports (DVIR) and reconcile these with the appropriate company representative as required.
Attend all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
Follow division shift times, enter days of week and hours, and continue until the work is completed within DOT HOS regulations. Some Holiday, Saturday, Sunday, and overnight deliveries may be required.
Must satisfactorily complete all company mandated trainings and assessments.
Internal: Transportation Supervisors, Transportation Manager, and Transportation Administration and Fleet Maintenance personnel.
Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Must have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and ability to work with money collected from customers to ensure the amount collected matches the invoiced amount. Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class B issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified.
Experience: Experience delivering products preferred.
Register to the FMCSA Clearinghouse: You must be registered, or be willing to register, to the FMCSA Clearinghouse as required by the Department of Transportation. Registering to the FMCSA Clearinghouse is a requirement by the Department of Transportation. All Drivers are required to the Clearinghouse website and register to the new database. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that provides real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. If you have not registered to the FMCSA database, please note registration is required. Please visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register and click GO to login. If you are able to log into login, but are having trouble with the Clearinghouse registration, see “Clearinghouse Help” field on the clearinghouse page.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job. Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully pass a controlled substance abuse screening test. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
No more than two convictions in the past two year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver's license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to pass DOT physical. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to perform the following physical activities for described length of time:
OCCASIONALLY: 1% - 33%
FREQUENTLY: 34% - 66%
CONTINUOUSLY: 67% - 100%
JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO:
JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO LIFT:
1-10 lbs (Sedentary) Occasionally
10-20 lbs (Light) Frequently
25-50 lbs (Medium) Frequently
50-100 lbs (Heavy) Occasionally
Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy) Occasionally
JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO CARRY:
1-10 lbs (Sedentary) Occasionally
10-20 lbs (Light) Occasionally
20-50 lbs (Medium) Occasionally
50-100 lbs (Heavy) Occasionally
Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy) Never
JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO:
Push/pull Frequently – e.g.: Hand truck, gate, straps, metal ramp, truck door, dolly, boxes, truck gear shift
Climb/balance Frequently – e.g.: In/Out Truck/Trailer (2 vertical step 12” and 20”) to cab. On/Off ramp to ground level and side door steps (6) and Platform of trailer. Stairs, truck and delivery ramps.
Reach above shoulder Occasionally
Grasp objects Frequently – e.g.: Hand truck, boxes, cartons
Continuously - Steering wheel
- Manipulate objects Frequently – e.g.: Boxes, dolly, metal truck ramp, hand truck, paper work, truck gate, straps
Continuously – e.g.: truck gear shift
- Twisting Frequently
EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*
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We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.
US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
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